Over the years, Bali nightlife has become almost as iconic as the island itself echoing the style of hedonistic destinations like Ibiza and Mykonos. In amongst the lychee-scented sundowners and get down grooves there is a golden glow of well-groomed, perfectly polished and limber bodies as a result of the effort that went into getting ready for the ultimate in entertainment. A big night out in Bali. Wherever your destination, whom ever your company
TEXT by SARAH PREWITT
Over the years, Bali nightlife has become almost as iconic as the island itself echoing the style of hedonistic destinations like Ibiza and Mykonos. In amongst the lychee-scented sundowners and get down grooves there is a golden glow of well-groomed, perfectly polished and limber bodies as a result of the effort that went into getting ready for the ultimate in entertainment. A big night out in Bali. Wherever your destination, whom ever your company, NOW! Bali can guide you to the best places to start and end your evening under the stars.
Three days before a big event is the best time for taking deep cleansing and rejuvenating facials. Soleil Medical Spa in the Discovery Mall and Christophe C in Jalan Kunti, Seminyak, offer facials that use laser treatments to non-invasively improve the texture and tone of the skin. First, a masque is applied to plump and moisten the skin and then a subtle use of laser allows for greater absorption. These facials are a great pick me up for the skin however if you are looking for something a little longer lasting a number of Soliel’s IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments will ensure you have a rejuvenated and rested holiday look long after you have returned from your vacation. Take care of the skin after any facial by using moisturizer that contains a sun-block.
Taking a spa treatment two days before your big night out ensures you have time to properly relax and reap the benefits of the treatments you chose.
Ideally, before a big night out spend a few blissful days in Ubud enjoying the tranquility and peace, as well as checking out two of NOW! Bali’s favourite spas. The lovely DaLa Spa Ubud has taken up residence at the end of Jalan Hanoman and offers beautiful facials that are based on the royal Javanese traditional beauty treatments. Further from the centre and equally charming is Bali Botanica, a pretty spa that has the comfortable feel of a private house and a selection of Ayurvedic treatments conducted in rooms above the gentle hush of the flowing river. If you are in Seminyak, slip into Prana Spa at the Villas and lose yourself in a fantasy of thick carpets, velvet curtains, plump cushions and exquisite service. Again the spa menu offers a selection of traditional Middle-Eastern, North African-style massage treatments that, combined with the Balinese attention to wellbeing, bring a deep sense of peace and nurture to every experience.
Once the body is relaxed and rested don’t waste a moment! Relish in the fun of preparing for your big night. Find yourself in a “Pole Curious” class at Art of Body on Jalan Mertanadi to learn some new moves, visit La Beaute for intimate grooming and then finish with a manicure and pedicure.
With the very reasonable prices of salons, the opportunity of getting wildly experimental is very possible. From neon and crystal appliques to artfully created nailscapes, GLO DAY SPA (in Seminyak and Sanur), can create works of art on your fingertips and toes that will provide you with a talking point and ten extra special attraction factors as you wave to the barman for your sunset soda.
So now you are ready!
Enjoy the night and let your inner glow shine out, enhanced by your freshly rejuvenated external beauty…
The morning after can start as soon as you like, even before it has really begun if you check into the AWAY Spa at the W. The 24-hour spa welcomes guests at anytime and the conveniently located Oxygen Chill Out room offers jugs of refreshing rosella and lemongrass teas. You are treated like a star as you are led from steam rooms and jacuzzis to the opulent treatment rooms where you can spend your rest and recovery under the healing hands of the therapists who deliver the treatments with an intuitive touch.
For the ultimate “day after the night before,” head over to Nusa Dua along the newly opened Sipang Suir distribution road and under the tunnel and you will arrive at the newly opened Mulia Resort. Take your time to enjoy the open spaces, the beautiful art, the relaxing chairs and sofas in the galleries before checking in to the ultra-modern spa. Here the soft décor and lights immediately bring relaxation and calm, and the specifically designed multi-lit treatment rooms with their aromatherapy expression air invite complete surrender. Chose treatments that suit your mood, wind down to your most sensitive mood as you allow the completeness of the therapy to work its wonder.
To finish your celebration, or even to start it all over again take a seat at Mulia’s Soleil Restaurant overlooking the ocean and enjoy the freshly prepared global cuisine of the Sunday brunch.
Soleil MediSpa: soleilmedispa.com
Christophe C: www.christophe-c-c.com
DaLa Spa: www.dalaspa.com
Bali Botanica: www.balibotanica.com
Prana Prana: www.pranaspabali.com
La Beaute: www.labeautebali.com
Away at the W: www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels
Mulia Nusa Dua: www.themulia.com
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