Mandapa Spa

A riverside luxury spa in Bali
Nestled among Bali’s tiered rice paddies and flowing Ayung River, Mandapa Spa aims to help you feel at peace both in body and in mind. The word "mandapa" means temple, and you can go in search of your inner sanctum at the actual Balinese temple near the spa, which is within the resort Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

Balinese masters blend techniques like reflexology and reiki, along with energy and body work to take you to another level of relaxation. Healing hands, massage treatments, and yoga and meditation programs are offered at this beautiful riverside spa that will have you floating in no time.

Mandapa has an impressive list of spa services, including specialty treatments for men and for teens, too. While undergoing a treatment, listen to the river and the birds and let relaxation come effortlessly.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  •  Eight private treatment rooms open onto balconies at the river's edge — here, services begin with a flower-infused foot bathing ritual.
  • The Royal Spice Ceremony is a 150-minute treatment for two that dates back to the 17th century. The service was inspired by the Indonesian royal wedding ritual and starts with a warming body exfoliation and is followed by a seven-flower cleansing ritual and a four-hand synchronized massage. You’ll need to block off the afternoon to enjoy this royal feast for the senses.
  • Experience alternative healing at the Bali spa, like conscious breathwork, ancient Javanese mantra and medication, and cleansing vibrational energy healing.
  • The Empower Me, a Woman's Journey, aims to help ladies heal from the inside out. The 150-minute treatment starts with a meditation session and then moves onto a therapeutic massage and results-oriented facial.
  • Try a session with one of the spa's local healers, including a gifted blind masseuse with extraordinary reflexology knowledge; one who practices pancakosha; and another who performs pranic acupuncture.
Things to Know
  • Balinese healing traditions have been in existence for centuries. Mandapa offers services to help you tap into the region’s healing expertise. Choose from the comprehensive Mandapa Massage Menu or the Panca Indera Program, which focuses on authentic Balinese healers performing age-old rituals.
  • The treatments at Mandapa embrace the five senses, which allow all of them to be activated during a service. One massage technique combines Javanese massage with Balinese-style massage — expect long strokes that release tension held in muscles.
  • If you're looking to get your heart pumping with more cardio-centric workout, there is a 24-hour fitness center adjacent to the spa. 
The Treatments
  • The Blissful Marma Massage is both relaxing (marma therapy and chakra balancing will restore your energy centers) and therapeutic (long, flowing strokes will zap your tension).
  • For something local, opt for the Healing Herb of Paradise. Your body will get exfoliated with indigenous herb boreh, rice, galangal and coriander. Afterward, a scalp massage with patchouli and magnolia oil will spur circulation, and a body massage with clove and ginger essential oils will cap it off. 

  • Congested skin gets a reprieve with the Wild Kashmir Purifying Facial. It enlists ingredients like wild tumeric to cleanse and kashmir lavender to soothe the face. 
  • Couples can indulge in ceremonies created for two in a spa suite. Combining local Balinese therapies with powerful healing herbs and natural ingredients straight from the jungle, guests spend 150 minutes with a loved one experiencing body treatments, plus a steam shower and an invigorating plunge pool dip — all this with an unobstructed view of the river from a private terrace.
  • Schedule time with intuitive blind healer Ibu Ketut Mursi. During your session, she will assess and assist with emotional and physical issues and may make recommendations for appropriate herbs to treat various conditions. Ibu Ketut Mursi and assistant Ibu Kis operate harmoniously to realign and release any blocked energy pattern through body work or reflexology.

The Facilities
  • The secluded temple near the Ubud spa is an ideal place to spend time before or after a treatment. Meditate to the gentle sounds of the flowing river and take in the unique Balinese landscape.
  • Yoga and meditation classes are held in the stunning open-air yoga pavilion overlooking the river and beyond. The temple is nearby if you prefer to practice there instead.
  • Wellness options you’d expect at a Western spa are common place here, too —visit the vitality pool with water massage jets, a sauna, steam room, ice fountain and experience showers. There’s a state-of-the-art fitness center as well.
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Getting There
Jalan Kedewatan, Banjar Kedewatan, Ubud, 80571 Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
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