Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali
As anyone who has visited Bali can tell you, there’s a certain spiritual energy that lies within the island and there’s simply no avoiding it. Rooted in generations of practices and beliefs, the island of Bali is an undeniably unique place. However, unlike many places across the globe, Bali’s deep spirituality still shines in all aspects of daily life. From fabled volcanoes and grand temples to daily offerings and sacred family shrines, the island’s beautiful cultural identity is pretty much always on full display.
Set between Bali’s towering mountain peaks and gorgeous volcanic sand, Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali perfectly blends the natural and spiritual beauty of the island. A peaceful retreat amongst northern Bali’s most beautiful views, Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali is the ultimate journey into nature and serenity.
While Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali’s location may seem somewhat difficult to reach, the journey offers some serious rewards. Providing a complimentary pick-up and drop-off service when booking with certain packages (which we highly recommend!), getting to and from the property is as simple as sitting back and enjoying the ride. Plus, you have the option to stop at a number of famous points of interest on the way, making the drive more of a sightseeing tour than a commute.
Over the course of our ride from Ubud, we happened to be traveling during the holiday of Galungan. This gave us the opportunity to witness firsthand a number of precessions and ceremonies taking place in various villages and temples, an experience we likely wouldn’t have had anywhere else. Our driver, Gale, was extremely helpful in pointing out everything we passed and answering our never-ending stream of questions. Snaking across central Bali and passing by ornamented temples and a towering Mount Batur, the journey to Tembok offers spectacular views and a glimpse of Bali’s true spirit.
Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali lives this ideal through the belief that it’s more than just a place, but rather a philosophy. Through subtle, yet carefully orchestrated details throughout the property, guests are able to truly relax and recharge. The combination of traditional Balinese healing practices and modern approaches to one’s wellbeing offer a truly unique and one of a kind opportunity for rejuvenation.
For some people, definitely ourselves included, finding the opportunity to really relax and disconnect from everyday life while on vacation can seem nearly impossible. With the constant worry of deadlines and inboxes, relaxing can sometimes feel like a serious challenge. Yes, the two of us live a very fortunate life where we are able to see amazing new things everyday, but we still aren’t totally free from responsibilities and anxieties. Luckily, the complimentary WiFi is only accessible within the confines of the gorgeous lobby. This is a gentle reminder of their belief that disconnecting from the outside world allows you to better reconnect with yourself.
The natural beauty of Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali also played a huge role in allowing us to really sit back and enjoy our time in northern Bali. With rugged mountain vistas and a beautiful black sand beach framing the property, natural fruit trees and the constant smell of fresh flowers, Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali is easily one of the single most gorgeous hotels we’ve ever been to. We felt totally at peace throughout our whole stay, largely in thanks to the stunning nature surrounding us.
While the property’s natural beauty alone is enough to help you feel relaxed, the resort’s gorgeous facilities provide the ideal blend of nature and comfort. As we first walked into the resort, we were immediately greeted with a volcanic sand foot bath and introduced to the open air lobby and traditional Balinese decor. Looking directly north through the lobby area and out towards the sea, we couldn’t help but smile at the view. A large central lawn punctuated by towering palms, modest shrines and sweet plumeria flowers leads to the property’s centerpiece: the pool. Surrounded by sun lounges and cozy cabanas, we spent many amazing afternoons full of books, naps and a whole lot nothing - just what we were looking for.
Geared towards optimal luxury and relaxation, every single one of the facilities and services at Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali work perfectly in promoting the property’s ideals. Along with ample opportunities to unwind and appreciate the surrounding nature, a fully equipped fitness room and award winning spa offer the opportunity to fine tune your physical and mental health during your stay.
Blending traditional Balinese healing techniques with local and seasonal herbal ingredients, the onsite spa is the pinnacle of relaxation. An extensive menu awards guests the ability to customize their spa session, providing each and every guest with a special, one of a kind experience. While we were at Spa Village Resort we were fortunate enough to receive a spa treatment and cannot recommend it highly enough! When we say it was the best spa experience of our lives, we are seriously not kidding. After an unbelievable 2 hours of massages, foot steams, body scrubs and flower baths, we left with THE softest skin and feeling the most rejuvenated we’ve been in months.
Falling directly in line with the property’s holistic mindset, Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali offers a wealth of daily classes and activities. Things such as daily yoga, traditional Balinese craft making, cooking classes, stargazing sessions and sunset cruises all give guests the chance to connect with Bali’s creative and cultural roots. With multiple options to choose from each day, there is never a shortage of interesting activities to keep you entertained.
Out of the the myriad of activities at Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali, the evening sunset cruise had to be our absolute favorite. Having the opportunity to sail out into the sea on a traditional Jukong boat, stealing glances of the sun diving beyond the horizon and Mount Agung behind us is simply one of those experiences that is hard to put into words. Throughout our entire time on the water we found ourselves in total awe of the blazing-red sky and the unbelievable scene unfolding before our eyes.
While the sunset cruise was certainly one of our single favorite activities at Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali, it was only one piece of the resort’s beautiful puzzle, carefully and lovingly held together by the property’s incredible staff. Yes all the staff members are kind and courteous, but they really do an amazing job going above and beyond to ensure you have a memorable stay. It’s one thing to feel welcome at a resort, but feeling at home is even better, and for us Spa Resort Tembok, Bali certainly felt like home. Little things like remembering our names and our favorite smoothies, to asking about our day and how our yoga class was that morning really made a world of difference to us.
Merging the elegance and comfort of modern, western design with rustic, traditional Balinese inspiration, the property’s facilities cannot be any more beautifully designed. Our Kamar room sat overlooking the property’s central lawn and exceeded all of our expectations. Sparkling clean, enormous and beautifully decorated with local art, it was absolutely perfect. The only downfall was honestly having to get out of bed in the mornings and leave the most comfortable bed and pillows in the world.
Along with a number of Kamar rooms, Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali offers a range of room types depending on the needs of their guests. With various luxury suites, as well as private villas available, there is a level of comfort for everyone looking to enjoy the grace of Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali.
Finally, in a perfect continuation of the property’s harmony with nature, Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali’s onsite restaurant, Wantilan presents guests with a unique and memorable dining experience. Offering a rotating a-la-carte menu that focuses on healthy and seasonally fresh ingredients, the Wantilan Restaurant is both sustainable AND delicious. For three straight days we ate three meals a day here, and we licked every single plate clean. Needless to say, we would definitely recommend the full-board option when booking your stay. We seriously cannot express how absolutely fabulous every single dish was. With a menu that is constantly being refined and reshaped to reflect locally sourced produce and catches of the day, the Indonesian flavors and tastes of Bali are brought to life on your table at Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali.
Everything about Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali screams luxury; from the facilities to the activities to the food, you seriously can’t go wrong with any choice you make. Our three days at this gorgeous resort were some of our favorite memories on Bali. We might go as far to say that this is one of the finest properties we’ve ever stepped foot on. If you’re looking for a blissfully unique experience, Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali is a must. We hope you take our word for it because there’s absolutely no way it will disappoint!
Yours in Adventure,
Joel & Marla