New Spa & Shopping Hot Spots

Published 01 March 2016   

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Veronika K

1. SEMINYAK

The island’s hip playground with its swanky boutiques, posh cafes and spa galore.

1a_SPRING_SPA1.1 SPRING SPA

Seminyak Village Mall
www.springspa.com

The well-established New Zealand spa brand known for their unparalleled treatments and sleek, modern interior, has opened another Bali branch. Located on the amazing rooftop terrace at the newly opened Seminyak Village Mall, Spring offers a comprehensive full spa menu, with everything and anything one might want or need to get relaxed.

Their NZ-trained therapists will make sure you receive a first class pampering. Try the signature Spring Massage, designed to roll and rub all those stiff muscles; a unique procedure you can even customise, so the therapist will focus on a specific sore area of your body. Another must try treatment at is their specialized Lemon Zest Coconut Scrub made out of raw salt, lemon zest and coconut oil. They will scrub every dead skin cell off of you and wash it off in a dpecially designated room. A row of showerheads installed directly above the marble table will spray you so you don’t even have to bother to get up and take a shower. If that is not the next level pampering, then we don’t know what is.

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Heading for a cocktail at one of the fancy clubs and want your face glowing as much as the sunset? Then book yourself in for their specialty  Charcoal Facial. It is the latest hyper-popular trend, which is here to stay! Charcoal has amazing detoxifying properties when ingested and will work wonders on your skin as well. It purifies and binds even the worst impurities out of your pores and we can guarantee you will be leaving completely rejuvenated with healthy-looking, radiant skin. They also offer a professional hair spa and serve amazing views from the rooftop over Seminyak all the way to the ocean.  Order a fresh coconut in their lounge area after all the pampering and kick back, taking all the amazing benefits in. Spring Spa not only offers top-notch quality and professionalism, but also a very hygienic and stress-free environment. You’ll hop out of the facility on stones scattered around a little quaint pool, feeling fresh and invigorated!

2a_Gooseberry_Nail_Lounge1.2 GOOSEBERRY NAIL LOUNGE

Oberoi Street right next to Balique Café
www.gooseberryintimates.com

There is no place better in Seminyak for a precise, professional, and lasting mani-pedi. Their minimalist, light filled lounge is located on the top floor, where you can relax and get pampered in the comfiest of chairs. Gooseberry Nail Lounge offers a wide range of OPI, shellac and Butter London nail polishes, plus expert staff.  If you have a busy Bali schedule, go for Xpress, a highly efficient treatment including light cuticle work, nail re-shaping and buffering, followed by an application of your choice of nail polish.
For a more relaxing experience choose Essential, your nails will be filed into a perfect shape and cuticles tamed and conditioned. Enjoy a deep hand and feet exfoliation, plus a relaxing massage, followed by an application of your choice of nail polish with a glossy topcoat. Looking to spoil yourself? Then the Deluxe signature treatment is the answer. GB therapists will treat you to an opulent 1.5-hour long non-stop mani-pedi and skin renewal to erase visible signs of skin damage and age spots.

What we absolutely adore are GB’s creative promo deals. They will further spoil you with croissant and coffee – ideal for early birds (9.30-11.30am) and a quality imported wine  – promo tailored for night owls, wanting to have their little claws polished, buffered and painted all pretty between 4pm and closing.

3a_Young_Byers_Store_Front1.3 YOUNG BYERS

Jl. Kayu Jati no.2A | Instagram: @youngbyers
www.youngbyers.com

Don’t miss this new, trendy multi-brand retail space tucked away on a quieter Kayu Jati street near the famous Motel Mexicola. They stock a well curated collection of established international and homegrown Bali designers: shop Jasper’s Living for Singapore multicultural inspired jewellery and an innovative garment line, inspired by the Arabian keffiyeh scarf.  Indosole Shoes for some inventive, ethically made kicks and sandals or Bali-inspired collection of handmade bags, Nusa Indah. Check out FatBu Resin Homeware and don’t forget to stock up on the oh-so imaginative tops from Sancerre. Ideal for all those chasing the sun. If you are into boho style, then you will definitely leave with a few pieces from the Pitusa line.

There are many, many more hidden treasures in the store, carefully selected by the dynamic partner duo. Guaranteed there is something for everyone at Y&B, so go scour their neat minimalist shelves and racks for original, inventive pieces that will spice up your summer look!

2. CANGGU

The ever-so-popular area of Batu Bolong is developing at an unprecedented rate, and with it, the variety and quality of the services.
You will soon find as many spas and swanky boutiques here as in Seminyak. We probed the hipster neighborhood to find which businesses stand out in the area to be. We’ll help you navigate the neighborhood of groomed beards, specialty coffee and pounding surf like a pro.

5b_GOLDUST_lounge_client2.1 GOLDUST SPA & BEAUTY LOUNGE

When it comes to spa and beauty, then Goldust is the king of Batu Bolong by a landslide. They offer the best and consistent quality of services, extensive spa menu and excellently trained staff. They are famous for their 24 Carat Gold Facial – Goldust’s signature treatment, which slows down collagen depletion, stimulates circulation and reduces wrinkles. Your skin will instantly feel firmer and more energized! Plus while the gold works its magic, you’ll be treated to a luxurious scalp, shoulder, hand and feet massage. Cleopatra-level kind of indulgence. This procedure will literally make you feel like gold, leaving with a glowing, radiant complexion and your sun-drenched skin will thank you for it. The benefits of this treatment have a longlasting effects, as the gold will continue to work actively for the next 3o days. The facial is very nurturing and done in a professional, careful and caring way.

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Don’t forget to book yourself in for an impeccable mani-pedi. Gold Dust uses only high quality OPI nail polishes and the exclusive Opi Shine Collection offering some edgy, playful, neon bright shades as well. They do an excellent job of cleaning up your cuticles, shaping your nails and apply the nail polish with surgical precision. Chip-free, shining, pretty little claws for up to a week!

Sore from all the surf? Then jump up on their comfy massage table
for a topnotch treatment. It starts on the back, getting you ready for all the back work. They ask you to inhale deeply 3x while breathing in the essence-oil-infused air and use warm towels to wrap your feet with, while you receive the massage. GD superiority lies not only in the exclusive quality, but also in those small, well thought out details. You will feel like a million bucks afterwards!

They also have a “Just for Gents” section of the menu, offering procedures designed specifically for the needs of guys.

OHE_STORE_COLLECTION_22.2 OHE BOUTIQUE

www.oberoistreet.com.au

This cute gem of a chic boutique hides right around the corner from famed French bakery Monsier Spoon on Jalan Batu Bolong. Ohe occupies the ground floor of the two-storey bamboo structure and offers an inventive range of clothing lines made by various up and coming designers. Concept established by an energetic entrepreneur behind a well-liked online store Oberoi Street.

Here you’ll find stellar pieces ranging from everything extravagant, boho to summer chic. The core of the well-curated collection are timeless pieces, you won’t have to throw away next summer, mixed in with some hot, trendy outfits as well. They stock queen of extravaganza, State of Georgia for the girls with an edge, minimalist Tahira Collection ideal for island babes, elegant Olenka the label for the party queens and the “street wear meets boho” brand Paulina Catarina. Come here for inspiration for that island chic look, but if you are in a need of a new evening look, Ohe boutique has got you covered too.

Everyone will find their style here, not only is each piece unique, Ohe offers great value for the money and supports emerging, talented designers. Bonus – you won’t look like everybody else wearing the ubiquitous giant retail brands. They also sell eyewear, colorful sandals from Mimpi Manis and a wide range of bikinis and underwear. Popular, feminine Flook the Label designs, minimalist Sommer Swim or risky Brazilian cuts by Taje bikini.

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