Top Spa Experiences in Jakarta

21 November 2013
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It's possible to escape the hustle and bustle of Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta, in one of the city's many tranquil spas, each offering its own unique brand of indulgent pampering; pedicures, manicures facials and body treatments to help you relax and rebalance. Traditional Javanese and Balinese methods are combined with modern knowledge at these, the best spa experiences in Jakarta.

 Jakarta's National Monument

Javana Spa
The Javana Spa is located 1200 metres above sea level, 55 kilometres outside of the city centre on a site known for its healing energy; it's worth making the two-hour trip to relax for a couple of days in this pristine oasis. Settle into a tastefully appointed rainforest bungalow set amidst stunning Japanese gardens beneath Mt Salak and cascading waterfalls. Enjoy healthy gourmet meals in between luxurious signature spa treatments that will leave you rejuvenated and re-energised before returning to the hustle and bustle of the city.

Bimasena Spa at the Dharmawangsa
In Kebayoran Baru, a stylish residential area in Jakarta, discover the decadent Bimasena Spa on the third floor of The Bimasena at the Five Star certified Ecological Green Hotel, Dharmawangsa Jakarta. The chocolate treatment is to die for, comprising white chocolate body butter massage, a chocolate cinnamon body scrub, a slathering of dark chocolate body mousse and a dip in a chocolate and champagne whirlpool, before a generous application of organic chocolate body lotion and lip balm.

Spa Alila
In the "old town", in Central Jakarta at Alila Hotel, experience the luxury spa services of Spa Alila, where ancient Balinese style meets modern organic nutrition and anatomical knowledge to help bring mind and body back into balance. The service menu includes a decadent chocolate bath, a milk bath, body scrubs and wraps, and aromatic oil massage drawing on traditional Balinese technique.

CHI, The Spa
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La in Jakarta, is a place of peace and tranquility offering luxurious spa treatments including massage, facials, body therapies and the indulgent Floral Bath and the Cleopatra Milk Bath rituals. For a head-to-toe treatment, opt for Double Bliss, which features a foot soak and body massage, and finishes with a fragrant honey and cucumber facial. For the ultimate spa experience, choose a CHI Journey, comprising up to three hours of massage and body scrubs.

Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa
If you're in Jakarta with friends, plan a Spa Party on Taman Sari's private terrace, or enjoy some time out on your own when you select an indulgent treatment from a menu of services that includes a Jamu healing herbal massage, Merapi Volcano Body Wrap and an authentic Javanese Lulur body scrub. Opt for a detoxifying program or the Royal Balinese Program to unwind and enjoy a series of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.

Xanthe Coward

Xanthe's favourite travel destinations are the Greek Islands, Indonesia, Fiji and Vanuatu. With a background in performing arts, fine food, wine and good times, Xanthe enjoys travel that brings her close to the locals and their leisure activities. Being a theatre reviewer means that Xanthe will always do dinner and a show before checking out the late night city scene and still be up early to find the markets and a decent pot of chai.