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My Bucket List Review of a Balinese Flower Bath
|My Overall Rating||8/10|
|Who Needs to Add This to Their Bucket List?||Anyone who wants to relax with Balinese flair!|
|Best Time to Go||April to October|
|Wheelchair Accessible||Can be, depends on the company.|
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Why Should a balinese flower bath be Added to Your Bucket List?
You might be thinking, “So you take a bath in flowers? What is the hype? I certainly have never heard of that,”
Let me tell you that I asked myself the same exact question and the answer was that taking a traditional flower bath was everything that I never knew I needed. I soon realized that if you are in the Bali area, you won’t want to miss out on this incredibly zen and relaxing experience.
Originally, I was under the impression that these baths were purely for aesthetics!
Contrary to my previous beliefs, these baths are actually a part of an ancient Balinese healing tradition that has been around for centuries. By bathing in flowers and herbs, it naturally revitalizes your body and promotes an increased sense of well-being.
The most common flowers used in these baths are jasmine, frangipani, or lotus flowers. These flowers are traditionally arranged in a pattern or drawing as they effortlessly float in the bath.
So if you are still asking yourself why this should be added to your bucket list, then the real question should be, “why NOT?” Or as said in a more colloquially: treat-yo-self!
Where to do a flower bath in bali
Honestly, my recommendation and sit back and think about the overall feel that you wish to accomplish with your flower bath.
Do you want more of a rustic jungle feel? An isolated beach feel?
I could sit here and name a bunch of spas, but I think it would be more beneficial to tell you locations in Bali, and what to expect from that location regarding a flower bath.
Once you decide on a location, I would honestly ask a local which one is best! If you don’t want to read or do all that work, I would go for Ubud because it is more known for its flower baths.
If you are looking for a vibe that is less “I’m bathing by a beach” and more “I’m in the middle of a jungle relaxing in flowers” then Ubud is your next destination!
This is probably the most popular spot for flower baths and there are so many companies that offer flower baths for a great price!
Most of the places I found were about 5-15 minutes away from central Ubud.
If you decide on Ubud, I would expect views over jungles and very aesthetic decor. I would also expect to pay a bit more for the high-end spas. This is truly the “flower spa” capital of the world.
If you are in Canggu, you are probably surfing or you don’t have the time in Bali to explore the entire island. If this is you, don’t panic!
There are still a lot of good options! These ones I found these to be less about the view and more about the aesthetic of the room itself.
They are not as full out as the ones in Ubud but they are still just as luxurious and offer all that relaxation that you are craving! This might be the best way to recover from a wipeout on the waves!
Again, if you don’t have the luxury of having time to travel around the island, Seminyak is a very common place to settle.
I flew in very close to Seminyak. This area is known for its ritzy beach resorts and boutique shops. This is going to be a busier and less isolated feel but I know that they offer a few options for people in the area that are stunning!
If you are in Seminyak, Kuta, or the surrounding area and want to combine a flower bath with a massage, this might be a good option for you!
I actually did my flower bath on a little island outside of Bali known as Gili Trawangan which is a part of the Gili Islands.
This place was called the Gili Flower Bath Spa. It was pretty unassuming from the entrance but I was committed.
I had my own private space to undress and get ready. I was then led to my private room with my bath. And you can believe me when I said that my jaw hit the floor.
This was a spacious room with a giant circular tub filled with the most beautiful flowers. I had the spa attendant snap a few pictures (uhhh…awkward) and then I was off for an hour of pure relaxation.
This is going to be a more quaint and beach-y vibe!
Tips and Tricks if you are going to take a flower bath in Bali
If you can, bring a friend with you
At the time, I was solo traveling which equaled no photo buddy.
And if you are interested in that perfect photo moment this is going to be a big one. In fact, it’s kinda hard to get a bad photo.
But because I didn’t have anyone, I asked the spa lady to take one for me. Luckily she absolutely killed the photo game and is probably used to it, but it would have been more fun if I had a partner.
I ran into the same problem with I wore a kimono in Tokyo, but got lucky when asking strangers (who didn’t speak English).
Or if you are feeling extra “extra”, you could make an event out of it and do a travel photoshoot!
Bring a Romantic Partner
Speaking of partner, this would have been substantially more fun with a romantic partner (cries in single).
This activity is inherently a romantic dream. So if you are traveling with your significant other, this is a fun and relaxing idea that you can check off your bucket list together!
Enjoy the moment
Meditate! Take a nap! Enjoy the view! This is a once-in-a-lifetime activity that should be savored!
So once you are done snapping that unreal Insta pic, I would recommend turning it off and practicing living in the moment.
Take a few moments to appreciate exactly where you are in the world. Who else gets the opportunity to bathe in flowers on a tiny island and relax in pure bliss?
Practice gratitude and let your mind go free while you soak your body in one of the most beautiful places on Earth!
How much does a flower bath in Bali cost?
You might think that this experience might break the bank but think again!
Most of these places cost from $7-30 for a bath. There are some more upscaled spas (especially in Ubud) that will be a more standard spa price ($80-120).
The prices will obviously go up if you include other packages such as a massage, scrub, or food. Also, keep in mind that some of these spas have hotels that you can also stay at.
There are also some resorts (ex. Kamandalu and Villa Cella Bella) that allow you to fill an ENTIRE pool with flowers. I would expect to pay at least $125-300 for this insane flower relaxation experience!
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