Çantika Spa. Probably, my favorite spa in Ubud!

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April 17, 2015 at 11:15 am  •  Posted in See + Do by  •  8 Comments

Ubud is an amazing place to visit and one major reason for me is the number of authentic spa salons located in the rain forest overlooking rice fields throughout the area.

I recently discovered a very unique spa that was love at first sight called Çantika Spa.

This place is run by a Balinese family using ancient traditional spa treatments and homemade natural, organic, skincare products.

There are other really nice massage and spa places in Ubud, that are worth visiting listed below: Taksu Spa, Maya Ubud, Botanica Spa, Fivelements, but Çantika Spa is my first choice. I like the idea that something really awesome is actually owned and operated by people who are actually from Bali, not by a group of rich expats. Plus I truly love the amazing “down to earth” vibe that it gives off when you arrive!

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Çantika means something like “peaceful” in Balinese language, which is exactly the feeling you get there!

So far they managed to open three spots in different parts of Ubud. Each with its own unique look, and wouldn’t think it was owned by the same people. Çantika Jasmine is located in Penestenan which used to be a local village and was opened in the same house where the family still lives in. The other spa location is called Çantika Alami, located in rice paddies on the way to the famous Sari Organic cafe. The newest location is called Çantika Zest located on the edge of the rain forest. Çantika Zest is my favorite location out of all.

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Çantika Spa treatments cost a little bit more than a local Balinese massage that you can get in Kuta, but well worth the extra cost!

They have a limited choice of spa procedures, but simplicity seems to be the best thing offered. What are my favorite treatments? Choose one of those:

Original 1hr Balinese massage ‘mepijet‘ for 15$; or their specialty beauty treatment ‘meurut‘ that consists of body massage, scrub and soaking in a flower bath for 20$.

Facial treatment ‘meraup‘ with all their own homemade skincare products for 10$; etc.

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As I mentioned before, they use their own homemade cosmetic products created by using old traditional Balinese ways to extract oils from plants,flower, and herbs. All their products are not only organic but has it’s Balinese roots passed down from generations.

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Useful info:

www.cantikazestbali.com
For reservations & inquiries: +62 361 7944425
Location map: Jasmine | Alami | Zest
 

8 Comments

  1. kerry woods / April 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm / Reply

    Nice information. I myself have never been to Bali. I really liked the spa resort and other health resorts. and one day I will visit Bali and enjoy the spa there. wow looks very traditional and natural. I really want to try it. What a great time to visit Bali without a lot of other travelers. please give me information. because I do not really like going to the crowd. look nice.

    • Stella / April 27, 2015 at 12:01 pm / Reply

      Yeah, it’s a great relaxed and hidden away place. enjoy it!

  2. Willy Bagus / June 22, 2015 at 12:57 pm / Reply

    Hi Stella, thank you so much for loving our spa,looking forward to see youagain at Canika Spa. Did you ever join our workshop? it held at Cantika Zest. Cheers

    • Stella / June 22, 2015 at 4:26 pm / Reply

      Hey, I didn’t join the workshop yet, hope to join it one day!

  3. Willy Bagus / June 22, 2015 at 4:33 pm / Reply

    You should try it someday, you can make your own home-made cream.

    • Stella / June 22, 2015 at 6:09 pm / Reply

      I am already making it ;) But i am interested to see some traditional balinese ways to make it

  4. Chris / September 11, 2015 at 4:11 am / Reply

    Hi Stella,

    My wife and I are doing a big tour of SE Asia starting in November with Bali being on the list. We would be in Bali and the area for around 10 days in January.
    There is a lot of back and forth info about the monsoon season at that time so my question is…
    Just how bad is the rain during January? Should we modify the route?

    Thanks

    • Stella / October 13, 2015 at 6:45 pm / Reply

      January can be really disappointing ;( It’s not only rains often and lots of overcast days (but very humid!) but also beaches get rather dirty. Avoid if you can.

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