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!
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.
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.
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.
For reservations & inquiries: +62 361 7944425