Whether you’re planning a girl squad getaway or an R&R trip with your mum (because she definitely deserves it), sunny Bali’s the place to be!
Nothing beats a relaxing spa day with your soul sisters. Sure, the local spas offer hourly massages for a fraction of the cost back home, but sometimes my friends and I like to pamper ourselves with some well-deserved royal treatment like the 24K gold facials (yes, pure gold) at Goldust Beauty Lounge or matching mani-pedis at Amo Spa in Canggu.
Spa Alila is my go-to for natural body scrubs—hello, glowing skin! Pro tip: Grab this deal which offers $120 value for only $50 and treat yourself to espresso martinis at their beachfront bar afterwards.
If you’re on a health-focused trip, switch it up at some of Bali’s unique wellness centres or DIY your own retreat. The last time I was there, we checked out Pyramids of Chi—which I can’t recommend highly enough. It's a really different experience focused around meditation.
TOP SPOTS IN PARADISE
If that doesn’t sound up your alley, checkout this list of the island’s most Instagrammable spots for some game-changing group selfies and pics that’ll last a lifetime.
When it comes to shopping, test your bargaining skills at Bali’s weekend markets and score some great bohemian accessories and bikinis.
Canggu’s boutique stores offer chic dresses and vintage fashion while Seminyak’s fashion outlets stocks the essentials: beach kaftans, cheeky playsuits, and jewellery to match. For last minute souvenir shopping, check out these local handicraft stores for great (non-tacky) steals.
Written by Mashyitah Mustaffa