It’s the usual routine when a bride finds out for sure that she’s getting married – start the hunt for the dress, then the punishing exercise regime to lose weight.
We understand the need to look good on your big day and have a more relaxing alternative to slogging it out at the gym – a day at the spa.
More specifically, a day at the spa at a scenic resort perched on limestone cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean in Jimbaran Bay, Bali.
Soothing pre- and post-wedding spa packages for brides and grooms at Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali
The plush Ayana Resort and Spa has ingeniously come up with spa packages to prepare brides-to-be as well as soothe and relax your nerves. And top-notch service is assured as it was voted the best resort in Asia in Conde Nast Traveller’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2011.
The Bride-to-Be package (IDR 1,800,000++, around $245) includes a decollete, back and “flat tummy” treatment with a body scrub, wrap and massage, all designed to firm the areas you need to be toned for the wedding, especially if you’re sporting a strapless gown.
For extra pampering, go for the Bride-to-Be Deluxe package (IDR 2,450,000++, around $333.50) which includes everything in the Bride-to-Be package and a collagen facial to restore skin to tip-top condition.
The best part? Grooms aren’t left out with the Grooming Time package (IDR 2,450,000++, around $333.50) which starts with a back treatment, flat tummy treatment and then ends with a facial created for men. So he has no excuse not to look good on your wedding day.
If it’s too late in your schedule for pre-wedding plans, the resort also offers a Recovery Spa-rty (IDR4,000,000++, around S$544.50) which is designed for couples to enjoy together.
A flower petal footbath, body scrub or mask, deep-tissue Balinese massage, cream bath and scalp massage are included to really melt all that wedding stress away.
Of course, there’s more to Ayana Resort and Spa than its spa services.
There are cooking classes, guided tours to nearby attractions, yoga sessions at sunrise, even a one-couple only dinner at the resort’s private jetty can be arranged. But after a comforting spa session, relaxing in your private villa is probably the most luxurious thing to do.
Room rates start from US$296 (around $369). Log on to www.ayanaresort.com for more.