Halfway to Heaven – Wellness in a Tree Spa in Bali

Kupu Kupu Barong Tree Spa by L'Occitane Wellness - Destination Deluxe

An experience amongst butterflies and trees, the Mango Tree Spa by L’OCCITANE at Kupu Kupu Barong will have you on cloud 9 in no time

What is it about the sights, sounds, and smells of nature that can soothe the soul and encourage one to restore and reset one’s natural rhythm? The Mango Tree Spa by L’OCCITANE takes relaxation and rejuvenation several steps closer to heaven with its tree house spa rooms scattered thoughtfully around the luxury resort Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa by L’OCCITANE in Ubud, Bali.

Kupu Kupu Barong Tree Spa L'Occitane - Destination Deluxe

The spa journey begins at the main reception for the Mango Tree Spa, several steps away from the main resort, which is harmoniously built into the jungle of the Ayung River Valley. Follow the stone pathway to the verandah where friendly, knowledgeable staff treat you to a refreshing beverage and help you choose from the lengthy menu of offerings, using signature L’OCCITANE products, including the Aromachologie and highly touted Immortelle lines, the latter of which uses the anti-ageing essence of the rare and highly prized immortelle flower from Corsica. Tailored treatment options include facials, massages, scrubs, wraps, and even Ayurvedic shirodara, which incorporates a slow, steady drip of oil onto one’s forehead to balance the third eye chakra.

After you choose your treatments, a staff member whisks you away in an electric golf cart to one of the tree house spas, provided you reserved it early enough in advance; otherwise, there are also treatment rooms on terra firma in the main spa reception building. The Mango Tree Spa also has the largest Steam Room in Bali.  

Kupu Kupu Barong Tree Spa by L'Occitane - Destination Deluxe

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The spacious tree houses have windows facing the valley where your eyes can soak in the soothing scenery, your ears can drink in the birdsongs stirred into the rush of the nearby river rapids, and your nose can delight in the soft earthiness of Mother Nature. I take this all in just prior to the start of my Aromachologie Relaxing Massage. Once face-down on the massage table and in about as much time as it would take me to read the poem Nature by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, my eyelids drift off and my mind and body melt away under the expert hands of my therapist and the light scent of the L’OCCITANE Relaxing Pillow Mist. It is an absolutely delightful and unique experience amongst the magical butterflies and magnificent trees, leaving me to linger on cloud nine as I float happily back to my private villa an hour later.

My preference leans toward massage treatments, but if I were to choose a facial treatment, it would be the Immortelle Divine Secret to Everlasting Youth, the ultimate, age-defying, signature facial treatment at the Mango Tree Spa by L’OCCITANE, which was an AsiaSpa Awards 2016 nominee in the “Destination Retreat of the Year” category.

Kupu Kupu Barong Bali Tree Spa by L'Occitane - Destination Deluxe

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The Mango Tree Spa offers several different spa packages, some include lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner, as well as web-only specials. Transport can be arranged for guests staying in Ubud.

One of the special packages available is the 3 Hours Spa Adventure, which includes a L’OCCITANE body scrub, a 60-minute body massage of your choice, and a L’OCCITANE facial. The treatment costs IDR 1,500,000 (approx. US$113) net per person. This offer is valid until end of year 2017.

Mango Tree Spa by L’OCCITANE at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa by L’OCCITANE
Jl. Kedewatan, Ubud 80571, Bali, Indonesia.
Tel: +62 361 3701 033 / 975 478
Open from 9am to 9pm daily