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Mesmerized by Bali’s Magic at Maya Resort & Spa, Ubud, Bali

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In the highlands of Ubud, where Bali’s heart pulsates with artistry at its purest, lies a temple of luxury that so comfortably embraces its immediate surrounding, it is as if it has been standing there for eternity. A magical blend of form and function that is Maya Ubud Resort & Spa so unenamored by the outside world resting peacefully in the highland setting.

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Chic Spa Destinations ~ The Barai, Hua Hin, Thailand

By Dian Hasan | August 13, 2009

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The Barai is one unforgettable spa with an interesting story. A whimsical spa that has to be experienced to be believed, created by leading Thai Architect, Lek Bunnag. Located within the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin compound, The Barai makes no apologies in using bold colors. It is as if you stumbled upon the work of Mexico’s Ricardo Legoretta that has been transplanted across the Pacific to Thailand. The deep red enhances the dramatic entrance that leaves a lasting impression. Little wonder that The Barai was named “Best Spa Design of the Year 2008” by the AsiaSpa publication.

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Chic Spa Destinations ~ Karma Spa, Karma Kandara Resort, Ungasan, Bali

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Karma Kandara‘s best feature must be its location, perched atop a barren rock in Bukit Peninsula, a mere 20 min drive from Bali Airport, that feels more Santorini than Bali. Dream of cliff hanging Karma Spa, which promotes itself by the name Spa Shacks & Healing Huts suspended above the Indian ocean. Submerge in organic spa therapies and fresh kelp rituals blended on site. Splurge on oxygen facials, the same treatment Madonna takes prior to performances – Karma is a holistic destination bountiful with incredible experiences.

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Chic Spa Destinations ~ Kriya Spa, Grand Hyatt Bali

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Kriya Spa is inspired by the magnificent architecture of an ancient Balinese water palace. And what an apt name at that, Kriya (Sanskrit for “ritual”) celebrates authentic Balinese healing rituals combined with wellness techniques of today. Located within the newly renovated Grand Hyatt Bali, an expanse collection of hotel wings that feels more like an intimate scale resort. Each spa villa is set in a tranquil courtyard with water features, offering twin indoor treatment facilities, private outdoor wet treatment area, a traditional relaxation balé (Balinese open-air pavilion), custom designed soaking tub and plunge pool for achieving true wellness in a soothing environment.

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