To some, Bali is the island of the Gods, with hand-carved stone temples evoking an ancient holiness. To others, it’s known as the land of love, where secret gardens and infinity pools offer honeymooners a glimpse of happily ever after. And yet to still others, those who consider the spa to be their mecca, Bali is the world capital of spoiling yourself rotten.
Given that Bali is an epicenter for all things spiritual, spa-ing here is a quasi-religious experience; and these top-of-the-line spa escapes are high altars to indulgence. Set against cascading rice paddies and lush greenery, these sanctuaries paint a picture of serenity, while the rituals that take place inside feel somehow wholesome yet completely over the top. Deep-tissue massages incorporating precious gem shavings, colorful aromatic wraps and tinctures, saltwater whirl pools pumped up from the Indian Ocean below are all on the menu–and a super-sized, hand-picked, fresh young coconut or detox brew usually awaits after each and every one. In the name of getting back to basics, no extravagance is spared. Below, eight edenic Balinese spas where you will find your calm (and lose your cool).
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.