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Kid-Free in Bali?! Balinese Couples Massage Worth Writing Home About – Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

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Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali Arkipela Spa

Those of you that follow our Instagram know we spent several nights at Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali (some planned, some last minute) during our last trip.

We absolutely love this Movenpick resort and highly recommend checking out our original post from our trip before, which details quite a bit about the resort, family suite and available activities.

While we spent a lot of time doing family activities last time, we were given the opportunity to enjoy a couples activity this time—a couples massage in the gorgeous new Arkipela Spa.

Believe it or not, while we have done family massages with the kiddos and I’ve gotten massages on my own (I’ve had issues with my upper back since I was young and they can help with the pain), in nearly 13 years of being married we had never once enjoyed a couples massage together!

From the moment we wrote our appointment down in our calendar we were excited to give it a try. Bali is known for its wonder massage therapists and Movenpick is quite the fantastic luxury resort, so we had every reason to believe it would be top-notch.

The day finally came, so we dropped the boys off at the Meera kids club (which we cannot say enough good things about) and headed—just the two of us—over to the Arkipela Spa together.

While we never video with our regular cameras inside private areas such as spas, we did include some clips in our IG Stories if you’d like to watch them in the highlights section of our Instagram under “Asia 2018 Pt. 5”.

Ironically, due to the weather, there were rolling brownouts happening in the area, so the power went out right as we opened the doors to the spa, so unfortunately, we weren’t able to take pictures of the reception area, however, we saw it on the way out and it was lovely.

We were given a treatment menu and glanced over it before a delicious health shot was delivered to us and forms to fill out. We had been booked for a traditional couples Sasak massage (a technique with origins from the island Patrick grew up on in Lombok), but enjoyed seeing what else was offered.

We were lead to a treatment room and couldn’t help but notice how incredibly beautiful the large hall was (shown in part above) from which all the treatment rooms connected. Really quite beautiful!

Our treatment room was one of the nicest I’ve seen. It was modern and beautifully decorated—appointed with two side-by-side massage tables, two side-by-side chairs for foot treatments, a large stone tub, bathroom, closet for hanging your garments, etc.

We were invited to change into robes while the massage therapists (a woman for me and a man for Patrick) left the room.

Once the massage therapists returned, we were led to the side-by-side chairs and our treatment began with a wonderful foot/leg soak and massage. Once that was done, we were lead to our tables and our massages began.

Every step of the way our massage therapists ensured we were comfortable with the pressure, techniques, positions, etc.

I have had quite a few massages over the years and I always enjoy them in Bali. The massage therapists are always incredibly strong, which I love!

Patrick, who has only had a couple massages, was equally impressed with his massage therpaist’s strength and ability to pinpoint areas of tension, then ease them away.

Our massage lasted for 60 minutes and when it was over, our massage therapists excused themselves and told us to feel free to get dressed when we were ready.

We slowly and happily slid off our tables and got dressed, chatting about our experiences.

I’m always so curious to see what Patrick will think since he’s had so few massages. I was happy to learn that he loved his!

We left our treatment room and were met with a delicious ginger tea, which we sipped in chairs in the beautifully ornate, expanse hall just outside our room.

We were able to chat with the Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran afterwards to discuss the new spa and other changes that had come about since our visit just under a year ago, such as the Above Eleven Bali rooftop sky bar.

All in all, it was a wonderful experience and one we hope to repeat again in the future! Between stuff with the boys and living generally busy lives, we’d never had the opportunity or time to enjoy a couples massage together, but after this last experience we hope to make that a slightly more frequent part of our travels when possible.

Arkipela Spa is not only beautiful, but the treatment was had was wonderful. There are a number of options, which you can view on their treatment menu.

We highly recommend scheduling a massage for yourself or together with your spouse if you stay at Movenpick Resort & Spa in Jimbaran Bali!

 

Note: Services in this post may have been provided complimentary. All opinions are our own.

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37 comments

GiGi Eats April 24, 2018 at 1:31 pm

LOVE massages so very much, however, interestingly enough I have found that high end places tend to not be as great as cheap hole in the wall places! 😉

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familyadhd April 24, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Interesting! I’m a super germaphobe so I don’t tend to try many cheap places, especially when overseas. 😉

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Esther Irish April 24, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Wow! The only massage I’ve ever gotten was on a chair at a conference because it was free. I’ve never been able to spend the money, but every one that does it says it’s worth every penny.

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familyadhd April 24, 2018 at 3:13 pm

Yeah, they can be so pricy in the U.S.! I get ones for medical reasons here, which helps offset the costs and overseas they are significantly cheaper after the currency conversion, so that’s helpful 🙂

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Mandee April 24, 2018 at 8:47 pm

Would you believe I have never had a massage at a spa? This looks so relaxing and I’m thinking I should definitely do something like this—SOON! lol How nice that you had the chance to relax and enjoy!

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Brandy April 24, 2018 at 9:34 pm

I love the idea of getting a couples massage. I have looked into options in the US and they actually were not so bad in our local area. I would love to experience something as luxurious as this!

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familyadhd April 25, 2018 at 3:37 pm

I have to say, they’re really nice! You both get to relax (which doesn’t happen all that often in our daily lives) and spend time together–works for me. lol

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Marysa April 24, 2018 at 10:26 pm

This looks like such an amazing place. There’s nothing like having a good massage and finding some time to relax and reset.

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familyadhd April 25, 2018 at 3:37 pm

So true!!!

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Heather April 25, 2018 at 12:23 am

You had me at massage. My husband and I have been together for almost 16 years and have never had a couples massage.

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familyadhd April 25, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Crazy to think about it, right? I guess we weren’t alone in having never booked one together! 🙂

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Melissa Dixon April 25, 2018 at 8:16 am

My husband keeps saying that we need to go get massages but finding time for ourselves has been hard. I think I may just set some aside this weekend and do it!

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familyadhd April 25, 2018 at 3:39 pm

It’s so true, life is so busy it’s hard! I hope you find time to do it together 🙂

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Ruth I. April 25, 2018 at 9:30 am

The place looks luxurious! It will be awesome to experience a massage or stay in that place.

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familyadhd April 25, 2018 at 3:39 pm

It’s one of our favorite big resorts in Bali!

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Rose Ann Sales April 25, 2018 at 9:35 am

Base on what you say it really looks like you have a good massage and a good experience in that place. Honestly, I’ve never tried to have a body massage in a spa but I always have a weekly body massage in my home with my home service massage therapist. And now, I am jealous because you are able to see those things that I don’t. I will definitely visit that place soon so I could see it also and experience what you’ve experienced.

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familyadhd April 25, 2018 at 3:40 pm

When I’m home I usually go to a spa or massage therapy facility with a medical focus, but at-home sounds good too, though when we’re away a spa like this one is definitely my preference 😉 I hope you get to go sometime!

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Kathy April 25, 2018 at 9:54 am

Wow, that sounds like a lovely place. Beautiful photo too. I certainly could use a good massage and I know my husband could as well. We’ve talked about going in together to get one.

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familyadhd April 25, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Thank you! I think you guys would really enjoy it <3

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Terri Steffes April 25, 2018 at 10:21 am

I’m not a fan of massage, but my husband is, so I try to schedule one with him at least once or twice a year. This place is gorgeous!

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familyadhd April 25, 2018 at 3:41 pm

That’s so nice of you to go even though you don’t care for them! We both like them 🙂

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Sara Welch April 25, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Wow, what an amazing first glance at the place. I would really love a day at this spa.

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familyadhd April 25, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Oh gosh, yes!

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Lisa Marie Heath April 25, 2018 at 2:06 pm

Can you take me with you next time you travel? This place looks incredible and I could really go for a massage right now. I always enjoy your travel pieces so much!

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familyadhd April 25, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Thank you! Hahahaha sure, we each get 2 suitcases when we go overseas so I’ll save one for you to go in!

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Leah April 25, 2018 at 3:11 pm

This looks so incredibly relaxing! If I’m being honest, I need a place like this right about now!

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familyadhd April 25, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Oh gosh, me too! lol Take me back!!!

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Trina April 25, 2018 at 10:46 pm

Wow, what a dream vacay! I would love to go to Bali someday! Ps. this is my first time visiting and I am obsessed with your name, my family has a whole lot of ADHD lol.

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familyadhd April 27, 2018 at 11:20 am

I hope you get to go someday! Haha! Thank you 🙂 Yes, plenty of ADHD (minus me) around here… lol

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Heather April 26, 2018 at 11:26 am

What an amazing way to relax. The couples massage sounds so dreamy. You can’t beat the location! The resort really pampered you both.

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familyadhd April 27, 2018 at 11:21 am

Yes they did! Can you believe it’s the first time we’ve ever done one together???

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Ricci April 26, 2018 at 9:59 pm

That spa looks INSANE!!! I’m glad you had an amazing couple’s massage!!

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familyadhd April 27, 2018 at 11:21 am

Thank you! Yes, it was STUNNNNNNNING!

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Debra Hawkins April 26, 2018 at 10:49 pm

What a gorgeous spa! I need to find a place for a great massage! I miss having a fantastic massage!

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familyadhd April 27, 2018 at 11:22 am

I have to say I agree with you! Get one asap! lol

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Laura Dove April 27, 2018 at 1:59 pm

What I wouldn’t do for a massage!! That place looks AMAZING! So relaxing and luxurious!

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familyadhd April 30, 2018 at 7:46 pm

It was exactly all of that!

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