Review: Spa Village Resort Tembok, North Bali

 In Bali, Indonesia, Luxury, Once In A Lifetime, Spa breaks

Feeling slightly nauseous after the driver took the windier route from Ubud to the northern beaches of Bali (all the windy mountain roads) we finally felt the shadows laid by the palm trees that line the driveway up to Spa Village Resort Tembok and we both breathed a sigh of relief.

Merely a moment after our car came to a stop, our doors were opened by two friendly Balinese members of staff here at Spa Village Resort Tembok and we were guided straight to the open air shelter that calls entrance to the resort. A refreshing citrus-y juice was placed between us on a little hand-carved wooden table along with two cold towels to freshen up our faces and bodies as we rested on two cushioned, wooden seats.

It was right here, with all weight lifted from us, that the Tembok Spa Village Resort welcome ritual commenced…

I love that this ritual takes place straight away. No carrying bags to your room, no waiting to check in, nothing. In fact, our passports were handed across and both our bags and check-in were sorted as our feet were soaked in bowls of warm water and we were massaged with volcanic sand from the beach that Spa Village Resort Tembok sits upon.  Not only that, our necks and shoulders were eased with a firm 10 minute massage. After our car journey, this ritual was heaven.

The resort add in this ritual to all guests arriving, with aim to relieve the tiredness and aches associated with travelling. They like to welcome their guests into the relaxation that is the Tembok Spa experience, right from the word go.

We both looked to each other mid massage with a very happy smile. We knew we’d arrived somewhere special.

*I was invited to experience this resort as a guest of Original Travel, a luxury travel agent that creates tailor made itineraries, world wide for their customers. All opinions, photos and text in this post are my own and honestly reflects my two night experience here at Spa Village Resort Tembok.

Review: Spa Village Resort Tembok, North Bali
Review: Spa Village Resort Tembok, North Bali

Where is Spa Village Resort Tembok?

Spa Village Resort Tembok is located on the North Eastern coast of Bali, home to gorgeous volcanic sand beaches and a serious abundance of palm trees with resorts dotted between.

To put it simply, Tembok is a lot more serene than the likes of Seminyak and Canggu, there’s no town with western shops and it feels pretty untouched by tourism in comparison. It’s local, it’s calm and it’s a perfect location for a romantic resort like Spa Village Resort Tembok.

I haven’t explored much of the North beyond Lovina (a great place to head out at sunrise to see the Dolphins) and Mt. Batur (and epic sunrise hike i’d highly recommend) but if you head up here, i’d highly suggest taking a few extra days to uncover some lesser visited gems up here.

Top tip: The sands on the northern coast are dark, volcanic sands from the volcano. Use it as a free exfoliator for your body!

REVIEW: SPA VILLAGE RESORT TEMBOK, NORTH BALI Where's Mollie? Adventure and Lifestyle blog
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The rooms at Spa Village Resort Tembok

There are just 30 rooms here at the Spa Village, each dressed with a very Western elegance yet still featuring very traditional Balinese features and wooden timbers. Most balconies boast a view of the beautiful pool area / the ocean which was just the most gorgeous wake up call, alongside the sound of the waves crashing on the beach – a sound that so beautiful fills the background of your entire experience here.

I have to give it to the resort, their attention to detail was on point. I’m a sucker for the little things and I always notice them. I really enjoyed the stone bottles that held the complimetary body wash, hair wash and body lotions in the bathroom. I loved the bath salts provided, the hot tea upon arrival, the notes left on the bed in the morning and after turn down in the evening.

Oh and the pillows. The best kind. The soft feather down marshmallows.

Here’s a little look into our room at Spa Village Resort Tembok.

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REVIEW: SPA VILLAGE RESORT TEMBOK, NORTH BALI Where's Mollie? Adventure and Lifestyle blog
REVIEW: SPA VILLAGE RESORT TEMBOK, NORTH BALI Where's Mollie? Adventure and Lifestyle blog

The Spa Village experience

Calling this place a resort feels like a slight injustice. I feel like it’s more of a retreat. We never felt the need or desire to leave once we’d arrived.

Spa Village Resort Tembok offers an all inclusive experience which includes full board dining (excluding alcoholic beverages) and a daily 50-minute spa treatment. Heaven.

Again, my attention to detail when it comes to food is very much on. I was SO happy dining here as a human that enjoys the most nourishing and mostly vegetarian dishes. If you’re Vegan / Vegetarian, you’ll love it here.

One of my absolute favourite things about the food and drink offerings here are the little trays they offer before every meal and spa experience. See below. They come with one shot (of a juice / soup / cleansing drink) and a cold towel.

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  • REVIEW: SPA VILLAGE RESORT TEMBOK, NORTH BALI Where's Mollie? Adventure and Lifestyle blog
REVIEW: SPA VILLAGE RESORT TEMBOK, NORTH BALI Where's Mollie? Adventure and Lifestyle blog

Calling this place a resort feels like a slight injustice. I feel like it’s more of a retreat. We never felt the need or desire to leave once we’d arrived.

Spa Village Resort Tembok offers an all inclusive experience which includes full board dining (excluding alcoholic beverages) and a daily 50-minute spa treatment. Heaven.

Again, my attention to detail when it comes to food is very much on. I was SO happy dining here as a human that enjoys the most nourishing and mostly vegetarian dishes. If you’re Vegan / Vegetarian, you’ll love it here.

One of my absolute favourite things about the food and drink offerings here are the little trays they offer before every meal and spa experience. See below. They come with one shot (of a juice / soup / cleansing drink) and a cold towel.

From my morning glass of coconut water with lime and fresh mint overlooking the ocean and the included schedules of traditional activities (Jamu making, rice face scrub making) yoga practises and more, all the way to star gazing by evening as you float on the pool, this experience was extremely wholesome.

Whether you seek serenity in workouts, yoga, lying by the pool or indulging in spa treatments, Spa Village Resort Tembok will cater for your bliss with complete elegance and the staff deliver it so effortlessly.

I now know why this resort is such a popular choice with honeymooners and couples. It’s truly one of the most peaceful locations I’ve been lucky enough to witness on my travels.

I highly recommend considering a stay at Spa Village Resort Tembok. Book your stay here.

Are you looking to plan a bespoke trip for you and that special someone? Don’t know where to start? Original Travel offer a completely bespoke travel planning service and will cater for every desire you have, delivering you the perfect itinerary. Explore Indonesia here and pop them a message to begin your dream adventure.

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Have you been to Northern Bali?

What were your favourite spots? I’d love to know!?

Love as always and happy adventuring,

Mollie.

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