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Glow Like a Goddess on Day One

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Fancy being able to flaunt a beautiful golden vacation glow on day one of your holiday rather than the ‘roasted tomato look’ that so often results after first exposure to the unforgiving tropical sun? We’ve got a solution for you – organic spray tan on arrival in the privacy of your own villa.

What is Eco Tan?

Eco Tan spray tan is 100% organic, vegan and made only from natural ingredients. This means no synthetic colours, parabens, alcohol, oil, perfume are extremely harmful to your beautiful skin. To top this up its also odour–free. Your tan will be long lasting and fade evenly, because it intensively hydrates the skin. It also disguises cellulite and blemishes to produce an evenly toned body. What else could you wish for?

Make it Happen

Just let your villa manager know you would like Tan On Arrival and they will organise it for you. Allow 12 hours notice or pay a little extra and get it done immediately. Alternatively, book online at https://tanonarrival.com/booking/.

One session costs USD47. Surrender to the experts of Tan on Arrival in the privacy of your villa bathroom and come out glowing like a goddess.

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Island Style: Dresses You Can’t Say No To

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Need a dress or two for your next tropical vacation? Check out Mister Zimi, our most loved fashion label on the island of the Gods (and elsewhere). It’s travel and fashion united, easy silhouettes, rich colours and exquisite prints for the stylish adventurer in all of us.

Created by a husband and wife team in 2007, Mister Zimi is a young label that’s diverse, ageless and not dictated to by trends. Creating patterns and prints inspired by exotic locations (Bali, Morocco, Majorca, Mexico) and cultures, each season features carefully designed edits of 70s-inspired garments including classic shift dresses, maxi skirts, harem pants, leather jackets and footwear.

Their latest collection ‘Poolside’ evokes long days spent lounging in the sun and summer cocktails oozing effortless style and tropical glamour. The collection features new styles named after some of the most glamorous ladies of the 60’s and 70’s – Dusty, Goldie, Farrah, Barbi and Twiggy – alongside the much-loved styles which continue to trademark the vibrant Mister Zimi brand.

Get your dresses in one of the two Mister Zimi Bali boutiques or online.

Happy shopping!

Mister Zimi Satu, Jalan Kayu Aya no. 22, Seminyak
and Mister Zimi Dua, Jalan Kayu Jati no. 8X, Seminyak
Open seven days, 09.00 to 21.00

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7 Perfect Villas for Bali Yoga Retreats

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Bali villas with dedicated yoga rooms, huge wooden decks overlooking azure swimming pools or sprawling lawns with coconut groves revealing ocean views; tried and tested professional yoga teachers; private chefs to cook healthy meals from fresh local produce; relaxing massages and in-villa spa treatments; fabulous outdoor living spaces for relaxation or meditation…

Trade in your hectic city life for a private yoga retreat and salute the sun with your yogi friends on the Island of the Gods.

 

Yoga amongst the ricefields in Canggu and Umalas

Beautiful tranquil setting
Hot tub under the stars and trees
Nature, jungle trees, kingfishers

Villa Levi

3 bedrooms

 

Wonderful views
Gloriously spacious
Fabulous for kids

Villa Umah Daun

 5 bedrooms

 

Supremely spacious
Fabulous yoga pavilion and gym
Beautiful rice-field views

Villa Malaathina

7 bedrooms

 

Yoga to the sound of the sea

Expansive ocean views
Wide lawned garden
In-villa music and dance performances

Villa Maridadi

 5 bedrooms

 

Vast swimming pool set in immaculate gardens
Bedrooms positioned well away from living areas
A big, highly trained staff team

Villa Semarapura

 5 bedrooms

 

Step straight onto the sand
Eco-friendly and holistic
Raw foods on the menu

Taman Ahimsa

 7 bedrooms

 

Stunning ocean views
Event venue extraordinaire
Sports centre, playroom and spa

Pandawa Cliff Estate

4 villas, 4-6 bedrooms

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5 Most Polished Seminyak Nail Salons

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You’re on holiday! Time to relax, rejuvenate and pamper yourself to pieces. Give your hands and feet a special treat at one of these top Seminyak nail parlours.

 

Spring Spa Seminyak

#1 SPRING SPA

Everything at Spring Spa is chilled. White-pitched ceilings, a DJ spinning tunes from his second-level booth, super-comfy reclining chairs and a hip New York vibe. This is the go-to venue for sensational shellac. 

Spring Spa is the tropical child of New Zealand mother business by the same name – and boasts the same great menu and high service standard.

Try the hot milk and almond pedicure, where your silky just-buffed feet are soaked in hot whole milk before being rubbed with mega-moistening almond oil. This hour-long treatment is so lushly gentle that it sends guests to cloud nine, so don’t be surprised if you doze off while being stroked, massaged and painted with shellac that lasts very well in the humid heat of Bali.

If time is short, drop in for a 15-minute file + paint for Rp75,000, or even just a clip + buff for Rp50,000 – very popular with the gents.

Seminyak has two Spring Spas – one in Seminyak Village and another opposite the W Retreat on Petitenget. One more coming to Canggu, Bali is in the planning stages.

www.springspa.com

 AMO Spa Seminyak

#2 AMO SPA

Amo Spa in Petitenget, the brainchild of native New York supermodel/actress Navia Nguyen, never fails when it comes to consistency and quality.  

Magazine racks spill over with the latest issues of Gourmet Traveller and Vogue straight from Australia, so be sure to grab a few to browse from your comfy chair. You can also charge up your phone while you’re there, but leave some room on the armrest for a tropical cocktail or a hot coffee and cookie from the cute mini café.

Then just sit back and slip your feet into a warm-water soak (dressed up with a sprinkling of pretty petals). Completely zen out while the nail experts create masterpieces on your fingers and toes, and get an amazing shoulder massage while your nails are drying.

There’s also AMO Express on Jalan Basangkasa and a mobile service if you’d prefer some in-villa pampering.

www.amospa.com

 

Think Pink Nails Seminyak

#3 THINK PINK NAILS

This is the only nail salon in Bali that has ALL 72 shades of GelColor by OPI.

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Laksmana Estate: Luxury Living in Seminyak

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Location, location, location. If you’re after a luxury villa, which is just a short stroll from the golden beaches of Legian and Kuta and a stone’s throw from the gorgeous boutiques and world-class restaurants of Seminyak Square, Laksmana Estate is hard to beat. With villas ranging in size from one to five bedrooms, each featuring a private swimming pool and with its own manager and skilled chef, Laksmana Estate puts everything at your fingertips.

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Villa Adasa
3 bedrooms

From the cast bronze ‘mudra’ hands adorning the entrance door to the colourful batik cushions piled up on the poolside bale, Villa Adasa delivers a mega-dose of style, right down to the smallest detail. Gather in the huge living pavilion for a convivial meal prepared by the accomplished villa chef; retire to the double bale for a massage after a dip in the 14-metre green-stone-tiled pool; retreat to the upper deck for some sunbathing or yoga or enjoy sunset cocktails on the second level master bedroom terrace.

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Villa Shinta Dewi
4 bedrooms

This opulently furnished glamorous villa is a thoroughly grown-up fully-staffed villa, where you can relax by the pool, retire to the shade of the dining room for a leisurely lunch (prepared by the villa’s excellent chef – with a fixed price menu to make the choice easier), work out in the gym, enjoy sunset cocktails on the terrace, pop across the road to La Lucciola for dinner – and, with 24-hour butler service, still be pampered when you return to the villa in the early hours. It doesn’t get better than that!

1. Villa Shinta Dewi - Poolside

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Villa Ramadewa
3 bedrooms

This paean to laid-back tropical living was created by Bali-based Dutch architect Joost Van Grieken as a stunning holiday retreat for its sociable, style-conscious owner. Think spacious vaulted living pavilion, multiple dining areas, glamorous bedrooms, Philippe Starck bathrooms, and gorgeous statue-graced garden with 17-metre pool, antique balé, ornamental ponds and rooftop terrace. Add an air-conditioned gym, temperature-controlled wine room, dedicated music control room with centralised iPad-controlled Bose sound system, home office with iMac, Apple TVs, and iPods in every room and a super talented chef to whip up yummy meals for you. This could not get any better!

1. Villa Ramadewa - The pool

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Villa Batavia
5 bedrooms

Designed by acclaimed Balinese architect Putu Edi Semara Villa Batavia’s colonial architecture is evident in the whitewashed exteriors,

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