At first we thought Gaya Spa was your typical resort spa, but soon found out that it was basically an indoor-outdoor area where they have their massage. I am sure we have other neighbors across the ravine aside from Mr. Cow so I do not recommend this for the bashful. (It helps a little if you have a bit of an exhibitionist in you LOL!). Again it’s not pristine and more run over by nature so I don’t recommend using the toilet/shower amenities – better use your bathroom in the villa before and after a session (I don’t think the spa is open to those who are not lodging in Gaya Villas). The photos are beautiful and ambiance is so relaxing. Check it out after the jump!
The indoor-outdoor spa is not for the OC (hindi papasa to kay OC Mom in Manila!). Though if you have a bath scheduled they will definitely clean the bathtub up for you before the session! We only had massages scheduled so it’s not cleaned up and prettified with flowers.
Obviously I do not recommend that you use the soap and the comb/brush! The concept of soap petals is pretty but I think it should be cleaned and refilled between customers and not just continuously refilled without cleaning. I’m not sure how hygienic that is!
A spa treatment comes with tea. I had this served in our villa instead and tucked into it with mind-blowing chocolate meringues that I bought from Gaya Gelato earlier. It was perfect! More on Gaya Gelato in a separate post!
The verdict: Gaya Spa might not be for everyone, certainly not for the OC or the shy. However there is no question about how talented the Balinese are at the Balinese Massage. I enjoyed having it in a indoor-outdoor space and it was a unique. experience for me. It would be great if Gaya can improve their sanitation of the bathroom, shower and washbasin area and utensils by using a pump soap dispenser instead of soap chips and not providing a comb/brush. I think these are personal items that should not be shared anyway.