DISCOVER THE ISLAND’S MOST MELLOW BEACH
- Wade out into crystal clear waters
- Paddle around in a kayak
- Enjoy a cool drink with the sand between your toes
The Island of the Gods is famed for its beaches, but not all sunbathing spots are equal. Geger Beach, just a 10-minute taxi ride from the Conrad Bali, is hands-down the most relaxed. Collapse in the powder white sand—or wade out into placid waters perfect for a swim, a stand up paddleboard session, or kayak ride (You can rent both from a number of seaside stands.) Refreshingly void of litter and touts, it’s a prime spot for seaweed farmers to comb the clear shallows for kelp. At low tide, roll up your sarong and wade right out to where the surf breaks, then head back to one of Greger’s inviting beachfront café’s for an ice-cold Bintang beer with your feet in the soft sand.
Geger Beach is a 10-minute drive north from the Conrad Bali. If you’re just there for an hour, ask the taxi to wait for you. Most drivers will charge 50,000 rupiah per hour to wait.
DROP THOSE SHOULDERS A FEW INCHES
- Decompress with a massage that mimics the flow of the ocean
- Relax in your private spa pavilion amidst fountains and tropical gardens
Need a hand switching into vacation mode? How about two? Conrad Bali’s Jiwa Spa offers ten spacious treatment rooms, a light-flooded relaxation lounge, and a 25-meter rooftop infinity pool. Jiwa is Bahasa Indonesia for “soul,” and there’s an extensive menu of soul-soothing treatments—but we usually opt for the spa’s signature Ocean Flow Signature Massage, whose movements mimic the ebb and flow of the sea. Your therapist begins with a gentle rocking motion to agitate the stiffness out of your body. Once some flexibility is introduced, the next 50 minutes are spent coaxing out knots and kinks with long strokes and a medium-firm acupressure targeted at pre-identified problem areas. For men, meanwhile, there are several male-focused treatments using VitaMan products, including the one-hour All Over Detox: your therapist uses warm bamboo to roll and knead out deep-rooted muscle tension in the legs, while the upper back is treated to a detoxing body mud mask—very important for those shirtless selfies. The treatment concludes with a blissful scalp or foot massage. (For the ultimate indulgence, book your treatment in one of the spa’s five garden pavilions, framed by tropical flowers and burbling fountains.)
Located in the main building of the hotel; call ahead to book an appointment.
GET THE BALI-CHIC LOOK
- Browse beautiful handmade clothing
- Try on head-turning swimsuits
- Cover up with a beachy maxi dress or jumpsuit
Get the island’s breezy, beach-chic look at the nearby Bali Collection, a sleek shopping center with smart boutiques carrying locally adored brands. Slip into one of the handmade lace dresses, detailed tops, or flowy skirts at Uluwatu, or make a fashion statement right from your poolside lounger in Blue Glue’s Bali-made eye-popping swimwear (take a spin through the colorful Favela collection). To complete your effortless beach-to-bar look, don’t miss Australian-designed Bamboo Blonde’s print jumpsuits, maxi dresses, bright bags, and strappy sandals.
Bali Collection is a five-minute ride away via the hotel’s complimentary shuttle bus.