July 16, 2015
The only W hotel I’ve visited that isn’t located in the centre of a city. Instead, W Retreat & Spa
is situated in Seminyak in Bali, right by the beach. From the incredible beach views from your
suite in the morning to picture perfect sunset’s from WOOBAR at night, little can go wrong during
a stay here. The breakfast buffet covers all cuisines (donuts or sushi?) and you can even
choose between the two restaurants to enjoy it at. One poolside, one beachfront.
Since this is a time of relaxation (I’m assuming; you are on holiday in Bali after all) the AWAY
Spa is worth a visit. Geniunely the best massage I have ever had – and trust me, I’ve had my fair
share of massages over the years as a Beauty Editor – the masseuse knew exactly which areas to
focus on and how much pressure to apply. Total.mindreader.
The spa is open 24 hours a day so there’s really no excuse not to try it out – that’s if you’re the
kind of person who needs to be persuaded to spa, anyway.
White canopy beds line the beach and multiple pools, which have been designed to mimic
the look of the traditional Balinese rice paddies. You can lie here and think about just how hard
life can be sometimes (aka planning dinner and drinks, SAH hard).