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Indonesian Travel Diary – Motel Mexicola & Bodyworks Spa

If you’ve read this blog for a while now, you’ll know one of my all time favourite things to do is head to the spa for a day. We’d caught wind of an amazing little place in the heart of Seminyak…

Bodyworks spa is exactly how I imagine heaven to look. You walk in and it’s beautiful colours and bright walls, secluded treat rooms with no other noise than the sound of trees rustling in the courtyard.

We decided the perfect way to shake off a day or so of flying each, was to book in for a full body massage – 90 mins of total bliss.

We were each shown to our rooms which were kitted out with baths (should you opt for one of their massages which finishes with a flower bath!) and a shower.

The rooms are beautifully rustic and simple and these beauticians really know what they’re doing! I don’t think L or I have ever felt so relaxed in our life. All for the pricey sum of… £30! We also opted for some additional treatments – I had the loveliest pedicure, and L opted for a gel manicure.

We sat blissfully in the courtyard, enjoying the peace and quiet and sat in perfectly companionable silence. I can honestly say, I’ve never been so relaxed in my life.

Bodyworks is probably one of the best spas I’ve been too and I highly recommend you add it to your Bali bucket list!

And, if you’re in the area you should totally check out the uber instagrammable Motel Mexicola; a Mexican restaurant right opposite Bodyworks. This venue would be a great stop on a night out, to grab a bite to eat and indulge in a margarita or three!


We decided that we’d head to Motel Mexicola before our spa treatments, so we laid off the Booze and opted for one of their delicious mocktails, grabbed some nachos to share and also ordered what we thought were tacos, but when they appeared was one, singular taco (LOL).

It’s the coolest little place, and definitely worth a stop in – just be sure to order multiples of everything 😉

A walk-in appt at Bodyworks Spa is hugely unlikely – def book before you go: Head here for contact details. 

Motel Mexicola on the other hand is pretty quiet during the day, but book if you prefer to walk on the safe side of things – you can book online here.

Let me know if you drop in to either place!

Kate x




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  • Reply Steph

    These places look super cute and unique. I’m new to the spa world having only experienced my first massage about a month ago but I’m hoping to try more out in the future.

    Hope you’re having an amazing time!

    Steph x

    September 16, 2017 at 17:10
    • Reply Kate

      It was super quirky! Ohhhh you need to get on that spa hype, girl!

      Kate x

      September 29, 2017 at 19:55
  • Reply Hannah @ The Northern Writes

    this place looks amazing! all those colours!!

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes |

    September 16, 2017 at 20:19
    • Reply Kate

      It was soooo mesmerising I loved it! x

      September 29, 2017 at 19:55
  • Reply Hannh

    Looks and sounds like a lovely place to chill out for the day!!

    September 17, 2017 at 06:39
    • Reply Kate

      It was so fab! x

      September 29, 2017 at 19:56
  • Reply abbeylouisarose

    You look so beautiful and chilled in that photo, you’re practically floating on air hehe! I am not surprised after this heavenly experience, I love the rustic interior (and the flower bath tucked in the corner – how cute?!) and the bright and colourful decor! I can’t believe that you got a 90 minute massage for just £30 as well, I need to get myself to Indonesia!! You certainly couldn’t get that in the UK! The mocktails that you had afterwards look so refreshing, shame about the single taco – if you didn’t eat it Lady and the Tramp style with L then that was a missed opportunity hehe! So glad that you had such a rejuvenating day here, you deserve it after how hard you’ve been working!!

    Abbey 😘

    September 17, 2017 at 12:34
    • Reply Kate

      Hahaha I was super relaxed! I totally loved the bath in the corner I regret not getting the flower bath! I know, its so cheap out there, I just want to go back for two weeks and do nothing but get massages ;-). also the single taco incident was hilarious … I did offer L lady and the tramp styles dining but she declined!
      Thank you for your lovely comment as always xxx

      September 29, 2017 at 20:04
  • Reply Jamie

    Love this post!! Your photos are gorgeous xx

    Jamie |

    September 17, 2017 at 14:51
    • Reply Kate

      Thank you Jamie! x

      September 29, 2017 at 20:04
  • Reply Anna

    Love the idea of the flower bath at the end of your massage. That’s just so delightful! You’re giving me some serious inspo for planning a Bali trip and I just can not resist a good spa day! xx

    September 17, 2017 at 16:04
    • Reply Kate

      It’s such a lovely idea isn’t it!
      Kate x

      September 29, 2017 at 20:06
  • Reply Olivia Mulhearn

    what a pretty place! your photos are lovely and the food looks yum!

    September 17, 2017 at 19:26
    • Reply Kate

      Thank you!
      Kate x

      September 29, 2017 at 20:07
  • Reply Jessica & James

    Your photos are stunning as always, they look so pleasing and so cool! That spa sounds so cool and also such good value for money – the flower bath sounds like a dream too!

    Jessica & James | /

    September 17, 2017 at 20:34
    • Reply Kate

      Aw thank you Jessica and James – the spa was incredible value for money!
      Kate x

      September 29, 2017 at 20:08
  • Reply A Sparkle Of Grace

    It looks like you had a good time. What a lovely place! I really want to do more traveling.

    A Sparkle Of Grace

    September 18, 2017 at 02:01
    • Reply Kate

      Aw thank you!
      Kate x

      September 29, 2017 at 20:10
  • Reply QuiteMad

    Look like you had an amazing adventure! I love how adventurous you seem, I can live vicariously through you while I sit on my lounge haha xx

    September 18, 2017 at 10:39
    • Reply Kate

      Haha aww you will get the courage to do it I promise – last year I had to cancel a trip to Budapest because I just couldn’t bring myself to do it, but if I can I promise promise promise you can!
      Kate x

      September 29, 2017 at 20:10
  • Reply Hels

    Ohhh this sounds like the most heavenly day! The spa looks amazing, and such good value! Massages are my favourite, and I love the idea of the flower bath. You totally deserve such a gorgeous, relaxing day. Shame about the taco…but the mocktails look delicious!
    Hels xx

    September 18, 2017 at 11:33
    • Reply Kate

      It was soo lovely I wish we could do an #RB trip there! Hahah Tacogate cracks me up! Thank you for your lovely comment you’re the BEST
      Kate x

      September 29, 2017 at 20:11
  • Reply Hayley

    This post is so lovely and colourful! £30 is an absolute bargain, and it sounds like you had a lovely day! That flower bath sounds heavenly, and those mocktails look fab too!
    Hayley x

    September 25, 2017 at 09:24
    • Reply Kate

      I loved all the colour in Bali, I felt brighter just being there! The cocktails were delicious!
      Kate x

      September 29, 2017 at 20:12
  • Reply Sarah Ann

    £30?!! That’s amazing value. Spa looks beautiful too and the full body massage sounds heavenly, exactly what I need right now. So jealous!

    September 25, 2017 at 20:31
    • Reply Kate

      I know its crazy right?!

      September 29, 2017 at 20:12
  • Reply Kate

    Both places sound great! I love the idea of going to the spa to relax and rest after the flights. It sounds so relaxing and looks like and amazing place. Those mocktails look so refreshing!

    September 27, 2017 at 23:53
    • Reply Kate

      They were beautiful! It was definitely a nice way to relax after a brutal flight!
      Kate x

      September 29, 2017 at 20:14
  • Reply Amy

    wow the spa looks so lush and relaxing! I would love to go to Indonesian! X

    September 29, 2017 at 20:02
    • Reply Kate

      You should definitely go, it’s amazing!
      Kate x

      September 29, 2017 at 20:14

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