Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re in Bali, why not treat Mum to a day of unapologetic luxury? Check out these nine ways to pamper your VIP on Mother’s Day in Bali!
1. Spend an Epic Day at the Spa
You already know that your Mum is worth her weight in gold – so why not let the world see it too? Gold Dust Beauty Lounge offers a luxurious 24k Gold Facial, where your face is lathered with pure gold. The 90-minute treatment is promised to lift, firm and hydrate the skin, leaving you feeling like a million bucks. And you must admit, it also makes for some great selfies.
If you want to treat Mum to something truly decadent and a bit naughty, Remède Spa at the St. Regis offers a spa ritual inspired by the hotel’s signature cocktail, Bloody Mary. The treatment includes an energising Tomato, Pineapple and Wasabi Body Reviver and a skin purifying Vodka Tomato Clay Wrap, finished off with a detoxifying massage and stimulating Tomato Vermouth and Mineral Salt bath. Cheers!
Gold Dust Beauty Lounge
Location: Jalan Batu Bolong No. 66, Canggu
Tel: +62 (0)811 383 721
Price: 24k Gold Facial IDR 1,450,000
Remède Spa at the St. Regis Bali Resort
Location: Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua Lot, Nusa Dua
Tel: +62 (0)361 8478111
Price: St. Regis’ Signature ‘Bloody Mary’ Inspired Ritual IDR 5,500,000
Photo via Gold Dust Beauty Lounge
2. Arrange a Family Photoshoot
Celebrate Mother’s Day in Bali by capturing memories for the years to come! Hiring a professional photographer to take photos of the whole family guarantees high-quality photos and allows the whole group to be photographed together. A selfie stick just won’t capture what a professional photographer can.
Flytographer is an online service bringing together local photographers and travellers looking to capture once-in-a-lifetime memories in over 200 cities across the globe. You can check out the photographers available in Bali on their website. You get to compare portfolios and styles and choose the photographer whose style you resonate with the most.
Price: From USD $250 for a 30-minute shoot
3. Indulge in a Champagne Brunch
Nothing says decadence quite like sipping champagne before noon – so why not treat Mum to a taste of the good life at the St. Regis’ Astor Diamond Champagne Sunday Brunch?
Offered every Sunday at the resort’s Kayuputi restaurant, the brunch starts with champagne, canapés and aperitifs served at the Kayuputi Champagne Bar. To kick off the celebration in style, brunch opens with the traditional sabrage – meaning the sommelier pops open a champagne bottle with an actual saber! The main event is the a la carte brunch, where guests are treated to everything from gourmet smoothie bowls to duck foie gras terrine and black Angus beef tenderloin.
When it’s time for dessert, treat Mum to something truly luxurious by opting for the Astor diamond chocolate soufflé. Prepared only upon request, this decadent treat is the perfect way to wrap up a luxurious Mother’s Day in Bali.
The champagne brunch package includes champagne with the aperitifs. You can also purchase an additional beverage package to enjoy free-flow champagne, cocktails and wine with the brunch as well. To attend the Astor Diamond Champagne Sunday Brunch, a prior reservation is required. For other options, check out our guide to the best Sunday brunches in Bali.
Kayuputi Restaurant at the St. Regis Bali Resort
Location: Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua Lot, Nusa Dua
Tel: +62 (0)361 3006786
Price: Brunch package from IDR 1,450,000
Photo via Kayuputi
4. Treat Her to Some Fresh Flowers
What is a Mother’s Day without flowers? As you can see by the beautiful offerings and lush frangipani trees nestling the island, Bali is lousy with pretty flowers. Florists like Heliconia (cited by many as the best in Bali) promise same-day delivery to your villa or hotel – or you could have the flowers delivered to a restaurant during a special dinner!
If you want the real thing instead of a bouquet, you can also head out and feats your eyes on Bali’s breath-taking blooms. One of the prettiest and least well known sights on the island are the flaming orange marigold fields you can find around North Bali’s Desa Belok. The flowers also make for a gorgeous backdrop for snapping those epic photos of your Mother’s Day in Bali!
Location: Jalan Raya Sunset Road No 88, Seminyak
Tel: +62 (0)361 847 5832
5. Hire A Personal Chef
Mother’s Day is a celebration of families and what better way to do that than by enjoying an elaborate family feast? To make things nice, easy and oh-so luxurious, you can easily arrange a personal chef to do the hard work for you.
Most private villas in Bali offer the option of requesting a personal chef to whip up a private feast for you and the family, meaning you won’t need to lift a finger and can instead spend Mother’s Day in Bali lounging by the pool. The basic concept is very simple: see what looks good on the villa’s menu, place your order and wait as the culinary magic happens. Don’t be shy – the villa staff is more than happy to advice you on their in-house practices and charges.
If you’re looking for specific recommendations, Team Ministry can vouch for the stellar culinary team of the ever-popular Casa Mateo in Seminyak. The beef rendang (once voted the best food on the planet) is ah-mazing! Interested? Read more about Casa Mateo.
6. Enjoy a Family Day by The Pool
Since we are in the tropics, why not spend Mother’s Day in Bali lounging by a stunning pool? At these spiffing pool clubs, the grownups can sip some cocktails while the kids play around in the pool and the whole group can enjoy a stunning family meal, poolside.
If you’re staying in Seminyak, check out Mrs Sippy, the new kid on the block. Though the venue only opened this April, Mrs Sippy is already making a splash – literally. Next to the massive saltwater pool and ample daybeds and dining tables, the venue offers a five-metre diving tower. The menu is a fresh mix of salads, pizzas and barbecue fare. And it doesn’t exactly hurt that they offer 2-for-1 cocktails every Sunday now does it?
If you find yourself in the Ubud area, head to Jungle Fish. This “no beach… beach club” has a massive infinity pool, which opens out to lush views of the jungle and was recently named one of the dreamiest pools in Bali by Vogue. Their restaurant offers a full menu of pizzas, burgers and healthy salads. You can book a hanging bed or a cabana and spend a leisurely day in paradise with the whole family.
Location: Jalan Taman Ganesha, Gang Gagak 8, Seminyak
Tel: +62 361 3351079
Price: Minimum spend of 1.200.000 for a daybed for the day
Location: Jalan Raya Sebali, Ubud, at the Chapung Se Bali Resort & Spa
Tel: +62 (0)361 8989104
Price: Entrance fee from IDR 100,000 / adult
IDR 50,000 / child
Photo via Jungle Fish
7. Visit Dessert Heaven
Because we all know that a party without cake is just a meeting, remember to treat Mum to some epic desserts on her special day! For something truly special, head to the divine Room 4 Dessert in Ubud. Founded by Will Goldfarb, a pastry chef forged in the fires of elBulli, this chic eatery turns dessert into mouth-watering haute cuisine.
Unlike your run-of-the-mill degustation menu, Room 4 Dessert offers a tasting menu solely dedicated to the sweet stuff, or nine exquisite desserts to be more precise. We can’t think of a more delicious way to spend Mother’s Day in Bali! The sought-after restaurant also serves super-yummy cocktails and an impressive selection of wines.
Room 4 Dessert
Location: Jalan Sanginggan, Ubud, next to Naughty Nuri’s Warung
Tel: +62 (0)812 36662806
Price: Tasting menus from IDR 430,000
Photo via Room4Dessert
8. Experience Makeover Magic at Ku De Ta
A day spent at Ku De Ta is a great way to spend a Sunday in and of itself. On Mother’s Day, your visit to this hip Seminyak beach club is made all the more special thanks to Mother’s Day Makeover!
A special collaboration between Ku De Ta and Rob Peetoom Hair Spa, the Mother’s Day event allows Mums to enjoy beauty treatments in a secret salon while the rest of the group dine and enjoy Family Day fun at Ku De Ta – face painting and bouncy castles are involved.
Oh, and did we mention that the beauty treatments, which range from brow treatments to mini make up sessions, are complimentary? Yep, that’s right. Dine at Ku De Ta on Mother’s Day and Mum gets to enjoy luxe beauty treatments free of charge.
Mother’s Day makeovers are offered on a first come, first served basis, but you can contact the venue for table reservations and treatment requests. Treatments are available between 10 am – 4 pm.
Ku De Ta
Location: Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak
Tel: +62 (0)361 736969
9. Rent A Private Villa
It might sound extravagant, but renting a private villa is actually more affordable than you might think. If you’re travelling with family for Mother’s Day, having everyone under the same roof is definitely a luxury and makes life that much easier. You can enjoy family meals gathered round one table and kids can splash around safely in their own private pool.
You can arrange everything from the aforementioned chef to a baby sitter and a private masseuses to visit your villa. With everything from housekeeping to breakfast and security taken care of for you, all is left for the woman of the hour to do is to simply enjoy. The choice is yours: you can rent the villa just for one night of celebration, or stay checked in for a week – or more! Either way, this will be a Mother’s Day Mum won’t soon forget!
Ministry of Villas
Price: Villas from USD $100 per night
Whether your spending Mother’s Day in Bali or closer to home, Ministry of Villas wishes you and yours an epic day with the ones you love!