I booked a spa appointment at Tamarind Spa having read reviews online. I knew there would be cheap massage places all around Ubud, but wanted to make a visit to a well established and higher class spa as well. The prices turn out to be very cheap compared to Australian prices (2 hr massage for around $50 Australian).
I arrived at the spa after a little difficulty - the ubiquitous taxi and motorcycle drivers pointed me to the right spot after realising I was too close for them to give me a lift anywhere. The spa is well set out and equipped, in a very peaceful garden surrounds.
My therapist, Anni, was lovely and I had a great massage. I then had a pedicure which was possibly the best pedicure I've ever had.
Afterwards, Anni very kindly dropped me back at my hotel - on her motorbike! I appreciated that very much. I doubt she does that for everyone...it just happened to be the end of the day, and she took me.
I've come to think the cheap places are not good for full body massages....there is no change of sheets/linens etc. It's fine for the back massage where everything is kept on.
Thanks again to Anni for treating me so well!