One of my new favorite things to do to relax in Bali is visit GOLDUST beauty lounge. As you step into the bright reception area on the ground floor at GOLDUST you are instantly transported to a cool and calm space with bright white wooden walls, an array of colorful beach kaftans, resort wear, jewelry and body care products, and a smiling host who will help you peruse the spa menu and answer any questions you may have about the treatments. Once you choose your treatment, you are led to the lounge upstairs with its over-sized armchairs, sparkling chandeliers, and all the latest magazines.
My beautiful friend Monica and I were pampered with 24k gold facials. It started with a deep cleansing, followed by the application of thin sheets of gold leaf. While the gold leaf worked its magic tightening and smoothing our skin, the therapists gave us amazing hand, head and foot massages. After the gold was massaged into my skin, I could see immediate results--my skin was softer and more radiant. After our facials we were treated with heavenly manicures and pedicures.
The whole experience was one-of-a-kind; a perfect mix of cleanliness, friendliness, relaxation and beautification. By the time we left we felt like we were walking on a cloud.
GOLDUST is located in Canggu, a beautiful pastoral village about 20 minutes north of Seminyak. My favorite way to spend a day there is observing the rhythms of Balinese village life, enjoying fresh foods from small cafes and restaurants, watching Jim surf gorgeous black sand beaches, and taking a yoga class. Below are a few moments capturing the blissful aftermath of our spa day.