I'm still working on completing my JBRs but just wanted to share the news about my fabulous pedicure. I had it done on Friday 4 May, and now, after 24 days, it is still perfect! Every time I look down at my beautiful toes I am transported back to my wonderful Bali spa experience. It is the best 45,000Rp I ever spent on a pedi.
The place I had it done was Inggrith Spa and Salon in Nusa Dua. I went there on the recommendation of TA contributor Amy Lou, and was not disappointed. I have asked TA to add it so that I can write a proper review, but in the meantime I thought I'd post the details here.
The spa is located outside the Nusa Dua compound on Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan (No. 88). It is just down from the Grand Bali Hotel, and a few steps outside the back gate of the Novotel Nusa Dua. It is in a newish building, fully airconditioned and spotlessly clean. The decor is basic but not dingy - all equipment is comfortable and in excellent condition. It doesn't have the lush ambience of the more expensive spas, but the service is just as good. There are 6 new pedi chairs, a clean toilet and shower, and lots of private massage cubicles. The products used are local, but decent quality; and all the staff are very well-trained, thorough, and friendly.
I had a fish foot spa (70K), foot massage (55K), pedicure (45K), manicure (40K), cream bath with proper blow-dry (60K), full body massage (65K) and facial (60K). I selected 2 packages which covered all of the above (except for the fish spa) for a cheaper price than paying for each one individually. I think I ended up paying just under 350K for the lot (over 6 hours total). I tipped generously and left walking on air.
For the pedicure I provided my own OPI polish (I always do) but the spa provided the undercoat and top coat. The service provided by Ketut was meticulous... she worked on my toes untll they were 100% perfect. I wore sandals home, and for my last 3 days in Bali. Since then I've been wearing runners, boots and dress shoes. I normally wreck a pedicure within about a week, but this one has stood up to some pretty hard battering for over 3 weeks and still looks perfect. I have never had a pedicure anywhere in the world that has lasted so long and so perfectly.
The spa is in a bit of an out-of-the-way place so doesn't get a lot of foot traffic. This means that appointments aren't necessary - just wander in and one of the girls will be available to help you. It would be a perfect location for a group spa experience, but obviously bookings would be recommended for this. The location is within about a 5 minute cab ride from the main Nusa Dua hotels, 10 minutes from Tanjung Benoa, 15 minutes from Jimbaran, and 25-30 minutes from Kuta (depending on traffic). The lovely receptionist is Efni and the ladies who pampered me were Budi (foot massage), Ketut (mani, pedi and creambath) and Wayan (facial and full body massage).
I'm not sure whether I'm allowed to provide a phone number and email address in the forum, but I have both if anyone would like them. I have no financial or other interest in this spa: I'm writing this purely as a very satisfied customer.
Thanks for the tip, Amy Lou!