We stayed down the beach from Santai at The Kampung, but booked a one hour massage at Santai.
The spa "pavilion" is a roofed king size bed, screened from the pool area by roller blinds and right next to the beach so that you can hear the waves breaking during your treatment.
Our treatment started with a foot wash which I thought was a nice touch. We were then invited to climb up onto the high bed (could be difficult if you are not sufficiently agile). So there we were, my friend and I, lying side by side on a platform bed with two massage girls up there as well. It was by no means ideal. We were given full size pillows to lay our faces on - no way to breath through a pillow, no hole in the mattress to put your face and allow natural airflow. Awkward and uncomfortable. The massage itself was just OK, not great - with four of us on the bed there wasn't a lot of room for the masseuses to really get into a rhythm and apply sufficient pressure. At times I could feel the bottle of oil being lent up against me and the other masseuse accidentally touching me.
At most establishments it is normal to offer a cup of ginger tea after a massage so that the client can relax and come back down to earth slowly. Not here.
I actually thought that for the money the whole experience was pretty poor.
The cost was Us$18 + 10% tax +5% service. A total of 240,000 rupiah. It really annoys me when places advertise prices in US$. The currency in Indonesia is the Rupiah. Use it! It is disrespectful to do otherwise.
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