With its reputation as Southeast Asia’s relaxation capital, it’s little wonder that day spas of every description have popped up all over the island of Bali. No matter how you like to be rubbed, scrubbed, perfumed and pampered – there’s a day spa in Bali that has exactly what your body craves.
Whether you want to relax surrounded by the mountainous countryside of verdant Ubud, or get scrubbed down while being soothed by the seductive sounds of the Indian Ocean – these spas will transport you (face down!) into tropical paradise. And to make it even sweeter, they are all super affordable!
Indonesians are an easygoing bunch and don't expect foreigners to know or understand intricacies of local etiquette. If you're wondering about a person's reaction or you see any peculiar gesture you don't understand, they will appreciate it if you ask them directly.
However, one general tip for getting by in Indonesia is that saving face is extremely important in Indonesian culture. If you should get into a dispute with a vendor, governments official etc, forget trying to argue or 'win'. Better results will be gained by remaining polite and humble at all times, never raising your voice, and smiling, asking the person to help you find a solution to the problem. Rarely, if ever, is it appropriate to try to blame, or accuse.
So with that, the following are the top 5 things you should absolutely NEVER do when in lovely Indonesia!