Bali Flower Baths, Jimbaran

We were at the end of our 10 day stay in Bali, and after the unfortunate events that occurred in Nusa Lembongan it was definitely time to slow down and take things easy before we headed home. Jimbaran was the last stop on our itinerary and we were so excited to really do nothing for the last few days that we had in Bali.

The majority of our accommodation had been in hotels so our stay in our own private villa was something new for this trip. We’ve never really stayed in villas because I think I am more comfortable with all the amenities that hotels offer. Especially on holidays I like not having to buy groceries and think about cooking my meals. Our villa in Jimbaran totally flipped my opinion because it was absolutely gorgeous and we had so much space to just be as would be at home. With 3 living spaces, 2 bathrooms, a pool and a bungalow hut all to ourselves we had more room than we knew what to do with.

I knew the outdoor bath was going to be one of my highlights because after the scooter accident and the heavy bruise that was developing on my left leg, a little R&R was appreciated.

Thankfully we had the most incredible driver who went out of his way to find me a florist with the biggest bag of rose petals after a bit of a song and dance of hand signals trying to describe what I was after. We were lost in translation for a hot minute and I wasn’t entirely sure he knew what I wanted, but after we drove around for close to an hour he pulled up to this flower shop that was perfect. The store owner beckoned me into the back of her shop, opened her fridge and showed me bags of flower petals that were already arranged. We walked around her flower shop and she picked up single stems here and there and ripped off the petals in different colours to mix with the petals already in the bag. It was as if she read my mind. Despite the language barriers I’ve never met a foreigner who knew me so well.

Let’s just say my bruised leg and I were eternally grateful.

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11 Comments

  1. October 21, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    What an incredible bath and well deserved! Sometimes it is more than having a language barrier, I guess it really is about both parties wanting to communicate 🙂

    nat // dignifiable

    • October 24, 2016 / 7:26 am

      It was so gorgeous and massive…. I almost drowned in it haha. You’re so right, if they aren’t willing to try and understand you get no where (been there a million times before). Have a great week Nat x

  2. October 22, 2016 / 3:37 am

    Omg this looks heavenly! Sorry to hear about your accident but at least you ended things off on a positive note – roll with the punches, Xx

    Nikki | http://www.nikkibstyles.com

    • October 24, 2016 / 7:25 am

      Exactly…. what can you do but laze around a villa and feel sorry for yourself with petals all around (doesn’t sound to bad does it?! lol)

  3. Dylan
    November 3, 2016 / 11:20 pm

    Girl, I love a good bath, but this takes it to a whole new level. I’m so happy the confused hot-minute led to a flower shop with bags of petals ready to go. Sounds like a dream.

    ❤️DM
    http://bydylanm.com

    • November 4, 2016 / 8:29 am

      I don’t have one in my tiny home so this was a SUPER BIG TREAT… flowers and all!!! Have a wonderful weekend Dylan x

  4. Christa Sagmoe
    November 16, 2016 / 12:23 am

    Looks so luxurious and the aroma must have been heavenly! ~ Christa

    http://theavidpen.com

    • November 16, 2016 / 8:33 am

      Was certainly a nice little treat after falling off a scooter haha.

  5. jenny
    June 9, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    hi,
    We have a gorgeous stone bath in our apartment in Ubud and was hoping to do the same but not sure where to get some lovely petals, or what even to ask for when looking haha. where was the flower shop that you visited ?
    your bath looks incredible!!! – Jen

    • Megan
      Author
      June 10, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Hi Jen… UUUGGH I’m so jealous of you, do you have room for 1 more person? Pllleeeaasssee?? Just kidding, I’ll leave you to enjoy your Ubud holiday by yourself. Honestly I just got lucky with the driver, I did have to explain a few times what I wanted and got exactly that without showing him a picture (maybe have a picture saved on your phone as an example?). When I got in the store he spoke to the lady owner in Indonesian and she took me to the back of the room and opened her fridge filled with bags of petals. I then asked for more “Red petals” so she walked up to these rose bunches and just ripped the petals from the stems and threw them in the bag! This was in Canggu though and we were driving for what felt like an hour…. but they delivered so I can’t complain. My tip – go to the Ubud markets at 6am if you are there on a Sunday. They have buckets of firesh petals that they use for the offerings for the gods so if you are there then, you can pick some gorgeous colours that are shown in my market post on the blog. Enjoy your time!!!! xx

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