Wanna talk about Tempat Senang Spa which is numero uno on Tripadvisor and which has discounts on Mondays and Tuesdays. Wasn’t totally impressed to be honest, but I will take you through my journey detailing what I liked and what I didn’t.
Haven’t done a travel post in quite some time and have been meaning to blog about our recent Batam spa trip but was overwhelmed by all the photos. I think other travel bloggers will know the feeling. Anyhoo will take you through the trip in chronological order starting with the ferry ride there. What I liked best was the ease of not having to carry any luggage and the ease of not having to take a flight. You just need to fill up the relevant forms online, collect your tickets at the Harbourfront Ferry Terminal, where you make payment for the ferry tickets. Just bring your passport and be on time. Isn’t it just lovely that beautiful Indonesia is just an hour away.
I love travelling by sea and never get sea sickness so it was a pleasant one hour journey, chatting with my relatives and being entertained by the cute little Indonesian girl in the seat in front of us.
Made me wonder if this is a daily commute for her or a one time trip. Poor kiddo seemed quite bored.
We were met by the driver and were brought to the spa in a van. It got a bit dark and the van was tinted and I was relieved to open the window. Otherwise I would be terribly claustrophobic. I always worry about the transfers when I am on trips and have often felt a panic attack come on in vehicles with dark interiors. It was also nice to see the Indonesian jungle outside. In the email correspondence we were told not to be alarmed as we would be driving through a heavily forested area.
Next they took us around and showed us the rooms before our spa commenced. But to be honest I wouldn’t really wanna stay here. A one time day trip would suffice and I like to try out new places. We had a body massage, scrub, scalp massage and a treatment with hot bags they call hot herbal compress. We unanimously loved the heat treatment best. I was surprised as I was a little afraid to try this but it was heavenly. Heated herbs and oil in cloth, tapped and rubbed in smooth strokes. I think this is great for relaxation and easing muscular aches. Will try it again if I go to another spa that offers this.