Tucked away down a small side road in a traditional Balinese village in Sayan, Kayumanis Ubud may not be the easiest place to find, but once you do, you feel as though you've discovered a beguiling secret garden. To get to the spa, you must follow the natural stone paths down a series of steps and across a wooden bridge that spans the Lauh River. The five private thatched-roof spa villas rest in a shady grove of cinnamon, coconut and frangipani trees set between the banks of the lazy Lauh and the mighty Ayung River. Your spa experience starts with a chilled cup of rosella tea sweetened with honey and a splash of lime for balance, accompanied by a cold towel, which is pleasantly refreshing after your stroll through the grounds. The soft spoken staff will then give you a choice of massage oils including lavender and orange; lemongrass; cloves; or sandalwood and patchouli. Once youï¿½ve made your choice, itï¿½s off to the spa villa for some serious pampering.