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A Zen Gem

Tranquility abounds at this Port Aransas spa and wellness center

By: Alexis Harborth  Photos by: Maude Coté Davis

A unique gem is nestled in the heart of Port Aransas, Texas. The Balinese Wellness Spa & Yoga Retreat is a tranquil getaway for adults to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Kristen Collins, a representative for the spa, explains that owner Marsha Starkey opened it to “bring relaxation and tranquility to the community.” The spa has everything needed for guests to recharge and refresh, from skincare to massages.

“We have a great menu of massages, facials, and body treatments.” Collins lists. “For each of our treatments, we’re committed to using organic products and goods.”

In addition to its relaxing environment, a mission of the Balinese Wellness Spa & Yoga Retreat is health and wellness. “Massage, facials, and organic skincare and products are all beneficial to a healthy lifestyle,” says Collins. “Wellness is really at the heart of the Balinese spa.”

The Balinese Spa, which just turned 8 years old, has a new and exciting development on the heels of its birthday: Those looking to extend a relaxing visit into an overnight getaway now have the opportunity, thanks to new modern European suites.  

The Balinese Suites boast luxurious king beds, stylish details throughout, access to a sparkling saltwater pool – which remains heated during the cooler months – and beach bikes available upon request. The Balinese Suites are within walking distance of fine dining and healthy restaurants, shopping, bars, and more. 

The Balinese Wellness Spa & Yoga Retreat is a perfect place for events, bridal parties, couples getaways, and wedding gatherings. There is also an outdoor yoga studio on the property where local and traveling yogis can come relax or teach.  

From its boutique shop to its services, this spa is a true sanctuary for locals and visitors alike. Rest and relaxation in a tranquil getaway are just minutes away at The Balinese Wellness Spa & Yoga Retreat.

“We are so busy in life. We want this to be a place where you can forget about the day. We want the Balinese Spa to be somewhere for people to unwind – whether that’s 15 minutes for a waxing or three hours for a spa package, we want them to feel like they’re in their own paradise.”


121 Cut-Off Rd, Port Aransas, TX  |  balinesespaporta.com