Some resorts are more than just a resort. They are a destination in itself. And, if you are planning to eschew the hubbub, where you don’t want to tear yourself away from the resort, look no further than Ayana Resort & Spa Bali. Located in Jimbaran Bay, the resort is spread across 90 hectares with world-class facilities, luxurious accommodation, stunning spa, a bar offering sweeping views of the psychedelic blue sea and guaranteed stunning sunsets every other day.
Ayana Resort & Spa Bali needs no introduction. It is one of the most luxurious properties in Bali. The moment you enter the resort your head will turn all side as there are so many nooks each prettier than the other and all of the stuff of Instagram legend.
The highlight of our stay at Ayana Resort & Spa was taking too many dips in the pool, watching the sun paint the sky while sipping our favorite cocktail and tapping our feet to the music while watching the waves dance and a 2- hour long session in the Aquatonic pool soothing all our muscles.
Nestled in 90 acres of beautifully landscaped tropical grounds and laced with a stunning beach, Ayana Resort & Spa is the right blend of luxury, comfort, location, and service. The perfect destination for working on the tan, setting for intimate, personalized wedding celebrations or a dreamy way to disconnect from the world in the super luxurious Ayana villas.
– Welcome –
As we stepped out of the car, we were greeted by garlands and were ushered to the reception lobby. No wonder it was crowded as there were too many people checking in, checking out as well as waiting to hop on the buggy for the beach and the spa. Amidst all these, before we could even finish our kiwi juice our check-in process was complete and we were informed that we had been upgraded to the ridiculously luxurious Jimbaran suite.
– Jimbaran Suite –
We had a spring in our step as we headed towards our suite escorted by one of the staff. The moment we stepped into the suite, we instantly fell in love with its timeless theme, spaciousness, plush interiors, opulent king size bed, with the tub with floating flower petals right in the middle of the mind-blowing bathroom. The only thought that came to my mind was – Wish I could just stay here forever.
The suite is beautifully orchestrated. Each and every piece just perfectly blends in the creamy shade that flows around the suite and pop of purple and blue thrown in gives an elegant touch. The bed comes with fabric upholstered and tufted headboard and the room is punctuated with dark wooden furniture that makes it looks classy and transports you to regal opulence.
The floor-to-ceiling glass window pours out to the landscaped garden from both the living area as well as the bedroom, the vanity room and bathroom with all the sumptuous toiletries, candles, bath salts assures that you are pampered to the hilt.
– Dining –
The resort offers one of the best breakfast spread at Padi — variety by dozens, large selection of dishes, freshly baked items, freshly squeezed juices, in fact, they also have a counter for tender coconut. We were muddled where to start and where to end as there was so much on offer.
There are 18, yes 18 unique dining option sprinkled all around the resort offering different views and cuisines. You actually have to grab a map and pick the ones that satiate your taste. Check the map. HERE
Rock Bar was the place we visited consecutively two evenings during our stay. Perfect place to watch shallow translucent blue waters that roll up onto the sand, the sun painting the sky and fabulous drink and playful dishes for company. No wonder it is the one of the most popular Bar in Bali both among tourists as well as locals.
( Note: You don’t have to be guests of the resort to visit Rock Bar but yes, advance booking for a table is highly recommended. And the best time to book is during the sunset and make sure you reach on time.)
For seafood lovers, Kisik Bar & Grill & Dava are the best. Sami Sami is for Italian Cuisines and for the stunning view overlooking private Kubu Beach – Warung Kubu is the one you should head to.
Check the below slide show of all the stunning dining option the resort offers:
– Amenities & Activities –
Whether you’re the type who likes to laze around the pool, prefers to bake on the sand or keep yourself active throughout. There are plenty of options on-site for all your whims.
Infinity Pool or say Pools:
Not just one but Ayana resort has 7 immaculate pools to keep you occupied. Plop yourself on any of the day beds or dip in the infinity pool and watch the dance of waves below. We had so much fun hopping from one pool to other.
Ayana Main Pool, Lower Pool, Kids Pool, Ocean Beach Pool and River Pool. In addition to these, you can also visit all the pools of Rimba Jimbaran Bali. Isn’t that cool.
Rock Bar –
Watching the last rays of sun softly flicker creating a stunning canvas and watch the dance of waves as you drink in an enviable view of the ocean.
Spa On The Rocks
The resort has a superb spa, tucked away amid the gentle sights and sounds of the ocean. Let the picture do the talking.
This was definitely one of a kind for us. Imagine soothing all your muscles by exercising your way through 12 hydro massage stations. We had our hearty lunch and slipped into our swimwear for a spa like no other and came out all relaxed and rejuvenated after a 2-hour session, swimming, jumping from one station to other, working on different parts of the body – thigh, hip, ankle you name it 😉
“The spa contains 700 million liters of water directly supplied from the underlying Indian Ocean and warmed to optimum temperatures to rebalance mineral deficiencies”
Day trips to any of the major attractions can be easily booked from the resort itself.
There are free shuttles to Kubu Beach, Spa and to the other amenities of the resort.
Other Activities offered by the resort are as follows
Jimbaran Fish Market Tour
Perfume making Classes
Canang Ketupat Demonstration
Balinese Dance Demonstration
Kampoeng Bali Cultural Dinner
There was so much to try and to do that we were left wanting for more time on the resort.
– Overall –
If you envisaged yourself kicking back on the beach, eschewing the hubbub, dipping too many dips in the pool, sampling the Balinese cuisines, much to do beyond wandering at leisure at the beach. Ayana Resort just caters to all your needs.
Be its impeccable service, thoughtful touches, shimmering pools, enough activities to keep you busy all day and night, spa to soothe all your muscles and incredible sunsets. The resort has all the essentials for a heavenly retreat to the tropics.
THE BEST PART. So, whether you book a room at AYANA Resort and Spa, Jimbaran, Indonesia or RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA, Jimbaran, Indonesia. You actually get to visit both the resort as the amenities are shared. Amazing, isn’t that.
Stop dreaming and start booking !!!!
Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
You can find more information about the property and booking rates on their official website.
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EmmaMarch 4, 2017 at 12:18 am
This might be the most luxurious hotel I’ve ever seen! I love the water feature that runs the whole way round the resort. The food looks amazing and so does the pool and the spa. And it must be amazing to climb into that beautiful bed every night!
Debra SchroederMarch 4, 2017 at 6:07 pm
OMG, that resort looks amazing from the suite, the infinity pool and to the food. I know where I’m planning to stay when I visit Bali. The shuttle to the beach is a nice perk.
Prasad NpMarch 4, 2017 at 6:23 pm
Aiyo…. this resort is like a dream destination, I mean only in movies you see places like this and here you have it right in front of you… opulence at its best…
AnnieMarch 4, 2017 at 10:26 pm
I am usually looking for giant tiled showers when I go to a resort but oh my goodness that bathtub! Looks like a dream to soak and relax in 🙂
StephenMarch 5, 2017 at 7:15 am
Everything from the water to the food and sunsets looks completely mind blowing. This place is epic.
NishaMarch 5, 2017 at 7:21 am
That’s really a dream destination. I can’t call it a resort. 🙂
18 dining options are also too high. How many days you stayed there? 🙂 And who would go out if there’s so much in the resort itself?
DrewMarch 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm
I’ve never heard of a resort with 18 dining options! That’s insane. It makes it difficult to sample all of the options just at the resort, let alone beyond it during a stay! It is a truly beautiful property, and I certainly wouldn’t mind hanging on in the hydro therapy pool for an while…
Fiona MacleanMarch 5, 2017 at 1:24 pm
Wow, that resort looks out of this world! I’d be with you and want to stay there forever! And such a great location too!
Mel I TravelingMelMarch 5, 2017 at 1:39 pm
Wow- the Ayana Resort & Spa Bali looks amazing. I want to swim in every one of those pools and drink all the cocktails. Your room is amazing– so romantic and luxurious. It must have been very hard to leave.
RachaelMarch 5, 2017 at 6:05 pm
What a gorgeous resort with spectacular views! The food looks so good but I wonder if you would be able to tr them all out during a stay there… 18 places to eat is a lot to try and get through.
Only By LandMarch 5, 2017 at 8:03 pm
90 hectares is huge, this sure is a destination in itself. The Rock Bar is the perfect place to relax, after relaxing all day, the view from there is amazing. The pettles in the bath tub is so romantic, this is the perfect place for a couple to getaway even for a honeymoon.
Tamara ElliottMarch 5, 2017 at 8:09 pm
That infinity pool tho! And the room!! Like a palace! You’re so lucky to have stayed here- this will definitely be at the top of my list if I ever make it to Bali!
RhiannonMarch 5, 2017 at 11:45 pm
Your resort posts always have me daydreaming about what it would be like to be here! Again, way out of my budget but total dream destination! I don’t know how you manage to find all these paradise-like resorts but they’re always incredible to read about 🙂
FS PageMarch 6, 2017 at 5:02 am
This resort is simply a dream. Cant believe how magnificent it is. The imagination of the creators and the passion with which they might be maintaining it is commendable. You have captured the whole resort extremely well. I hope i get to visit it someday though it seems costly.
Cliodhna RyanMarch 6, 2017 at 5:45 am
OH wow, as you said, this place looks like a destination in itself and now you have me dreaming about Bali! The suite looks so luxurious. That bathtub alone looks worth the visit plus all the pools. I would love to go there with my boyfriend, it looks so romantic.
carlinn meyerMarch 6, 2017 at 7:13 am
Wow this is definitely a dream place to stay! The views are gorgeous and that bath tub with the flowers, omw so amazing! Looks like you had an amazing relaxing time!
LaurenMarch 6, 2017 at 8:20 am
OMG this place looks amazing! The photos are unreal! Thank you so much for sharing!
Suma - Tales of travelling sistersMarch 6, 2017 at 1:25 pm
Wow, 90 acres of property and it has so much to offer. I guess a week stay in this beautiful place might not enough to explore and enjoy all the facilities. Rock bar has been on my Bali list since long, I might just include Ayana Resort instead as it more enticing overall. Thanks for the share :).
Work Visa CanadaMarch 14, 2017 at 2:23 am
The room and grounds look stunning – I love resorts with a beautiful beach plus there are so many fun things to do!
Sara BroersMarch 14, 2017 at 4:13 am
My question to you would be, what does this resort not have? Wow… this looks amazing! From the bathtubs to the pools, it has spa written all over it. Yet, you have amazing views everywhere else.
Wanderlust VegansMarch 14, 2017 at 4:34 am
You are right the Ayana Resort is perfect for legendary instagram photos. You could get enough instagram photos built up from a stay here to last a long time. It so beautiful you could almost forget there is other things to see in Bali.
Ana OjhaMarch 14, 2017 at 5:59 am
Ayana Resort & Spa, Bali looks like a destination in itself. From the decor of the room to the food, from the pool to the indoor tub, everything looks just perfect for an amazing getaway! I’d love to stay there! Your pictures speak for themselves how beautiful it is!
DaneMarch 14, 2017 at 6:03 am
There was actually almost too much there to even process in one sitting! Every single one of your photos is mind blowing! Sometimes I find it hard to fathom that places like this actually exist! I am super jealous of this experience! To have a place like this is amazing enough but to have it coupled with those views is just another world.
SuruchiMarch 14, 2017 at 7:52 am
Wow. This place is so magical. I wanna swim and sip on some cocktails in these pools esp. the affinity pool. Your room looks so romantic and beautiful. I won’t mind spending a good quality time here.
Jitaditya NarzaryMarch 14, 2017 at 8:03 am
Mindblowing place! This explains why so many people are going to or at least planning to go to Bali. The additional activities offered by the resort see to be great too. Bicycle tour will be my first pick if someday I arrive there.
Parnashree DeviMarch 14, 2017 at 9:49 am
The resort looks like a dream affair. I still can’t get over the spa shot. The views, 18 restaurants and the landscapes, ahh what else anyone needs when you stay in a resort like that. I would love to stay someday here. Its quite inviting.
JoannaMarch 14, 2017 at 3:39 pm
You are right, this resort is an experience itself, perfect for a honeymoon where all you want to do is spend some romantic time with your husband. The infinity pools are simply amazing with those spectacular pools. And the rooms are so well designed, with the opulent furniture and the bathtub specially prepared, with the rose petals in it. What a dream!
Torgeir LindlandMarch 23, 2017 at 2:04 pm
Wow, this resort looks so luxurious. I can Picture myself relaxing in the Rock Bar With an ice cold beer, enjoying the sunset, after a long day at the pool. And With 18 dining options you never have to eat at the same place twice eiher! I’m not really the resort kind of traveller, usually I stay in cheap hotels in the city, but I have no problem picturing myself in a place like this. The view is simply amazing!
Abhinav SinghMarch 23, 2017 at 2:06 pm
No matter how much is written about Bali, it still surprises me. I have never been there but after reading blogs like yours, I definitely want to see it. I like the way the landscaping is done in this resort. I am sure a stay here must have rejuvenated you.
AbbyMarch 23, 2017 at 2:08 pm
Wow, 90 acres in Jimbaran Bay, the Ayana Resort sounds lush. Your pics are fantastic, and just reading about the Aquatonic pool makes me wish I was there right now, soaking in that heaven.
TracyMarch 23, 2017 at 2:14 pm
I’ve been there for the sunset at the Rock Bar. The place is beautiful even the lobby itself. Whoaa…it must be great to stay there! 😀
ChristieMarch 23, 2017 at 5:20 pm
This is just beautiful! I think my favorite part is that if you book at one resort you get to enjoy the amenities at both. I haven’t heard of a resort doing that before. It’s a great perk! I’ll make sure to check this place out if I ever make it to Bali
JeanMarch 24, 2017 at 12:11 am
These pools look absolutely amazing. I’ve never really wanted to try out a full resort but after seeing your photos I’ve changed my mind. If I get to Bali I now know where I’m staying
AnitaMarch 25, 2017 at 2:05 am
Holy crap, I don’t think I have ever seen resort photos this beautiful. I can only imagine in real life. I am absolutely putting this on my bucket list. I wanted to see Bali and experience it without a resort but now, I have to at least stay here a couple of nights.
Samantha SparrowMarch 25, 2017 at 5:37 am
Wow! Ayana Resort & Spa is like a dream to me. The spa looks amazing and I can imagine supping cocktails looking out to those views whilst in the pool. You’ve completely sold this full resort for me.
Vrithi PushkarMarch 25, 2017 at 4:38 pm
This looks beyond amazing! I love the spa and the water feature. I will be sure to check it out on our trip to Bali.
Medhavi DavdaMarch 26, 2017 at 8:48 am
The luxury, the grandeur, the views, everything is just so perfect for this resort. The bath tub looked the most tempting to me. Above all the luxury, they have amazing activities in the resort. I could probably spend a month here!
Dave JaquesMarch 26, 2017 at 6:38 pm
Wow, what a beautiful resort! That looks like an ultimate luxury destination. Looks like it had everything you could dream of. Beautiful photos, too!
Janine GoodMarch 26, 2017 at 11:39 pm
What an epic resort. I love everything about it including the 18 dining options. I would seriously gain weight on all the options! The pools like incredible and I love the bathtub with the flower petals! I hope to get to Bali someday.
Kavey FavelleMay 13, 2017 at 11:15 am
Wow! Loving the look of Ayana Resort & Spa Bali! This is the kind of place one could spend a week in and not be bored. Your suite looks stunning but even more so the pool, the grounds, the views. I’d love to have a spa treatment looking out across views like that!
dindiresortsMay 30, 2017 at 12:48 pm
Looking Nice. Its amazing, pool was very very awesome!!