From the end of July to beginning of August we spend 10 amazing days at Ayana Resort & Spa in Bali. This is certainly one of the best resorts/hotels we have seen and exactly what we were looking for in terms of comfort, service, and relaxation.
The staff at Ayana is extremely friendly and always trying its best to accommodate your wishes. The location is simply beautiful, with the hotel and the villas sitting on top of a cliff with beatiful views over the ocean.
Our room, even though the lowest category you can book in Ayana (resort view), had beautiful views to the garden and partly view to the ocean and a really big balcony. The bed was very comfortable allowing an excellent sleep. Bathroom (seperate shower and bathtub) was equipped with everything you need. Room service was excellent as towels were changed even two times a day and everything from bodylotion to mouthwash was replenished, so our experience is completely different than some of those mentioned here before. One morning we had to go leave early for a daytrip and got a beautifully arranged breakfast delivered to the room right on time at 6 am in the morning - without extra charge!
We used almost all restaurants at Ayana and we were always very satisfied with the quality of food and service. One of the best restaurants is certainly Dava, where we enjoyed a great 6 course dinner. Wine prices are extremely high though - but the fresh fruit juices and great cocktails are a very good alternative. You can drink your wine at home anyway, :))
In terms of pools - all are great and offer nice surroundings and very good service. Kubu beach is a beatiful and small private beach of Ayana. Free transfer from the hotel lobby with a golf cart and somthing like 180 steps bring you closer to a real treasure of this resort. Even though waves and currents are present, you can have a refreshing dip in the ocean. And most importantly, no people bothering you by trying to sell something to you.
A special highlight for us was the "Rockbar". We have been there 4 or 5 evenings, because the great location so close to the ocean, the very friendly and funny staff and the great drinks were drawing us back again and again.
Even though there were some reconstructions at the Padi restaurant going on while we where there, this didn't bother us at all and we were rewarded by an really improved and ever so big breakfast buffet after the reconstruction was finished.
All in all, this is a great resort for a romantic holiday, a business trip (they have nice conferencing area as well) or a holiday with the whole family, as there were also a kids club and some nice pools for kids.
Only compromise you have to take is the kind of secluded location of the hotel, a short taxi trip is necessary to go to restaurants at Jimbaran beach or to Kuta / Seminak.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award-winning AYANA Resort and Spa Bali is a world-class destination resort located on 90 hectares of cliff-top land perched above Jimbaran Bay, just 10 kilometers from Bali airport. AYANA’s majestic sunsets and ocean-front views are complemented by white-sand beach and shared facilities as Bali’s only integrated resort with RIMBA Jimbaran Bali. With full access to all dining and recreation at both AYANA and RIMBA and complimentary resort shuttle, guests enjoy the most extensive on-site facilities of any resort in Bali. There are 18 restaurants and bars including the famous Rock Bar; exclusive private beach; 12 swimming pools; world-class Spa with Aquatonic Seawater Therapy Pool and Spa on the Rocks treatment; golf-putting and fitness center; and complimentary WiFi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ayana Hotel Jimbaran
- AYANA Resort And Spa Bali/Jimbaran