BALI for TWO

The ul­ti­mate mix of lux­u­ri­ous pam­per­ing and ad­ven­tur­ous ex­plo­ration – some­thing for ev­ery cou­ple

Cosmopolitan Bride (Australia) - - THE MOON -

WHERE TO STAY

AYANA RE­SORT AND SPA, JIMBARAN (AYANA.COM) Atop the sea cliffs of Jimbaran is a hon­ey­moon des­ti­na­tion like no other. Lit­er­ally. The only in­te­grated re­sort in Bali, there are 12 in­cred­i­ble pools to dip your feet in, from rain­for­est-sur­rounded mec­cas to beach­side in­fin­ity pools. For to­tal new­ly­wed iso­la­tion, the se­cluded AYANA Vil­las pro­vide in­escapable (read: won’t ever want to es­cape) lux­ury – and an ex­tra pri­vate pool. You can get spa treat­ments on-site at the Ther­mes Marins spa, voted the World’s Best Spa, dine at one of 18 restau­rants and bars, and watch the sun­set from the Rock Bar – AYANA Villa guests get a cov­eted seat in the ‘cir­cle’, an ex­clu­sive rock is­land jut­ting out over the crys­tal-clear wa­ter. Tired from all the cliff-top yoga and golf-putting? Re­treat to the ex­clu­sive pri­vate beach

for the day, where you’ll feel like the only two peo­ple in the world. You won’t ever need to leave the re­sort – but if you do, then beau­ti­ful Bali awaits right at your doorstep. Go ex­plore, then come back to soak in the un­ri­valled lux­ury. Ahhh, if only you could be new­ly­weds ev­ery day!

DON’T MISS

The aqua­tonic pool for a to­tally unique hy­dro­mas­sage ex­pe­ri­ence.

Rates at Ayana Re­sort and Spa Bali start from $324 per night for room only, suites from $571 per night. Vil­las at Ayana Re­sort with pri­vate plunge pool and 24-hour per­son­alised but­ler ser­vice start from $980 per night. Visit ayana.com.

HON­EY­MOON IN­DUL­GENCE

If you’re af­ter a spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ence with your lover, Spa on the Rocks is about as spe­cial as you can get. You can lit­er­ally get a di­a­mond-dust fa­cial while soak­ing in a bath filled with the petals of 500 red roses, drink­ing cham­pagne, with the ocean lap­ping on all sides – be­cause your spa is lit­er­ally on a rock in the ocean. Deca­dent, much?

WHERE TO EAT

• Mo­tel Mex­i­cola, Den­pasar – for some fi­esta with your food.

• Potato Head, Seminyak – a tra­di­tional yet eth­i­cal take on In­done­sian dishes.

• Swept Away Restau­rant, The Sa­maya, Ubud – their 100-can­dle river­side din­ner is the epit­ome of ro­mance.

WHERE TO AD­VEN­TURE

• Uluwatu Tem­ple: This tem­ple is perched atop a 70-me­tre-high sea cliff. Be sure to re­spect the lo­cal tra­di­tions and dress con­ser­va­tively.

• Te­ge­nun­gan wa­ter­fall: Get the per­fect pic for the hon­ey­moon al­bum (*cough* In­sta­gram) while you’re at it.

• Ubud Mon­key for­est: hang out with 700 mon­keys! Get ready to gig­gle

(and pos­si­bly have your bag stolen by a cheeky mon­key). Hold on tight...

The In­sta-fa­mous Rock Bar.

Pri­vate beach, any­one?

En­joy a mod­ern feast at Ayana’s DAVA Steak & Seafood Restau­rant.

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