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with thousands of trees —banyans, flamboyants, coconut palms, Madagascar almonds, eucalyptus— Rimba Jimbaran Bali ( Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera; rimbajimbaran.com; doubles from US $210) is as leafy an enclave as its name (which means “forest” in Indonesian) suggests. The eight-hectare property, set within the grounds of sister resort the Ayana, opens in September with 297 elegantly appointed rooms and suites arranged around a shimmering centerpiece of water features and multitiered swimming pools. On-site attractions include walking trails, a small spa, an outpost of Cantonese restaurant chain Ah-Yat Abalone, and a sleek rooftop bar that affords mesmerizing views of the Indian Ocean. For guests wishing to stray farther afield, the expansive facilities and thalassotherapy pools of the Ayana are just a short buggy ride away, as is a private beach 197 steps below the edge of a limestone cliff.