ONLY IN IN­DONE­SIA

Do it all at AYANA Re­sort and Spa.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - - The Insider -

BALI, IN­DONE­SIA, HAS AN EN­ER­GIZ­ING ap­peal, an ex­otic vibe ex­ud­ing cul­ture and tact­fully in­fused with he­do­nis­tic en­ergy. Sa­vor­ing the is­land’s serene charm with an in­dul­gent re­treat to the AYANA Re­sort and Spa is the per­fect an­ti­dote for the rest­less soul. The snazzy for­mer Ritz Carl­ton prop­erty is set on the south­west­ern coast, at­tract­ing savvy trav­el­ers that ap­pre­ci­ate a refuge from chain ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tions. This is a true oa­sis of class, brim­ming with a per­fect bal­ance of time­less style and up­scale lux­ury.

Chic and artsy while main­tain­ing its In­done­sian roots, the prop­erty ex­hibits all the clas­sic char­ac­ter­is­tics one would ex­pect. Strate­gi­cally po­si­tioned on cliff- top land over­look­ing Jim­baran Bay, the prop­erty fea­tures re­splen­dent Ba­li­nese ar­chi­tec­ture framed by lush land­scap­ing with palms sway­ing to the beat of In­dian Ocean waves. Seventy- eight pri­vate pool vil­las and 290 over­sized rooms and suites are graced with ul­tra-lav­ish fur­nish­ings.

In­te­grated with the neigh­bor­ing RIMBA Jim­baran Bali Re­sort by AYANA, guests en­joy full ac­cess to the din­ing and recre­ation fa­cil­i­ties of both prop­er­ties. This al­liance pro­vides 19 res­tau­rants and bars, 12 swim­ming pools, a pri­vate white-sand beach club, golf putting, a fit­ness cen­ter, and the highly ac­claimed Ther­mes Marins Spa. Spas may be syn­ony­mous with Bali, but this haven of re­ju­ve­na­tion is the is­land’s cen­ter­piece tro­phy. While the re­sort’s abun­dance of fa­cil­i­ties sug­gests grandiose scale, the de­sign of the prop­erty cu­ri­ously ex­udes the aura of a per­sonal sanc­tu­ary.

In be­tween daily re­con­nais­sance of exquisitely de­signed pools, a mélange of din­ing op­tions is avail­able for in­quis­i­tive ap­petites. Choose from Ital­ian, Ja­panese, Mex­i­can, Mediter­ranean, and In­done­sian dishes fea­tur­ing meat, veg­e­tar­ian, and seafood se­lec­tions, as well as quick- bite com­fort foods com­ple­mented by healthy-liv­ing menus.

As day­time de­com­pres­sion fades to­wards dusk, the famed Rock Bar, perched on a cliff over the ocean waves, at­tracts fer­vent sun­set wor­ship­pers for cock­tails be­fore mor­ph­ing into a vi­brant night mu­sic venue un­der the In­done­sian stars.

The in­spir­ing spirit of the AYANA Re­sort and Spa em­braces the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment of the is­land and cel­e­brates the im­plicit cul­ture of a zen-like des­ti­na­tion. It may take ar­du­ous travel plan­ning to get here, but once you ex­pe­ri­ence its aura, it’s even harder to leave. ayana.com

BY STEVE LE­LAND

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