November 5, 2022 marked the opening of the brand new AYANA Segara Bali hotel, within the cliffside AYANA Estate overlooking Jimbaran Bay in Bali, Indonesia.
The new 205-key hotel is part of AYANA Estate, the 222-acre resort above Jimbaran Bay that has 22 restaurants, 15 swimming pools, Bali’s most comprehensive spa, an 18-hole putting course, a secluded beach, and some of the best sunsets in Bali.
In addition to a residential community, the estate has three other hotels—294-room AYANA Resort Bali, 403-room family resort RIMBA by AYANA Bali, and the 78-key AYANA Villas Bali, with each villa having either one or two bedrooms as well as a private pool.
AYANA spa is a Bali destination spa within the estate. It has unique experiences, including treatments designed by Japanese anti-aging expert Tadashi Nakatsuji, a skin polishing treatment once used as by royal Javanese brides, as well as treatments in two spa villas on large rocks within the Indian Ocean. A variety of wellness packages are available, such as the very tempting De-Stress Wellness Program that features several types of yoga and meditation and a daily spa treatment.
Famous Rock Bar Bali, dramatically perched 45 feet above crashing waves, is on the Estate too—it features spectacular sunsets, live music and tunes from a DJ in a booth carved directly into the cliff, as well as a ride on an small funicular.
AYANA Segara Bali
The new AYANA Segari Bali hotel’s design is by WATG and evokes both contemporary and traditional Balinese culture. It has an indoor-outdoor concept, taking advantage of the panoramic views over Jimbaran Bay and the forest within the AYANA Estate.
Featuring balconies or terraces with daybeds, the 205 guestrooms range from 624 to 699 square feet, and suites are 1,001 square feet; adjoining rooms can create two-bedroom suites of 1,432 square feet. Bathrooms are luxurious, with both a glassed-in shower and a deep soaking tub.
The new hotel adds three new restaurants to the estate, all with al fresco dining options. Called Karang, Medi and Luna, they feature Balinese, Indonesian and international dishes and often use ingredients from AYANA’s organic farm. Luna is the best spot for sunsets.
For stays until March 31, 2023, AYANA Segara Bali is offering 25% off room rates as well as other discounts throughout the estate, as detailed on AYANA’s website.
Jimbaran is just south of the airport in southern Bali, at the top of the island’s Bukit Peninsula. The area is known for its mix of high-end resorts and relaxed Balinese neighborhoods and is much less touristy than Kuta and Seminyak to the north. The beaches here tend to be good for swimming.
A top draw is the seafood restaurants, both formal affairs and casual spots on the beach where you can enjoy local lobster, king river prawns, and snapper with your feet in the sand. Some restaurants will cook whatever you’ve purchased from the fish market or directly from local fishers.