Asia's Leading Luxury Resort 2009

And the winner is...

World Travel Awards Winner Shield 2009

AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

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Named after a ‘place of refuge’ in Sanskrit, AYANA Resort and Spa Bali is perched on limestone cliffs above Jimbaran Bay on Bali’s south-western peninsula. The 77-hectare property enjoys majestic views and a secluded location across its 1.3 kilometer coastline, yet is just 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from Bali’s airport.

The expansive resort includes 78 freestanding private villas and a 290-room hotel. The design harmoniously blends traditional Balinese architecture and décor with the latest modern luxury. Tile and alang-alang thatched roofing, distinctive Balinese doors, limestone carvings and a selection of Indonesian arts and antiques complement large marble bathrooms, plush bedrooms and private balconies. The spacious villas include private plunge pools and swim-up relaxation gazebos set within walled courtyard gardens for maximum privacy.

Spread out across the property are five magnificent cliff-top wedding venues including two all-glass pavilions and the AYANA Wedding Gazebo within the grounds of AYANA Villa. The 13 dining venues include the stunning new Rock Bar built on natural rock 14 meters above the ocean at the base of towering cliffs, and accessed via an inclinator. Recreational facilities include four freshwater swimming pools including a children’s pool; the stunning salt-water, infinity-edged Ocean Beach Pool; 18-hole golf putting course; tennis pavilion; fitness center; children’s center; and retail arcade.

The award-winning, 22,000sqm Thermes Marins Spa – the only Thermes Marins facility in south-east Asia – brings together timeless European seawater therapies and traditional Balinese health and beauty treatments.

AYANA’s comprehensive meeting facilities include seven meeting and conference rooms of varying sizes, the latest video-conferencing technology, resort-wide WiFi and creative staff to organize events to suit any budget.


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