A new AYANA hotel, AYANA Segara Bali, opened its doors Nov. 5. The 205-room hotel introduces a contemporary twist to the legendary Balinese-inspired AYANA experience, with a more laid-back, luxury style of living for guests to relax and unwind. The property marks the brand’s fourth hotel in the 222-acre, integrated AYANA Estate luxury community at Jimbaran.
AYANA Segara Bali offers an indoor-outdoor concept, blending spacious living areas of modern architecture with expansive panoramic views of Jimbaran Bay, the Indian Ocean, the lush AYANA Estate forest and the surrounding sounds of nature. A place where the forest meets the ocean, the property brings an immersive experience both harmonious with nature and paying homage to its location, all while transporting guests into a state of tranquil, comforting and slow-living Bali life.
The hotel features 205 modern, spacious and elegant rooms and suites, with indoor/outdoor spaces with floor-to-ceiling, framed windows, private balconies and terraces complete with daybeds, perfect for soaking in views of the Indian Ocean.
Three stylish restaurants offer a collection of culinary experiences and menus from many parts of the world. Dining experiences start near the main pool with Karang. This 194-seat, all-day restaurant offers a menu of Pan-Asian, local and Western breakfast buffets and comfort tapas-style plates of Chinese and Italian dishes. Medi, the new Mediterranean restaurant, features a wide variety of fresh salads, pastas and seafood dishes paired with the best Mediterranean white and red wines. Lastly, situated at the highest point at AYANA Segara Bali, Luna offers incredible sunset views and contemporary dishes using fresh local ingredients for a true farm-to-table experience.
The world-class AYANA Spa allows guests to relax, rejuvenate and work on their health. Take advantage of the on-site fitness trainer and health coach or book some spa treatments for a well-rounded wellness experience.
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