Ayana Segara Bali Looks Like A More Relaxed Take On Typical Balinese Luxury
— 2 November 2022

Ayana Segara Bali Looks Like A More Relaxed Take On Typical Balinese Luxury

— 2 November 2022
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

For years now, the Ayana Estate in Jimbaran, Bali has been turning the island’s relatively quiet fishing village, south of anything-goes Kuta, into one of Indonesia’s most impressive luxury wellness destinations. There are already three different hotels making up the 90-hectare estate, and now a fourth has entered the game with Ayana Segara Bali planning to welcome its first guests this week.

The 205-room hotel follows the popular Ayana Villas Bali, Ayana Resort Bali and Rimba by Ayana Bali, bumping the number of rooms, suites and villas across the estate to a grand total of 908. From photos, it doesn’t look like the designers have strayed much from the aesthetic that has already given Ayana its identity. Expect a lot of intricate wood carvings and soft Balinese-inspired rooms designed by SPIN Design Studio’s Yasuhiro Koichi and design firm WATG.

Perhaps one of the most discernable differences here between Ayana Segara Bali and its sister properties is a bigger focus on indoor-outdoor living, bringing the expansive views of Jimbaran Bay closer to the spacious living areas in each room.

As with all these holistic Balinese resorts, there should be enough going on here to avoid the need to step out and explore neighbouring areas like Seminyak and Canggu altogether. Anyone lucky enough to nab one of the suites, for example, has 93-square-meters of living space, framed by floor-to-ceiling windows looking over the Indian Ocean and private terraces with the expected daybeds.

The pinnacle offering here is the Ocean View Suite with two bedrooms and two adjoining suites with a single entry and designated foyer, bringing living space to a total of 133-square-metres. With living and dining areas for six, this should be the one if you’re heading over to Bali with a bunch of mates and looking to live a bit large while staying completely separate from the tourist-induced mania you’d find in Kuta.

Ayana Segara Bali rooftop pool

The hotel has three different restaurants that continue the theme of indoor-outdoor spaces. A Pan-Asian approach is worked up by Karang’s poolside kitchen. According to a presser, this will be the hotel’s signature all-day dining restaurant, with local and western breakfast buffets by day and tapas-style plates by night fusing Chinese and Italian flavours.

Medi will take care of anyone missing the flavours of Europe with a Mediterranean menu of fresh salads, pasta and seafood matched up with European wines favouring Italy and Spain. Although it seems, in terms of setting at least, most of the hype is surrounding Luna, which is situated at the top of Ayana Segara Bali and is said to be ideal for sunsets and a farm-to-table dining experience that’ll hero fresh local ingredients with a contemporary take on traditional Balinese dishes.

One of the pools at Ayana Segara Bali

And if those three don’t suffice, there’s always the 19 other restaurants across the Ayana estate. Given the reputation Ayana has built up over the years, at least one of those is bound to hit the spot. This includes the famous Rock Bar, which sits 14-metres above the waves and looks as much a spectacle as any other of the numerous beach clubs that are peppered across Bali.

Other amenities focus primarily on Ayana’s full-throated approach to wellness. The hotel is claiming Bali’s largest indoor-outdoor pool as well as a rooftop pool near Luna and direct access to the estate’s 22,000-square-metre destination spa – touted as one of the island’s most reliable (and expensive).

Whether or not Ayana Segara Bali will match up to the reputation of its three sister properties remains to be seen. The hotel is only opening this week and has already been stacked with bookings.

Ayana Segara Bali

Address: 647Q+GP, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 702222

Ayana Segara Bali opens on November 5, 2022. Rates start from around $469 per night.

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.


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