Ayana boasts a rustic Balinese charm which you wouldn’t find at its younger, sister resort, Rimba. We love that its just a few min away by the resort shuttle and gave us extra places to explore – this is why you’ll never leave the gates of the Ayana area! We were only there for about 2 days and still couldn’t try everything this place has to offer (would’ve loved some time at the aquatonic pools!). Come late afternoon, the lawns overlooking the ocean gets packed with guests waiting for sunset hour, even newlyweds get ushered into the perfect spot for their wedding photos.
Ayana has a few more options to chose from when it comes to dining, however it is strongly advised to book a table especially if you want to get the best seats during sunset. Initially, we wanted to dine at Kisik which is down near The Rock Bar (imagine the views!) but my mm and arr-ing never got us there, also because we already had a seafood experience in Jimbaran. We winged our dinner plans that night and decided on Damar Terrace, the only Indonesian restaurant on the Ayana/Rimba complex. Decently priced food (compared to Indonesian food in Sydney) but nothing too spectacular.