It’s the newest addition to the sprawling Ayana Estate, which has just under 1,000 rooms, suites, and villas.
Fans of the homegrown Indonesian Ayana hotel brand have another reason to book their next vacation in southern Bali’s Bukit Peninsula. Ayana Segara Bali opened its doors to guests this past weekend, becoming the fourth property inside the 90-hectare Ayana Estate in Jimbaran. While the architecture was the work of Waikiki-born global firm WATG, the Balinese-inspired interiors of the rooms and restaurants were designed by Yasuhiro Koichi, founder of SPIN Design Studio. Beyond the lobby, which comes decorated with intricate wood carvings and a kamasan ceiling painting, the 205 rooms and suites start out at a generous 58 square meters. Each one has floor-to-ceiling windows, oversize bathtubs, and private balconies or terraces with daybeds. A quartet of one-bedroom suites offer 93 square meters of living space, while the two-bedroom Ocean View suite accommodates up to six people.
When it comes to dining, Ayana Segara features three restaurants and bars, bringing the total number of outlets at the Ayana Estate to 22. Beside the indoor-outdoor main pool — billed as the largest of its kind on the island — Karang is an all-day diner offering breakfast buffets of Pan-Asian, Indonesian, and Western fare, in addition to à la carte Chinese and Italian small plates. Mediterranean restaurant Medi specializes in fresh salads, pasta, and seafood, while the wine list includes bottles from boutique vineyards in Spain and Italy.
At rooftop bar Luna, where patrons can soak up views of the Indian Ocean from a smaller pool, fresh ingredients harvested at the Ayana Farm find their way into Indonesian favorites and dishes like a sriracha-spiced salmon poke bowl. Come sunset, you’ll get to graze on selection of light bites like gambas a la plancha (Spanish-style griddled prawns), ceviche, and antipasti.
To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Ayana Segara is guaranteeing 25 percent off room rates for stays through March 2023. Also part of the deal? A complimentary 30-minute photo shoot and three printed pictures, savings of 10 percent on food and drinks at all dining destinations across the Ayana Estate, plus the same discount for in-room spa treatments and Spa on The Rocks rituals at Ayana Spa. Travelers staying at least two nights will be treated to an hourlong thalassotherapy session as well. Bookings should be made directly through Ayana’s website using the promo code SEGARA.
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