Paradise Found At Ayana Resort Bali

Imagine a place where you are surrounded by lush vegetation, swept off your feet by the sea breeze, where anything you want is just a phone call away, where your biggest concern is having to leave your private pool to have cocktails on the ocean. Would you believe me if I told you that such a place exists? 


Allow me to take you with me to this beautiful gem in Bali, Ayana Resort & spa, which in my opinion is the definition of Paradise. When my husband and I traveled to Bali last year for our honeymoon, we were aiming for the very best resort as per usual. As a luxury traveler, Ayana Resort had always been on the top of my "Must Stay There" hotel lists. In my opinion, the hotels you choose are just as important as the countries, and cities that you want to travel to. So when we finally made it to Bali, there was no doubt as to where we would be spending our romantic stay. 

As soon as we entered the property, we were awed at this award- winning luxury resort located on a cliff top. I'll be honest and tell you now that I did not get a chance to visit the entire property. AYANA and its sister resort RIMBA together have 11 pools, 650 rooms, 15 restaurants and bars, eight wedding venues, a world-class spa, two gyms, golf putting and private beach. With such an extensive property, there really aren't much reasons to leave. In fact, the only time we left the resort during our entire stay, was when we went to an elephant reserve camp, which was also an item on our list of things to do in Bali. 


Villa Life

I've been blessed to enough to stay at some of very posh resorts in my life, but few are able to rival the villas at Ayana Resort and spa. Spacious, modern, and authentic, each villa comes with a private butler, available 24hrs via a cellular phone provided by the resort, and a golf cart to take you around the premises. My favorite parts of our villa were the bathroom which was as big as the bedroom, and  the private pool located on our backyard overlooking the ocean. Paradise found!

Private villa at Ayana Resort
Daily flower baths in our villa

One of my favorite highlights about staying in the villas was the famous Floating brunch, served in our private pool. The resort took dining to a whole new level with this floating feast. This outstanding feature is only available to villa guests.  No visits to Ayana is complete without such a delight!

Floating feast
Breakfast in bed is old school

The Experience

Aside from the lavish villas, The service at Ayana was truly remarkable. Nothing was too much to ask, and our butler went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Little things like offering to hold seats by the infinity pool, calling us while we are off sites visiting to make sure that everything is going well, to making dinner reservations, and leaving us treats in our villa.  We were truly treated like royalty. 

As Villa guests, we had many privileges that other guests at the resort did not. One of them being the River Pool, which is strictly reserved for villa guests. Consequently, it was never crowded, and was the perfect spot for ultimate relaxation, and of course, the perfect photo spot!


Our favorite way to spend our evenings, was catching sunsets at the famous Rock Bar. This iconic bar is known to have the best sunset view on the island. Anyone who wishes to watch this breathtaking sunset must make reservations in advance or stand in long queues. Luckily, Hotel and villa guests had primary access to the bar, so we were able to skip the lines. The bar is literally located on rocks, at the bottom of the cliffs of the resort. The 360 view of the ocean is unbeatable! Needless to say, our evenings were faultless. 

The Rock Bar Bali

The Charles Honeymooning in Bali

Our stay at Ayana was short and sweet, as we had two more destinations on our honeymoon itinerary. We arrived with high expectations, and left with each one of them exceedingly met!

Sunset at Rock Bar Bali

Until next time Bali!

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I am an early childhood educator who has fallen in love with the life that I have been given. I am inspired by the beauty in everything that surrounds me to live my best life, loving my hardest, and traveling the furthest possible. Join me on my adventures through life.



24 Comment

  1. Wow! Just by looking at the pictures, I can see why you felt in love with this place ! I will definitely keep it in mind.Maybe my 5th anniversary☺️😊Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Thanks for reading Sophia! I believe it would be a very fitting choice for an anniversary 😉

  2. Whoa, this place looks incredible! The views are unreal! That floating brunch is such a neat idea. I’d love to try that someday. I’m glad your honeymoon stay exceeded your expectations!

  3. This looks like Paradise! And not only the blue water and powdery sand but… flower baths! I could kill for one! Thank you for posting this!!

  4. Wow. I can’t believe this place is real!

    1. I couldn’t believe my eyes either, but this little piece of paradise was certainly real.

  5. This place looks insane…in the best way possible. I hear about these places, but you captured it so well in photos and in your writing. You can tell you really loved it! Though, I don’t see anything that’s not to love! I hope we can make it to Bali one day, it looks amazing.

  6. Such a stunning place! I love all your photos! That feast thooo. Definitely need one of those for when I’m in the pool hahaha

  7. Wow this place is stunning! That pool and the flower baths look amazing! I’d love to go to Bali

  8. OMG Laura! This looks like paradise! I think I now KNOW where I want to go on my honeymoon 🙂

    1. You won’t be disappointed!

  9. WOW is the word. I was at Ayana Resort Bali 2 months back but only to visit Rock Bar. I wish I could have stayed there, I absolutely loved the resort from what I could see of it, which obviously was not much as I was not staying there, only visiting. Your pictures are absolutely stunning!

  10. This place looks amazing and perfect for a honeymoon. Your photos are really great too. I dream of a private pool and cocktails by the sea.

    1. It’s absolutely dreamy! They have different types of villas too. All of them very spacious and luxurious. Perfect for honeymooners.

  11. Must have been hard to leave this place! I visited one of the bars at Ayana some time ago and wondered what the accommodation was like and judging by your post – it was an amazing experience. Feeling very relaxed!

  12. If the bathroom is just as big as the bedroom, we simply must stay there! That river pools is incredible, you are indeed very blessed 🙂

  13. Ata a hotel rocks! Awesome
    Pics!What a great post , enjoyed reading your blog:) keep writing:) thanks for sharing

  14. Amazing review on even more amazing place to stay. I love the pic with the elephants, they look so happy 🙂 Bali and the whole Indonesia are on my bucket list and now I am adding this hotel as a place to stay. You had great time !

    1. I really had a great time, I wish I spent a little more time and got to see more of Bali, especially Ubud. I definitely look forward to going back.

  15. A cliff top hotel with breathtaking views! Yes – take me there now! The floating brunch looks amazing. The panoramic views from the Rock Bar are beautiful and the perfect place to watch the sun go down. Perfect honeymoon! ; )

  16. Wow! All the pictures are amazing, it’s a perfect place to stay, I understand why you fall in love..

  17. So beautiful! The perfect place for a honeymoon.The view , the pool, bathroom all is perfect !

  18. This is definitely number one on my luxury resort bucket list and I’ve been dying to visit for the longest time. So sweet you and your hubby enjoyed your honeymoon there, as I can’t imagine a place more perfect than this! PS. that floating breakfast tho!! Talk about living the life 😉

    1. Thanks Jas! It truly was the most perfect honeymoon resort!

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