Deciding on the wedding venue and honeymoon destination are two of the biggest to-dos on the bride and groom’s lists. Would it fit the season? Would it be ideal for the big fat Indian wedding or an intimate ceremony? Comfortable for the guests? Will everyone like the food? Personalised to the couple’s preferences? These and many more queries swarm inside the couple’s head when picking where to get married and where to head to after the nuptials. We found a resort that would fit the bill for any and all prerequisites you may have. We’re talking of AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI, a sprawling estate in Jimbaran, Bali’s ‘sunset coast’.
Spread across 90 hectares, the resort boasts of 15 wedding venues – opt for SKY for a wedding with clouds floating in the background, or the Tresna Chapel that seems to be floating on water. The resort’s crown jewel, the 3,000sqm AYANA Villa presents a once-in-a-lifetime wedding experience that can accommodate events as Puja, Mehendi, Haldi or an outdoor Pool Party. This three-bedroom refuge enjoys a world-class location with panoramic ocean and sunset views. Offering unparalleled seclusion and tranquillity, this venue is surrounded with plush tropical gardens, and features a private entrance, unparalleled Balinese architecture, generous amenities such as personalized butler service and VIP Rock Bar, BALI access.
The Asmara venue is the ideal setting for an outdoor garden gazebo ceremony, and Rock Bar, BALI is for those who’d like waves splashing below as they tie the knot. If you have trouble making up your mind, AYANA Bali’s dedicated wedding team will help solve the conundrum by suggesting a venue that best suits the mood of the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Certified wedding consultants, as many as 19 distinct restaurants (from Asian to seafood to Western) to customise the menus from, and everything from custom-made décor and a personal butler with you at all times to ensure that the planning and execution are seamless make the entire experience stress-free.
Every detail of the wedding has been looked into at AYANA Hotel in Bali. There’s a special bridal villa with exclusive dressing rooms for both the bride and groom, and a bridal boutique to help you out with the attire and accessories for the day. Wedding guests can also opt for hair and makeup trials.
A mere 12 km from the Bali international airport, the resort overlooks a kilometre of coastline, making for splendid views throughout your stay. Not just the functions, a honeymoon here will be doused in luxury as well – the 294 rooms at AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI welcome you with interiors that are a mix of traditional Balinese and modern classic styles and balconies. Their 78 villas come with private plunge pools, Balinese artworks, exclusive in-villa dining, and are terraced along private cliff-tops, opening onto striking sunsets by the ocean. And that’s not all – the resort is also home to RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA, a 403-room resort, and AYANA Residences, Bali’s first residential community integrated with a 5-star resort.
When not luxuriating in the room, honeymooners can enjoy the spa with over 50 kinds of treatments including Lava Stone Reflexology and Chakra Dhara, or go for a swim in one of the many freshwater swimming pools or the salt-water infinity Ocean Beach Pool. There’s also the cooking school that the couple can sign up for, or romantic beach picnic they can head to revel in the newly wedded bliss. Need an adrenaline rush? There’s aqua exercise, the golf course, the tennis court, a jog, or the fitness centre. Shopping on your mind? There are boutique designer stores as well.
Wedding guests travelling with children and families extending their stay here after the nuptials also have access to the special kids’ pool and clubs with a mini cinema, video games, puzzles, toys, and more, along with babysitting services, so that parents can have their fun too.
So whichever side of the nuptials you’re on, it’s safe to say that AYANA Hotels in Bali serve to be the ideal destination. And it doesn’t hurt that being next to the ocean is just perfect when it comes to the November to February Indian wedding season.
For more information and bookings, please visit ayana.com or contact our wedding team at +62 361-702222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All images: Courtesy AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI