Looking for a luxury stay in Jimbaran? You don’t want to miss this comprehensive Rimba by AYANA Bali hotel review and get a glimpse of AYANA Estate.
AYANA Resort and Spa is perched on a sprawling 90-hectare parcel of cliff-top land, commanding awe-inspiring views of the enchanting Jimbaran Bay, Bali. Renowned for its commitment to excellence, this award-winning resort has garnered a stellar reputation over the years.
With an unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional service, offering world-class amenities, and creating unforgettable moments, AYANA Estate continues to set the bar high for luxury hospitality, ensuring that each guest experiences pure bliss during their stay.
We got the chance to stay at the Rimba by AYANA Bali and AYANA Villas Bali, however, this article will offer a detailed review of Rimba by AYANA Bali and an overview of facilities that are accessible to its customers.
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AYANA Estate Bali – Luxury Beach Resort in Bali
AYANA Estate consists of AYANA Resort and Spa, AYANA Villas Bali, RIMBA by AYANA Bali, and the newly opened AYANA Segara. Guests at each hotel can expect the same level of luxury, attention to detail, and warm hospitality that defines the estate.
I will point out that this is locally owned property and the owner actually build his private house right in the middle of AYANA Estate. This was just instant proof to me that the mastermind behind this resort is proud of his creation and wants to experience it as well.
Also, the staff at AYANA Estate Bali deserves special mention. The dedicated team is there to assist you with any requests or arrangements, ensuring that your experience is personalized and tailored to your preferences.
Furthermore, no matter which property you choose to stay at within the AYANA Estate, you will have shared facilities with other AYANA hotels. Considering the massive size of the property, there is a frequent tram that takes you around in a fun and convenient way.
Rimba by AYANA Bali
Rimba by AYANA Bali is renowned for its nature-inspired design, which serves a truly captivating atmosphere. By staying at Rimba by AYANA Bali, you can expect to be surrounded by a thoughtfully created environment that harmonizes with nature and stimulates your senses.
The interiors of Rimba by AYANA are designed with a modern and stylish approach. Each space is carefully curated to provide comfort, functionality, and aesthetic appeal, enhancing your overall holiday experience.
Also, Rimba by AYANA is blessed with breathtaking views overlooking the lush forest surroundings. The verdant landscape, tropical foliage, and distant vistas create a picturesque backdrop for contemplation.
When staying at Rimba, you will have access to 3 breakfast outlet selections (To’Ge, Padi, Karang), Kids Club, dedicated working stations, and other amenities within AYANA Estate. These key features make Rimba an attractive destination for families and young couples.
Arrival at Rimba by Ayana Bali
Arriving at Rimba by Ayana Bali is the beginning of an extraordinary journey into paradise. Nestled in the beautiful Jimbaran area on the southwest coast of Bali, this luxurious resort is conveniently located just 20 minutes away from Denpasar International Airport.
From the moment you set foot on AYANA Estate, you are greeted with warm hospitality and a sense of tranquility that sets the stage for a truly memorable stay. As you approach Rimba Lobby, you are immediately captivated by the lush tropical surroundings and the breathtaking beauty of the resort.
Check-in Process at Rimba
At the Rimba Lobby, the friendly and attentive staff members are there to welcome you with a refreshing welcome drink and a traditional Balinese flower necklace, which is a symbol of welcome and hospitality. That sounds like a perfect start to a dream vacation, right?
The lobby itself offers a feast for the eyes, with stunning pool views that stretch out before you. The sight of crystal-clear waters reflecting the sunlight creates a serene and inviting ambiance. If you are arriving later in the day, this might be the perfect time to catch the sunset.
The check-in process at Rimba is smooth and quick, allowing you to settle into your room and begin your exploration of the resort without delay. You also get a small introduction and a map to navigate around the massive property of AYANA.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a returning guest, the check-in experience at Rimba is designed to make you feel special and welcome. It’s an invitation to unwind and create unforgettable memories from the moment you check in.
Rooms & Suites
At RIMBA by AYANA Bali, each air-conditioned room is designed to provide comfort and convenience for guests. Whether you’re looking to relax on your private balcony, watch a movie, indulge in a bath, or take a refreshing swim, the amenities provided cater to your needs and enhance your overall experience at the resort.
You can choose between Ocean, Resort, Bay, and Forest View Rooms and Suites. Some even offer direct pool access to a semi-private pool. All rooms at RIMBA by AYANA Bali are designed to be spacious, modern, and equipped with comfortable beds to ensure a restful stay.
It’s worth noting that room types and specific amenities may vary, so checking with RIMBA by AYANA Bali for detailed information and confirming the availability of specific features when making your reservation is recommended.
RIMBA Wana Forest View Room
We stayed at the RIMBA Wana Forest View Room and we loved the breathtaking views of the emerald surroundings. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with nature, find serenity, and create lasting memories of your stay in Bali.
With a room size of 53 square meters and a maximum occupancy of three adults, it provides ample space and comfort for guests to unwind during their stay.
One of the highlights of the room is the private balcony. Whether it’s sipping a morning coffee, reading a book, or simply basking in the serenity of the surroundings, the private balcony offers a peaceful retreat.
Entertainment is taken care of with a 49-inch LED TV, allowing guests to enjoy their favorite shows and movies from the comfort of their rooms. And you have access to high-speed Wi-Fi which is great for those of you who need to get some work done.
The minibar provides a selection of refreshments, while coffee and tea-making facilities are available for those seeking a hot beverage to start their day or unwind in the evening.
From the serene forest view to the private balcony, welcome drinks, and convenient access to shared facilities, this room ensures a memorable and enjoyable stay for guests seeking a peaceful and rejuvenating retreat.
Service & Facilities at Rimba
AYANA Estate offers a myriad of facilities and services waiting to be explored. From golf courses and fitness centers to cultural activities and water sports, there is something to suit every interest and desire. Let’s dive in and discover all about it!
One of the standout features of AYANA Estate is its impressive collection of 14 swimming pools. From cascading infinity pools that overlook the ocean to tranquil oasis-like pools nestled within lush gardens, each one offers a unique setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Within Rimba, you will find 5 different pools that are just few meters away from your room, however, don’t forget that you have access to ALL the pools within AYANA Estate, so feel free to explore beyond.
Whether you’re seeking a peaceful swim or a vibrant poolside atmosphere, there is a pool to suit every mood and preference.
RIMBA Cabana Pool
Ideal for guests in search of utmost privacy and seclusion, the Cabana Pool presents a serene retreat with its collection of eight chic cabanas. With a cozy ambiance that exudes tranquility, this exclusive area is the perfect sanctuary for all-day relaxation and indulgence.
And if you want to take some epic photos during your stay at AYANA, you will love this place. Head to the Cabana Pool early in the morning and capture picturesque corners filled with flowers and attentive design details.
RIMBA Three Monkeys Pool
The Three Monkeys Pool at Rimba derives its name from the mischievous water fountains playfully spraying guests from the top of the deck area. This lively and interactive pool offers a unique and entertaining experience for guests, adding a touch of whimsy to their time spent in the water.
Comfortable loungers and sunbeds invite you to relax and bask in the warm Bali sun, while umbrellas provide a respite from the heat. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the pool, or simply unwind on the deck as you admire the beautiful surroundings.
RIMBA Upper Pool
Whether you’re seeking a moment of solitude or a romantic evening with a loved one, the adult-only upper Pool at RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA promises an exquisite experience.
This pool is a haven for relaxation and indulgence, offering guests the perfect setting to unwind while enjoying a signature beverage. As the sun sets on the horizon, the pool becomes even more captivating, providing breathtaking views that accentuate the tranquility of the surroundings.
RIMBA Lower Pool
The Lower Pool at RIMBA takes center stage as the largest swimming pool on the premises. Designed to cater to both adults and children, this expansive pool offers a range of delightful features and amenities.
Little ones can enjoy endless fun with the thrilling waterslide designed just for them, while adults can indulge in relaxation and refreshment at the convenient swim-up Pool Bar. For those seeking ultimate relaxation, the Lower Pool also includes a soothing whirlpool.
RIMBA Forest Pool
Nestled within the sprawling beauty of RIMBA’s lush forest, the RIMBA Forest Pool emerges as a tranquil and semi-private sanctuary, inviting guests to find solace and relaxation amidst nature’s embrace.
If you are staying at the Pool Access Rooms at Rimba, you have direct access to the pool straight from the balcony. That is pretty epic, right? And even though it is shared with other guests, private access provides an intimate experience.
And once you get hungry, you will find the Forest Bar right next to the pool. Their cocktail list is pretty amazing as well, so there is something for everyone.
Access to other pools on Ayana property:
- Ocean Beach Pool
- River Pool
- AYANA Main Pool
- AYANA Lower Pool
- Thalassotherapy Pool
- Segara Indoor-Outdoor Pool
- AYANA Kids Pool
- Luna Pool
- UNIQUE Pool
Private Beach Kubu Beach
AYANA boasts Bali’s most exquisite and secluded white sand beach, providing a serene sanctuary for guests to bask in the natural beauty of the island. At Kubu Beach Club, you can indulge in a blissful beach experience while savoring delectable local dishes and refreshing beverages.
This exclusive destination is easily accessible via an innovative inclinator, designed to enhance your journey and maximize the awe-inspiring views of the ocean. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Kubu Beach and let the gentle sounds of the waves create unforgettable moments of relaxation.
Honestly, having a private beach in Bali feels like the ultimate luxury and I highly recommend spending an afternoon at the Kubu Beach. It opens at 9 am, however, it gets about busy around that time, so visit later in the day instead.
And if you are a content creator like me, this is one of the best photo spots in Bali. Truly mesmerizing!
On top of that, you can ask the staff to organize a late lunch or sunset picnic directly on the beach. We absolutely loved the food, the setting, and the whole idea. I believe a romantic sunset picnic could be one of your highlights at AYANA.
AYANA provides guests with access to a range of fitness facilities, ensuring that you can maintain your exercise routine even while on vacation.
The gym, with its floor-to-ceiling glass windows, is equipped with state-of-the-art machines and equipment from Technogym, as well as a Kinesis machine. Additionally, you can relax in the steam and sauna rooms after your workout. For those who prefer outdoor activities, the resort boasts a jogging track that meanders through the lush gardens.
If you require personalized guidance, our professional trainers are available to help you achieve your fitness goals through scheduled training sessions.
For tennis enthusiasts, there are two professional-style tennis courts accompanied by a shaded viewing terrace. Whether you wish to enjoy a casual game under the warm Balinese sunshine or engage in friendly competition, these courts provide the perfect setting.
Private tennis lessons and hitting partners can be arranged upon request, allowing you to enhance your skills and elevate your game.
If you’re a golf enthusiast, you’ll have the opportunity to refine your putting skills on the resort’s invigorating 18-hole course. Even though I’m not a golfer myself, the captivating ocean views from the course, I wanted to start asap!
Other important facilities include:
- Working Stations
- Kids Center
- Monkey Forest
Experiences at AYANA Estate Bali
Rimba by AYANA Bali offers a range of unique experiences that cater to different interests and preferences. The team at AYANA is dedicated to helping you plan a memorable holiday itinerary filled with activities that inspire and create fond memories.
Throughout your stay, the AYANA team will assist you, ensuring you have a tailored and memorable experience. There is something for everyone, regardless if you are a solo traveler, honeymooner, or creating memories with your family.
Let’s explore some of the exceptional experiences offered at Rimba by Ayana Bali Hotel.
Romantic: Sunset drinks at Rock Bar
Indulging in sunset drinks at Rock Bar is a romantic experience that is highly regarded by visitors. Located at Ayana Resort Bali, Rock Bar has gained recognition as one of the best hotel bars in the world.
Rock Bar is situated on the edge of a cliff, offering an unrivaled panoramic view of the aquamarine waves of Jimbaran Bay. The 180-degree vista creates a stunning backdrop for watching the sun setting over the horizon, providing a magical and romantic atmosphere.
The bar’s open-air design allows guests to feel the gentle ocean breeze and hear the soothing sounds of the waves crashing against the cliffs. The natural elements blend seamlessly with the stylish and contemporary setting, enhancing the romantic ambiance.
As the sun begins to set, Rock Bar provides a front-row seat to a mesmerizing light show. The sun’s rays cast a warm, golden glow on the surroundings, creating a captivating display of colors.
While sunset is the busiest time to visit Rock Bar, the guests of Ayana enjoy priority access to the bar and that is the kind of perk that you expect from a luxury property.
It is open from 4 pm to midnight, however, keep in mind that there is a Smart attire dress code, and no singlets, board shorts, or alcohol-branded attire will be permitted.
Other romantic experiences at Rimba by Ayana Bali:
- Pesta Lobster
- Romantic Dinner
- Sunset Picnic on the Beach
Wellness: Thalassotherapy pool session
Indulging in a Thalassotherapy Pool session at AYANA Resort Bali is an excellent choice for wellness and relaxation. During your Thalassotherapy Pool session, you can float your way through the various hydromassage stations. And each station is equipped with individual jet streams, microbubbles, and geysers.
The Thalassotherapy Pool is heated to an ideal temperature, providing a warm and soothing environment for your session. It is designed to provide a therapeutic environment for muscular rehabilitation, rebalance mineral deficiencies in the body, stimulate blood circulation, and improve muscle tonicity.
And the cherry on the cake is the stunning views over the Indian Ocean that you can enjoy from the pool. The serene surroundings enhance the therapeutic benefits of the session.
Other wellness experiences at Rimba by Ayana Bali:
- Aqua Zumba and Pilates
- Healing Meditation
- Tennis Session
- Yoga Session
Spa: Spa on the Rocks
Spa on the Rocks at AYANA Resort Hotel offers a truly luxurious spa experience. Perched atop large boulders with stunning views of the Indian Ocean, Spa on the Rocks provides a serene and intimate setting for wellness rituals.
These rituals have been specifically curated for this unique setting and combine traditional Balinese techniques with modern spa practices, ensuring a blissful experience. The treatments are designed to promote relaxation, balance, and overall well-being.
Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, enjoy a couple’s retreat, or simply pamper yourself with a luxurious spa session, Spa on the Rocks is a must-do in Bali. The combination of stunning ocean views, curated wellness rituals, and a private ambiance promises a relaxing and pleasant experience.
Other Spa experiences at Rimba by Ayana Bali:
- A Sense of Place Rituals
- Rainforest Rituals
- Balinese Healing
- Nakatsuji Method
- Marine Rituals
Family: Beach day at Kubu Beach
Kubu Beach at AYANA Estate is an exclusive and secluded beach that offers a perfect setting for a memorable family day. Whether it’s building sandcastles, swimming in the ocean, or simply lounging on the beach, Kubu Beach provides a perfect setting for creating lasting family memories.
It is reserved exclusively for guests of AYANA, ensuring a private and intimate beach experience for you and your family. The limited access adds to the exclusivity and tranquility of the beach. The seclusion of the beach allows you and your family to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings without distractions.
Equipped with umbrellas and chaises, it ensures your comfort while you soak up the sun and enjoy the beach. These amenities provide shaded areas and comfortable seating for you and your family to relax and unwind. Whether you want to swim, splash around, or simply enjoy the waves, the beach provides a safe and enjoyable environment for water activities.
When you’re ready for a break or a refreshing drink, the nearby Kubu Beach Club is available for light snacks and cocktails. This beachfront establishment allows you to indulge in delicious treats while enjoying the stunning ocean views.
The beach can be reached by a cliff elevator or a staircase directly from the AYANA property.
Other family-friendly experiences at Rimba by Ayana Bali:
- AYANA Organic Farm Tour
- Nature Walk (Flora and Fauna)
- Farm to Kitchen Experience
- Yoga Family Session
- Putting Golf
Cultural: Balinese Dress Up
The hotel provides a selection of traditional Balinese costumes for you and your family or friends to dress up in. Indulging in a Balinese dress-up experience at AYANA Resort Bali is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in Bali’s rich and vibrant culture.
Whether you’re interested in learning more about Balinese culture, capturing memorable photos, or simply enjoying a fun-filled activity with your loved ones, the Balinese dress-up experience at AYANA Resort Bali offers a unique and engaging way to explore local culture and create lasting memories.
Other cultural experiences at Rimba by Ayana Bali:
- Batik Painting
- Canang Making and Temple Visit
- Ketupat Making
- Rindik Class
Restaurants & Bars within AYANA Estate
For culinary enthusiasts, AYANA Estate is a true gastronomic paradise. With 22 dining outlets, guests are spoiled for choice. From elegant fine dining restaurants to casual beachfront cafes, the estate offers diverse cuisines and dining experiences.
Whether you’re indulging in a romantic candlelit dinner or enjoying a laid-back lunch by the beach, the culinary options at AYANA Estate are sure to delight even the most discerning palates.
Breakfast: To’Ge, Padi, Karang
During your stay at RIMBA, you’ll have the privilege of indulging in a delightful culinary experience at one of the three breakfast outlets available to guests:
Regardless of your choice, all restaurants offer delicious breakfast options and a wide variety of cuisines that cater to every taste bud. Indulge in a memorable breakfast at any of these distinctive venues and embark on a culinary journey that will leave you fully satisfied and energized for the day ahead.
While the food was an absolute highlight, I loved sitting down in the outdoor area of To’Ge. As you immerse yourself in this enchanting setting, you’ll be greeted by an abundance of fish gliding through the ponds.
You have the option to request food from the staff and engage in the delightful activity of feeding the fish in the pond. This is a great activity for families with kids and not only!
Buffet dinner at Kampoeng Bali with a performance
One of the highlights of our time in AYANA was the Bali dance performance and fire show at Kampoeng Bali. It offers a vibrant celebration of Balinese traditions, featuring captivating cultural performances and a tantalizing array of traditional culinary delights.
Engage your senses as you witness mesmerizing dance performances and listen to the melodious tunes of traditional music. And while you do that, you have access to a buffet dinner featuring traditional Balinese delights.
Honestly, this is one of the coolest experiences in Bali and you can experience it directly from your resort. You can feel that AYANA wants you to have the ultimate holiday experience without giving up their cultural background and traditions.
Sunset dinner Unique Roof Top Bar and Restaurant
UNIQUE Rooftop Bar and Restaurant, situated atop RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA, offers a captivating experience as a trendy pool club during the day and transforms into a breathtaking sunset destination for elegant cocktails and dining from afternoon till late at night.
At Unique Roof Top Bar and Restaurant, you can savor the flavors of authentic Mexican cuisine. Come here for a fun taco night with friends and watch the sun setting down right in front of you. And if you are a cheese lover, make sure you try queso fundido.
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This is the end of Rimba by AYANA Bali Hotel review and I am sure you are still trying to wrap your head around all the things that this property has to offer.
It’s the ultimate luxury experience in Jimbaran and if you are looking for a 5-star resort in Bali, Rimba by AYANA Bali should be your number-one choice.
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