On Saturday 14 December, the AYANA Family invited guests to participate in their fun festive activities including fruit soaking and family games, as well as the resort’s famous Annual Tree Lighting ceremony.
Held at Rimba Jimbaran BALI by AYANA, the family activities began with cookie decorating for kids, while the resort’s chefs invited gleeful parents to participate in the important blending of diced fruits with white spirits to make the key ingredient for the AYANA Christmas cake!
The merry afternoon activities extended to Festive Afternoon Tea served in Orchid, the resort's stunningly beautiful glasshouse, alongside children’s games held on RIMBA Lawn. From traditional sack racing and cookie eating competitions, to playing Santa Piñata – an energetic afternoon was had by all.
Set against the most spectacular backdrop of a golden sunset, the magic of the Christmas holidays continued into the evening with celebrations at RIMBA West Lobby. The annual tree lighting event is regarded as one of the most memorable moments throughout December, and this year both children and grown-ups were charmed by a special debut from Santa and his elves arriving by sleigh.
The centerpiece of the lobby was of course AYANA’s enchanting Christmas tree. The festive installation is inspired by AYANA’s unique festive theme that puts sea and sun into the #FestiveSeaSun. Decorated with boat oars, anchors and oceanic themed baubles, the tree is a distinctive azure delight.
Next to the tree sat a display of thoughtfully wrapped gifts. These special parcels were a ‘thank you’ to the Children of AYANA’s local orphanage - Panti Asuhan Wisma Harapan Dalung – for their perfect choir performance.
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For Festive Foodies!
Throughout December, AYANA and RIMBA continue their festive foodie extravaganza by showcasing world-class menus throughout their collection of 19 signature restaurants, bars and entertainment hotspots.
From Christmas Eve pre-dinner cocktails and a superlative set menu of turkey consommé, honey glazed duck breast, and lamb loin in bread coating served at DAVA Steak & Seafood, to a Romantic Christmas Day Dining experience at the end of Kisik Pier, and a New Year’s Eve spread of appetizers, live stations, hot buffet and on the grill delights at Padi Restaurant - there is plenty of options for everyone.
Those who enjoy the party season will not want to miss the ‘party before the party’ on 30 December at Rock Bar, BALI. Dance beneath the stars on the island’s most iconic oceanfront setting.
On one of the most auspicious days of the year, 31 December, in-house guests and New Year’s Eve visitors have a choice of exceptional restaurants to count their blessings and toast to the good fortune that awaits in 2018.
AYANA has all the bases covered with contemporary Japanese at HonZEN, authentic Indonesian at Damar Terrace and Padi, trattoria style Italian at Sami Sami, mouth-watering Mexican at UNIQUE Rooftop, and Cantonese Chinese at Ah Yat Abalone. AYANA’s team is excited to make this night extra special by delivering the resort’s ‘Touch of AYANA’ brand of hospitality, which specializes in genuinely warm and caring service.
On 1 January, a traditional Balinese buffet and colorful Kecak dance performance at Kampoeng Bali sets the stage for a truly outstanding year ahead. Presenting an incomparable feast of beloved local dishes such as slow-roasted suckling pig, barbecue prawns, freshly grilled satay and an unforgettable dessert bar filled with wonderful local flavors; spending the first evening of the year at AYANA’s very own Balinese village is an idyllic way to feel the essence of the Island of the Gods.
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