Ayana is located in Jimbaran, Bali, and is a large resort consisting of a hotel, villas, a spa and restaurants. The whole resort is surrounded by pools, with direct access to a magnificent beach and the famous Rock Bar Bali.
In 2015 we stayed at the Rimba Jimbaran Bali hotel for three nights. The hotel is huge, located within the 90-hectare grounds of AYANA. Rimba is located in Jimbaran, 10 km away from Denpasar airport.
This luxurious 5-star hotel offers more than 400 rooms, with some of which has direct access to a large and shared pool. And pools is something Rimba, and the whole Ayana resort really has to offer.
Staying at Rimba you will have magnificent views of the ocean across tropical gardens and multi-layered swimming pools, making it a dream place for both children and grownups.
It is not our typical choice when it comes to hotels. We usually go for villas or smaller hotels, where the service becomes more personal, and you feel more welcome. Having said that, we still enjoyed our stay at Rimba. The customer service was impeccable, from the time of arrival to our departure.
The Ayana resort is also the “home” of Rock Bar Bali. A beautiful bar and restaurant. Famous for it location amongst rocks, and for the best sunset experience looking over the Indian Ocean.
As always I might add, we started our holiday in Bali at Anantara Seminyak. After a few days here, we booked a transport from Seminyak to Jimbaran.
The reason for our stay at Rimba Jimbaran, was that we wanted to visit the famous temple of Uluwatu, and at that time Finns Beach Club. Finns have now moved to Canggu, and the “old” Finns have now become Sundays Beach Club. Definitely worth a visit.
Our stay in Rimba was in a small room. One room, with a king sized bed for Marianne and I, and a sleeping sofa for Hedvig and Gustav. The room was fresh, modern and although we where four, it still didn’t feel small.
Moving around Rimba Jimbaran is done by foot, and you have many pools and restaurants to chose from.
The whole resort is huge. And going between the different places including in the Ayana resort can take time. That’s why Ayana offer their own transport service.
If you want to go to the Rock Bar Bali, and you are staying at Rimba, you will need to use this “bus” during day. If you want to get back after dark, it will be by golf carts. The latter will often take longer time, as you will need to wait in line for your cart. And if you go tired of the pools, and want to take a swim in the Indian Ocean, you will also have to rely on transport.
During your stay at Rimba, you should also make time to enjoy the sunset from the hotels roof bar. Enjoy your company. Order a drink and some snacks, and sit back to enjoy the magnificent view.
Overall we had a great time at Rimba Jimbaran and everything the whole Ayana resort had to offer. Some of the restaurants are very popular, so make sure you book your table in advance. If you decide to stay at Rimba, make sure to visit Rock Bar Bali also. But do book a car to visit some of the other sites around Uluwatu.