CLIFF TOP SPLENDOR
With a unique location perched on limestone cliffs up to 30 meters above the Indian Ocean near Jimbaran Bay, AYANA’s majesty will render you calm, cool and collected before your future mother-in-law even steps off the plane. As demand for destination weddings in Bali continues to soar in popularity, AYANA Resort and Spa is there to ensure that couples not only look their best when they walk down the aisle, but feel relaxed and rejuvenated all the way through to the last wedding guest departure. “A wedding day is a very special occasion and couples want to make sure they look and feel their best,” says AYANA’s Spa Director, Michi Sonoda. “Couples often undergo intensive fitness and beauty regimes in the period leading up to their wedding, and our new wedding packages put the finishing touches on their preparations to ensure they radiate with the beauty and joy of this day.”
AYANA’s luxurious Thermes Marins Thalasso spa is the perfect oasis in which to prep in private. Why not book your suite a few days before everyone else arrives, so that you can be properly pampered way before the first toast is even made? Named after a ‘place of refuge’ in Sanskrit, AYANA’s world-class spa has joined forces with its experienced wedding planners to create four exclusive spa packages geared toward wedding parties. With a unique location perched on limestone cliffs up to 30 meters above the Indian Ocean near Jimbaran Bay, AYANA’s majesty will render you calm, cool and collected before your future mother-in-law even steps off the plane.
For the perfect pre-wedding beauty ‘insurance’, save some time for the Bride-to-Be package. Starting with a Decollete Treatment to smooth and firm the skin around the neckline, chest and shoulders, the following Back Treatment and Flat Tummy Treatment help to soften skin and reduce any bloating; resulting in an overall slimmer and smoother appearance. Step it up a notch and add a Collagen Facial using marine collagen with protective anti-pollutant properties to regenerate, moisturize ad restore skin elasticity, leaving it soft and radiant.
For the groom, Grooming Time was custom designed specifically for men’s skin. Starting with a Back Treatment to smooth and firm skin, this package continues with a Flat Tummy Treatment and finishes with a Men’s Facial using exclusive products.
When it’s all said and done, don’t let the post-celebration blues get you down. AYANA’s Recovery Spa-rty package is designed to help you get back into relax mode and to enjoy the beginning of your new life together. The couple’s package starts with flower petal foot wash and a choice of either body scrub or mask. Enjoy an herbal flower bath together before a deep tissue Balinese massage using age-old techniques to relieve even the most stubborn knots in your body. Finally, your therapist will administer a nourishing cream bath with sublime scalp massage using a deep conditioning treatment to restore shine and vibrancy to your hair.
With five purpose-built wedding venues spread out amongst the 77-hectare property, you could say that AYANA knows a thing or two about hosting a spectacular wedding. The resort’s 1.3-kilometer coastline is renowned for unparalleled beauty, and with an easy; 15-minute drive to and from the international airport, you and your guests will be in paradise before you know it. Yes, AYANA boasts shimmering glass chapels, elite wedding planners, iconic Rock Bar after-parties and breathtaking views, but what really sets the resort apart is its ability to offer truly unique and memorable experiences, unmatched anywhere else in the world.
Such unique experiences are at the heart of the ‘Something New’ Bali Wedding Package at AYANA Villa, the 3-bedroom presidential villa set on 3000sqm of cliff top land over Jimbaran Bay. Couples are often searching for objects to satisfy the traditional custom of having ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ for luck on their wedding day. With this new wedding package, couples can now create their own signature fragrance, in much the same way as John Lennon and Yoko Ono used to create their own rose oil.
“This perfume-making experience is very unique and some couples are really using their imagination to create a signature scent that will always remind them of their wedding day,” says AYANA’s chief wedding planner, Ria Kentjono. “They are blending essences such as frangipani or other flowers from the bouquet, white wine, freshly-cut grass and the ocean, to create a personalized scent that no mainstream perfume could ever do. They can even re-order their fragrance from overseas and have it delivered to their home. On top of this, we understand how much time couples spend with guests and how sometimes they’d just love a quiet moment alone, so we reserve VIP seats at Rock Bar with complimentary Champagne as part of the Something New Package.”
For couples that truly wish to have the entire experience taken care of, AYANA can help you plan every moment from the bachelorette party through to the honeymoon. Offering an alternative to anything resembling a scene from Hollywood blockbuster film ‘The Hangover’ and its sequel, AYANA’s Bachelorette’s Soiree has been created for future brides wanting an intimate, fun-filled, bonding time with girlfriends, in an exclusive, safe and luxurious environment.
AYANA’s Bachelorette’s Soiree starts with a 2-hour session to watch the sunset over the ocean from the world’s largest Aquatonic Seawater Therapy Pool, directly supplied from the underlying Indian Ocean and warmed to optimum temperatures. The pool’s hydrostatic pressure allows effortless exercise through 12 hydro massage stations with 60 jets for therapeutic jet streams, micro-bubbles and geysers. Accompanied by fresh ginger iced tea, this social spa gathering and girl-talk will wash away any wedding jitters. Afterwards, a glass of ‘Pinky Martini’ will await each lady at Rock Bar. With stars shining above, spot-lit ocean and the sounds of music from the DJ booth mixing with the waves below, any bride-to-be will secretly hope this will not be their last night out.
And to truly top the world’s most romantic wedding with the most indulgent honeymoon imaginable, try AYANA’s online Wedding Gift Registry, whereby your wedding guests can give you the gift of a lifetime: The Ultimate Honeymoon at AYANA. The first hotel in Indonesia to offer the Wedding Gift Registry, it allows wedding guests to donate an amount of their choice, credited for general use around the resort. Kentjono explains that gift registries are popular in many countries, but normally wedding guests choose household items from a department store, such as wine glasses, cutlery or appliances. With AYANA’s new Wedding Gift Registry, wedding guests can now give the couple something they will cherish for the rest of their lives: the perfect honeymoon to celebrate their promise of eternal love.