Whether it’s a significant birthday, anniversary, wedding or milestone celebration, multi-generational family vacations are becoming increasingly popular, and finding a resort equipped to entertain guests of all ages can be tricky… but it needn’t be.
With its close proximity and easy airline access from Australia, Bali is an appealing location for the whole family. The luxury integrated AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI, dramatically perched atop a cliff overlooking beautiful Jimbaran Bay, and its sister property RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA, boast an array of options to entertain everyone – from toddlers to teens, mums, dads and grandparents.
All resort guests can access and enjoy the facilities of both AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI and its sister property RIMBA, with 12 swimming pools and waterslides, 19 restaurants and bars and access to the resort’s exclusive white sandy beach, Kubu, at your fingertips. A frequent complimentary shuttle is on hand to ferry guests back and forth between the two properties.
There are activities for the whole family to enjoy: get physical with local cycling trails, jogging the resort’s forested pathways or a competitive game of golf. For something more laid back, try your hand at local batik craft, put an apron on for a Balinese cooking class at the resort’s dedicated cooking school, or spend a morning making your very own perfume in the divine L’Atelier Parfums.
For a fun family day out, take your taste buds on a gourmet tour of the traditional local markets, discover the catch of the day at the Jimbaran Fish Markets, visit Uluwatu Temple or discover Balinese heritage as you roam through the gardens and statues of GWK Cultural Park.
Kids will be kept busy with a schedule of engaging activities at the recently renovated Kids’ Club, which is home to a trampoline, kids’ billiards table, playground equipment, table tennis table, flat screen TV and games consoles. The programs in the Kids Club change daily, with activities ranging from traditional dance, craft, dress-ups and games, to chef-led cooking classes and kite-making & flying. There’s also a babysitting service available upon request.
Parents and grandparents in need of some quality down time can bliss out at the Thermes Marins Spa. The spa is home to one of the world’s largest Aquatonic Pools. Soak in 700 million litres of aqua therapy, while practising Thalassotherapy (using seawater as a healing tool). Thalassotherapy can banish jetlag, relieve symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, back and muscular pain, tension and stress, as well as improve muscle tone, reduce cellulite, improve metabolism and cardiovascular functioning, and even strengthen the immune system.
Mealtimes are also made easy by the huge range of options at AYANA, meaning even the pickiest eaters are bound to find something they’ll love. From buffets and barbecues, to steak and seafood, Mexican and specialist afternoon teas – there’s a reason Bali is renowned for its flavoursome food. For traditional Balinese fare, treat the entire family to a captivating Kecak dance performance under the stars during dinner at Kampoeng Bali restaurant. One of the most Instagrammable bars in the world, Rock Bar, BALI is located at AYANA, and hotel guests receive priority access and the best seats in the house for the most spectacular Balinese sunset.
The second room at 50% offer allows families to enjoy the perfect mix of privacy and family fun as they spread out over connecting rooms. This deal is valid until 28 December and includes buffet breakfast each day for four people. For more information, go to www.ayana.com/bali/ayana-resort-and-spa/offers
Holiday booked 30 days in advance enjoy up to 20% off accommodation as well as a 20% discount on all food and drink at Rock Bar, BALI during your stay period. This promotion is valid until 28 December.