WHERE IS IT?
The south of Bali is by far the island’s most visited area – and with good reason. Denpasar, Bali’s capital and main transport hub, is located here, as is the greater Kuta area, which also encompasses the beach havens of Seminyak and Legian. Further south is the resort town of Jimbaran, home to the AYANA Residences. Once a sleepy fishing village, the town is known as the “Beverly Hills of Bali” due to its high-rolling reputation and plush resorts.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Adjacent to the award-winning AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, this project is slated for completion in 2015 and will consist of a select number of luxury apartments and villas as well as an expansive club house with swimming pools, fitness centre, mini-cinema, jogging trails and even pet-grooming facilities. Unique in that it is one of the first residential developments in Bali to be fully integrated with a five-star resort, the project offers the largest living space of any luxury residences on the island.
For its design AYANA Residences has stuck with the formula that was so successful at AYANA Resort and Spa with architecture by leading firm WATG, landscaping by St Legere and interiors by P49 Design. Architecture draws from Balinese temples and traditional homes with local materials used throughout. The Balinese philosophy of balance, scale and proportion is evident throughout with high ceilings, open living areas and generous floor-to-ceiling windows.
The project’s clubhouse – named after the Indian emperor Ashoka – boasts two swimming pools, a state of the art fitness centre, library, 10-seat cinema and pet grooming facilities.
The sprawling botanical gardens include a bamboo plantation to collect rainwater. Other features include water fountains and chic pond ornaments created from recycled glass by Japanese artist Seiki Torige.
There are no restrictions to the usage rights of owners, foreign ownership structures are available and the developers promise world-class property management.