ROCK BAR AT AYANA RESORT – BALI

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in FOOD, TRAVEL | 5 Comments

After that afternoon of watching the stunning amber sunset by the beach, my condition sadly got worse.
The Boy had to call the emergency hotel doctor. He gave me an injection and several packs of antibiotics to try and get me better ASAP.

Two days on, I was feeling much stronger and my appetite started to come back – When I was ill, I was only able to manage half a bowl of plain bubur ayam (chicken congee/rice porridge) for an entire day! You guys know how much I LOVE my food!

I honestly have never felt so ill in my entire life, no exaggeration!
What made matters worse was the fact that I had to miss two days of sun worshiping, pigging out and exploring paradise!

So, on the third day, the day that I started to feel my taste buds tingling again and my belly slowly making its presence known by growling, I gathered all the strength I had (which was hardly any from not eating properly) and got dressed for a day in the sun.

Venue of choice? Rock Bar at Ayana Resort and Spa in Jimbaran.

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DSC_0430Eager to refuel my energy as soon as possible, we ordered some nibbles the second we were seated.DSC_0441We went for…
Chicken popcorn with herb-infused olive oil and spiced dukkah (an Egyptian spice blend of nuts, herbs and spices)
Beef chorizo corn dogs with sun-dried tomato hollandaise
Crispy taquitos with edamame “Rockamole”
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DSC_0461As the sun started to cool itself off and began to slowly set, people began closing their umbrellas to reveal the magnificent view that we’ve been hiding away from…DSC_0535

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DSC_0605Oh yes, we watched and witnessed yet another beautiful sunset!

Nothing better to shoo away the illness – happy mind, happy heart, happy body.DSC_0606

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DSC_0608STUNNING…DSC_0609

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DSC_0629Bye sun! See you tomorrow!DSC_0634

DSC_0637Keen to make this moment last longer (and also to make up for lost time), we stayed at the Bar for longer.

At dusk, the atmoshpere at Rock Bar changes and turns into a romantic setting for a date or a laid-back cocktail and nibbles affair with chums…DSC_0643

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DSC_0646The DJ for the eve sets up at their booth on a giant rock and play perfect tunes to further set the chilled-out vibe…DSC_0648

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DSC_0684Isn’t this just so romantic?DSC_0690

DSC_0697Suddenly, the music stopped and a group of fire dancers came out one-by-one and performed on the stage…DSC_0731This seriously brought me back to my wedding reception!DSC_0732

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DSC_0739It goes without saying that we ordered more food as it was time for dindins…DSC_0743This time, we ordered…
California Maki with spiced pineapple and marinated tuna
Prawn spring rolls with chilli sauce
Potato wedges, curly fries and pita chips with hummus, curry mayonnaise and ketchup
Rice noodle summer rolls with mango, mint and plum sauce

Yum yum in my tum!DSC_0744We wanted to celebrate the fact that I was getting better and that I was able to enjoy our holiday again after being absent for what seemed like forever.

…And it looked like Ayana Resort heard the news (or so I imagined) and wanted to join in the celebration too!DSC_0746

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DSC_0760Thank you Rock Bar and Ayana Resorts for throwing awesome surprises throughout our visit and ending my first day back with a bang!

You guys ROCK!

 

All my ,

Amanda

  • Looks like an amazing place. Thanks for the pictures.

  • Totally want to check this place out!

  • Why is it that everyone gets sick in Bali?! I mean I know why but still! Such a beautiful place, can’t wait to go back.

  • I stayed at the Ayana Resort three years ago when I went to Bali, and I absolutely loved the hotel, it’s super romantic but also family friendly1

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