Chicest, most glam sunset @ The Rock Bar
On our last day in Seminyak, Bali last April, my hubby surprised me with uber fabulous sunset cocktails at The Rock Bar – Ayana Hotel (formerly the Ritz Carlton Hotel) and dinner at Metis (see my later post on this). Since hubby is not a planner, this tickled me to the tips of my tippy toes. So sweet and romantic! Prepare yourself, there’s lots of pics! It was hard not to snap away amidst all that beauty!
Making our way to the cliffside in Hotel Ayana, we enjoyed all the pools, fountains...
...waterfalls (that go down to their swimming pools)
... and gorgeous flowers!
We got there quite early (about 4pm) because hubby was told reservations were not allowed when he called. Since they weren’t allowing people into the seating area of the bar yet. We ordered drinks and enjoyed ourselves on the cliff while waiting.
Bintang draft (Rp 50,000) and Bali cooler (Rp 105,000) which is Hatten Rose Wine, orange Curacao, fresh pineapple juice & passion fruit syrup.
I even got to check out the lovely Ayana Hotel Chapel
Can you imagine having a small wedding and walking down this aisle?
A peak at The Rock bar from the elevator waiting area.
The bar is situated and carved into the cliff side of gorgeous Jimbaran Bay, which is renowned for its beautiful sunsets. Took this pic while going down the open-air-diagonal-elevator.
Touch down! Check out the beautiful view!
Course I had to take a pic with a ROCK at The Rock Bar! This is me while we were waiting for our seats. Thank God we went down early, because there were people ahead of us in line already! Oh and that we brought down our drinks to enjoy while waiting around - bet the other peeps were jealous hehe!
The perfect lounge seating if you're in a group
We got great seats near the bar, which has the ocean as its beautiful backdrop
My hubby the crackberry. THAT'S the view from our seats
Strawberry crush drink (it was a bit sour - so sad because it was so expensive!), complimentary cassava chips (LOVE this - yum!) & tortilla rolls with spicy guacamole (MmMmMmmm!) ...oh and some cool towelettes - perfect for the scorching heat!
I didn't get to take much notes because I was too busy enjoying the scene and my hubby's company. This is a yummy unnamed long drink!
More Bintang Draft & cassava chips
Tsk! Tsk! Someone forgot to put SPF on their face. DO NOT forget to slather on sun protection ALL OVER. I had SPF 50 on my body and face, and I STILL got a tan!
Sunset was made even more dramatic with the chillax sounds from the DJ's booth
Then the clouds started rolling in - so dramatic!
Nightfall... bye-bye Rock Bar! (The candle lit counter is exactly where we were sitting earlier - perfect seats)
Time to go to dinner at Metis!
- AYANA Resort and Spa, Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Bali 80364, Indonesia (at the very tip of Jimbaran Bay)
- Phone: +62-361-702222
- Fax: +62-361-701555
- Beverages/ Snacks: 17:00-1:00