AYANA Zeitgeist

Translated from German, Zeitgeist means "the spirit of the moment", and is the key principle underpinning AYANA's service philosophy. Here, we share our inside tips and favorite haunts to help you experience the AYANA Zeitgeist.

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Hello everyone,

It’s me again, I just wanted to say a very merry Christmas to those of you who will be celebrating it this weekend, and to give you a little insight into how I’ll be celebrating, with my lovely girlfriend Ayu. We plan to join the Christmas Eve Dinner at Dava restaurant with a special menu prepared by Chef Jusman So. I’m as hungry as a bear just reading the menu below! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget, you still have a chance to join our Christmas Bear Contest on AYANA’s Facebook page. Good luck and season’s greetings!

Gede Bear

Christmas Eve Menus at Dava

Ocean Trout
Medallion of cured Petuna ocean trout topped with Avruga caviar and celery granite, toasted walnut and
herb salad with Granny Smith apple espuma

Turkey & Foie Gras
Terrine of slow cooked turkey breast and foie gras with cranberry relish, puree of baby yam with honey
and blood orange bubbles

Chestnut & Truffle
Chestnut mousseline laced with black winter truffle, double boiled poultry consomme, mushroom melba
scented with truffles

Barramundi fillet crusted with duxelle mushrooms with leek cream on a bacon, onion and potato galette
Baked veal tenderloin with pistachio mousse and smoked ham, glazed baby carrot and caramelized
orange confit, pumpkin crumble, natural jus

Chocolate Pudding
‘Valrhona’ chocolate pudding, dried fruits and almonds topped with lemon-infused mascarpone sorbet
and brandy eggnog




“It is all about that bonding chemistry. My guests are like my best friends – I am willing to do anything to please them.”


Q: What is your role at AYANA?

Hostess at Ocean Beach Pool and Kisik restaurant

Q: How long have you been with the hotel?

Two years

Q: How would you define great service?

Nothing over the top, but making guests feel familiar and comfortable so that they can approach me whenever they need anything.

Q: You are called an AYANA Superstar because you always go the extra mile to ensure a memorable stay for guests. Can you share an example of a time when you were able to help a guest or wow them with a surprise?

Firstly, I want to say that I value all my colleagues at AYANA, everyone is a superstar. It is a team effort. An example from my personal experience: I once had a guest who really wanted to have the front table at Kisik restaurant even though it was very high tide, and I recommended against it. They were really insistent. While I was taking their food order, a big wave came and drenched me. I could not care less about my condition but helped them move to another table inside the restaurant with a smile.

Q: What would you recommend every AYANA guest experience?

Dazing away at Ocean Beach Pool during sunset time with a cocktail drink.

Q: Do you have anybody you look up to or are inspired by?

My dad always wanted me to work in a hotel, so to fulfill his dream and make him proud is priceless. Considering where I come from, a small village in Singaraja, I could never have imagined, not even in my wildest dreams, that I would be working for AYANA today.

Q: What do you like to do in your time off?

House chores and spend time with my aunt and her children. It makes my day to know that I can contribute to others.

Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be here at AYANA. When I first met Gede, he kept promising to take me a special place to celebrate our love for each other. I waited and waited and was starting to wonder whether he would live up to his promise, when he finally brought me here, to his favorite resort on the planet. What a dream come true! Since we arrived, we have been indulging in spa treatments, enjoying afternoon tea at Padi (a little tasting before the Teddy Bear Tea this weekend), and Gede even serenaded me at Dava restaurant. So romantic! Each day is a new surprise and I am so happy to share it with you.

I hope you are all able to join our Christmas Bear Contest for the opportunity to win a 2-night stay at AYANA so you too can experience some of the unique pampering and absolute bliss that I am enjoying. Good luck with the contest and see you at the Teddy Bear Tea on Saturday!

Bear hugs and kisses,