JIMBARAN – BALI, 16 May 2013 – Miss Universe contestants from Western Australia recently took on a stairclimb challenge at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, in preparation for the Miss Universe national finals in Melbourne on 12 July.
The six beauties conquered the 197 steps at AYANA’s private Kubu Beach with grace and poise, before being rewarded with a rejuvenating two-hour therapeutic session in the resort’s Aquatonic Seawater Therapy Pool, one of the world’s largest thalasso pools. Finally, they wrapped up their day with sunset cocktails at Rock Bar – bypassing the queue to Bali’s most iconic sunset look-out spot.
Real estate agents said buyers of AYANA Residences – which was recognized with a Highly Commended accolade in the 2012 South-East Asia Property Awards – are attracted by the location, size and design of the units, privileged access to the facilities of AYANA Resort and Spa, and unlimited usage as a purely residential lifestyle investment with no restrictions on how often or when they can occupy their unit.
“AYANA Residences is Bali’s number one residential address for luxury apartments, in every respect: location, facilities, design and sheer glam-factor. It is unique in Bali as the first gated community integrated with a world-class 5-star resort, within the last remaining piece of prime real estate on the island’s southern peninsula. We are not surprised to see the level of demand, which is also reflective of the improving investment climate in Indonesia,” said Daniel Miller, Jones Lang LaSalle Project Management Consultant.
This highly-anticipated gated community will consist of a limited number of luxury apartments and villas adjacent to AYANA Resort and Spa, on the largest ocean-front land bank remaining in South Bali. It is part of a 77-hectare property spread along a 1.3 kilometer coastline just 10 kilometers from the airport.
With the first showroom scheduled for completion by March 2013 and the first phase of the development to be released in late-2014, the low-density design – by the same architect, landscape architect and interior designer as AYANA Resort and Spa – offers the largest living space of any luxury residences in Bali. The units include 3-bedroom Penthouse Suites with sweeping ocean views, private rooftop swimming pools and entertainment areas, as well as 2-bedroom suites and 1-bedroom suites. In addition to the Top Floor Penthouses, there are also Ground Floor Penthouses with private swimming pools.
A key point of difference compared to other developments in Bali, is that AYANA Residences is designed and built for buyers, their family and friends, and as such, it offers buyers absolute freedom to use their unit without any restrictions. Where other developers may impose limitations on a buyer’s ability to use their residence as dictated by the rental demands of tourists, AYANA Residences views the residences as the purchaser’s holiday home and they are free to use it as they choose. Buyers so far comprise a mix of domestic and foreign.
The stairclimb challenge was part of a week-long fitness and pampering retreat in Bali for the six WA finalists: Tamlin Dobrich, Kirsten Clemens, Meaghan Slattery, Charlotte Goodlet, Caris Tiivel and Rachel Ayris (sister of current Miss Universe Australia, Renae Ayris).
They were selected from a field of 24 Miss Universe WA finalists last month, following judging rounds that included casual wear, swimwear and formal evening gowns. The woman deemed Australia’s finest will be heading to the Miss Universe 2013 finals at a venue yet to be disclosed. It will be the 62nd Miss Universe pageant.