A gush of traffic overflew the hectic road of Kuta, strings of tourists flocked the packed souvenir shops and malls. Nothing but a smile and laugh on their faces, though the sun burnt dangerously hot. This party-centric atmospheric part of Bali is vastly known for its consistency in providing a popular surf spot for beginners. With just 0.6 miles away from the airport, the city provides a tranquil heaven situated in Kartika Plaza road, called The Anvaya.
As one enters Anvaya, all the traffic and sound pollution in Kuta’s Kartika Plaza road went off immediately. Eyes are pampered with such breathtaking view of coconut trees and opulent wooden interior designs. Far ahead, the Kuta beach and the clear blue sky decorated this first-class resort’s background. Sounds of traditional Balinese xylophone filled the resorts, mixed with the soothing flowing water as the backsound. The Anvaya prides itself in combining the eras of the ancient Bali Aga, Hindu Bali and Modern Bali. The decoration also synced to each of their 493 rooms, fully furnished with modern spacious guestrooms, suites, and villas. The accommodation divides into 9 types: Deluxe Room, Premiere Room, Family Premiere Room, Deluxe Suite, Premiere Suite, The Anvaya Suite, Beach Front Private Suite, The Anvaya Residence, and The Anvaya Villa.
Letter F managed to meet with the warmest Public Relations Manager, Didi Marsinta Ari, during our stay at The Anvaya Suite Whirl Pool. Opulent, the exact word to describe the room. The luxurious duplex-style room features a private pool and whirlpool, overlooking the lush gardens and sun lounges. Such view to be had when one just wakes up. The bathroom has a separate free-standing bathtub, shower, and toilet, whilst all amenities are equipped with Acca Kappa products.
Starting the day staying at the hotel, Letter F dined at Sands restaurant, Anvaya’s own restaurant that’s orientated towards the Indian Ocean. Emphasizing on freshness with interactive all-day dining experience, it incorporates an open-kitchen concept with a market-place atmosphere where they invite guests to give their best cooking experience under the guidance of the restaurant’s highly skilled chefs. Sands covers 306 of seating capacity, featuring the best new and old world wines. Must try dishes is definitely the pizza, as Italians would say, “Belissima!”
For those who crave some local delicacies, fret not as the resorts provides a lovely fine dining option of Kunyit restaurant, located in the front of the hotel facing the busy Kuta road. Though the design interior is set to have the luxurious ambiance, Kunyit still stays true in its warm hospitality through the staff’s smile and decorum. The resto invites patrons to have a sensory dining experience through its many options of fishes, chickens, ducks, or seafood, including their signature package Mengibung. Mengibung is a traditional Balinese way of eating, it is usually practiced during cultural ceremonies back in the days. Staff would serve an appetizer of fish soup, which then followed by white and red rice. Next, the staff would bring assorted entrees from urap, lawar, meats, and satays.
A good rest. A full tummy. Everybody in the resorts seems to arm themselves with nothing but a smile on their faces 24/7, including those who decide to have a long nice stroll at the Kuta beach. 10 minutes away from the airport with its myriad of satisfaction-guaranteed options within the resorts itself, safe to say The Anvaya is the best option to spend your next vacay in Bali.
Photos courtesy of The Anvaya Bali