Bali’s largest integrated resort Ayana Estate is welcoming guest to its reimagined two-hectare farm after months of production system and infrastructure enhancements.
The organic oasis provides the estate with high-quality produce and its learning centre enables guests to experience sustainable and traditional Balinese farming techniques.
The expanded range of experiences include the Ayana Farm Walk, where guest can learn about the sustainable principles and traditional methods used to grow the farm’s vegetables, fruits, herbs, edible flowers, and medicinal plants; as well as the Farm-to-Bar Workshop, where guests can craft personalised cocktails and mocktails using freshly harvested edible flowers, herbs, and spices.
The Rediscover Agriculture experience invites guests to participate in activities such as planting and harvesting, and learn about the farm’s Apotek Hidup, or living pharmacy, which showcases Balinese and Indonesian traditional medicinal knowledge. Participants can also create their own herbal teas using the farm’s organic edible flowers and herbs.
The Art of Djamoe by the Jamu Bar, led by expert herbalists and Jamu makers, is a lesson in the ancient art of Indonesia’s traditional herbal remedies.
Ayana Estate General Manager, Giordano Faggioli, said further efforts will be made to improve the farm and make it more sustainable.
“The opening of the completely reimagined Ayana Farm reaffirms our commitment to using environmentally sustainable practices across our resorts and hotels, while also honouring local traditions,” he said.
“We are also proud to announce that Ayana Farm will shift to 100% solar energy this year.
“With the increase in travellers wanting to give back to the communities they visit and to form lasting connections, we believe Ayana Farm is set to become one of Bali’s standout eco-tourism destinations.”