Crisp, contemporary architecture and a sprawling beachfront location make for an idyllic retreat at Alila Seminyak.
Designed by Gaurang Khemka from award-winning Singaporean architectural firm URBNarc, the resort exudes sophistication, with the pared back neutrals of the interior highlighted by abundant greenery and naturally, a scenic ocean backdrop. Lush foliage cascades from the exterior walls, carefully landscaped terraces bring nature into the resort and the public spaces are ventilated by the ocean breeze, creating a tranquil atmosphere that perfectly integrates the resort with its landscape.
The minimal, refined styling extends to the rooms, which are appointed with dark wood furniture and snow-white linen. To get a taste of local life, select a Superior Room – set back from the ocean, you’ll be only a few minutes from bustling Seminyak and its diverse shopping, dining and nightlife. For something a little more secluded, book a Deluxe Garden Suite overlooking the resort’s own little tropical oasis. If your holiday is incomplete without ocean views, choose from one of the beachfront rooms and you’ll be lulled to sleep each evening by the hushed sounds of waves on the shore.
Need a little more room to move? You’ll have abundant space in the Beach Suite, with separate living and dining rooms and a second room with a sofa bed to easily accommodate extra guests, meetings or a workspace. For the ultimate in luxury, look no further than the penthouse suite. With 811 square metres of beautifully appointed accommodation unfolding onto a private pool, sun-deck and terrace, you’ll have unparalleled views over the beach and resort. All rooms are equipped with free wi-fi , flatscreen TVs and DVD players – perfect for relaxing with a movie during the tropical afternoon showers.
As hard as it may be to leave the lavish environs of your room, it’s well worth experiencing all the leisure activities Alila Seminyak has to offer. Dip in one of the three freshwater infinity pools that reach out towards the ocean, or make your way down to the volcanic sands of Petitenget beach. Treat your body to a private yoga class, with Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative and Vinyasa styles on offer, or indulge in one of Alila Seminyak’s renowned spa treatments. The spa incorporates ancient Asian therapies with the latest nutrition and health knowledge to provide blissful facial treatments, massages and beautifying baths, all using the highest quality natural products and ingredients.
Get out and explore Bali with the ‘Rom-antique Roadshow’, where you’ll find yourself touring the gorgeous rice paddies, ancient temples and west coast breaks of the surrounding area in a fully restored 1980s Volkswagen Kombi.
There’s no better place to watch the blazing sunset than on the sleek patio with a refreshing cocktail. If you’d like to try your hand at mixing your own, shake things up with a class in the Cocktail Lab, where you’ll be guided by a mixologist to craft some delicious beverages, perfectly complemented by the chef’s selection of bar snacks. Top off the evening with a beautifully prepared Asian-inspired meal at the resort restaurant before wandering down to the beach bar and savouring a nightcap under starry skies.