Where to stay
Alila Villas Uluwatu
Jl Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak
With such a grand panorama to welcome you when you arrive at Alila Villas Uluwatu, you can expect nothing but the best during your stay here. The cool and contemporary cliff-hanger, nestled into the cliffs of the Bukit Peninsula, delivers lavish villas, fabulous fine dining, a splendid spa and panoramic views that will literally take your breath away.
Forget rooms! At this boutique hideaway, there are individual villas with one, two or three bedrooms. Each villa boasts a private pool, surrounded by an outdoor dining area and a relaxation cabana overlooking the Indian Ocean. You will also find open-plan living spaces and spacious bathrooms.
The team at WOHA, one of Asia’s most celebrated architectural firms, is behind this luxurious and exclusive resort. Designed with sustainability in mind, much care has been taken to ensure the facilities blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings. Locally sourced and recycled materials appear throughout, while bamboo ceilings and open-plan layouts allow natural sea breezes and reduce the need for artificial cooling.
The one-bedroom villa is the definition of a romantic getaway. The interior and outdoor living areas blend seamlessly together with a mix of contemporary features and touches of nature, reflected through the wooden panelling, stone floors, bamboo ceiling and water features. Private poolside cabanas and outdoor showers complete these exclusive spaces.
Bigger travelling parties can look to the two-bedroom and three-bedroom offerings. With more than enough room for the whole family, each features a 21-metre infinity pool and enough high-tech mod cons to keep everyone happy.
Regardless of which villa you choose, you can relax knowing that your every whim will be taken care of with a 24-hour personal butler service. Choose between private, discreet or indulgent levels of service and watch as your worries float away.
With so many attractions at your fingertips, justifying leaving your villa may prove difficult. However, curious guests will be rewarded with a fantastic selection of activities on offer. For a truly one-of-a-kind experience, join resident yogi, Nyoman Warta, in an aerial yoga session – hanging from a fabric hammock suspended about a metre above the ground – inside the resort’s iconic Sunset Cabana. The cliff side pavilion floats above and over the edge, allowing you to stretch and lounge in the clouds.
Continue onto relaxation station at Spa Alila, where local therapists combine the latest in organic nutrition with genuine hospitality. Book in for a Beauty and Balance treatment, which combines a signature foot bath, your choice of a 60-minute massage, a coffee and coconut scrub, a cocoa and coconut mask and a herbal steam.
This indulgent experience is capped off by two decadent dining options. End the day in style at The Warung, which showcases a selection of Indonesia’s best culinary delights. For something a little more familiar, visit Cire, the Western-style contemporary restaurant offering cuisine inspired by Uluwatu’s ocean surroundings.
Alila Villas Uluwatu is a show-stopper. With architecturally magnificent interiors, inimitable service, a sumptuous spa and delicious dining, it’s the perfect package.