The Alila Villas Uluwatu is a cluster of buildings, terraces, pools and gardens located 100 metres above the Indian Ocean on a limestone cliff on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula.
Bukit’s dramatic savannah landscape is the inspiration for the resort’s design. Accordingly, the Alila Villas Uluwatu achieves a harmony with nature palpable to all who stay there.
Resort accommodations consist of 52 one-bedroom villas, two two-bedroom villas, 25 private villas and five cliffside villas with pool.
Should guests ever want to emerge from these blissful sanctuaries, the facilities available include a palm-fringed 50-metre pool, fitness centre, extensive library, cigar bar, event centre and a wedding pavilion and lawn.
For relaxation and rejuvenation, guests can head to the Spa Alila, five villas where traditional Balinese massages and beauty treatments are offered day and night.
Fine dining is available at The Restaurant, while The Warung serves Balinese and Indonesian fare in a friendly and convivial atmosphere.
With the help of the resort’s leisure concierge, guests can design custom-tailored day plans, choosing from activities like village temple walks, bike rides through rice fields, river rafting, mountain climbing, scuba diving and lessons at the Alila Cooking School.
Best of all, they can do it all in good conscience: thanks to systematic, resort-wide water and energy conservation mechanisms, the Alila Villas Uluwatu is the first resort in Bali designed to achieve Green Globe certification, the highest level of Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD).
“We are very pleased that Alila Hotels have embraced the ESD principles, and we are using many ESD measures including local materials, water conservation with soaks and rain gardens and recycling with grey water systems, using local plants from the Bali savannah ecosystem on the Bukit, which are being raised in a nursery on site to encourage local bird and animal life, heat pumps, salt water pools — among many others,” the resort’s Richard Hassell said.
“The design of the interiors is completely integrated with the architecture, as the design flows from inside to outside. All the materials are locally sourced. These beautiful local materials are environmentally sound and support the local communities.”
Alila Villas Soori
Gracefully planted on Bali’s southwest coast, the Alila Villas Soori is an idyllic destination that lies on a gentle slope between lush, green rice terraces and the soft, black-sand Balinese beach leading into the enchanting azure of the Indian Ocean.
Managed by Alila Hotels and Resorts, Asia’s leading boutique hotel management enterprise, the Alila Villas Soori offers 48 exquisitely designed villas ranging in capacity from one to 10 bedrooms. Each villa offers relaxing luxury and unadulterated privacy.
Designed by Singapore-based SCDA Architects, Alila Villas Soori eloquently integrates elements of its surrounding natural environment with an elegant expression of contemporary Asian design, naturally in accordance with Alila’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
Guests can experience the equilibrium between tranquillity and vitality at Alila Villas Soori by exploring Bali’s rich heritage with a trek or a cycling trip, playing golf at the Greg Norman-designed course and finally indulging at Spa Alila, the zenith of this secluded sanctuary.
Alila Villas Soori is located 10 minutes from Tanah Lot Temple, one of Bali’s most sacred temples and less than an hour from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is the first luxury boutique resort in West Bali.
The resort is the newest creation by the Alila Hotels and Resorts group that is renowned for its unparalleled destinations scattered throughout Southeast Asia. Each is developed and finally constructed with emphasis placed on well-integrated and eco-friendly design.
Alila Villas Soori provides guests with exactly those moments. The resort has 15 beach pool villas, 15 ocean pool villas, eight terrace pool villas, eight three-bedroom pool villas, one four-bedroom pool villa and one 10-bedroom pool villa.
The spaciousness, natural light and ocean breeze in the guest rooms encourage guests to break the barrier between interior and exterior, with rain and jet showers inside and out, a private outdoor pool and a vast open-air courtyard onto which all of the rooms open.
Within this nest of natural beauty, guests are invited to further indulge in the Spa Alila: a secluded sanctuary located below the reception level reflective pond, which forms an aqua roof rippling overhead. Other amenities include the gorgeous infinity pool, where guests can gaze out over the Indian Ocean while taking a dip, beach cabanas, a boardroom, a fitness centre and an in-house library.
Alila Villas Soori is made from only the finest and most environmentally responsible materials — woods, stones, metals and others — and furnished with only the most exceptional decorative elements.
The Alila Hotels and Resorts group is 100 percent dedicated to upholding Green Globe’s rigorous benchmarks for environmental sensitivity. Alila Villas Soori is the perfect expression of a flawless reciprocation between the fluid, airy contemporary Asian architecture and design and its deeply passionate symbiosis with the natural environment.