• Relaxing to ocean views with your villa’s private pool
  • Enjoying tasting dinners at one of Bali’s finest restaurants
  • Unwinding with complimentary yoga, white-sand beaches and spa treatments

Just as its Uluwatu Temple neighbour, Alila Villas is perched dramatically on limestone cliffs, towering 100 metres above the Indian Ocean. However, this innovative getaway has swapped dramatic temple tiers for cutting-edge modern design, with butler-served villas host to private pools and fine dining served up in sunset cabanas. It’s all been recognised by a dazzling array of awards, from the likes of Condé Nast, The Telegraph and Honeycombers.

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The Alila Villas is a slice of ultra-contemporary luxury in a spectacular setting., This is perhaps best felt in the exclusive villas. Each enjoys sweeping ocean views from private cabanas as contemporary design sensibilities are realised in a typically Balinese fashion; expect lava-rock roofs, bamboo ceilings and rattan furnishings. It’s truly tropical luxe, complete with private pool and outdoor showers. For larger groups, the two or three bedroom iterations even come with 21-metre infinity pools. But, whichever you choose, there’s a delightful array of little touches, from butler service to espresso coffee machines and an array of whole-leaf Jing teas.

The commitment to fine design continues into the public areas. The spa is a particular highlight, with age-old treatments combined with modern best practice; the Ayurvedic therapy is a special favourite. But, you don’t have to book onto a session to get your dose of relaxation, with the well-stocked library, stunning cliff-edge pool and complimentary yoga classes held each morning. It’s also hard to beat taking in the sunset over the Indian Ocean with a cold drink at the clifftop cabana. Alternatively, get your workout fix at the fully equipped gym.

Given the resort’s privileged location, you’ll also want to get out and explore. Alongside the Uluwatu Temple, some of Bali’s best beaches are just 10 minutes away – as are a collection of impressive golf courses. Alternatively, explore with the likes of cycle rides, community visits, fishing-boat cocktail cruises and tours of Bali’s off-the-beaten-track temples. And, all the local flavours are invited in at a pair of superb dining venues. There's the Warung’s traditional Indonesian fare and CIRE’s international favourites and Asian sharing platters. If this all sounds enticing, perhaps look into a cooking course. Or, simply indulge with afternoon tea. Then, for a truly multi-sensory experience, head to the Sunset Cabana Bar for a cocktail or two overlooking the ocean.


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