In a stunning location on an elevated plateau on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula and with breath-taking views towards the ocean below, Alila Villas, Uluwatu is only 30 minutes from the International Airport and 15 minutes from Jimbaran Bay. It offers the perfect place to escape and relax in the luxury of flawless perfection, while surrounded by the beauty and serenity of this enchanting island.
The screens and pieces of art, discreetly placed allow diners at Cire to have their own exclusive dining area. This fine dining restaurant serves contemporary western cuisine prepared using only the freshest regional produce. Cire is a process of waking and polishing and tribute is paid to this ancient technique by the many Balinese batik stamps which decorate the restaurant. Traditional Indonesian and Balinese cuisine is on the menu at The Warung where the sophisticated yet welcoming atmosphere ensures a laidback experience. Dining is available indoors and out, some tables are communal allowing guests to interact with each other, while others for just two people are dotted around. Romantics who want an informal, exclusive and romantic venue should choose to dine in the spectacular setting of the cabana by the cliff edge.
It would be tempting to just relax in the comfort and space of the villa, exercise in the gym or swim in the 50 metre pool, but there is much to see on the island and the Journeys by Alila are designed to help guests make the most of their stay. They are half and full day experiences, carefully customised to mix nature, local community and traditional culture. There are seven such Journeys from Uluwatu ranging from “enlightenment” which gives access to some of the holiest and least visited temples in the South, through “adventure” which includes a walk through the local Pectau region through the heart of the local community to “Journey to Gastronomy” either a half or full day when guests are introduced to the local ingredients, cooking and flavours of the region. Those who are stressed should choose the “Journey to You” which starts with healthy light cuisine, followed by an indulgent three hours of holistic bliss which includes massage, a body wrap and facial all using age old beauty recipes, with fresh natural ingredients at the Alila Spa, where the therapists, trained in massage meditation and service offer a completely different Bali luxury spa experience.
Each of the 64 spacious pool villas is cutting edge in design which still manages to blend in perfectly with the natural surroundings. Interiors are contemporary and the Balinese influence is reflected by the use of wood, stone and rattan. The open plan design allows the free flow of the gentle sea breezes. The Wi-Fi is complimentary, the linen and amenities are luxurious and the bathroom is spacious with indoor and outdoor rain and jet shower. Outside the private pool and cabana look out towards the Indian Ocean. High on a spectacular hillside, the three bedroom pool villas offer the perfect family villa accommodation, again designed with open plan interiors which are enhanced by traditional Balinese touches. Outside relaxation pavilions are connected to the spacious living areas by bridges and walkways.