5 star BaliParadise in Uluwatu
Destination: Bali, Indonesia
Vacation: Luxury retreat
Seeking: Indulgence and relaxation
Highlight: Clifftop views
Set on a clifftop plateau along the southern coastline on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, Alila Villas Uluwatu has some of the most breathtaking coastal vistas, with unending sky and ocean views, in Indonesia. If you’re searching for Bali 5 star hotels and luxury hotels in Uluwatu Alila Villas is an exceptional option to consider.
Let’s start with the beaches because, well, they’re basically what you imagine the beaches of a paradise island would look like and many consider the pristine white sand beaches nearby to Alila Villas Uluwatu to be the best beaches in Bali. A real highlight of a stay at Alila Villas Uluwatu is being only 10-15 minutes away from stunning beaches like Balangan beach, Dreamland beach, Padang Padang beach, Suluban beach and Nyang Nyang beach. Look up any one of these Bali beaches and you’ll see why this is such an incredible spot. And we haven’t even started on the resort itself yet…
Poised on an elevated plateau that meets with limestone cliffs sweeping down to the ocean, the view from the Alila Villas Uluwatu is nothing less than picture-perfect. Rediscover the joy of pure relaxation in unparalleled comfort and space in each of the 5 star exquisitely designed Bali luxury villas. Surrender yourself to the enchantment of Bali’s beauty and serenity in the luxury of flawless perfection.
The hallmark of Alila is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisanship, personalised hospitality, and bespoke journeys – and Alila Villas Uluwatu epitomises all of the above.
From pristine white sandy beaches to the majestic Uluwatu Temple perched at the tip of a cliff above the Indian Ocean, this destination offers something for every taste and interest.
A few standout highlights of the area include Pura Luhur Uluwatu (Uluwatu Temple), Bali’s most spectacular temple, located high on a clifftop 250 feet above the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean. It is where the pilgrimage of high priest Dang Hyang Nirartha came to an end as he shed his natural human form and achieved a conscious death nearest to the home of the God Baruna, Guardian of the Southern Seas.
Bali National Golf Club, designed by Nelson Wright, the 18-hole course has a championship rating of 73.2; a tournament rating of 71.7; a resort rating of 70.4; and a ladies’ rating of 70.1. Nick Faldo holds the course record – a marvellous 63 shot at the Alfred Dunhill Masters in November 1994.
Visit Bali Collection Nusa Dua, one of Bali’s entertainment destinations, featuring favourite boutiques and restaurants, free live music in the park and traditional dances.
Whether you choose to stay put and experience this incredible Bali 5 star resort to its fullest, or to venture forth and explore the region with Alila Villas Uluwatu as your luxury Bali base this is a truly magical luxury travel destination and one of the most amazing places to stay in the world.
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“Can it get any better? We had an amazing pool villa and enjoyed every minute in this wonderful place. The pool facing the ocean is spectacular and the two restaurants offer a lot of different dishes you should try. One of the restaurants offers taste portions, which are great to try out things you haven’t tried out before or simply to eat very different food during one dinner. The staff are amazing. I really mean it, it can’t get any better than this. Thank you everyone at Alila Villas for making sure we had the time of our lives!” Tripadvisor Review
Best food & drink
1. Ayam betutu
The Warung presents wholesome traditional Indonesian and Balinese fare. Indoor and outdoor dining is provided in this welcoming yet sophisticated space.
The friendly and convivial atmosphere enables diners to have a casual, laidback experience, whether they choose to interact with other guests at the communal tables or opt for the more private tables for two dotted around the restaurant.
Try one of Warung’s favoites Ayam betutu, a typical Balinese dish of chicken stuffed with herbs and cassava leaves, wrapped in banana leaf and slow-steamed for three hours until tender.
2. Papua chilli crab
Panoramic ocean views in a casual outdoor setting set the mood to gather at CIRE. Experience a tantalising menu of gourmet comfort food, created with the best fresh seasonal and organic produce available, sourced as locally as possible.
CIRE’s wide variety of dishes, many of them familiar favourites, range from classic Asian specialties and sharing-style plates to international dishes that bring you the best from around the globe. Warm, friendly service adds to the relaxed ambience that is as inviting as the food. Another enticing reason to visit the ‘Land’s End’.
Try the papua chilli crab with egg, spicy chilli sauce and garlic.
3. Afternoon tea
Seated in The Warung overlooking the glistening Indian Ocean enjoy a mouthwatering savoury and sweet selection, including foccacia sandwich with cooked ham, lettuce, tomato and Comte cheese, prawn toast with wasabi mayonnaise, chocolate chilly bouchon and raisin scones served with vanilla cream and orange preserve.
The layout and design of Alila Villas Uluwatu resort is a spectacle in itself. From its stunning cliff-top location to the beautifully designed accommodation everything at Alila Villas Uluwatu is set to amaze and transport you deeper into a Bali relaxation far away from your daily grind.
Just some of the available accommodation includes Alila’s one-bedroom Bali villas which come with private pool and ocean view cabana and are specifically designed to follow an environmentally sustainable framework.The contemporary interiors are enhanced with touches of nature and traditional Balinese accents – reflected in planes of wood, water, stone and rattan.
The open-plan design, unique flat lava rock roof and bamboo ceiling allow the gentle sea breeze to circulate throughout all areas of the villa for a relaxing tropical feel.
The two-bedroom Cliffside Villas are located at the edge of the cliff and combine sustainable design with a new expression of modern sophistication.The villas unfold across different levels to delight you with an ocean view from every room. Relax in the large open-plan living and dining room, and spacious bedrooms with an outdoor deck where you can step from bed into an ocean-facing Jacuzzi. A stylish choice for Bali family villa accommodation, a retreat with friends or a private celebration.
The spacious three-bedroom pool villas are perched spectacularly at the cliff edge or on the hillside.The villas feature an open-plan design interspersed with relaxation pavilions and pools, and an elegant blend of contemporary interiors and traditional Balinese accents. The unique flat lava rock roofs and bamboo ceilings – key features of the sustainable design – allow the gentle sea breeze to circulate freely throughout all rooms for an airy, tropical feel – plus there’s your own private 21m infinity pool.
But whichever room you choose you’ll enjoy incredible architecture, amazing surroundings and an attention to detail few other resorts can offer.
Incredible experiences are all around you at Alila Villas Uluwatu and none more so than taking a dip in the seemingly endless blues of Alila Villas 50m infinity pool positioned cleverly along the cliff top to make you feel like you’re floating above the world.
There’s also plenty of culture and foodie treats to find not far from your doorstep, including sightseeing tours where you pass by the resort’s Penunggun Karang shrine, cross a dry river bed and walk through the tropical forest to reach, Beji Temple, where the locals perform blessings to purify their spirit. Adventure on to the top of the cliff overlooking Nyang Nyang Beach and spectacular views of the ocean. Then trek down 500 steps to the beautiful virgin sands of this secluded beach and refuel yourself for the homeward journey with a fresh coconut and Nasi Jinggo, served in a banana leaf.
Or if you’re more interested in the foodie side to Bali visit the Jimbaran fish market in the morning with a local chef and discover fresh ingredients for you to transform during a cooking class. Pick additional ingredients from the resort’s own organic garden and learn about Alila’s sustainability programmes. Learn Balinese cooking techniques from a local chef as you prepare authentic local dishes and enjoy a sumptuous lunch of the dishes you created during the class.
And for beach lovers (if you’re thinking of a luxury Bali vacation we’re guessing you’re going to want to see plenty of pristine white sand) join a heavenly beach-hopping journey that encompasses eight of the most famous beaches in Bali, dotted along a pristine coastline of white limestone cliffs. Paradise.
Alila Villas Uluwatu is the right place to stay if you’re looking for wellness and relaxation. At its luxurious spa villas in Bali Alila puts a contemporary spin on ancient Asian healing techniques and age-old beauty recipes that feature the curative benefits of fresh, natural, quality ingredients. Indulge mind and body in a heartfelt and surprisingly different Bali luxury spa experience.
Signature treatments include a 120 minute Balinese Beauty Ritual. Balinese lulur is an ancient village remedy originating from the rice farmers of Bali. It has been handed down through generations and is recognized as a traditional medicine, believed to help warm the body, relieve aching joints and help treat skin problems. Herbs of sandalwood, fennel seed, staranise, eaglewood and fenugreek create this powerful healing remedy.
Treatment includes a 60-minute Balinese Massage, a traditional lulur body scrub, a skin-softening body mask and a brightening mini facial.
Another signature treatment is the 150 minute Ultimate Spa Pamper. Surrender to the soothing sensations of the utmost indulgence designed to pamper your body. Switch off and simply immerse in deepest relaxation as stress and tension unravel throughout your body from your head all the way to your toes.
Your ultimate indulgence includes:
- Cleansing foot ritual
- A choice of your body scrub
- A choice of bubble bath or steam bath
- A 60-minute Balinese massage
- A choice of facial or head massage
- Foot Reflexology
And if you’re looking for a little more wellness you could try stand up paddleboard yoga. Tone and strengthen your core muscles through an earthbound yoga practice on top of a 10-to-12 foot long paddleboard, building your stability and body-balance on Alila Villas Uluwatu infinity pool, facing the panoramic Indian Pacific ocean. A truly unforgettable experience.
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