The Elegant Resorts & Villas Collection
Inspired Privacy at its most Elevated
On the ridge of a hillside above the Ayung River Valley, Alila Ubud was created to resemble a peaceful, countryside Balinese village. It’s a resort that blends contemporary design and traditional Balinese architecture in secluded courtyards, luscious terraces and stunning gardens. A series of two-storey wood and stone living quarters are seemingly suspended above the valley in a place of gorgeous isolation and unparalleled intimacy.
The resort’s elevated rooms, villas and public spaces are a tapestry of idyllic tableaux that echo the serenity of the surroundings: terraced foothills, mist-laden mountains, deep gorges and volcanoes. To reach Alila Ubud, just 5 kilometres from Ubud, you rise through terraced rice paddies and emerge into the light of warm smiles and the greetings of a chorus of geckos. Villa interiors are a celebration of fresh white linens, wood and glass, terrazzo tiles, thatched roofs, sliding terrace doors and outdoor bathrooms: the focus is purposefully centred on the vistas below.
Amble to meals through “village” lanes of scented frangipani, orchids and scuttling lizards. A day of pleasure starts with freshly squeezed juices and earthy coffee. In the evenings the open-air restaurant is completely transformed by floating lanterns reflected in the pool. Wind down the day in the poolside bar, settled into the deepest sofas on the island.
Diversions include trekking, cycling or mountain biking, a drive to a remote venue to enjoy a delicious picnic or the perfect pressure of a spa treatment. Spa Alila offers a raft of insanely relaxing massages such as a heady 90-minute indulgence delivered in a glass-fronted room where the birds and geckos outside are the natural stand-ins for ubiquitous musak.
Bliss out by the shimmering infinity pool, watching hummingbirds dart around the hibiscus then indulge in an exhilarating dip that dissolves the torpor of the day’s heat. The overall result is a location of photographic joy, perfect for exotic nuptials or just the peace of it all.
Elegant Resorts & Villas
332 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
P: 1800 079 965 or +61 2 8270 4850