The Elegant Resorts & Villas Collection
Bali meets Indian Ocean
There is something completely energizing about a whiff of salt in the air, the quality of light at the seaside and the breezes that skim its surface. Places that give design, service, and atmosphere a nudge above the ordinary are, in our book, winners.
At the edge of the Indian Ocean, at Alila Villas Uluwatu, you can almost imagine yourself taking flight from the cliff tops on warm ocean updrafts. The whole eco-brilliant resort sings about fresh sea breezes and the delights of the natural world.
Alila is a stunning showpiece of timber cabanas that seem almost woven into the stone of the cliff sides. Be prepared to fulfil your daily quota of activity on the myriad of steps that lead you up, down and around this fantastical resort.
The location and design of this cool haunt mean an absence of reliance on too many mod cons. The roofs of the buildings are made of lava stone that absorbs or reflects heat, well-positioned lemon grasses are the clever deterrent against mosquito’s and the breezes that easily waft through very smartly designed and removable “walls”, cancel the need for air conditioning. There are some yummy restaurants, a walk-in wine cellar, an infinity pool that mimics a dramatic plunge over high cliffs, plump day beds that orient your gaze over an infinite stretch of ocean, a cliff top bar and the beautiful Bukit Peninsula at your doorstep,
Minimalist but nonetheless sumptuous villas are filled with generous treats such as expresso machines, private salt water pools, a butler service that can be fine tuned to suit and there’s a decadent spa that allows you to lash out on unlimited treatments on a daily rate.
This is holiday central for those who fancy surrendering to yoga at sunrise, a legendary wave at noon, a delicious cocktail at sunset and perhaps a massage beneath the stars.
Elegant Resorts & Villas
332 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
P: 1800 079 965 or +61 2 8270 4850