travel journalasiaindonesiabali Explore the Architectural Haven of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula at Alila Uluwatu Admire contemporary architectural designs and the sustainable development of one of Bali's most prestigious retreats.
by Sophie Smith

On Bali’s most southernly protrusion, you’ll find panoramic views like no other: white-sand beaches; dramatic limestone clifftops; and world-class accommodation designed to complement the surroundings. Indulging in a world-class escape at Alila Villas Uluwatu allows guests to experience the tranquility of the Balinese coastline in an award-winning villa.

Explore the Architectural Haven of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula at Alila Uluwatu
Explore the Architectural Haven of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula at Alila Uluwatu
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Choose from one of 67 sustainably-designed villas, each offering a private pool and cabana to observe the glistening of the Indian Ocean waves. With an intricately woven design from award-winning sustainable architects WOHA, Alila’s pledge the a sustainable environment stretches further than an ecological impact, but also support Balinese designers and businesses.

The design of each villa individually creates a unique living space, integrating contemporary luxury with traditional accent features: complete with bamboo ceilings, recycled wooden features and batu palimanan walls created in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

Explore the Architectural Haven of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula at Alila Uluwatu
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Each villa is offers water-efficient indoor and outdoor rain showers, quality linen and separate ‘his and her’ dressing areas, complimented with locally-sourced organic skincare packages.

Quality spa treatments are also available, using similar regenerative ingredients to create a state of true bliss and tranquility for all visitors throughout their stay.

Explore the Architectural Haven of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula at Alila Uluwatu
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Effortless indoor-outdoor styling allows guests to spend their days at their leisure: be it receiving rejuvenating spa treatments, with the ocean breeze whistling playfully in the background; lounging on that exact point where the sea and the pool are one or immersing in Balinese cuisine and cultural experiences.

Every request can be satisfied with 24 hour butler service for haute cuisine and any enquiries can be passed to the many members of knowledgable members of staff at Alila Uluwatu.

Explore the Architectural Haven of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula at Alila Uluwatu
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This 14.4 hectare retreat complex boasts three on-site restaurants and Sunset Cabana Bar to cater for every palette. Choose from Quila, Cire and The Warung and find that perfect balance between traditional Indonesian cuisine with gourmet comfort food.

Quila in particular is considered a sublime fine-dining experience where guests can exclusively experience flavours that simultaneously surprise and provoke the tastebuds with delight.

Quila offers an exclusive journey of gastronomy where every bite is exquisite and loaded with multi-sensory surprise

Explore the Architectural Haven of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula at Alila Uluwatu
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Rich experiences are aplenty here: opportunities to travel by kayak, golf buggy or bicycle to an array of exclusive locations can be effortlessly organised to suit visitor’s itineraries. From private aerial yoga classes conducted at the Cliff Edge Cabana to joining the temple priests in prayer, exploring the lesser-known parts of Indonesian culture and undocumented history are all considered part of the Alila experience.

For discerning guests wanting to give back to their host country, activities with the locals, including the Bali Life Foundation orphanage, are the perfect way to show gratitude in a safe and welcoming environment.

Explore the Architectural Haven of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula at Alila Uluwatu
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Alila Villas Uluwatu are located just 30 minutes from Ngurah Rail International Airport, situated just 15 minutes from the Uluwatu Temple, facilitating international travel and local day trips for all seasoned travellers.

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Sophie Smith
Sophie is a freelance travel writer, living by the sea. After travelling to 17 countries in 20 months, she settled in the UK to study Journalism and use her experiences overseas to inspire others to travel to hidden destinations off the beaten track.