Alila does it again with the opening of their much anticipated luxury beachfront resort in Seminyak. This luxury hotel group that counts Alila Uluwatu and Alila Soori amongst its exclusive collection really has upped the ante on tropical cool in Bali’s most central locale!
While Alila Seminyak is larger than the intimate Uluwatu and Soori properties nearby (the villas at these hideaways all feature plunge pools), the resort takes on the Alila trademark of coolness combined with effortless style… contemporary apartment-style living with traditional Balinese accented interiors make this place a stand out along Seminyak beach.
A sweeping lobby is your first look and the taste of what is to come… clean lines and vast views across the ocean towards the horizon instantly calm the nerves.
Check-in is personalised with a deliciously scented face towel and a refreshing face spritzing of their Alila Living branded cooling mist and once you are cool, calm and collected you are then escorted to the room. These are positioned in four sections – three buildings face the ocean and one the garden (so be careful when choosing, I can advise on best room types and position).
Wake up to tropical vistas from your Alila Ocean Suite across a pristine beach and then head down to The Restaurant for the chef’s breakfast and make sure you order the Serabi Bandung (coconut pancakes), you’ll thank me later.
I found every food experience at the resort to be top notch – it’s authentic, fresh and delivered with that expected Alila style… so much so, I ate at the hotel for the entire three days!
While still early days (the gardens need to mature a little more) I think Alila have created and amazing experience here in Seminyak and the property will work well combined with any of the other five other Alila island properties or a sail on the super luxe Alila Purnama, their fab restored Phinsi boat gliding the waters of the East Indonesia seas and Raja Ampat.(this boat is bucket-list stuff and the perfect A-Lister hang out!)
The resort also offers a collection of customised local experiences, highlighting the best of the best of Seminyak and surrounds.
Take a jaunt to west coast beaches and beach clubs mixed with a touch of culture and history on this fun, rom-antique escapade. Cruise through the rice fields in a fully restored vintage 1980 Volkswagen Kombi… visiting a 17th century fertility temple built on a rock in the ocean en route to an afternoon of music, drinks and relaxation. Explore with your partner, family or friends three great beach club venues… all with different styles and views, where you can chill out with signature cocktails and dine as you desire as the sun sets over the ocean.
FOLLOWING APHRODITE’S FOOTSTEPS
Uncover Bali’s secrets to love and romance as you explore an ancient temple and medicines that for centuries have been used to enhance that lovin’ feelin’. Visit Batu Ngaus Temple, a historical temple in Bali that is related to the birth of Cemagi village, and has been appreciated as a temple of prosperity and fertility ever since. Then learn the ancient Indonesian art of ‘Djamoe’, also known as ‘Loloh’ in Bali, a traditional herbal potion made from various herbs, leaves, roots and fruits that has immense benefits including an aphrodisiac effect. After trying your hand at making Djamoe, savour an exotic and amorous feast in an ancient four-poster bed set up on the lawn overlooking the ocean.
And then there is my favourite –
SENSATIONAL RETAIL THERAPY
Feel like a celebrity while indulging in some serious retail therapy accompanied by your own personal shopping assistant, aka one of their knowledgeable Leisure Concierge team. This day is about fulfilling all your shopping desires. Your leisure concierge will curate a destination list of exactly what you’re looking for (or I can curate the list for you depending on your style requirements). Then jump into a classic, fully restored 1980 VW Limo Kombi laid on for your comfort, complete with Wi-Fi and a fully stocked mini-bar for those essential shopping breaks! A sensational way to explore all that Bali shopping has to offer…
SHOP + EAT
If you dare leave the resort to eat, pop by the newly refreshed and re-opened Sea Circus for all day dining with a fun interior and MoVida set at the base of the new Katamama hotel is probably Seminyak’s latest and most exciting dining addition.
*There are so many dining and shopping destinations in Bali and I will be happy to share my curated guide when I help book your next trip!
THE LAST WORD
If Alila Seminyak’s sophisticated interiors and chic feel don’t win you over, the inspired dining and sleek service will. The time to book is NOW.
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