Seminyak’s newest resort, Alila Seminyak packs a punch. The latest development from the Alila hotel chain, which also have properties in India, Oman and China, is the most recent hotel to join the southern Bali coastline.
The resort has been built around an ancient Balinese temple. This temple serves as a centrepiece for the resort, surrounded by open-air garden corridors, green spaces and individual buildings. Secret spaces are dotted around Alila, including various pools hidden by green gardens, shrines and traditional Balinese artwork.
Even the most basic rooms are elegantly furnished. Light filled, airy suites with Balinese timber walls open onto large balconies with day beds. The penthouse goes all out, at 811 square metres. The luxury lodgings include a living room, a dining room, a full kitchen, an entertainment area, a sun deck and a private pool, all at the resort’s highest vantage point.
Delicacies like Tong Seng, Javanese lamb curry and Lawar Udang, green papaya salad, set the tone for the restaurant menu. Sitting oceanside is the Beach Bar, offering cocktails and locally inspired snacks – think Nasi Goreng and Kaffir Lime Parfait. Cocktails by the infinity pool are a must-do activity.
Externally, the resort goes beyond the typical hotel experience. Guests are offered a range of activities that venture out of the resort gates and into the local community. The ‘Alila Experiences’ fit into five themes: Cultural Learning, Conscious Living, Active Spirits, Culinary Art, and Couple Celebration. Scenic cycles and beach club tours in a refurbished Volkswagen Kombi are just a few experiences.
If all of this sounds great, the icing on the cake is Alila Seminyak’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The resort has been awarded the highest level of certification from the Australian sustainability benchmarking organisation, EarthCheck.
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