My initial response as I enter Alila Villas, Uluwatu? WOW! The grounds are spectacular and the cliffside cabana is calling my name.
Upon arrival, I was escorted to a sitting area just outside reception in order to check in. Pretty floral arrangements were scattered throughout and a tray of face mists & lotions (the same his & her products appear in the villa bathrooms) were placed before me. It was a nice way to check in. Due to a miscommunication, Alila were expecting me the day before. In true Alila style, it didn’t became an issue and was dealt with promptly. Needless to say, the customer service I experienced during my stay was exceptional. Marco, the General Manager, made an effort to personally meet and and have a chat with guests during their stay.
I check in to a one-bedroom pool villa, the lead in room type, and it would have to be the biggest room I have stayed in to date. First thing I do is crank up the music, which plays both inside and outside the villa, then check out my new home (which is exactly what it feels like).
The design of the villa is to seamlessly connect the inside with the outside via walkways and bridges. Each villa has it’s own pool and cabana, perfect for privacy and special occasions.
There are two bathrooms, indoor and outdoor.
Alila is perched on a cliff and I cannot get enough of the view.
The design of Alila Villas Uluwatu is inspiring and It’s no wonder the architects have won numerous awards.
View of the restaurant
As the grounds are quite large, a buggy is available to transport you to your villa.
I would highly recommend Alila Villas Uluwatu for special occasions. The individual villas are enormous and perfect for having friends and family over for a celebration. I was lucky enough to witness a wedding in and around the sunset cabana. It was so picturesque. If you would like to see what a wedding at Alila looks like, head here
The transfer out of Alila is a luxurious 4WD with free internet access, perfect for when you’re stuck in Bali traffic.