YellowTraceTravels: Alila Villas Uluwatu

Original story and photographs by #YellowtraceTravels.

Alila Villas Uluwatu was featured in a fantastic article by YellowtraceTravels that looks into the resort’s unique architecture and design. The article was written by Tom Ferguson, an architect himself, which explains why the article focuses so strongly on Alila Villas Uluwatu’s design choices and on the way these are achieved. Here’s a description of his arrival in his own words:

“Despite having access in advance to a wealth of information about the hotel, including user reviews, photos and information provided by the hotel website, nothing really prepared me for how breathtaking the place really is. It occupies a private plot of coastal land around 45 min south of Denpasar airport, with the main hotel pavilions located on the cliff side and backed by four rows of private villas stepping up the hillside. Simply speaking the architecture can be divided into several main elements – low scale single storey stone loggias, lantern like frameless glass upper levels, floating flat roofs and lightweight timber batten clad pavilions.”

Tom’s article is an absolute charm to read in its entirety, we highly recommend checking it out here.

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Where’s Brent Been? At Alila Villas Soori…

Original story and photographs by Brent Wallace.

Brent Wallace from “Where’s Brent Been” recently featured his stay at Alila Villas Soori on his blog. We highly enjoyed reading of his experience with us and wanted to share a small snippet of his story:

“It’s ultimately a honeymooners paradise – you can lock yourself away for days in their contemporary pool-flanked villas. Choose ocean or mountain view – I prefer the mountain side with views of lush, verdant rice fields stretching towards mystical Mount Batukaru on the distant horizon. This is a place of quiet contemplation in zen like style and it’s the perfect base to explore the “real Bali”. With the help of Alila, you can take your pick of full-day and half-day bespoke experiences which focus on spa and wellness, Balinese culture, arts and crafts as well as environmentally conscious excursions.”

His article also features our “Ombak” restaurant, which he seems to have thoroughly enjoyed. You can read the full story on his own blog here.

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Dive Deep Into Any Of These 17 Stunning Pools Across India

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Alila Diwa Goa was featured in an amusing article by listing the 17 swimming pools they recommend diving into across India. Here’s what they had to say about Alila Diwa Goa:

“Break the mould the next time you’re in Goa. Alila Diwa Goa Resort in Majorda houses an infinity pool that rubs shoulders with the lush green paddy fields surrounding the hotel and is a great break from the generic sandy beach getaway. The ‘Terrace Room’ or ‘Loft Room’ here has some magnificent views of the gardens as well, so get ready for blue waters and green living.”

Read their full article at and find out more about Alila Diwa Goa at

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Meeting Alila Ubud’s Monkeys In Bali’s Beating Heart

Story and Photographs by Kim Easton Smith

Alila Ubud was recently featured in an article written by Kim Easton Smith. Her article first talks of the hotel’s location and Ubud as a destination; saying the area is a cultural hub on the island that attracts numerous artists, both local and foreign. She describes the hotel as a haven located just outside of the bustling village where one can relax after a day in town.

She then writes of her “Alila Journeys” experience with our Leisure Concierge who took her around the surrounding hamlets and paddy fields. Here’s what she had to say:

“The hotel does a great ‘Lifestyle Journey’ expedition, which really takes you to the heart of traditional Balinese life. You meet local artists and get to see inside an authentic home, all the while with a knowledgeable guide explaining what life’s really like for people in Bali and how it’s changed. We also got to pet a calf born that morning – sacred and good luck in the Hindu religion.

…An evening walk among the local rice paddies is a must-do. With their neat lines, green shoots and farmer’s sun huts, they’re beautiful and never more so than under a glittering sunset. It’s also a great way of getting a feel for rural Bali, outside the tourist industry.”

We highly recommend reading her full article as it’s a great little read. You may find Kim’s full article here.

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An Atypical Guest

Our guests aboard the Alila Purnama decided to explore the nearby islands with our speedboat the other day. As they gently drifted along the coastline they noticed some activity on one of the beaches and decided it demanded further investigation. Approaching the shore they found a group of Komodo dragons apparently eager for a swim. The one dragon seemed […]

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A Crafted Luxury Spa at Alila Villas Soori

Story and Photographs by mylifestylenews Spa Alila at Alila Villas Soori was recently featured in MyLifestyleNews magazine where they wrote of their experience at our spa. Here’s a small snippet of their story along with a link to their full article. “All the Alila properties are as well known for their for their accommodation options, […]

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Moloch in Motion

Story by Philipp Tingler His complete article can be read in “Die Welt” Newspaper. “The Indonesian capital Jakarta is constantly in motion. Even by Asian standards, the dynamics are remarkable.” It’s by looking at the city’s night markets that you can learn a lot about Jakarta. The markets show some surprising commercial (and often innovative) spirit on behalf of […]

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Social Impact – one bar of soap, one chocolate spoonfull at a time

Story and Photographs by Peta Kaplan & Ben Sandzer-Bell from For further details on Alila Manggis and the destination’s activities, please visit Charly Esposito, a native of Florida, came to Bali over a decade ago for the surf. Based in Hong Kong as a corporate executive, he saw Bali as a vacation destination. But then Bali […]

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