From the Mountains to the Sea in Bali with Alila Ubud and Alila Manggis

Story by Modern Wedding

“Bali has long been a favourite holiday destination for Australians because of it’s proximity and of course, it’s stunning tropical beauty! More and more brides and grooms are flocking to Bali for their honeymoon and even for a destination wedding. Bali is among one of the many islands in the Indonesian archipelago surrounded by crystalline waters and filled with flourishing rainforests. What sets it apart is the established tourism industry which makes it a breeze for couples planning their dream destination wedding or honeymoon.

Couples are spoilt for choice when it comes to looking for resorts in Bali, but when it comes to hidden sanctuaries, the award winning Alila Ubud and Alila Manggis are hard to go past. Both make the most of their relatively untouched surroundings to create serene pockets of resort magic for their guests to enjoy. Modern Wedding gets all the must know info for couples planning their dream Balinese escape!”

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Indonesian Blogger “Rosid” at Alila Jakarta

Original Story and Photographs from Jurnal Rosid.

Alila Jakarta welcomed Rosid, an Indonesian blogger who writes predominantly of culture and tourism in the country. In his article, he writes of his experience at Alila Jakarta from the modern minimalist designs to the various dishes he dined on during his stay. His article was written in Indonesian but we thought his photographs were good and deserve being shared on our side. Here’s a translation of what he had to say about Alila Jakarta’s “Buzz Restaurant” with Chef Alex Ensor:

“There are two main restaurants at Alila Jakarta. For those who love Indonesian, Western and Asian cuisine the Buzz Restaurant serves a wide variety of dishes. I had the opportunity to watch Chef Alex Ensor present a special dish, Fresh Squid Ink Pasta; savoury and slightly spicy, made ​​with squid ink pasta, shrimp and scallops. Uniquely, Chef Alex successfully mixes it with some typical Indonesian chili paste. So the flavour feels western, but with a touch of Indonesian!”

You may find Rosid’s full blog story here and for more details on Alila Jakarta, please visit
























My enchanted island: Fashion designer Julien Macdonald is stunned by Bali’s spirituality, beauty and its white water rafting

Original story and photographs by Julien Macdonald from The Daily Mail.

Julian Macdonald, the renowned British fashion designer who appeared as a judge for Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model made his first visit to Bali recently. During his time on the island, he stayed with us at Alila Villas Soori and wrote of his impressions on the culture here. In his article, he admits to never considering Bali as a destination due to the hype created by the thousands of tourists who visit and not believing the island could possibly live up to this hype. But he was proven wrong:

“It absolutely lived up to all of the hype. I loved it.

…Remarkably, Bali is perhaps the only place I’ve been to that felt totally unaffected by the modern world. There was an enormous sense of tradition, a belief in family values and beautiful aesthetics – there’s nowhere like it.”

As well as enjoying the island’s culture and scenery, we’re delighted Julien also enjoyed our hospitality at Alila Villas Soori:

“And suddenly here I was staying in Alila Villas Soori – the most amazing hotel I’ve ever seen. From the moment I arrived, I felt thoroughly relaxed.

… I had some incredible spa treatments. At the Alila Villas, they make all their own soaps. There was a volcanic soap, a rice soap and a cinnamon soap – all beautifully scented. I was shown how they made them, and also saw how they use the local volcanic sand in their body scrubs

Equally impressive was the hotel’s Cotta restaurant. It had a French chef and a local chef, and together they created a magnificent fusion of French and Balinese cooking. 

I looked forward to waking every morning just to see what they had made for breakfast, because every day there was something different on the menu.”

We absolutely love sharing this magical island with our visitors, especially those who were apprehensive at first. It never fails to delight…

For Julien’s complete article on the Daily Mail, please click here.

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Kid Friendly Holidays, One Parent to Another

Original story and photographs by Mandira Rai

Mandira “Mandy” Rai recently featured Alila Diwa Goa in her blog dedicated to travel with kids. The blog covers properties that are perfect for parents to enjoy some time off all while providing their children with exciting things to see and do at the same time.

In her article she writes of all the services and facilities available to kids at Alila Diwa Goa (quite an extensive list) as well as some tips for parents, such as romantic dining on the beach while their children are taking part in playgroup activities. Here’s a short extract in her own words:

“Balinese chic meets South Goa at the Alila Diwa Goa. Here, kids have their own kids’ club and teen zone, an outdoor play area as well as their own children’s pool. Parents, on the other hand, have their infinity – edge pool surrounded by rice plantations, while the Arabian Sea crashes on to a palm fringed beach slightly beyond. Better yet, once the tykes are tucked in, kick up the romance a notch with a private dinner on the beach. Everyone is happy at the Alila Diwa Goa.”

We recommend having a read through her complete article as it is very informative, especially for travelling parents. Here’s the link to her blog and for more information on Alila Diwa Goa, please visit









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 […]

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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 […]

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Dive Deep Into Any Of These 17 Stunning Pools Across India

Original story by 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 […]

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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 […]

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