Original Story and Photographs by BrideStory
“The wedding of Irene and Ken is the epitome of delight for the couple as they had their celebration in the midst of loved ones and breathtaking landscapes. Their wedding was held in Alila Villas Uluwatu, which is famous for its cliffside view. It’s for sure that any couple would love to state their solemn vows with the majestic sea and sky as the backdrop. It’s also evident that the wedding sported some of the things that are a favorite of the couple. The bright blue color can be seen on the bridesmaids and family relatives, also on some wedding elements the couple decided to have. Other than that are of course, the rustic details…”
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Story and Photographs by LuxuryColumnist
Arriving at the Alila, we were struck by the size of the grounds – you could easily while away an afternoon exploring the rice fields. Passing through the secure gate, we admired the contemporary look of the hotel. Nestled high above a river on stilts, the resort’s rooms and villas resemble tree houses.
As soon as you’ve booked with Alila, you receive a link to an online system where you can personalize your stay by listing your preferences for the type of pillow, reading matter and more. Reception itself is a spacious open plan area featuring a high thatched roof to give shade. We were handed a refreshing face towel and welcome drink whilst a friendly member of staff checked us in. They then whisked our bags away to our incredible Terrace Tree Villa, a few minutes walk from the bar, restaurant and spa.
The first thing we noticed was the sheer scale of the villa – it’s 120 square meters but feels even larger due to the open plan design. You get the impression that you have stumbled on the photo shoot for an interiors magazine, such is the stylishness of the decor
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Original Story and Photographs by Axioo
“What a soothing afternoon it was. Secluded from any traffic, pollution, and the hectic mundane life. A good range of flavourful healthy delicacies were served during lunch. High-fiber salad, fresh seafood, delicate desserts. Then an hour before sunset, our yoga session started. The yoga session of Alila Villas Soori Bali Bliss Yoga and Wellness Retreat.
We were all sitting on this vast field by a cliff where rich green grass spread like a carpet, surrounded only by calming nature, Alila Villas Soori’s style: sparkling black sand beach on our front, and lush paddy field on our back. Plus warm, orangish sky above us.
The class was small and intimate, attended by people from East to West, young to old, yoga beginners to yoga enthusiasts. I’m a first-timer, so I can’t really tell you specific terms of the poses we did. All I know was that there were nothing emotionally overwhelming. Everything was simply about achieving some peace of mind.”
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Original article and photographs by Jessica Sepel from JSHealth
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“If you read my recent review of Alila Ubud, you know that I had an incredible experience at this gorgeous resort in the Bali jungle. But my favourite part of my stay deserved its own special post: a healthy vegan cooking demo. So much fun!
The demo was held in Alila’s own organic garden. We actually cooked in the garden for about 2 hours amongst Bali’s gorgeous scenery. That morning, we went to the local food markets – early – to source all the produce we would need.
It was incredible to witness how the local Balinese source their food. Not at all from a supermarket! The places we visited were more like small farmers markets.
As you can imagine, the ingredients were all local and organic – everything fresh from the earth and so close. I was so inspired by the value they place on organic produce. It was really impressive to see how healthy some of the Balinese dishes can be.”
Original article and photographs by Barbara Schieving from BarbaraBakes.com More on Alila Manggis at www.alilahotels.com/manggis “After a little bit of early morning beach time, we set off for East Bali. When we arrived at the Alila Manngis hotel we were warmly greeted in the open air reception area with tropical drinks.” “… We didn’t have time to take advantage […]
Story by Samita Moolani and photography by Fotographia9. “Everyone has a different idea of their dream wedding. Our dream wedding was in Goa at Alila Diwa Goa. The first time Amit and I walked into Alila Diwa Goa we just knew that was where we would celebrate our most important day. With its rustic architecture and […]
Story and Photographs by Angela Audretsch “…Our hotel on arrival in Bali was the Alila Ubud. A dreamy boutique retreat set high above the Ayung River, 15 minutes from Ubud centre, it could not be more picturesque. Our deluxe room featured the most beautiful outside rain shower and pool-size stone bath, where you could take an […]
Story and Photographs from Lifestyle Asia “… At all-day dining restaurant Cotta, Trump and his team offer a blend of traditional Balinese dishes with fun twists on more Westerns favourites right on the beach. The highlight however, is Ombak, their signature no-menu fine dining experience served al fresco on the lawn. Instead, guests will be asked […]