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On the lookout for the best winter sun destinations for 2016? See our pick of the top luxury hotels in Asia; perfect for a New Year getaway, or some much-needed winter sun.
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali
In an end of the world location, majestic on Uluwatu’s limestone cliffs, Alila’s flagship property presents 65 sublime pool villas, where gorgeous aesthetics and sophistication are flawlessly married with a strong environmental and sustainable commitment. This über-contemporary, all-white property, built semi-open and palatial, comes crafted with locally sourced materials, like terrazzo stone, volcanic rock and recycled timbers. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows maximise the sea breezes and views of the private pool and plush daybed cabana. Sensuous indoor-outdoor bathrooms indulge with multi-jet showers and his ’n’ hers vanity zones with all-natural spa amenities, signature products from the in-house Spa Alila. Further indulgences cover round-the-clock butlers, with graded service levels ranging from ‘private’ to ‘eco-conscious’, a jaw-dropping, 50-metre cliff-side pool and fine-dining restaurant with walls covered in over 3,000 antique Javanese batik hand-stamps. Bespoke activities focus on indigenous culture and natural beauty; highlights cover Balinese cooking classes and pilgrimages to neighbourhood Hindu sea temples. The villas are a couple’s ultimate bliss-out; surfers, however, will appreciate Uluwatu’s awesome, world-class surf breaks – ask the concierge for insider tips on the local surfing scene.