Alila Villas Uluwatu
Alila Villas Uluwatu
Jalan Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak Desa Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia
Hyatt Hotels and Resort
PT. Bukit Uluwatu Villa – Privately owned.
Date of Creation
1 June 2009
Hotel General Manager
Born and raised in Kolkata, India, Hemal Jain, General Manager of Alila Villas Uluwatu, has extensive experience in the luxury hotel industry, working with leading luxury brands such as Oberoi Hotels and Park Hyatt before joining the Alila Hotels and Resorts in 2009, now Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.
Hemal’s passion for defining and delivering the authentic meaning of luxury hospitality is in his DNA. He believes that the modern-day luxury traveler is looking for sustainability in travel and to contribute in some form or other to the environment and community. “Nothing unites the world like travel, and nothing more so than #travelwithpurpose – taking the opportunity to experience cultures and interact with communities on a more meaningful and positively impactful level- whether you are travelling for business or for leisure« .
Alila Villas Uluwatu
History & Story
Poised on an elevated plateau that meets with limestone cliffs sweeping down to the ocean, the view from the Alila Villas Uluwatu is nothing less than picture-perfect. Rediscover the joy of pure relaxation in unparalleled comfort and space in each of our exquisitely designed Bali luxury villas. Surrender yourself to the enchantment of Bali’s beauty and serenity in the luxury of flawless perfection.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
DISTINCTIVE ECO DESIGN – Designed by award-winning Singapore architectural firm WOHA to exist in harmony with its natural surroundings, Alila Villas Uluwatu has embraced environmentally sustainable design (ESD) principles and is the first resort in Indonesia to receive the highest level of certification from EarthCheck as a Best Practice Building Planning and Design (BPDS) development.
SUSTAINABILITY IS THE NEW LUXURY – At Alila Villas Uluwatu, we aim to respect and preserve the way of life and traditions of local communities and minimise our impact on the environment – spoiling guests without spoiling the planet. Among our green initiatives, we produce our own bottled drinking water, have eliminated all single-use plastic usage, contribute zero waste to landfill by converting all waste streams at an on-site sustainability lab, and support local foundations in their efforts to provide a better future for communities in need.
PARADISE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD – Set on a clifftop plateau along the southern coastline on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, Alila Villas Uluwatu is just 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and 15 minutes from Jimbaran Bay near the renowned Uluwatu Temple. Surrounded by breathtaking coastal vistas, with unending sky and ocean views, our luxury Uluwatu resort offers a private corner of paradise for the perfect escape.
Key sites/activities in the area
From sea, sand and spectacular sunsets to sacred temples and a treasure trove of cultural, culinary and wellness traditions, Uluwatu encompasses all aspects of what makes Bali such a fascinating destination to experience and explore. Escape to this southernmost region of the island, a region of dramatic cliffs and gorgeous beaches.
ENRICHING JOURNEYS OF DISCOVERY – The destination is at the heart of The Alila Experience. Guests can gain a deeper and more meaningful appreciation of Uluwatu and Balinese life on our bespoke journeys, a series of uniquely curated activities that integrate indigenous nature, traditional culture and local community for an authentic destination experience.
JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT – This journey affords privileged access to five of the holiest and lesser-visited temples on Bali’s south coast. Join the temple priests in prayer and learn more about the incredible voyage of discovery that Dang Hyang Nirartha undertook, as well as gain insight into the largely undocumented history of the Bukit.
JOURNEY TO THE SOUTHERN BEACHES – Board a local fishing boat at Jimbaran Beach for a heavenly beach-hopping journey that encompasses eight of the most famous beaches in Bali, dotted along a pristine coastline of white limestone cliffs. Cruise the Indian Ocean. Stop to sunbathe, swim or snorkel. Bask in the incredible Bali sunset while enjoying a picnic on the boat. A wonderful way to appreciate Mother Nature’s breathtaking beauty!
JOURNEY TO YOU – Crafted to reflect the Balinese fountain of youth, this cultural wellness experience brings together physical rejuvenation, age-old beauty therapies and healthy living, designed to restore balance, lift your spirits and satisfy your palate within a complete experience of Balinese nurturing.
JOURNEY CYCLING ON THE BUKIT – Take a ride off the usual tourist trail to explore the beauty of the rural surroundings and local culture. This adventure will take you into the heart of local life, let you experience the charm of idyllic local beaches, and acquaint you with local flora and fauna.
JOURNEY TO GASTRONOMY – Gain a new sense of taste as you rediscover the wholesome, nurturing flavours of unprocessed ingredients. Grow your awareness of sustainable farming which is sure to stimulate your appetite for a healthier, balanced lifestyle. After breakfast, experience the authentic taste of Bali in this half-day cooking class that will introduce you to local ingredients, basic recipes, local cooking methods, local dishes and organic gardening, followed by the Balinese lunch that you have cooked in our Warung Cliff-edge Cabana.
In line with efforts by Indonesia’s tourism sector to promote Bali and surrounding destinations, Alila Villas Uluwatu unveils exciting new additions to its extensive menu of Journeys by Alila, offering journeys of discovery to two nearby islands – Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan – by helicopter or luxury yacht.
FLY ME TO NUSA PENIDA – Journey by helicopter directly from Alila Villas Uluwatu to the picturesque island of Nusa Penida for an unforgettable half-day of exploring. Discover the island’s most famous natural attractions and amazing viewpoints on the west coast, such as Kelingking Beach, Broken Beach, Paluang Cliff and Angel’s Billabong. Alternatively, explore its east coast gems, including Diamond Beach and Atuh Beach, and visit the iconic Tree House, from where you can marvel at the beauty of the surroundings. Your journey includes lunch for two, all land transfers, excursions on Nusa Penida, and the assistance of a private butler. Total duration: 4 hours
SKY RIDE TO NUSA LEMBONGAN – Take to the skies for a journey to Nusa Lembongan, one of the three Nusa islands to the southeast of Bali. Travel by helicopter directly from Alila Villas Uluwatu, enjoying scenic bird’s-eye views all the way. Discover the island’s most photogenic spots, from tropical beaches and bays to the distinctive Yellow Bridge that stretches across crystal clear waters to neighbouring Nusa Ceningan island. Also known as the Bridge of Love, this is a popular spot for a memorable photo moment. Your journey includes lunch for two, all land transfers, excursions on Nusa Lembongan, and the assistance of a private butler. Total duration: 4 hours
SAIL ME TO NUSA PENIDA – Enjoy the feel of the ocean breeze as you cruise in style aboard a luxury yacht from Bali’s Serangan Harbour to the island of Nusa Penida for a day of indulgence and adventure, accompanied by a personal Alila butler to assist with whatever you need. Your friendly captain and crew will bring you to the best spots along the coastline, where you can soak in the natural beauty and while away the hours in this island paradise as you choose. Kick back and relax on a secluded beach, enjoy a dip in one of the island’s tropical bays, or make use of the water sports equipment on the yacht to go snorkelling, paddling or fishing, with a freshly prepared BBQ lunch to look forward to. End this unforgettable day with a panoramic view of the sunset as you sail back to Bali.
JOURNEY FOR LITTLE CHAMPS- Being surrounded by nature can offer children a much-needed opportunity to use all of their senses and nurture their creativity. Alila Villas Uluwatu’s new Journey for Little Champs offers a range of half-day experiences specially tailored for little ones, or to be enjoyed together as a family.
ARCHERY ON THE CLIFF – With bows and arrows at the ready, and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean as a backdrop, our professional instructors will guide your little ones through handling the archery equipment before heading out onto the range. They’ll learn everything from the basics through to perfecting their technique.
KIDS CAMPING – Families staying in one of our spacious Three- Bedroom Cliff Edge Villas will find the perfect place for a camping adventure on their own private villa lawn. From joining the resort team to build and decorate the tent, to playing games and enjoying a mini afternoon tea prepared by our culinary team, this experience is a great way to bond and build special memories. Don’t want the adventure to end too soon? Guests can make use of the camping equipment for up to 24 hours.
COSPLAY CRAFT – Kids can get artistic making their own cosplay creations using a variety of arts and crafts techniques such as colouring, drawing, collage and knitting. Another fun way to spend the day, with delicious snacks to look forward to after the activities.
GARDENING – Head to our organic garden where nature inspires ideas to flow as little champs paint their own flower pot. While waiting for their pot to dry, kids will enjoy a mini afternoon tea before adding in the soil and planting some seeds. A beautiful creation to bring home as a souvenir and watch as it grows!
MOVIE UNDER THE STARS – A movie night with your loved ones is the perfect way to wind down your day. Experience a Private Mini Movie Night outdoors in your own private villa. Join our team in preparing and decorating the set-up to your liking with a selection of up to three movies for you to watch while enjoying dinner or snacks.
HAVENS OF PRIVATE SPACE – The resort’s pool villas are all about generous private space, incredible comfort and views. Gorgeous interiors blend clean lines and contemporary style with accents of Bali. An open-concept design embraces the outdoors while guaranteeing undisturbed privacy.
ONE – BEDROOM POOL VILLA – These Bali villas with private pool and ocean view cabana are specifically designed to follow an environmentally sustainable framework. The contemporary interiors are enhanced with touches of nature and traditional Balinese accents – reflected in planes of wood, water, stone and rattan. The open-plan design, unique flat lava rock roof and bamboo ceiling allow the gentle sea breeze to circulate throughout all areas of the villa for a relaxing tropical feel. 290 m2 | 3,000 sq.ft.| Private Pool 8.8 metre
TWO BEDROOM CLIFF EDGE VILLA – Located at the edge of the cliff and combine sustainable design with a new expression of modern sophistication. The villas unfold across different levels to delight you with an ocean view from every room. Relax in the large open-plan living and dining room, and spacious bedrooms with an outdoor deck where you can step from bed into an ocean-facing Jacuzzi. A stylish choice for Bali family villa accommodation, a retreat with friends or a private celebration. 945 – 1,141 m2 | 10,171 – 12,281 sq.ft.| Private Pool 14.2 metre
THREE BEDROOM HILLSIDE VILLA – Located on the hillside, overlooking the ocean along Bali’s southern coast. Environmentally sustainable in design, these stunning villas are an elegant canvas of contemporary style with traditional Balinese accents. The spacious living areas follow an open-plan design, interspersed with relaxation pavilions and pools. Unique flat lava rock roofs and bamboo ceilings allow the gentle sea breeze to circulate freely throughout all rooms. An exceptional choice for luxurious Bali family villa accommodation. 2,000 m2 | 21,527 sq.ft. | Private Pool 22 metre
THREE BEDROOM CLIFF EDGE VILLA – Perched spectacularly at the cliff edge. The villas feature an open-plan design interspersed with relaxation pavilions and pools, and an elegant blend of contemporary interiors and traditional Balinese accents. The unique flat lava rock roofs and bamboo ceilings – key features of the sustainable design – allow the gentle sea breeze to circulate freely throughout all rooms for an airy, tropical feel. An ideal choice for luxurious Bali family villa accommodation. 3,000 m2 | 32,300 sq.ft.| Private Pool 22 metre
Restaurants & Bars
EPICUREAN ADVENTURES- Alila Villas Uluwatu indulges guests in memorable dining and bar experiences. Traditional Indonesian cuisine that celebrates the diverse flavours of the archipelago. Gourmet comfort food made with fresh seasonal and organic ingredients. Inventive multisensory cocktails sipped in an iconic setting overhanging the clifftop with stunning sunset views.
THE WARUNG – The Warung presents wholesome traditional Indonesian and Balinese fare. Indoor and outdoor dining is provided in this welcoming yet sophisticated space. The friendly and convivial atmosphere enables diners to have a casual, laidback experience, whether they choose to interact with other guests at the communal tables or opt for the more private tables for two dotted around the restaurant.
CIRE – Panoramic ocean views in a casual outdoor setting set the mood to gather at CIRE. Experience a tantalising menu of gourmet comfort food, created with the best fresh seasonal and organic produce available, sourced as locally as possible. CIRE’s wide variety of dishes, many of them familiar favourites, range from classic Asian specialties and sharing-style plates to international dishes that bring you the best from around the globe. Warm, friendly service adds to the relaxed ambience that is as inviting as the food. Another enticing reason to visit the ‘Land’s End’.
SUNSET CABANA BAR – Cozy up at the Sunset Cabana Bar for an evening of sublime artisanal cocktails, perched over the cliff edge with unparalleled ocean views, the sound of waves crashing below, and a stunning Uluwatu sunset to relax to. Dramatic and seductive. A bar like nowhere else.
THE PATH TO WELLBEING – Spa Alila at Alila Villas Uluwatu offers unique and customised spa experiences along with a range of exercise, yoga and meditation classes for guests seeking balanced well-being. For peace and relaxation on a whole other level, our Cliff Edge Spa Cabana perched on the side of the Uluwatu cliff is the perfect spa hideaway for two.
SPA ALILA – Spa Alila offers guests unique and customised spa experiences in a relaxed and contemporary environment. Varieties of indulgent and rejuvenating spa treatments are combined with personal consultations given by friendly and intuitive therapists. Spa Alila fervently believes in using only natural products for spa therapies and all products are handmade using pure, natural ingredients. In addition, the spa offers a range of exercise, yoga and meditation classes for guests who seek to invigorate their senses, along with a variety of health foods and self -care recommendations to maintain a balanced sense of well-being.
AERIAL YOGA – Experience the gravity-defying freedom of aerial yoga in private classes conducted at the Cliff Edge Cabana.
STAND UP PADDEBOARD YOGA – Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga is practiced on 10- to 12-foot-long boards in the resort’s serene infinity pool, bringing a sense of freedom to the traditional earthbound yoga practice.
Corporate & Celebration Events
CURATED GATHERING – Alila Villas Uluwatu provides an extraordinary setting for carefully curated events and celebrations filled with moments to remember.
WEDDING – Alila Villas Uluwatu brings eloquence and flair to exotic weddings, set in a tropical landscape amid sprawling lawns and the romance of the sea – a mesmerizing backdrop for couples looking for a truly fresh and inspiring island setting to mark their marriage, to renew their commitment or vows.
MEET & RETREAT – Pep up your business meetings and events with fresh energy and inspiration amid the spectacular surroundings of Alila Villas Uluwatu.
Extra Notable Features
TAILORED GUEST EXPERIENCE- Alila Villas Uluwatu offers guests the ultimate luxury – a truly personalised stay tailored to their individual preferences.
Planning a wish list is an exciting part of any holiday. Whether travelling as a family, enjoying a romantic getaway, or seeking a peaceful retreat to recharge their wellbeing, guests looking forward to their escape at Alila Villas Uluwatu can now get a head start on planning their personal wish list at the resort’s new online platform, http://alilavillasuluwatujourney.com.
Upon booking their stay, guests are invited to visit the platform to discover all the ways they can enhance their holiday and tailor their stay to their personal preferences and interests.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Best Boutique Hotel in Asia Pacific –Reader’s Choice Award 2022 – DESTINASIAN
Top 5 Resort Hotels in Indonesia by TRAVEL+LEISURE World’s Best Awards 2021
Top 20 Resorts in Indonesia by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2020
The 50 Greatest Hotels in the World – THE TELEGRAPH
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Four-star Rating – FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE 2020
Spa Alila at Alila Villas Uluwatu, Four-star Rating – FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE 2020
#3 Hotel Design of the Year by Destination Deluxe Awards 2020
World Most Awesome Swimming Pools – ESCAPISM
#10 Best Boutique Hotels – Reader’s Choice Awards 2020 – DESTINASIAN
The Sexiest Honeymoon-Resort Pools of 2020; Best Ocean Views: Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali – BRIDES
Best Restaurants in Uluwatu: A NOW! Bali Culinary Guide
#4 Resorts in Bali, Indonesia by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2019
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