Alila Uluwatu Hotel Review. Where Luxury Meets Sustainability in Bali’s Cliff-Top Paradise

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Alila Uluwatu, set against the dramatic backdrop of Bali’s southern cliffs, offers a unique fusion of sustainable luxury and modern sophistication.

In my journey as a luxury travel expert, few destinations have struck such a perfect balance between eco-consciousness and indulgent opulence.

The resort’s stunning infinity pool, iconic in the world of luxury travel, overlooks the serene Indian Ocean, encapsulating the essence of tranquil escapism, and the restaurant is an idyllic location for breakfast lunch or dinner overlooking the pool and view with monkeys in the trees surrounding.

Each villa, a masterpiece of minimalist design, provides guests with a private slice of paradise, while the resort’s commitment to sustainability echoes throughout its architecture and operations, plsu every villa has its own butler service, making Alila Villas Uluwatu a true leader in eco-luxury travel.

Perched atop the dramatic cliffs of Uluwatu, Bali’s luxury gem, Alila Villas Uluwatu stands as a pinnacle of contemporary luxury and eco-conscious Balinese resort living.

Each aspect of Alila Villas Uluwatu, from its stunning location to its luxurious accommodations, eco-friendly practices, wellness amenities, and exquisite dining, comes together to create an unforgettable experience of luxury and harmony with nature.

Attention to detail is excellent here, and includes a beautiful welcome drink on arrival, as well as a striking timber box which has chocolate delights inside for every guest.

Overall Rating: 9.5/10

Location 9.5/10:

Alila Villas Uluwatu is spectacularly located on a cliff-top in Bali’s prestigious Uluwatu area, offering stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Many tourists consider this the most exclusive area of Bali.

Just six miles from the Uluwatu Temple and 40 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, its secluded yet accessible location makes it a serene getaway.

Rooms 10/10:

The resort boasts 65 minimalist villas, ranging from one to three bedrooms, most offering sweeping ocean views.

Every villas has its own pool and all single room villas are designed exactly the same with a huge floor plan including both indoor and outdoor daybeds, a spacious outdoor area with a table for coffee or room service.

The design features expansive, open spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows leading to private pools.

Each villa, fitted with contemporary bathrooms and outdoor showers, is equipped with luxury Alila Living toiletries, ensuring a stay of unparalleled comfort.

Sustainability 8/10:

Designed by the innovative architectural firm WOHA, Alila Villas Uluwatu exemplifies eco-friendly luxury.

The architecture incorporates local materials, minimising environmental impact while offering a sleek, modern aesthetic.

In addition, there is an in-house sustainability expert who has created a sustainability lab on site where almost everything from the hotel is recycled and upcycled. Single use plastic is at a bare minimum. Some local produce is grown on-site including fresh chillis and other vegetables.

This commitment to sustainability positions Alila Uluwatu as a leader in eco-conscious hospitality in Bali.

Wellness 8.5/10:

The resort’s wellness offerings include a stunning cliff-side infinity pool, a state-of-the-art spa with signature Ayurvedic treatments, a 24-hour gym with glass walls overlooking the extensive green grounds, and a yoga pavilion.

Guests can relax and rejuvenate with a range of treatments and activities, surrounded by the resort’s tranquil natural beauty.

Food and Beverage 9/10:

Alila Villas Uluwatu’s dining experiences are a highlight, featuring the Sunset Cabana for cliff-side drinks, the menu can be seen in instagram.

The Warung Indonesian restaurant with its diverse island cuisine, boasts a lot of local produce and spicy dishes, and the Cire has all-day Western and Mediterranean dining.

Quila offers an experiential dining concept with a nightly menu of surprise courses, showcasing culinary innovation and local flavors. When I stayed, I enjoyed the lobster lunch, which was a sensational

Click here to hear from Hemal Jain, the innovative former General Manager of Alila Uluwatu.

Renae says:

Who should Stay here: Anyone looking for fresh air and spacious, elegant accomodation.

Who shouldn’t Stay here: Anyone wanting to visit multiple restaurants in Bali as they are too far away.

Location: On the cliff tops of Uluwatu with spectacular views, 40 minutes from the aiport.

Best culinary delight: The lobster lunch – delicious.

The Highlight:  Breakfast overlooking the infinity pool and the views. If monkeys are around it is great entertainment.

The lowlight: Some of the gym equipment could do with an upgrade.

Insider Secret: The welcome box of home made chocolate treats on arrival is worth staying for.

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Renae is a luxury hotel consultant travels the world looking for the ultimate travel experiences for her audience of women over 35. She has more than 25 years experience as a degree qualified journalist writing for many magazines, newspapers and digital platforms. Renae spends her time professionally speaking, coaching CEO's and GM's and eating dark chocolate.

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