Known as the island of the gods, Bali’s credentials stretch beyond the mythical to domains a tad more alluring to vacationing mortals. And for the highly discerning ones among them, this tiny corner of the vast Indonesian archipelago has just revealed stylish new lodgings. Called Alila Seminyak and part of the Alila Hotels & Resorts, it offers 96 guestrooms, 143 suites and one spectacular 811 sqm. [8,730 sq.ft.] penthouse, set in a meticulously conceptualized lowrise complex by acclaimed Singapore-based practice URBNarc. And not surprisingly, it’s situated in Seminyak, a fashionable part of Bali, dotted with cool shops, bars and art galleries.
The luxurious rooms blend modern comfort with subtle yet authentic touches of Balinese culture, offering amenities such as sumptuous bed linen, an oversized terrace, a rain shower and separate bath, satellite TV, an in-room safe, and last but not least, a reliable Wi-Fi connection. The Alila Seminyak is all about sophisticated relaxation, and it’s evident in every nook and cranny of the premises. Seamlessly attached to a pristine beach, the grounds are lush and expansive, inviting guests to stroll around freely, going back and forth between the beach and its five-star facilities. Food is an important element of local culture, and the property anticipates with a set of venues where to indulge in flavours from home and abroad.
An all-day restaurant, sprawling from indoors to outdoors, between the bar and the main pool, is fronted by sweeping ocean views. Laid-back, but obviously infused with a sophisticated style that matches the property’s pads, it features a mix of communal tables, comfy seating and sun loungers. Additionally, guests can unwind and mingle at the beach bar, serving an array of signature cocktails and locally inspired snacks, or the equally buzzing coffee bar. Do we hear you say pool? There are in fact a few to choose from, and they’re so alluring that they easily steal the limelight from the pristine stretch of beach.
Adding up to the abundant sense of luxury at the resort is Spa Alila, a modern facility featuring private rooms with a variety of signature Asian treatments, a hair spa, a reflexology lounge and a dedicated manicure/pedicure lounge. For those who like to explore the island, Alila Seminyak offers Alila Experiences, a well-connected concierge service that accommodates any interest or focus, be it cultural and culinary traditions or venturing outdoors to connect with the local community. Paradise exists and it’s just a flight away, people.