A world away from the bars, clubs and crowds of Seminyak and Kuta, which the Indonesian island of Bali has increasingly become renowned for, is the latest offering from the Alila hotels and resorts group – Alila Villas Soori.
The 48 villas – which range from one to ten bedrooms – are located on the southwest coast of Bali, surrounded by verdant rice terraces, volcanic mountains, and panoramic views over a black-sand beach and the Indian Ocean.
Designed by Singapore-based SCDA Architects – the creative minds behind several of the Alila resorts – the villas are a fluent expression of contemporary Asian design, high on luxury and privacy.
The entire resort nestles seamlessly into the tropical landscape, and space in the villas and other facilities flows easily between the interior and exterior without sacrificing privacy.
With large open living spaces that lead to a private pool and outdoor dining area, where you can also choose to have spa treatments, most will be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave the villa – but it’s well worth pulling yourself away to explore the surrounding area.
You won’t find the nightclubs and shops crawling with tourists around Alila Villas Soori. Instead, you will find Tanah Lot Temple – one of the island’s most sacred spots –only a short trip from the resort, and Alila’s leisure concierge can tailor individual excursions ranging from trekking and cycling to golf and horse riding.
To celebrate the resort opening at the end of last year, Alila Villas Soori is offering a ‘Gift to Share’ promotion until the end of May 2010 – for each night booked a complimentary night is offered, and the amount saved can be donated to a local Balinese charity.
Alila Villas Soori