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Alila Villas Uluwatu Resort is Bali Paradise


From the moment we entered Alila Villas Uluwatu, we knew we were somewhere special. The property, set on enormous cliffs over the Indian Ocean, has a view that is jaw dropping. The mix of architectural elements offset by gorgeous landscaping, pools, lighting and mesmerizing views all combine to make an environment that is second to none. It’s truly magnificent.

The Alila Villas Experience

Checking-in was like being greeted as guests at a lavish estate. Instead of staying at a hotel reception desk, we sat a couch, enjoyed a refreshing drink and cool towel while our luggage was wisked off to our room. Within a few minutes, our passports were returned to us wrapped in a bow with a gift card that was the resort wifi password. The amenities were explained to us and then we were driven off on golf cart that drove us to our room.

The gorgeous design and attention to detail is matched in the quality and attentiveness of the staff. Each person you encounter has a smile that feels so warm and genuine. You can’t help but smile back!

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Alila Villas Uluwatu View

The Villas

This resort has 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas. Our 1 bedroom villa felt completely private. It has a wall of sliding glass windows that open completely for 3,000 sq² of beautifully decorated, seamless, indoor/outdoor living. The design of the villa allows the ocean air to pass through. Of course, the first thing we wanted to do was jump in our very own plunge pool! Then we had to make a tough decision about whether to relax on the lounge chairs or in the the architectural cabana. 🤣

The bedroom is light, airy and spacious with a king sized bed and the softest linens and wonderful pillows. Each nightstand has a glass bottle of water in addition to bottles at each sink. Water is constantly replenished (at no charge). I’m sure you’ll think I’m ridiculous but that was such a bonus! There is a desk and awesome wifi (not always the case in Bali). There is also a dining table and probably the biggest day bed I have ever seen.

The bathroom has his and hers sinks with his and hers bath products that smell terrific and are very high quality. There are 2 showers, indoor and outdoor, and a bathtub with a beautiful view of the pool.

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Alila Villas Uluwatu Room

Alila Dining

The resort offers many different food options. Breakfast is either in your room or at the dining room. I freakishly love room service!! Isn’t that the whole reason for going on vacation😉 So I have to admit that we never had the restaurant breakfast because we were living large with the most unbelievable display of food, set up right in our room and once in the cabana poolside. Such a delicious indulgence!

For lunch and dinner there were a variety of restaurants. We chose Cire for it’s outdoor seating that overlooks the pool and ocean. It just feels like vacation to dine with such a beautiful view, eating delicious food and enjoying the balmy evening. Aside from the amazing environment, one of the things I loved most about Cire is that there are Taste and Dine size portions. We picked a bunch of taste dishes and were able to sample a variety of the chef’s specialties. Yum!!

Alila Villas Uluwatu Dining

Alila Villas Uluwatu Spa

Vacation is definitely the time to get a massage and we had the best couples massage at the spa. In addition to being super relaxing, it was also really fun. They started with a cool towel and delicious drink with lemon grass garnish. I’m going to try serving drinks like that at home. We chose between 3 different oils. Alila has their own line of products which I was acquainted with when I went Glamping at Ventana Big Sur. Our massage room had two tables and an attached, gorgeous bathroom with 2 showers. From beginning to end, it was so relaxing and dreamy. If you come stay, you HAVE to do this! The massage was amazing!!

Alila Villas Spa

Exercise at Alila Villas

When I’m on vacation, I’m all about exercise but this time I just wanted to relax. Don’t worry I got plenty of exercise walking up and down to the beach – so much that I had sore calves for the first few days. If you want more than stairs exercise, you have plenty of options here. The fully equipped gym has everything you need and is beautiful. You can swim laps in the perfect infinity pool. You can take part in the daily free yoga class. There are also really cool additional things to do like book a private aerial yoga session or a surf excursion. If you do opt to be like me, you can take the stairs down to the beach and enjoy this incredible ocean paradise.

Uluwatu

The Alila Villas Uluwatu is such an amazing resort. It would be easy to never leave. However, Uluwatu, Bali has some amazing gems to explore. The hotel will arrange a car to take you places or they will help you rent a scooter so you can experience Uluwatu like a local. We opted for the latter, which was a total blast. You can venture out to the Uluwatu Temple for a tour and amazing sunset or go to one of the gorgeous beaches. Uluwatu has incredible surf breaks that are equally fun for surfers and sun bathers.

Someone asked me once about the best hotel I had ever been to, specifically the most unusual or best experience. I would have add Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali to my top 5. This is a destination hotel if ever there was one. It’s such a special resort that it worth visiting just for the hotel alone. The fact that it is in Bali just makes it that much better.

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Kara
    March 11, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Looks exquisite

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    Mariana Escalante
    December 6, 2018 at 12:36 am

    ¡Por supuesto! Además, hay que contemplar llevar equipaje que vaya de acuerdo al lugar como las gorras, que son un accesorio indispensable.

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    Eni Abeni
    November 18, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    OMG!!! So amazing place….I think it is a marvelous experience!!!!
    I’m Eni, blogger from Italy. If you want take a look on my latest post, now on my blog Eniwhere Fashion ! I would be really happy….
    Have a nice day, kisses,
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    • Reply
      Jenifer
      November 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      Thank you for reading Eni! Look forward to reading your post.

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    Jessica
    November 18, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    What a beautiful paradise indeed. The pool is so charming, and the view is just majestic!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Reply
      Jenifer
      November 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you. Couldn’t agree more 😊

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    Layla
    November 18, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Such a beautiful post – looks like an amazing experience and it’s lovely that you featured everything on here too! Beautiful!

    Layla x

    https://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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      Jenifer
      November 19, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you Layla. It was such an amazing experience, I was excited to share it with everyone.

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    Selina
    November 18, 2018 at 7:28 am

    This truly looks like paradise! Would love to visit this place one day ❤
    xx
    Selina | Selina’s Inspiration

    • Reply
      Jenifer
      November 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      I hope you get a chance to. It was amazing!

  • Reply
    Kelli
    November 17, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    I love, love reading all about this and seeing your beautiful photos. What an amazing experience!!

    • Reply
      Jenifer
      November 17, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Thanks so much! Bali and the Alila in particular are amazing!!

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    Vidhi
    November 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Bali looks absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing about your stay and experience. The villas look amazing and relaxing. I have to visit soon!
    – Vidhi
    http://www.coffeevschai.com

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      Jenifer
      November 16, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks so much for reading. Hope you get a chance to visit soon!

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    Vanessa
    November 16, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Wow! Bali looks like a dream, babe! Your images are PERFECTION! Makes me wanna go so bad myself!
    Have a wonderful weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    • Reply
      Jenifer
      November 16, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      You would absolutely love it! Happy weekend!

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    Thomas Paul
    November 16, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Oh my God.
    Such a dreamy place!!
    Seems like you had fun visiting Paradise
    It looks so good.
    I need some vacations like that!

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      Jenifer
      November 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you. Hope you get get a great vacation soon!

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    Vicki Rutwind
    November 15, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    The architecture is just stunning! Definitely checking them out next time I’m in Bali!

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      Jenifer
      November 16, 2018 at 1:28 am

      I love the architecture too! You would definitely love staying there!

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    Yasmin
    November 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    OMG those villas look like paradise. Seems like a great place to stay!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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      Jenifer
      November 16, 2018 at 1:28 am

      Thank you Yasmin. It was such a perfect place for a relaxing Balinese stay!

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    Krisztina Clifton
    November 15, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Looks like such a beautiful and relaxing stay! Gorgeous pics!!

    Krisztina

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      Jenifer
      November 15, 2018 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you! It was such an amazing stay!

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    Simone
    November 15, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    This place is breathtaking! Both hotel and beach look beautiful, it’s definitely a place where I would spend my vacation. I can totally understand why you rate this hotel among top 5.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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      Jenifer
      November 15, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks Simone! Hope you get a chance to visit one day!

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    Liz
    November 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    This is truly a paradise, a beautiful place for sol and body to rest!

    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

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      Jenifer
      November 15, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      It truly is 😀

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    Lovely Amusan
    November 15, 2018 at 11:20 am

    This place is absolutely breathtaking, the pictures look amazing!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

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      Jenifer
      November 15, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Radi
    November 15, 2018 at 8:43 am

    So stunning! The spa area would be my favorite. Looks like paradise!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

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      Jenifer
      November 15, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      Thank you! The spa was just delightful!

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    Marina W
    November 15, 2018 at 3:18 am

    This is such an incredible travel destination!
    Loved the photos and thanks for sharing 🙂

    – Marina W
    http://www.waitmarinawho.com/2018/11/viva-la-dolce-vita.html

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      Jenifer
      November 15, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it. More coming on Bali soon!

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    Angela
    November 15, 2018 at 2:36 am

    Looks like a really great experience! I went to Bali last year, and one of my regrets was not making it to Uluwatu. Fabulous to hear it was one if you’re top 5 ever!

    Angela | http://www.lenorth.com

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      Jenifer
      November 15, 2018 at 4:07 pm

      Bali has so much to offer and I had places I wish I was able to visit that I missed too. Uluwatu had the best beaches and this amazing hotel 😀

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