Hearing the word Bali evokes the image of paradise. Also known as the Island of Gods, Bali is popular for its black-sand beaches, strong waves making it a surfer’s haven, volcanic hillsides, uneven coastlines, and glorious mountains. It’s no doubt why million of tourists are captivated by the beauty of Bali.
Predominantly Hindu, the island of love boasts a rich and diverse culture. It’s a home to some beautiful temples, forest, and prominent Balinese architectures. Given all the natural beauty of Bali, the best way to complete your vacation here is to stay with one of the newest 5-star beach resorts in the island, Alila Seminyak.
Alila hotels and resorts are known to be a developer giving surprisingly different experience to each of its guests. From the Sanskrit word, “Alila,” which means surprise, Alila Seminyak didn’t fail to surprise me from the moment I arrived. It is impossible for someone not to notice their grand open space lobby. It is cross ventilated, with high ceiling, designed with timber and natural plants. The welcome experience would never be complete without the warm smile and hospitality of their staff.
Built in Bali’s beach resort area just half an hour away from the airport, Seminyak is also known for its luxurious resorts, restaurants, spa, and malls. Standing sophisticated at the strip of Bali’s west coast facing the strong waves of Indian Ocean is Alila Seminyak 240 ocean and garden rooms, together with its 4 swimming pools, tens of sun loungers, restaurant and beach bar that have a cozy and comfortable daybed. It’s hard to beat the unwinding experience that Alila Seminyak is giving to its guest while watching the beautiful sunset of Bali.
As Ms. Maria Mariska (PR Executive) toured us around the resort, I was astounded as we walked in the hallway. Its interior design will make you feel connected to nature. There are vertical woods incorporated with green plants that serve as the wall, which is thoughtfully designed to give natural lights, warmth, and ventilation. The elements of stones, plants, and woods are highly visible in the surroundings perfectly placed to create an oasis. Ms. Mariska explained, “Alila Seminyak is committed to showcasing environmentally sustainable architecture.” They use local products and their woods are recycled materials.
When we moved to their beach bar, she added that they have sunset symphony Thursday through Sunday from 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. Guest can chill at the beach bar while drinking their favorite cocktails and enjoying the beats and rhythms, which follows the sunset. That’s something you shouldn’t miss during your stay.
I got a deluxe room close to the street of Seminyak and just a few minutes away from the beach. If you don’t feel like walking back and forth from the lobby to your room, there is a 24-hour buggy transfer that you can ride.
The room is like in a perfect magazine cover where the king-size bed is flawlessly placed at the center. I slowly pressed the clean and white mattress to feel how soft it is without making any wrinkle and it’s irresistibly soft.
Deluxe room is close to 500 sqm wide allowing you to move conveniently. It’s equipped with a 40″ SMART TV, which I truly enjoyed using. It’s already connected to their strong Wi-Fi and their sound system was really great when I played music videos. There’s a mini bar, coffee/tea-making facilities, and complete bath amenities.
The clear white ceiling is not that high, the tiled floor is a polished creamy white and the wall was designed like flawless bricks. Generally, the room is free of dust or any clutter. Next to it is a quick access to the pool area divided by a glass door with cream and brown curtains.
The next day, I woke up feeling excited to try their breakfast buffet, unlike any other hotels that I’ve been to, the main menu on their buffet was pre-ordered. Though there are some foods like salads, pieces of bread, and fruits on the table. This is something you shouldn’t miss when you stay at Alila because the food is really delicious. The management understands that their guest could party until late night, that’s why they’re extending the breakfast buffet until 10:00 a.m That’s pretty awesome!
Alila Seminyak is the kind of hotel that is hard to leave. The feeling of the oasis in the middle of the busy city of Bali is really refreshing. Everything about this hotel is pure luxury. From its facilities, rooms and services. But on top of that, being an eco-friendly hotel makes Alila Seminyak stand out from other 5-star hotels that I’ve been to.
Note: This is a sponsored FAM Tour by Tourism Ministry of Indonesia. All views, posts, and opinions shared here are my own.