A Love Letter to Alila Uluwatu: A Honeymoon Review

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A Love Letter to Alila Uluwatu: A Honeymoon Review
Curator’s statement

In September of 2023, I had the most incredible honeymoon stay at Alila Uluwatu in Bali. The staff's warmth and dedication to our well-being made us feel truly special. From the breathtaking pools and cliffside spa to the unique hike down to the beach, the resort offered a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure and natural beauty. Delicious drinks served in whimsical glasses and delectable culinary experiences, both local and international, added to the magic. It was an absolute paradise found and recommend to honeymooners and vacationers alike.

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Where to stay

Alila Villas Uluwatu

A cliffside stunner on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, with enormous pool villas and open-air public spaces designed to blend into the coastline.

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A Breathtaking Oasis:

The resort itself is a masterpiece of design and luxury. Nestled on a clifftop overlooking the vast Indian Ocean, the open-air lobby offers breathtaking panoramic views that are simply unmatched. The infinity pool, stretching out towards the horizon, creates an illusion of merging with the sea, beckoning for a refreshing dip.

Indulgence in our Private Sanctuary:

Our one-bedroom villa was a haven of modern elegance. Private pool, luxurious daybeds, an outdoor shower – every detail was meticulously designed to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and comfort. Service was impeccable, with every request fulfilled promptly and with a friendly smile.

Adventures and Culinary Delights:

Beyond the villa's embrace, the resort offered a plethora of experiences to enrich our stay. We embarked on a scenic hike down the cliffside to the pristine beach, where the gentle waves lapped against the shore. We indulged in the luxurious cliffside spa treatments, lulled by the mesmerizing sound of the crashing waves that didn’t come from a bluetooth speaker. The on-site restaurants tantalized our taste buds with both delectable Indonesian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Neighboring hotels also offer some great upscale food options, and Uluwatu is only a 15 minute ride if you’re looking for some more local fare.

Sea and seaside view

A Touch of Wellness and Exploration:

For those seeking a dose of fitness, the morning yoga sessions overlooking the ocean were the perfect way to start the day. The fully equipped gym provided an opportunity for me to maintain my workout routine during the vacation. We also ventured out to nearby Padang Padang beach for a thrilling surfing lesson, where gentle waves and helpful instructors made it a perfect introduction to the sport.

Memories to Last a Lifetime:

Alila Uluwatu is more than just a resort. Whether you're seeking romantic escapades, family fun, or personal rejuvenation, this haven caters to every desire. With its unparalleled beauty, impeccable service, and diverse activities, it's no wonder we created memories that will last a lifetime.


Need to Know

Alila Uluwatu is an unforgettable destination that exceeded all our expectations. It's a place where time slows down, allowing you to truly connect with yourself, your loved ones, and the stunning beauty of Bali. We wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking a luxurious and unforgettable vacation experience, whether its a honeymoon, anniversary, or just because.

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Indonesia. In need of further inspiration? Check out Anne Bisgaard’s guide, The Magic of Indonesia.

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