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28 Nov 2014

ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU: SUNSET CABANA & THE WARUNG RESTAURANT

When your car pulls up to Alila Uluwatu and you step out and into the lobby, it's a sight that takes the breath away. An endless stretch of blue greets you - from pool to pool to ocean, travelling out to infinity (and beyond).

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, lobby view
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, lobby view
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, lobby areas

I've already talked you guys through the journey up to and in your private villa...

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, golf buggy selfie

So, onto the next area. Although we spent a fair amount of time in our villa, we spent an equal amount of time enjoying drinks in the sunset cabana, swimming in the main pool (I'll save that for an update of its own) and dining in the delightful The Warung restaurant. 

The sunset cabana is this incredible structure built on a plateau right on the edge of the cliff, with a slight overhang, so that when you step right up to the edge and look out to sea, you see nothing but cliffs and water for miles.

 It's an extremely popular wedding location, of which we saw two during our stay. It's not hard to see why.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, the sunset cabana
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, the sunset cabana
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, view from the sunset cabana
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, view from the sunset cabana
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, the sunset cabana

It's called the sunset cabana for a reason. We spent every evening watching the sunset from here, because it's truly an unforgettable view. But I'll let the photos do the talking. 

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, view from the sunset cabana
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, view from the sunset cabana
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, view from the sunset cabana
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, view from the sunset cabana

Then there's The Warung. Warung literally means "family-owned small restaurant, cafe or shop" in Indonesian. Alila Uluwatu has two restaurants, The Warung and CIRE. We didn't even get around to trying CIRE, eating almost every meal at The Warung instead, becoming especially enamoured (obsessed, even) with the bebek (duck).

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, The Warung, complimentary nibbles
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, The Warung, bebek
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, The Warung, sunscreen
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, The Warung, prawns
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, The Warung, coconut pancakes

The most delicious coconut-filled pancakes...I NEED to make these at home.

This cheeky guy even snuck up to the temple for a bite of lunch too:


Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, monkey

An evening (or afternoon) stroll was the norm after a meal at The Warung, if not to soothe our protruding bellies then at least to soak in the peaceful beauty of the place. 

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, view of the pool
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, view of the pool
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, The Warung
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, library area
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, lobby area

On our final day at Alila, we booked one of the two private cabanas to stuff our faces with one final meal at The Warung, with the most outrageously beautiful views. Stuff we literally did, rushing to finish it all before our car to the airport arrived. We were ten minutes late, literally grabbing dessert off the plate with our hands as we stood to leave. Worth it!

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, view from the private cabana at The Warung
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, private cabana at The Warung
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, private cabana at The Warung
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, private cabana at The Warung

Stay tuned for the final of this three-part Alila Villas Uluwatu tour, and quite possibly my favourite photos of the bunch...the infinity pool.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Villas Uluwatu, pool view

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