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16 Feb 2016

Alila Soori

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori lobby, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori lobby, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori yoga in lobby, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, villa bathroom, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, villa bathroom, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, sunset, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, sunset, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, 2 bed villa, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, daily fruit bowl, mangosteen, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, surf rescue, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, 2 bed villa, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, 2 bed villa, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, 2 bed villa, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, main pool, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, sunset, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, 2 bed villa, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, 2 bed villa, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, villa bathroom, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, segway tour, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, segway tour, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, main pool, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, coconut stand, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, sunset, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, 2 bed villa, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, library at night, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, main pool, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, gamelan players in lobby, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, lunch on the beach, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, Cotta restaurant, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, main pool, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, gamelan playing in Cotta restaurant, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, sunset, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, main pool, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, lunch on beach, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, lunch on beach, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Alila Soori, lobby parting shot, Bali

Sigh. Alila. The magic word. From the very first time I set eyes on an Alila property (Uluwatu), I knew that I'd discovered another level of luxury. Winner of countless design awards and featured consistently on 'World's Best Hotels' lists, the Alila group knows how to create a dream holiday experience. After staying at Alila Uluwatu two years ago, it leapt straight to the top of my all-time favourite hotels (okay...maybe tied with the Park Hyatt Sydney). Needless to say, I was ridiculously psyched to be staying at another of their properties, Alila Soori. The allure of Alila resorts is that they truly provide a complete experience; you'll never feel like leaving to go anywhere. Not once during our stays at both properties did we ever leave to have dinner somewhere else or head out for the day, as we usually would. At Alila, it's all about experiencing a peaceful, relaxing, all-encompassing getaway where you want for nothing.

We performed morning yoga in the lobby, overlooking the ocean. We spent hours sprawled out on the deck chairs we'd had set up in front of the villa or relaxing at the main pool with coconuts and constantly replenished lime water. We took a segway tour around the local villages (the most fun ever!).  Every day, a new bowl of exotic fruit was waiting for us in our rooms with a description card. We had dinner at the restaurant each night, served by the wonderful, well-spoken and attentive Ayu. When I say attentive, I mean it - she noticed one evening that we hadn't devoured the prawn crackers and offered up a different snack, surmising that the first "perhaps wasn't to our taste". 

The truth is, once you experience the magic of Alila, you'll hold luxury resorts to an entirely new standard.

17 comments :

  1. Omg! These photos are amazing! Would love to be there right now!

    http://violettedaily.com

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  2. Oh my, this place is so dreamy! The perfect place to unwind and forget your troubles I bet!

    Musings & More

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    1. Absolutely! Troubles don't exist in paradise ;)

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  3. This place is seriously incredible! Also, how fun are segways!?! I want one to ride everywhere.
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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    1. So much fun! I really want to try a hands free one next :D

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  4. Very elegant! I would love to stay there!

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  5. Such a beautiful hotel! I can understand why it's received so much recognition and awards, it does embody the full definition of luxury! I couldn't help but narrow in on the interesting looking fruit, mangosteen! I love tropical and exotic fruits and this one sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your stay with us and I hope you're having a lovely day so far, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Mangosteen is sooo delicious! Tropical fruits abound here - my favourite is one called 'snake fruit'. Google it - it's amazing.

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  6. This is undoubtedly my favourite travel diary of yours so far, wow! The architecture/design here is superb and the views are killing me - so perfect. And seriously, I know I keep saying this but you're beyond beautiful!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    instagram.com/aglassofice
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    1. Thanks so much, Gabrielle for your lovely words! It is a stunning resort :)

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  7. Can I come with you next time? ;) This looks like paradise!

    T x

    P.S Yay for Segways!

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  8. Amazing place with beautiful pix!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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