Your Key to Bali's Surprisingly Different Southwest Coast
23 September 2015
From sun-soaked beaches and hip nightlife to shopping adventures and ancient healing, Alila Seminyak is set to offer an unforgettable Balinese experience in discovery of the authentic and the contemporary, come 1st October 2015.
Located less than 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport, this latest addition to Alila Hotels & Resorts’ Bali collection enjoys an unrivalled beachfront setting along the sophisticated shores of Seminyak, Bali’s upscale resort destination. Renowned for great surfing, legendary sunsets, and the buzz of glamorous beach clubs such as Ku De Ta and Potato Head, Alila Seminyak is just a few minutes’ walk to Seminyak town, home to an eclectic mix of chic boutiques, galleries, restaurants, cafes and nightspots, making it the hippest location in Bali.
If guests can tear themselves away from the beach and the many luscious chill-out spots within the resort, Alila Seminyak has put together its unique Alila Experiences, leading to discovery of the local surroundings, culture, traditions and cuisine that's ever-surprisingly different.
Guests can explore this southwestern stretch of coastline on the Rom-antique Roadshow, jaunting along in the retro comfort of a fully restored vintage 1980 Volkswagen Kombi to different beach venues and beach clubs in the area, where they can party with friends and make pit stops for cocktails and canapés.
The VW Kombi is also the chariot of choice for the Sensational Retail Therapy experience, whisking guests off on a fun day out to fulfil their shopping desires accompanied by their own personal shopping Concierge, aka one of the resort’s Leisure Concierge team. This extravagant shopping trip comes with a fully stocked mini-bar on board the Kombi for those essential shopping breaks with the best music to groove to your beat.
As the sun goes down, Seminyak’s cool factor inches up. Make a date for Twilight to Midnight, a memorable night on the town including dinner, drinks and clubbing at Seminyak’s trendiest nightspots. After a night of indulgence, there’s no better way to recalibrate than with Divine Healing, featuring a private session of yoga on the beach with the resort’s own yogi, followed by a private Balinese healing session performed at a nearby temple.
Alila Seminyak is also a great base for exploring the lush landscapes and cultural gems of this region, from Uluwatu Temple in the south and Tanah Lot Temple to the north, to the beautiful rice terraces that stretch as far as the eye can see. Guests can experience temple traditions hands-on at the 15th century Pura Petitenget sea temple that is situated next to the resort, learning to make offerings and experiencing the unique Balinese Melukat purification ritual. Adventurous spirits can hop on a bicycle and explore the surrounding countryside and villages.
In Spice It Up, culinary traditions are uncovered at the local market with the Executive Chef, followed by time in the resort’s organic garden and a Balinese cooking class. Meanwhile, in Shaken & Stirred, guests get to practise the art of mixology in the resort’s groundbreaking Cocktail Lab.
Through uniquely crafted experiences such as these, Alila Seminyak invites you to discover the many surprising sides to Seminyak while luxuriating within its oasis of sophistication and style... in true Alila fashion.