Venue Reporter

Alila Villas Uluwatu : Bali, Indonesia
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 942
VENUE:
Alila Villas Uluwatu
LOCATION:
Bali, Indonesia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Tropical & Modern
Ocean
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

The Report

This venue is VRV (Venue Report Verified), we have personally visited and stayed at this venue.

Steady your sea legs, because this venue is poised on an elevated plateau that meets with limestone cliffs sweeping down to the cerulean Indian Ocean where you can have a "wedding at the edge of the world".  This venue is literally perched over the water with views as magnificent as those from any boat, but this property is seasick proof. Set in a tropical landscape, amidst sprawling lawns Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali is located just 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International airport and 15 minutes from Jimbaran Bay, near the renowned Uluwatu Temple.

We have personally stayed at this property and give it our VRF (Venue Report Verified) Stamp of Approval. From the moment we arrived at this property we were greeted by the coolest cast of characters, who remained our home-away-from-home friends throughout our stay. The property is so expansive that you almost feel like it's your own little hideaway. We stayed in a villa with our own private pool.  So for you ladies who didn't squeeze in a bikini wax before your trip, this is your place.

CELEBRATION CAPACITY: 100
ACCOMMODATIONS: 50 Villas
HIGH SEASON: Aug - Dec
FOOD SERVICE: Balinese & Western
BAR SERVICE: Onsite
VIEWS: Ocean
ESTABLISHED IN: 2009
VENUE SPACES: 6
DECOR: Eco-Friendly & Modern

THE SCOOP

There are three wedding venues on the property to accommodate your celebratory needs. The Sunset Cliff Edge Cabana is an overhanging cliff-side platform with dramatic views over the Indian Ocean. This was our personal favorite, and accommodates up to 30 guests. As part of the package your guests will be welcomed with a drink and a cold towel upon their arrival. The Pavilion is another venue option and is a secluded multipurpose sheltered terrace set in the tropical garden, ideal for a cocktail party. Additionally, Alila offers a Three-Bedroom Cliffside Pool Villa venue, perfect to host a private wedding celebration for up to 30 guests. But if you really want exclusivity, you utilize multiple event spaces for up to 100 guests by renting out the property, and then your guests can stay the night in their own private villas!

Besides having a plethora of great venue options for weddings, Alila Villas Uluwatu offers flexibility for social events as well. From a formal 5-course dinner or casual garden party cocktails they have you covered! Choice of venues includes CIRE, The Warung and near the infinity pool.

We ate dinner every evening at Alila Villas throughout the duration of our stay there. We tried both their traditional Balinese cuisine, AND their contemporary Western fare. Our personal fave was the delicious Balinese soups with the large variety of fun toppings.

Perfect for:

  • corporate event
  • dinner party
  • social event
  • wedding ceremony
  • wedding reception

BONUS

You eco-lovers will be green with envy when you see the cutting edge design of this  modern Balinese hotel by award-winning Singapore architectural firm, WOHA. Alila Villas Uluwatu has clearly embraced environmentally sustainable design and have won awards because of it. They have incorporated local materials into their design, utilize water conservation with soaks and rain gardens and have a waste water management system, using local plants from the special Bali savannah ecosystem.

I also have to admit that I may have jumped up and down in our villa a little bit upon our arrival.  This gal loves a good freebie, and Alila Villas surprised me with quite a few. We were showered with large sized his & hers face washes. Yep, a face wash specifically designed for the ladies, and one for the gents. They carry this on with his & hers body washes, lotions, and face mists.

STYLE FOR YOUR SETTING

INSIDE SCOOP

FOOD & DRINKS: you must try Alila Villas signature cocktail, the Alila Gin Mojito and the melon gazpacho served at Cire Restaurant. If your guests happen to drink one too many Gin Mojitos and are feeling it the next day, you can have the Strawberry & Pineapple Pick-Me-Up drink delivered to their rooms! It's an energy booster to beat fatigue made with fresh kiwi fruit, fresh strawberries and pineapple, we drank one every morning. VENUE TIP: Our personal favorite setting for a reception/party besides the incredible Cliffside Cabana would have to be the Warung Restaurant. It boasts live edge communal tables for your guests, with wood carved bowls set along the kitchen filled with local Balinese ingredients.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

  • Drinking sunset cocktails in the "edge of the world" sunset cabana
  • The creative use of  Balinese batik stamps to decorate the ceiling at Cire Restaurant.
  • The library chock full of art and architecture books sucked me away from the poolside view for a couple of hours
  • The incredible eco-friendly architecture and use of Balinese art throughout the resort
  • Full sized face washes, pillow sprays and lotions delivered to our room every day
  • The locals playing traditional Balinese music throughout the resort.

AROUND TOWN

Eat Mangosteen:

Mangosteen is a tropical fruit that is grown primarily in hot, humid climates of southeast Asia and it's delicious AND healthy. The rind, twig, and bark are used as medicine!

Visit Kuluk Gallery :

This gallery has the most incredible batiks, and antique Indonesia art. From masks, and wood carvings to paintings and handcrafted puppets.

Take Surf Lessons!:

Bali is infamous for its incredible surfing. If you have never tried the sport, this would be the ideal place to take lessons from one of the many surf schools on the island.

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