This stylish hilltop retreat sits in striking scenery, with breathtaking views of rainforest and rice paddies.
Blending contemporary design with the natural beauty of its surroundings, the village-style Alila Ubud really makes the most of its unique setting. Rooms sit on stilts like tree houses and an award-winning swimming pool seems to float above the Ayung River valley. There’s a secluded, intimate feel and the service here is excellent.
The Plantation Restaurant offers open-air dining under its traditional alang-alang roof and serves up a seasonal menu of authentic Balinese and modern western cuisine. At the centre, the bar offers a generous wine list alongside creative cocktails.
Rooms are scattered throughout the gardens. Superior Rooms occupy the first floor of two-storey buildings with wonderful unobstructed valley views, with Deluxe Rooms sitting below. Valley Villas have ‘floating’ bathtubs in the garden pond and are perched out over the valley with spectacular views, or within private gardens. For your own private pool, opt for one of the Pool Villas, which have a large private pool and an open-air bathtub set in the middle of a lotus pond.
High on the edge of the Ayung River valley in Bali’s central foothills, 15 minutes from central Ubud by free shuttle busAirport transfer time:Approx. 1½ hours by private car from Bali airport Rooms:74
56 rooms and 18 villas
• Visit Tampaksiring’s natural springs* • Hop on the free shuttle and visit Ubud’s galleries and museums • Explore the hotel’s sculpture garden • Go trekking through the rice paddies*.
Restaurant, bar, lounge
Breakfast at the Plantation Restaurant.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £53 • Breakfast and dinner at the Plantation Restaurant
Full Board from £90 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Plantation Restaurant.