The true cultural heart of Bali can be found in the beauty of Ubud, home to the sacred, Bali’s spiritual center and life source. Located in the uplands of Bali in a picturesque wonderland of forest, terraced rice fields, lush hillsides, steep ravines, and the marvels of the Ayung River Valley, Ubud opens hearts. A prevailing spiritual presence is revealed through the strong sense of community, the connections through the arts, sculptures, painting, music and dance, and the connections steeped in nature. Through the ages, the numerous Hindu temples and shrines, hidden treasures beckoning from the rainforest and hillsides, forge universal connections nurturing the sense of tranquility and peaceful contemplation that pulses through every aspect of life in Ubud, welcoming all seekers and travelers.
The beauty of Alila Ubud, anchored on stilts above the Ayung riverbed, captures the essence of Ubud in its natural setting. Designed and built to blend elements of traditional Balinese and contemporary motifs highlighting decor, bed and bath, the concept extends from a revisioning of traditional thatched roof houses to the pleasing comforts of the opened indoor and outdoor spaces. Cocooned in pampered luxury, secluded guest rooms and Valley, Pool, or Terrace Tree villas present guests with vistas of jungle canopy and various plantations. From mornings of stunning sunrises greeting each day to romantic starlit nights, from healthful breakfasts to elegant candlelit dining, you will delight in freshest farm to table ingredients showcased in the authentic and nuanced Balinese cuisine worthy of Alila Ubud “Plantation’s” distinction as award-winning Best Balinese Restaurant.
The cozy Alila Ubud’s Cabana Lounge offers a social space, a full bar, a light menu, and an ambience welcoming intimate gathering for two or a fun get-together with friends or family. Exploring Ubud will lead you to the iconic domain of the Balinese long-tailed monkeys in the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, along with a long list of cultural, natural, and holy sites. Discover adventure white water rafting on the Ayung River; walk the Tegallalang Rice Terraces; tour above volcanic Mount Agung in a helicopter; explore the intricately carved Goa Gajah, “Elephant Cave”; reflect in the serenity of sacred temples. Enjoy the beauty of Balinese culture in the performances of local musicians and traditional dancers, talented artists and artisans showcased in the numerous galleries and the Agung Rai Museum of Art or learn Balinese culinary secrets in a chef-led masterclass.
And at day’s end, find your ultimate Bali bliss relaxing in your heavenly Alila retreat.