By Dian Hasan | August 12, 2009
Perched atop the dramatic cliff along the southern coastline of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, Alila Villas Uluwatu offers the spectacular scenery: pounding waves hitting the steep cliffs of hard limestone. Thousand tourists have come to enjoy the incomparable panorama even for a moment. And now, they are able to not just visit but also spend the night for a few days to feel the amazing experience.
Designed by Singapore’s WOHA architecture firm with opulent indulgence and innovative lifestyle, each unit of the Villas is placed on a diffe rent elevation on the sloping land of 14.4 hectares. The design concept is derived from “SUBAK”, a Balinese rice terrace which has stratified levels. Therefore, each villa of a total 84 units has spectacular views towards the sea offshore.
Esther Leogenda, Marketing Communication Manager of ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU said that the resort provides unique surprises that stand it out from other Alila’s villas. Each villa is designed to not only integrates with the surrounding nature but also reflect the cultural richness and diversity of Bali. It features long sized swimming pool, sunbathing deck, relaxing “bale-bale” (gazebo) and plumeria (frangipani) tree. Green Globe standard of environment-friendly concept is clearly applied on the design principles of Alila Villas Uluwatu.
“We use local materials; that are our selling point,” said Esther Leogenda. For instance, walls of the villa are covered by Palimanan stones from Yogyakarta while the walls of the fence outside the villa unit are using limestone from the Uluwatu hill. In addition, the flat roof of the villa is coated with black volcanic stones which perform as insulator and growing media for the natural vegetation.
Opulence and lifestyle merge in each and every villa unit. Its openness design creates good air circulation. Then, private pavilion with a view to the blue sea is placed in the court of the villa. It has a comfortable seat to enjoy the panorama. What a perfect place to relax!