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Alila Villas Soori Set To Open

Bali’s best-kept secret

eTN Staff Writer  Nov 03, 2009

West Bali has, for the longest time, been Bali’s best-kept secret. Off the tourist trail, guests to this part of Bali feel like they are on a different island altogether, far away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta and Denpasar. West Bali’s landscape ranges from volcanic mountains and verdant rice terraces to beautiful black-sand beaches overlooking panoramic vistas of the Indian Ocean.

It is in this picturesque location that Alila Villas Soori is set to open in late 2009. Another prestigious Alila Villas development just minutes away from the famed Tanah Lot temple, the resort is located in the Tabanan regency of southwest Bali, less than an hour’s drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Alila Villas Soori is the only luxury pool villa property of its caliber in the Tabanan regency. All its 48 pool villas connect living spaces to the soothing sights and sounds of the west Bali landscape. Guests may indulge in a soothing spa treatment overlooking rice paddies and be energized by the magnificent surf crashing down onto an endless beach.

Formerly the seat of power of the Tabanan royal family, guests will learn of the contributions they have made to the regency. An actual palace still lies behind the resort and is testament to their former glory. To this day, a noble family is still living in the area and operates a stable of well-trained domestic and Australian horses for horseback riding programs.

The Tabanan regency is also home to several villages famous for their artisanal workmanship in varied medium. Just fifteen minutes away from Alila Villas Soori is a village famous for their terracotta work. It is from here that the best terracotta tiles featuring abstract Balinese motifs are used at Alila Villas Soori, blending traditional Balinese culture with the resort’s contemporary edge.

Other indigenous materials such as batu kelating and batu kali were also used in the prestigious development’s 15 Beach Pool Villas, 15 Ocean Pool Villas, eight Terrace Pool Villas, eight Three-Bedroom Pool Villas, one Four-Bedroom Pool Villa and one Ten-Bedroom Pool Villa. Principal architect Chan Soo Khian, of award-winning SCDA Architects, positioned each villa to its vantage point ensuring great views of the Indian Ocean yet uncompromising individual privacy, while having direct beach access.

Vast al-fresco inner courtyards in each Villa let in natural light and light ocean breezes. An outdoor pavilion for guests accord scenic views by day or night and comes with indoor and outdoor showers. Custom-designed interiors cleverly blend luxury into hi-tech functionality.

Heightening the indulgent living experience, in-villa hospitalities and facilities include a Villa-host service, 24-hour dedicated in-villa dining, a gourmet bar, plasma TV, Apple TVs, and iPods. Guests will delight in the all-natural spa treatments at Spa Alila – a secluded sanctuary located below the reflective pond at the reception level.

Alila Villas Soori’s leisure concierge team is on hand to tailor one-of-a-kind excursions and activities known as “Journeys by Alila.” Whether the aim is to better understand indigenous cultures and the local community or to appreciate the splendor of the region’s flora and fauna, “Journeys by Alila” are designed to help guests gain a deeper and more meaningful understanding of what defines the destination, while pursuing their own personal passions.

Embracing Bali’s unique balance of tranquillity and vitality, Alila Villas Soori promises all guests the luxury of space in a stunningly-designed residence and blissful comforts as they share in West Bali’s beautiful landscape. It is truly a surprisingly different experience in a beautiful, unexplored region of Bali – a paradise setting designed for rejuvenation and stimulation of the senses.

For reservations, please contact Alila Villas Soori at .

Bali’s best-kept secret
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