At Alila Villas Uluwatu, you can enjoy the tranquility of being isolated from the world while still enjoying the convenience of having modern conveniences close at hand. Reserve a room and help promote eco-friendly efforts in Bali at the same time as you relax in opulence.
The design idea at Alila Villas Uluwatu is based on a commitment to sustainable principles. The panorama from the Alila Villas Uluwatu, perched on a plateau above the limestone cliffs of Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula, is stunning at first and five hundred and first glances alike. The luxurious retreat has 36 green acres and is located within 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and 15 minutes from the famous and majestic Uluwatu Temple.
This 65-villa award-winning property is also the first resort in Indonesia to receive EarthCheck’s highest level of certification as a Best Practice Building Planning and Design development, so its sustainability and low environmental impact are double bonuses.
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The sustainable Alila Villas Uluwatu were designed by WOHA, a Singaporean firm at the forefront of ecologically conscious architectural methods. The Balinese savannah-like landscape serves as inspiration for the design and feel of the outdoor space, which features rocky terrace fields and lush gulleys. An overarching design motif, terraced planes direct breezes and shield shaded gardens.
According to Richard Hassell, WOHA’s director, each villa takes cues from traditional Balinese architecture, which typically consists of a series of pavilion platforms clustered together to form a larger home. Thanks to WOHA’s brilliant use of the sloping terrain, each of the villas boasts a breathtaking vista of the ocean and the horizon.
The 65 villas’ modern interiors use earth tones and creams, while natural elements and traditional Balinese design flourish in the villas’ use of wood, water, stone, and bamboo. The well-thought-out layout of the villa begins with its façade, where walkways and bridges link the house’s pools and pavilions with the expansive living rooms, and where the soft sea wind can freely circulate.
The construction plan specifically called for the use of materials from regional suppliers. The limestones used for the garden walls were hand-cut on the resort’s property, while the batu palimanan used for the resort’s walls comes from Jogjakarta, a city on the neighboring Indonesian island of Java.
Bamboo ceilings and rattan interiors were found and created in Bali, and each villa’s flat roof is covered with volcanic batu chandi lava stone (a form of black basalt) that not only provides insulation but also supports natural flora. Railway sleepers and telephone poles provided additional sources of reused timber.
At Alila Villas Uluwatu, you can enjoy the tranquility of being isolated from the world while still enjoying the convenience of having modern amenities at your disposal.
However, the rooms are not lacking in comfort or style; each villa has its own pavilion overlooking the glistening Indian Ocean, which is framed by bronze and recycled wood slats in a jigsaw pattern. The soft bedding in these cozy havens makes them ideal places to relax and unwind after a long day.
Each villa is more than just a room to WOHA’s Hassel; it’s a network of spaces where visitors can unwind whatever they like. Sliding glass doors can be closed to keep the cool air inside, or opened to let in the refreshing sea wind.
The exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu resort is where you can relax while doing good for the world.
The commitment to environmental sustainability is evident beyond the guestrooms. Alila Villas Uluwatu, for instance, recycles water from showers, sinks, and washing machines by passing it through reverse osmosis tanks before redistributing it to the property’s grounds. Another part of the property’s meticulous water saving plan is the adoption of low-water-need plants in the landscaping.
Multiple strategies are used to reduce energy consumption. Lighting and cooling loads are cut down with the use of lava rock roofs, bamboo ceilings, and strategically placed windows. The resort’s water is heated in part by waste heat from the air conditioners, a shrewd redistribution of resources that helps cut down on energy use.
In an effort to protect the natural world, the resort maintains a nursery where native plants of the Uluwatu Bali savannah habitat are grown specifically for the purpose of attracting and sustaining local bird and animal life. And because the buggies are electric, the animals on the ranch are subject to far less pollution and noise.
The resort’s Zero Waste Policy, which is housed in the Sustainability Lab, is a significant aspect of the resort’s sustainability infrastructure. Simple mechanical and biological engineering techniques are used to convert all waste streams into higher value products and services at this on-site factory. This page was made to complement the resort’s existing initiatives to improve the local environment for its employees, guests, and the general public, such as its glass recycling program and organic garden.
The resort is committed to reducing its environmental impact and has signed on to the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, an initiative spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Tourism Association, with the goal of eliminating all single-use plastic by 2025 as part of its No Plastics initiative.
The resort was the first in Bali to replace plastic straws and dentistry kits with bamboo straws and compostable alternatives, showing that even tiny steps may have a big impact when it comes to promoting sustainability without sacrificing elegance or quality. More than forty percent of the property’s employees are local residents, in keeping with the United Nations’ goal of fostering regional economic and social development.
Booking a stay at the beautiful Alila Villas Uluwatu through their Positive Footprint program is a great way to travel sustainably and give back to the local community.
Guests interested in contributing to the resort’s sustainability efforts can request a “Positive Footprint” room upgrade. By choosing this option, guests are guaranteed a stay that incorporates the resort’s highest standards of sustainability within their villa, as well as exclusive access to learn about and participate in the resort’s wide-ranging environmental and community programs.
In addition to the high quality, durable, and stylish sandals made by ethical footwear brand Indosole using recycled tyres from the resort’s buggies, guests will also receive a set of drinking glasses made by the Sustainability Lab team from up-cycled glass bottles.