Alila Ubud

Location: Bali | Indonesia

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Alila Ubud is an exhilarating and beautiful resort, perched above forest canopies, overlooking misty volcanoes, and is just minutes from Bali’s cultural heart and capital, Ubud.
Perfect forThis enchanting retreat is ideal for couples who want a bit of privacy and isolation, and also for active people who are keen to take advantage of the hiking, rafting and cycling trips around the area.
In the knowIf you can’t be bothered to trek, but still want to take in the amazing scenery, then head up to Kerta village where you can meander down the mountain stream on an inflatable dinghy and pass rare birds and monkeys on the way.

Recommended for...

  • Hideaway
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Alila Ubud resides high up in the verdant hills that cover central Bali, above the fertile Ayung River Valley, offering an outstanding view across the forest-clad slopes, yet is just minutes from Ubud.

Rooms at Alila Ubud

Alila Ubud is designed to resemble a traditional Balinese village, and features natural and traditional materials such as thatched roofs, terrazzo tiles and crushed rock. The gorgeous rooms and villas are designed to resemble a traditional Balinese village, and feature light, spacious and airy interiors of fresh whites and dark woods. They all have magical views of the Ayung River and the volcanoes in the distance, and are serene and tranquil. Some come with garden terraces and open-air bathrooms.

The villas offer a treehouse-style experience, perched in the canopy, where you can wake up to the mists drifting over the forest valley, before stepping out onto your wraparound balcony. The pool villas have private pools for additional luxury, where you can swim above the treetops.

Food & Drink

The Plantation restaurant is a soaring coconut-pillared affair serving fresh, healthy Balinese cuisine, alongside delicious international dishes, featuring ingredients from the hotel’s organic gardens, and enjoy poolside fare, refreshing juices and cocktails at the Cabana Lounge - and complimentary afternoon tea is served by the pool daily.

For a memorable private dining experience, have dinner in a luxurious bale nestled amongst the jungle vegetation, with only the gently sounds of the Ayung River for company.

If you fall in love with the food, learn how to cook signature Balinese dishes on a culinary masterclass and take a taste of Bali home with you.


The beautiful emerald-green infinity pool is yet another highlight of Alila Ubud, jutting out over the plunging Ayung River Valley, where you can take a dip accompanied by panoramic views. You’ll get used to the troupe of monkeys who frequent the hotel, swinging through the trees and cheekily checking out what's happening around the pool - and we can't blame them – this is simply an idyllic spot to hang out!

Don’t miss the lovely spa either, a haven of holistic wellbeing where you can indulge in a range of traditional Balinese treatments or take an invigorating waterfall shower, and benefit from Bali's natural therapeutic ingredients. Start the day with a yoga or Tai Chi class.

Activities at Alila Ubud

If you can drag yourself away, visit Ubud and explore these lush, tropical landscapes. Ubud, Bali’s artistic hub, is just 5km from your leafy haven, where you can admire the local crafts, visit the mesmerisingly opulent temples, and get lost in a whirl of festivals and fire dances.

After you’ve picked some unique artworks – or perhaps some woven Ikat fabric – get away from the crowds in the surrounding hills and valleys. Go on unforgettable treks, taking in volcanoes, rice paddies, traditional villages and the mysterious and fascinating Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), which dates from the 9th century.

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Hotel location

Alila Ubud is a drive of approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes from Denpasar airport.

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