These Are The Beautiful Bali Villas Martine Cajucom, Cliff Ho & Their Friends Stayed At
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Every bride knows that choosing the best wedding venue is crucial. It'll be the backdrop of pretty much every photo of the ceremony, a big part of the event's décor, and most importantly, the place that will forever mark the day she begins her new life as a loving wife.
For Martine Cajucom, a woman known for her impeccable eye for detail and taste for all things beautiful, Bali's Alila Villas Uluwatu, Dharma Gumi Villa Seminyak, and and Alila Ubud were the homes away from home that satisfied her meticulousness, and for good reason—the oceanside destinations were all heaven on earth.
Now Mrs.Cliff Ho, the creative director checked into the postcard-worthy Alila Villas Uluwatu a couple of days before her big day and treated her entourage to their own villas, many (or all) of which had their own private pools, outdoor decks, rooms and bright interiors, and an unbeatable vista of emerald greens and sapphire blues.
Her ceremony and reception were both held at Alila Villas Uluwatu's main outdoor area where Martine, along with her guests, dined, wined, and danced the night away, showing just how much this place can be the perfect venue for any memorable occasion, be it big or small.
Following her wedding at Uluwatu were a few days spent as a married woman at the uber-exclusive Dharma Gumi Villa Seminyak, and most recently, the Alila Ubud villa that sits at the heart of lush, tropical foliage and serene river.
Whether you're a bride-to-be or just a travel junkie, here's everything you need to know about the stunning tropical retreats:
Uluwatu, Bali is situated in the Bukit peninsula's southern coastline, a destination known for its serenity and distance from Bali's more densely populated sights. A favorite of nature lovers and those who love to luxuriate in resorts that seamlessly combine the indoors and outdoors, the Alila Villas relax the mind, body and soul from sunrise to sunset.
Meanwhile, Alila Ubud brings guests up a mountainside where they will be treated to five-star villas perched on stilts. A view of a ravine and the Ayung River valley will greet them each day during their stay, encouraging their minds to imagine life in an authentic Balinese community.
The indoor highlights
The Alila Villas Uluwatu offers activities for guests who wish to stay at the resort, including daily morning yoga for individuals and groups in private or joint classes, 24-hour access to its fitness center, a richly stocked library, a sunset cabana that encourages quiet time with one's thoughts, and the chance to physically rejuvenate with a dip to its 50-meter lap pool that overlooks the Indian Ocean.
And once at the Alila Ubud, don't miss the chance to go through a full pampering session at the Spa Alila where masseuses are trained in the infusion of anatomical physiology and meditation in massages—a unique take on the staple vacation indulgence.
"This is one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed in...check our reviews as we stay at extraordinary properties. The staff are simply over the top. We were here for a friends wedding and enjoyed every moment. Our villa was phenomenal in every respect from the private pool to the outdoor shower and numerous day beds. Very quiet and secluded. This is a must stay while on Bali" . . Review by: Troy B at Tripadvisor Photo by: @elinapell
The outdoor delights
For visitors that prefer to explore the resort's surroundings, a plethora of sights awaits them, too. The historic Pura Luhur Uluwatu (a.k.a. the Uluwatu Temple) that sits atop the coastline's white rocky cliffs is both picturesque and spiriturally enrching, whereas the Bali National Golf Club is sure to entertain fans of the sport and the Bali Collection Nusa Dua will give avid shoppers, adventurous diners, experience seekers, and music lovers the holiday of their dreams. All of these places are minutes away from the Alila Villas Uluwatu.
On the other hand, Alila Ubud guests are sure to get their fill of the great outdoors with activities like mountain village exploration, rice terraces hiking, spring bathing, and river rafting readily available.
The natural wonders
The Balangan, Dreamland, Padang Padang, Suluban, and Nyang Nyang beaches are minutes away from Uluwatu—it's why tons of surfers from around the world love it here. These powdery, white sand beaches are great for the serious surfers and casual loungers alike, making everyone feel at home under the Indonesian sun.
For those who prefer admiring the centuries-old canopies of rainforests and meeting the untamed wildlife that call them their home, Alila Ubud is the place for you.
The many, many Instagrammable spots
Worry not about having copycat photos after your Bali vacation; every corner, hallway, room, and indoor and outdoor areas are picture-perfect. Guests have a blast getting creative with their poses, OOTDs, and even the time of day their photos are taken, and you can, too! It's not just the resorts you can explore, either; staircases, hiking trails, and manicured pathways lead up and down secluded beaches and pockets of green which make lovely backgrounds for any photo.
No trip abroad can be completed without a taste of authentic and expertly prepared traditional fare—find this at the laid-back dining spot, the Warung, at the Alila Villas Uluwatu. The menu boasts of favorites like babi panggang (their take on pork barbecue ribs), nasi liwet (a Javanese rice dish served with chicken curry), and ayam betutu (chicken stuffed with herbs and cassava leaves).
Similarly, The Plantation restaurant at the Alila Ubud offers authenticity and healthy options with their yummy farm-to-table offerings. Making the most out of the resort's proximity to Bali's agricultural centers, the restaurant often offers fresh, seasonal delights that will satisfy any palate.
You'll feel like a total celeb with the five-star treatment you receive here; take it from the actual Hollywood stars who have booked a stay in this magical place and enjoyed their vacations up to the very last hour. Hugh Jackman brought his family here, while Megan Fox, Jessica Alba, and Gwyneth Paltrow have all been patrons as well. Who knows; you might just coincidentally plan your vacation to coincide with theirs!
And lastly, the reviews
Pictures can speak a thousand words (and those who have been to this Balinese vacation spot speak leagues of all the good things that can be expected with a visit here), but it definitely helps to read what those who have experienced a stay here have to say as extra encouragement:
A place out of space and time… The Alila Vilas in Uluwatu, Bali, are situated on a cliff top with more than 700 steps to the beach. From service to location and food and accommodation, it is simply the best.#bali #uluwatu #alilavillasuluwatu pic.twitter.com/hLgYe66TOk— Style Seeking (@StyleSeeking) October 15, 2017
Serious infinity pool goals at @alilavillasuluwatu - and I had it all for myself ?????????? ________________________________#chasingsunsets #uluwatu #bali #indonesien #lifeisbetteratthebeach #alilavillasuluwatu #wonderfulindonesia #livingthegoodlif… https://t.co/PSSVHKH1J2 pic.twitter.com/eK5L7wxxVo— Jana Zieseniß (@SonneundWolken) November 21, 2017
Don't wait another second—book a villa for a weekend (or two) in these properties that are unlike any other places you'll ever see or experience!
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