Alila Villas Soori
Terraced like the surrounding rice paddies, Alila Villas Soori occupies an undeveloped stretch of fertile coastline roughly 20 minutes from Tabanan, a town northwest of Denpasar known for traditional farming and artisan crafts. The resort’s modern design plays on the shapes, colors, and landscapes of the surrounding area and incorporates local stone as well as ornate design touches inspired by nearby temples and palaces. Outdoor spaces feature bright green trees and grasses along with infinity pools, while high ceilings, cool colors, and marble floors inside create a tranquil escape from the heat. The property’s spacious rooms and wood-slat shades give off an art-gallery vibe, and the reading-room lounge displays the works of the hotel’s artist in residence. Food is another big focus here, both at the resort’s three restaurants and in tours that explore rice cultivation; exotic ingredients found at the Kerambitan market; and the spices, cacao, and coffee from Jatiluwih.