Alila Villas Uluwatu
Perched more than 300 feet over the famous surf beaches of Uluwatu, on the west side of Bali
’s Bukit peninsula, Alila Villas Uluwatu looks like a collection of oversized modern bird cages teetering on limestone cliffs. Palm trees and open-air pavilions recall Palm Springs, while frangipani flowers remind guests they’re in the tropics. The resort was designed by Singapore
architectural firm Woha and received EarthCheck Gold certification for its use of recycled wood from railway cars; local lava rock and bamboo for the roofs and ceilings; and limestone from the surrounding cliffs for garden walls. The resort also employs a number of water conservation measures, including a rainwater irrigation program and a wastewater scheme that utilizes plants native to the Balinese savannah. A reverse osmosis filtration system provides clean water to fill reusable glass bottles rather than those made of plastic. The resort’s focus on environmental and social responsibility shows up throughout the guest experience, from the organic produce served at the restaurants to the efforts to raise the standard of living for underprivileged members of the community.