A little winding road goes uphill from a charming Balinese village. On the way, by the side of the road, you’ll find women selling Uluwatu lace table cloths and dresses. Atop the hill, the boutique resort of Alila Ubud is perched like a mini village itself -- 14 two-storey wood-and-stone-made villas totalling just 56 rooms stand amidst a plantation. Each room offers panoramic views of the valley below, the River Ayung that runs through it and the ring of volcanoes surrounding the hotel. The lush green paddy fields and dense tropical forest transports you into the romance of exotic East.
The Ayung River Villas have wrap-around decking perched over the gorge, making them ideal for honeymooners wanting privacy coupled with a breathtaking backdrop, as well as huge bathtubs sunk into lotus ponds. The Deluxe Rooms on the ground floor have outdoor showers. The privacy and quiet works like a soothing balm after all the wedding craziness.
Alila Ubud’s spa is one of it’s biggest assets: the massages are out of this world, and all products are made from natural, local ingredients.
The Details: Rates include breakfast; one hour-long spa treatment for each guest; and a free return airport transfer (on minimum two nights' stay). Rates start at Rs 22,280 per night. Book Here
Getting There: Depart Delhi or Mumbai by Singapore Airlines via Singapore to Denpasar Bali. Alternatively, Air Asia flies via Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar Bali.
Bali offers visa on arrivals to Indians, a huge plus!
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