Poised on the coast of Bali, amid gentle slopes, green rice fields and the black-sand Balinese beach, Alila Villas Soori overlooks the spellbinding blue vastness of the Indian Ocean. It is situated 10 minutes from Tanah Lot Temple, one of Bali’s most revered temples and an hour away from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Run by Alila Hotels and Resorts, one of Asia’s top boutique hotel management enterprises, the Alila Villas Soori houses 44 private Villas containing 1 to 10 bedrooms. Each villa is designed to offer ultimate luxury and relaxation, and of course postcard views.

Designed by Singapore-based SCDA Architects led by Soo Kian Chan, Alila Villas Soori blends the soothing natural surroundings with culturally distinct designs so as to maintain a high standard of living, while at the same time abiding by EarthCheck’s international environmental standards.

Its many facilities include a Greg Norman designed golf-course, a gymnasium, a library, spas, a 24-hour clinic, a leisure concierge and butler service, an art gallery, Jacuzzis, round-the-clock room service and free Wi-Fi throughout the entire resort. Furthermore, rooms are fully-equipped with Plasma TVs and DVD Players, offering guests just the right balance between tranquility and vitality.

Its spacious interior is well-lit with lots of natural light and is naturally ventilated thanks to the heavenly ocean breeze. Rain and jet showers are interspersed along the inner and outdoor corridors and every room has a private pool and opens onto a huge courtyard under the starry skies.

Earlier this year the Alila Spa won Tatler’s prestigious Most Heavenly Hideaway Spa Award. Having also received the Green Good Design Award in 2012 by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the five-star resort is today listed among the best hotels in the world.