Bali Bliss: The Lavish Alila Seminyak Penthouse


When Alila Seminyak opened its doors last year, the resort quickly became one of the hippest retreats in the popular Seminyak area. The beachfront resort pampers guests with its breathtaking view, elegant design and superior service true to the Alila name. Named after the Sanskrit word for ‘surprise’, Alila unveiled another wow factor earlier this year: its lavish three-bedroom rooftop penthouse.

PHOTO BY Natasha Gan & Alila Doc.

Alila’s latest addition to its Seminyak resort is a sprawling penthouse measuring at 811 sqm. The suite shows no restraint in presenting guests with a sumptuous stay. Sporting the typical understated Alila style, the penthouse features a contemporary design in a subdued colour scheme with elegant furnishing.

The double doors swing open to a marble-clad foyer filled with a fresh aroma of tuberoses. It leads to generously sized dining and living rooms that could fit an intimate 40-person sit-down dinner or an 80-person cocktail party. Considering Alila’s top notch event facilities and services, the idea is suitable. Fresh fruits and a bottle of champagne await guests as welcome gifts, and room service can be ordered through the TVs.

The first two bedrooms, located near the entrance, share a similar layout with a sitting corner fitted with taupe sofas, and an en-suite bathroom with his-and-hers sinks and Alila’s superior, locally sourced amenities. The remarkably spacious master bedroom boasts a bathroom that is huge even for Alila’s standard. Floor-to-ceiling balcony doors open up to a terrace and a spectacular vista of the beach and sunset.

Highly elevated on the rooftop, all three rooms of the luxurious penthouse offer the best view from he resort. The 18-sqm private pool and sundeck gaze out to the pristine ocean, silken stretch of sand and the idyllic resort compound. There is an outdoor dining and living terrace for guests to lounge in as well. Alila’s palm tree-fringed swimming pools and restaurant are within sight but out of earshot, granting penthouse guests their preferred privacy.

Though Alila Seminyak is surrounded with trendy places, the resort itself is brimming with sublime offerings. Consider getting the Alila Signature Massage at the Spa that overlooks the temple. After that, appease your hunger by dining at their authentic Pan Asian all-day dining restaurant, where you can watch the cooks and chefs in action through the open kitchen. The sunset will make a picturesque end to the evening, continued with cocktails at the chic beach bar that has just won an award for the Best People-Watching Bar.

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Natasha Gan
Natasha is a writer and a digital marketing professional currently based in Toronto, Canada.