Nothing captures the essence of an exotic retreat quite like a tree house. The boutique Balinese resort of Alila Ubud has just put the final touches on four new Terrace Tree Villas, which will let visitors truly experience the lush natural landscape.
Located high above the Ayung River, the hotel has been laid out as a Balinese hillside village complete with its own community centre and pedestrian lanes. The resort’s rooms and villas stand above a ravine on stilts and are set into the banks of the river valley.
Architectural firm Kerry Hill Architects has made use of traditional Balinese design, but transforming it into modern geometry in the exotic creation of our Ubud villa hotel. Smooth plaster walls and concrete meet thatched roofs; terrazzo tiles meet gravel or crushed rock; wood meets glass, making for one of the most uniquely designed boutique hotels Ubud has seen.
The architects devised and open-plan interior layout that is inspired by the natural setting combining the warmth of wood and recycled teak with elegant furnishings to create a relaxing, magical hideaway. Stunning views are available from every corner of the villa with the opportunity to wake up with the sun and take in the views from the bathtub that seemingly floats above the valley.
From their lofty hillside perch on the sunrise side of the resort, the 120 sqm tree houses allow guests to systematically unwind in the lap of nature high above the valley. Guests can enjoy serenity and relaxation out on the spacious wood-decked terrace, surrounded by soothing views of lush plantations and rice paddies on the banks of the valley. Delight in glimpses of Ubud wildlife.
Below the tree house like villas a signature emerald green infinity pool is cantilevered over the valley below, blends the best of contemporary style with traditional Balinese architecture.
Photography by Ubud Villa Resort