Alila resorts offer Balinese Valentine’s stays

For an extra-special Valentine’s, jet off to Bali, where four of the ultra luxurious Alila resorts are offering Valentine’s stay packages.

On the island’s southwest coast, within easy reach of Tanah Lot, Alila Villas Soori treats guests to an opulent stay in its secluded location, surrounded by rice fields, running alongside a black sand beach and looking out across the Indian Ocean. Couples can stay in a private villa after arriving at the resort by helicopter. The rate for two people is US$580 ($738) per night, for a four-night stay.

Traveling inland to the cultural center Ubud, Alila Ubud is a hillside retreat, overlooking Ayung River. On this private retreat, the stay will include a bouquet of white or red roses, a three-course candlelit dinner and a 180-minute treatment of your choice at Spa Alila. Rates start at US$245 ($312) per night, based on a three-day, two-night stay.

Nature lovers should venture to the east of Bali, where Alila Manggis is situated in a coconut grove between the sea and Bali’s sacred Mount Agung. Inclusive of a garden cooking class and romantic organic garden dinner, rates are from US$320 ($407) per night.

The most well-known of the set is Alila Villas Uluwatu, in part due to being named the world’s Best Dressed hotel in the 2013 Mr and Mrs Smith Awards. At this irresistably stylish resort overlooking the ocean, couples can indulge in a two-night Valentine’s stay with a three-course dinner and 90-minute Spa Alila Indulgence for two, with rates starting from US$840 ($1,069) per night.