With winter just around the corner, those intent on chasing the sunshine can check out Alila’s top five ‘Winter Sun Destinations’ around the world, which includes a private island escapade on the Cambodian Riviera.
1. Best for Twinning City & Beach Breaks
Alila Bangsar, Malaysia and Alila Manggis, Bali
Make the best of both worlds with a city and beach break this winter pairing Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Bali, Indonesia. With temperature averaging 27°C, start your journey with a stopover in Malaysia to check out the just-opened Alila Bangsar. Elevated above the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan district, Malaysia’s 1st Alila is a modern, urban retreat that combines a haven for relaxation with a lively city vibe.
Continue on to the tranquil Bali seaside resort of Alila Manggis, set amidst a coconut grove by the sea. Notorious for being a fashionista’s hideaway, the resort is famed for some of the most amazing dive sites to observe manta rays and mola mola at play.
58 Jalan Ang Seng
Phone. +60 3 226 83 888
Desa Buitan, Manggis,
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 363 410 11
2. Best for a Private Island Escape
Alila Villas Koh Russey, Cambodia
Opening this November 2018, on the Cambodian Riviera, Alila Villas Koh Russey is set on its own private island in the Koh Rong archipelago – ideal for an awesome jetaway this winter. Just 20 minutes from tarmac to your private island, this five-star eco resort is set to serve up pristine bays, dramatic peninsulas, white-sand beaches and tropical forestry at a balmy 26°C. The 50-suite, 13-villa hotel has a strong Khmer influence – a clever infusion of contemporary architecture with traditional Cambodian touches and charm.
The Alila Experience will bring forth some exciting activities and new journeys to be explored, with stays in one, two and four – bedroom villas. The little ones can enjoy Play Alila’s Kids’ Club, while giving families, their own private villa space with a terrace, pool and garden as well as optional Chef and Butler services.
Alila Villas Koh Russey
Koh Russey Island
(Bamboo Island) Ream
Phone. +855 86 800 732
3. Best for Steel-rope Mountain Trekking
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
With an average temperature of 27°C over the winter months and only seven hours from the UK, Oman makes for a great winter-sun mid-haul destination. Perched 2,000 metres above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar overlooks a dramatic gorge, surrounded by awe-inspiring views of the Al Hajar Mountains. Furnished throughout for a stylish at-home feel, Alila Jabal Akhdar offers all the pleasures for the ultimate mountain retreat in winter. Drawing on its dramatic surroundings, Alila Jabal Akhdar offers guests the chance to explore the mountain on the Via-Ferrata – a protected mountain climbing route built to international standards.
Not for the fainthearted, this adventure dares adrenaline lovers to step out onto 20-metre-high ropes and traverse a cave mouth – a thrilling experience which won’t be forgotten.
Akhdar Al Roose, Jabal Al Akhdar
Phone. +968 25 344 200
4. Best for a Royal Fortress Experience
Alila Fort Bishangarh, India
Hidden away in the Aravalli hills in Rajasthan, Alila Fort Bishangarh – a 230-year-old royal fortress is thought to be one of the only warrior forts of its kind to be converted into a hotel of this stature. Jaipur-Bishangarh temperature averages 25°C, making it an ideal getaway from Delhi for a change of pace to indulge in timeless wonder. The Fort has a remarkable presence, sitting up high on a granite hill with staggering 360-degree views of the Rajasthani landscape, surrounded by hills and dotted with havelis, villages and temples.
The tiny village of Bishangarh skirts its base and adds to the rural charm. Book an Alila Experience during your stay for cultural excursions to discover Bishangarh.
Alila Fort Bishangarh
Phone. +91 723 005 8058
5. Best for a Bucket-list Adventure on The High Seas
Alila Purnama, Indonesia
This winter, guests can embark upon a 5 or 6-night journey on-board Alila Purnama, a 46-meter-long Phinisi ship with three decks and five suites. With an average temperature of 31°C, it is an ideal time to discover the Raja Ampat Islands one of the last remaining pristine marine environments in the world today. With over 1,600 fish species and over 600 coral species, it is believed that the diversity of marine life in Raja Ampat is the highest recorded on Earth, making for some truly spectacular snorkeling and diving. Whilst sailing through the Raja Ampat waters, guests will have a full itinerary of spectacular diving, island treks and picnics on quiet beaches – making it a truly bucket-list experience.
Jl. Puputan II Kav B12
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 236 384