The Sunny Side of Winter with Alila’s Top Five “Winter Sun Destinations”
Winter is coming and for those who want to catch some sun rays instead of snowflakes can check out Alila’s top five “Winter Sun Destinations” around the world.
Alila is the combination of innovative design and luxury in the most unique locations in the world, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisanship, personalised hospitality, and bespoke journeys. Spanning from a private island escapade on the Cambodian Riviera to the top of the majestic mountain of Oman, enjoy the many options Alila has to offer this year.
The first stop is at Alila Villas Koh Russey, Cambodia, where one can have a private island escape that’s ideal for an awesome getaway. This five-star eco resort is 20 minutes from the tarmac and serves guests pristine bays, dramatic peninsulas, white-sand beaches and tropical forestry at a balmy 26 degrees C. The 50 suite, 13 villa hotel has a strong Khmer influence by infusing contemporary architecture with traditional Cambodian touches.
Enjoy the Alila Experience with exciting activities and new journeys to be explored, with stays in one, two and four – bedroom villas. Alila Villas Koh Russey opening rates start from US$375 per night for a stay in the Garden Pavilion, or book the ‘Night Three Stay Free’ package for a minimum of three nights’ stay with the 3rd night on us – includes daily breakfast, return Sihanoukville airport transfers, 30-mins foot reflexology at Spa Alila, and scheduled shuttle boat service to the island.
Make the best of both worlds with the city and beach in this next spot with Alila Bangsar, Malaysia and Alila Manggis, Bali. Visit Kuala Lumpur’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan district with Malaysia’s 1st Alila set as a modern, urban retreat that combines a haven for relaxation with a lively city vibe. After, stop on over to the tranquil Bali seaside resort of Alila Manggis, set amidst a coconut grove by the sea for the most amazing dive sites to observe manta rays and mola mola at play.
Alila Bangsar rates start from US$111 per room per night for a Studio room with further information and booking at www.alilahotels.com/bangsar. Alila Manggis rates start from US$157 per room per night for Superior room with further information and booking at www.alilahotels.com/manggis.
If winter is the time for extreme adventure, visit Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman for the best place for steel-rope mountain trekking. Oman makes for a great winter-sun mid-haul destination and perched 2,000 metres above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar overlooks a dramatic gorge, surrounded by awe-inspiring views of the Al Hajar Mountains.
Not for the fainthearted, Alila offers an exploration of the mountain and dares adrenaline lovers to step out onto 20-metre-high ropes and traverse a cave. Rates at Alila Jabal Akhdar start from US$493 per room per night for the Mountain View Suite with breakfast with further information or booking at www.alilahotels.com/jabalakhdar.
Near the tiny village of Bishangarh and 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. Its presence is remarkable and is surrounded by hills and dotted with havelis, villages and temples. When staying there, guests can experience a cultural excursion to discover Bishangarh, starting from US$260 per room per night for a Heritage Room with breakfast. View more for this trip at www.alilahotels.com/fortbishangarh.
The final destination from Alila includes adventures on the high seas with Alila Purnama, Indonesia. This winter, guests can embark on a 5 or 6-night journey on-board Alila Purnama, a 46-meter-long Phinisi ship with three decks and five suites. Discover the Raja Ampat Islands as they are 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 snorkelling and diving.
This experience is full of adventure and new sights that everyone will enjoy. Rates on on-board Alila Purnama start from USD 2,833++ per suite, per night, based on two people sharing on an all-inclusive basis. For more information, visit www.alilahotels.com/purnama.
There’s more to the winter season than snow and staying indoors. Take adventure to the next level and visit any one of Alila’s top sunny winter destinations for the best ending to the 2018.