Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Head to The Winter Sun for Your Festive Revelry


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. From atop the majestic mountains of Oman, to sailing on the Flores Sea to Raja Ampat, the Alila Experience takes you from resorts to cities in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Bali Indonesia...

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 degrees 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 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.

This opening package is valid for bookings and stays from 1st November 2018 to 21st April 2019. For further information and reservations please visit alilahotels.com/kohrussey or email kohrussey@alilahotels.com

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 27C, 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.

At Alila Bangsar rates start from US$111 per room per night for a Studio room. For further information and to book visit alilahotels.com/bangsar

At Alila Manggis rates start from US$157 per room per night for Superior room. For further information and to book visit alilahotels.com/manggis. All room rates are inclusive of breakfast.

BEST FOR STEEL-ROPE MOUNTAIN TREKKING...

ALILA JABAL AKHDAR, OMAN


With an average temperature of 27C 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.

Rates at Alila Jabal Akhdar start from US$493 per room per night for the Mountain View Suite with breakfast. For further information or to book visit alilahotels.com/jabalakhdar

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 25C, 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.

Rates start from US$260 per room per night for a Heritage Room with breakfast. For further information and to book please visit alilahotels.com/fortbishangarh

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 31C, 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.

Rates on-board Alila Purnama start from USD 2,833++ per suite, per night, based on two people sharing on an all- inclusive basis. For further information please visit alilahotels.com/purnama

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