Published on : Monday, October 22, 2018
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…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.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.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 meters 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.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.