THE HIP HUB. Speaking from experience, it’s not always practical to move around Bali. So, you would want to pick the right location from the get-go
To that end, why not give the new Alila Seminyak (Jl. Taman Ganesha no. 5, Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali; alilaseminyak.com) a try? Sitting before the Seminyak beach and next to Ku De Ta, Potato Head Beach Club and Hu’u Bar, this hotel definitely counts itself among the hottest places to check out. The Seminyak Square and the rest of the shopping areas are also a stone’s throw away, along with even more places to grab a quick bite. But if you want to shy away from the crowds, the 240 contemporary-styled guestrooms make for a cozy getaway, and the beach views are simply to die for. The fivestar in-house facilities are equally indulgent, from the Asian-inspired Spa Alila to the open-kitchen restaurant. One final finishing touch to this establishment is the EarthCheck certification that recognizes the resort’s earth-conscious approach to energy use.