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Choose your Balinese Journey with Alila Hotels

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Alila Seminyak Opening in 2015!

New to our Classic Travel Luxury CollectionAlila Hotels feature some of the best properties in all of Bali. Each Alila hotel is a wonderful destination that serves to help guests relax and rejuvenate amidst nature. Whether you want to tap into developing active spirits, conscious living, cultural learning, or the delicious culinary delights, you will have a wonderful time at Alila.

Here are four amazing Alila properties recommended by our luxury travel advisors!

Alila Manggis

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For a gorgeous private seaside destination, East Bali’s Alila Manggis is definitely a great choice for you! The Alila Manggis experiences include deep water fishing, touring East Bali on bicycle, experiencing your own Paradise Lost by Mountain, or viewing the gorgeous Lake Beratan, all of which are perfect for a relaxing beach lifestyle retreat. We recommend trying out the Bumbu Spice and All Things Nice cooking course to learn about Balinese spices at the East Balinese Cooking School.

Classic Travel Rate for 2015 Includes :
• Early check in and late check out till 04:00 PM, subject to room availability upon reservation
• Complimentary upgrade from Superior Room to Deluxe Room subject to availability upon arrival
• Guests celebrating their wedding anniversary or honeymoon will receive daily fresh seasonal fruits, flower arrangement and scented candles and ’sweet temptation’ beverages placed in the room upon arrival
• Stay minimum 5 consecutive night will receive additional privilege of Resort Credit at USD 100 per reservation or per stay for the guests to purchase Alila Experience activities

 

Alila Ubud

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Not into the beach? No problem! Great Alila experiences still await you at Alila Ubud. One of the best hillside retreats in Bali, Alila Ubud’s experiences focus on rejuvenation through nature, such as by taking an ATV off-road buggy ride, touring the UNESCO experience, and receiving the ‘Melukat’ Balinese blessing. All of these activities are great for immersing yourself in the nature of Bali. Plus it’s always nice to try out one of the most beautiful pools worldwide, according to Travel & Leisure.

Classic Travel Rate for 2015 Includes:
• Early check in and late check out till 04:00 PM, subject to room availability upon reservation
• Complimentary upgrade from Superior Room to Deluxe Room subject to availability upon arrival
• Guests celebrating their wedding anniversary or honeymoon will receive an exclusive couple celebration box consist of both seasonal alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, seasonal fruits basket placed in the room upon arrival as well as romantic turndown set up on the first night
• Stay minimum 5 consecutive night will receive additional privilege of Resort Credit at USD 100 per reservation or per stay for the guests to purchase Alila Experience activities

 

Alila Villas Soori

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All guests who are in the mood for a journey should head to Alila Villas Soori, featuring “Journeys by Alila”, a set of customized activities designed to appeal to you. All you have to do is choose a Journey and embark on an authentic Balinese experience. Some of the Alila Villas Soori’s Journeys include the Journey of Arcadia, the Journey of Culinary Delight, the Journey of Dancers, the Journey of Discovery, the Journey of Segway,the Journey of the Gods, the Journey of Trekking & Cycling Adventure, the Journey of Handmade Jewelry. All of these journeys are definitely ones that you will want to take to experience more of the Balinese culture! Then everyday, after your journey, take a rest in your private pool villa and enjoy the beach views.

Classic Travel Rate for 2015 Includes:
• Early check in and late check out till 04:00 PM, subject to villa availability upon reservation
• Complimentary daily a la carte breakfast for maximum two persons per villa at Cotta Restaurant on in the privacy of guest’s villa
• An Alila Villas Soori welcome package comprising of luggage tag and custom-designed his and her Balinese sarong developed exclusively for Alila Villas Soori
• Guests celebrating their wedding anniversary or honeymoon will enjoy additional privileges of romantic drawn bath and scented candles, a special selection of Alila Villas amenities placed in the villa prior to arrival
• Stay minimum 5 consecutive night will receive additional privilege of Resort Credit at USD 250 per reservation or per stay for the guests to purchase Alila Journeys activities

 

Alila Villas Uluwatu

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Another of the Alila properties featuring “Journeys by Alila”, the Alila Villas Uluwatu has one of the best views in all of Bali. Nestled atop a cliff top, the Alila Villas Uluwatu has unparalleled views and customized journeys to make your Bali vacation incredibly to say the least. Choose your personal journey at Alila Villas Uluwatu. Their journeys include the Journey of Enlightenment, the Journey to Adventure, the Journey of an Artisan, the Journey of Gastronomy, the Journey to You, the Journey of Environment, or the Journey to the Community. All of these journeys are used to bring you closer to Bali and to give you an incredible vacation.

Classic Travel Rate for 2015 Includes:
• Early check in and late check out till 04:00 PM, subject to villa availability upon reservation
• Complimentary daily a la carte breakfast for maximum two persons per villa at Cotta Restaurant on in the privacy of guest’s villa
• An Alila Villas Uluwatu welcome package comprising of beach bag and custom-designed his and her hat developed exclusively for Alila Villas Uluwatu
• Guests celebrating their wedding anniversary or honeymoon will enjoy additional privileges of romantic drawn bath and scented candles, a special selection of Alila Villas amenities placed in the villa prior to arrival
• Stay minimum 5 consecutive night will receive additional privilege of Resort Credit at USD 250 per reservation or per stay for the guests to purchase Alila Journeys activities

Pick any one of these fabulous Alila hotels for an unforgettable stay in Bali. If you have any questions, please contact one of our Luxury  travel advisors.

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Luxury Honeymoon in Europe

Over a year and half ago I recieved a call from the soon to be bride of a family whose travel I’ve planned for years. The bride came from a high profile family and was marrying into an even higher profile family. The grooms family maintains serious residences all around the world. The couple explained that they didn’t want to stay at any of the family homes as they want to create their own special memory. They were in their 20’s, rich and beautiful. They wanted the luxury honeymoon in Europe for a month.

I knew the managers at the hotels I was sending them to so that part was easy. The couple were so enthuastic and amazing to work with. In fact, they were very low key. I didn’t have to worry about air tickets as they were using the family jet.

While they were on the Honeymoon I received a couple of very happy text messages. That really didn’t surprise me as anyone going on a trip that I plan is going to be happy. I was planning a trip for her parents and mentioned that I was going to call her daughter as I hadn’t heard from her.

The next day I got this email.

Hey Richard

My Mom mentioned that we hadn’t touched base after the honeymoon to let you know how it went! I figured I’d fill you in our experience – better late than never.

We are so glad we stayed in Paris for the first part of the trip, as we really did have a

Royal Monceau

Royal Monceau

lovely time there. The private bike tour you organized was an amazing way to see the city and all of its charming little enclaves and we absolutely loved the Royal Monceau! What a great hotel….It was certainly one of the most fantastic places I’ve stayed so I’m glad we took your advice and decided to go for something a little more contemporary when it came to that.

The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc was spectacular and so classic. Our room was gorgeous and our experience there was very much what we had expected

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

from a honeymoon. Lots of delicious breakfasts on our private terrace and laying out by the sea. We also enjoyed the Ferrari as we made many excursons to small villages, where we bought ourselves a beautiful painting from a local artist.

On to the Splendido! I have to say that was one of my favorite places on the trip. I loved the history of the hotel and the simplicity of the little town by the sea. What a beautiful drive that was from the south of France to Portofino!

Bar at Hotel Splendido

Bar at Hotel Splendido

(Oh and they had the BEST Bellini I’ve ever had.)I actually thought Portofino was more charming than Positano!.
Having said that Le Sirenuse was a blast and we even met the owner one night at the bar. He bought us drinks, which was a really nice gesture. Also had a stellar trip to the spa there. I wanted to kick my new husband when we went to Capri
Le Sirenuse, Positano

Le Sirenuse, Positano

(remember, he really didn’t want to go there) because I truly loved it and could have easily spent more time
Fontalina - Capri Guide

Fontalina – Capri Guide

there. I will say the boat experience you arranged was probably the best day of the trip. Swimming through the grottos was amazing as was that restaurant you recommended by the sea….I think it was La Fontelina and it actually might have been my favorite meal of the trip.

Ravello was another charming place and I was so glad to be staying at the at the Caruso Hotel. It was the end of a wonderful month and the perfect

Hotel Caruso, Ravello

Hotel Caruso, Ravello

place to unwind.

Sorry for not sending a recap sooner but in a way I’m glad I waited this long because it has allowed me to relive our amazing time over a year after it happpened! It was truly such a beautiful experience.
Thank you again for making every detail of our honeymoon absolutely flawless and so perfect. Below is a photo of us all dressed up in front of the Hotel du Cap.

Sorry, I can’t publish the photo. They are a beautiful couple. You’ll have to take my word for it.

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Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

I’m Heather, the Honeymoon Specialist at Classic Travel and I plan tons of romantic trips. However, some destinations were just made for honeymooners. Here are my top 5 romantic honeymoon places where you just can’t go wrong:

French Polynesia – Everyone wants an overwater bungalow on Bora Bora – we combine this with some time in Moorea and I always recommend a few days in Le Taha’a for really escaping it all.  This trip is great for beach lovers, and don’t miss the ATV ride and snorkeling with the sting rays for some added adventure!

Italy – What could be better than eating and drinking your way through Italy with the one you love? Some wine tasting in Tuscany, seafood in Capri and late nights in Rome make for a perfect trip!

Thailand – Everyone wants to visit the gorgeous beaches of Thailand – Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi…the choices are endless, each is unique.  I like to add in some time in the north – either Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai to see another side of this really special country.

Caribbean – Sometimes nothing is better than a quick jaunt off to the Caribbean.  Head to St. Barts during the winter months and you will feel like you are in St. Tropez in the summer!

South Africa – Sleep under the stars of an African sky while on safari in Kruger, one of the best game parks in the world. Then head to the beach in Cape Town and enjoy delicious wines and incredible scenery in Franschhoek, just a short ride away!

If you want any additional advice on any of these places or are looking to book your own romantic honeymoon, send me an email and I’d be happy to help!

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