The Island of the Gods is known to offer many a spiritually uplifting experience and Alila Seminyak Bali offers this enlightenment best with a touch of love to Mother Nature. Housing a Hindu temple on its grounds, the luxury resort is an oasis of serenity designed to meet the highest standards of sustainability by architect Gaurang Khemka and his team at URBNarc. In an effort to create a secret garden amidst the hustle and bustle of Seminyak, the resort features gorgeous landscaped terraces, cascading pools, and vertical, indoor and roof gardens that interconnect the resort and offers unimpeded views of the majestic Indian Ocean. These green rooftop walkways are also used as a permaculture garden that grows fresh produce.
Traipsing through the grounds of the resort, one can’t help but notice the musical calls of birds and butterflies dancing by. This is no coincidence as local plant species that draw in indigenous micro fauna of birds and butterflies have been planted strategically throughout the property. Guests may also notice the missing low hum of the air-conditioning unit as it is eschewed for natural ventilation and salty sea-breezes.
Therefore, it should come to no surprise that Alila Seminyak Bali was recently accredited with the Bronze status by EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Furthering efforts to champion sustainability, Alila Seminyak Bali has also adopted the ‘Alila Zero Waste to Landfill’ project, with the goal of eliminating all waste produced from being sent to landfills. Efforts include investing in an Integrated Sustainable Resource Recovery Facility (iSuRRF) and laboratory, where all waste will be sorted and diverted for alternative use. For example, plastics can be converted to crude oil and distilled down to diesel, kerosene and gasoline for reuse.
Find out more about Alila Seminyak Bali’s green goodness at alilahotels.com/seminyak