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Photo courtesy Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

The Alila Villas Uluwatu combines the best of tropical luxury and sustainable design. The Earthcheck-certified resort on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula finds its inspiration from the local homes in which local farmers live. The rooms’ decorations, from handmade ceramic tiles to rattan furnishings, are made by local artisans. Each of the villa’s walls were built out of limestone excavated onsite. Passive cooling design (not air conditioning) reigns with the villas arranged to capture the brisk ocean breezes that flow over the resort’s salt water ponds and through the room’s bamboo rafters. Landscaping only features local fauna, all of which is irrigated thanks to a grey water capturing system. Underground water cisterns capture rain runoff for the bathroom’s toilets. Waste generated at the resort is converted into biofuels, which will provide energy until a nearby wind farm can operate at full capacity. The Alila Villas’ management also has a strong social commitment with its support of local families who live below Indonesia’s poverty line, as well as abandoned and orphaned families.

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1 Comment

  1. José Palazzo May 27, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I´d definitely include Manta ray Bay in Yap, MIcronesia, for all the efforts they undertake for manta ray conservation and also to reduce their carbon footprint, with a brand new solar roof etc.

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