On Bali's undeveloped west coast, far from the tourist action of the south and centre, is this haven of tranquillity in slick designer surroundings.


Each of the 44 villas has an outdoor lounge and private pool, but nab one of the Ocean Pool villas (pictured) for prime views of the dramatic Indian Ocean waves and spectacular sunsets.

The cool, clean lines of the modern Asian design help set the mood for post-nuptial R&R, both in your own private paradise and across the resort, from the spa to the two restaurants.

Foodies will love the range of cuisines on offer (be sure to try the Indonesian taster menu). Visit the nearby Tanah Lot Temple, spend a day in the lush paddies learning about rice and go on a pony trek along the beach.


WOW FACTOR: The black-sand beaches.

FLIGHT TIME: 18 hours

WHEN TO GO: Spring, Summer

GO: One-bedroom villa from £357, B&B (www.alilahotels.com/soori). Singapore Airlines (www.singaporeair.com) flies from £898 return.