The villas at Alila were quite compact. There is only one giant room, whereas other villas in Bali had a living room, the room and then the washroom. But the space here was very well designed and integrated that it was really functional despite the smaller space (it probably felt really spacious because the ceilings are so tall). Each villa had its own private pool, cabana and free water. There is a lounging area inside the room where the glass opens so that you are directly connected to the pool. The shower is really cool that it's completely outside in the area behind the bed (fenced of course so you have privacy).You can get a private butler if you want, but I don't think it's really useful because you really don't need someone serving you. We only used the buggie service, but other than that we just did everything ourselves (other than the food).
After a quick dive in the pool, we went down to the beach area, walking 600 steps down the cliff and then up. And there wasn't much of a beach...just all rocks and not that nice...but it was a good workout that my legs got so much thinner the day after. For dinner, we had Balinese food the first night and the satay was really amazing!