Aman for all seasons
Manggis, Bali, Indonesia
based on 7 nights
per person for 7 nights, based on two people sharing a Garden Suite on a bed and breakfast basis including private transfers.
At a Glance
Secluded seaside resort
Three-tiered pool set into the cliff-edge
Traditional Balinese massage and beauty treatments
Exceptional views overlooking the Lombok Strait
34 stilted free-standing suites
Windsurfers, boogie boards, kayaks and Hobie cats are available at the Beach Club
41m Beach Club pool
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Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – dry (between May to September) and wet (between October to April) – and there are no extremes of temperature between winter and summer. In most parts of Indonesia, the wet season falls between October and April and the dry season between May and September. December and January see Bali at its most humid and rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain for more prolonged periods.
To start planning your holiday to Amankila
Amankila is the ultimate luxury retreat on the peaceful east coast of Bali where traditional Balinese life can still be experienced. Amankila's stunning suites are all located around a dramatic three-tier swimming pool offering uninterrupted ocean views.
Located near to the village of Manggis, Amankila is set on a private beachfront plateau, nestled between two headlands on the east coast of Bali. From its exclusive cliff edge setting, Amankila enjoys magnificent views of Bali’s dramatic black beaches and uninterrupted views out across the bustling Lombok Straight.
All of Amankila's freestanding suites, designed as 'beach houses with a twist', are tucked into the lush vegetation around the resort and are private and spacious with fabulous views out to the ocean. The alang alang thatched roofs, rattan and coconut furnishings and large windows all allow the outside in and one feels very much part of nature here.
The beach club at Amankila is located in a coconut grove down by the shoreline with its own swimming pool and a bar serving snacks and drinks. Large private bales are dotted along the black sand beach front, perfect for uninterrupted ocean views. Hobie cats, windsurfers, kayaks and boogie boards are all available for guests' use.
Meals at Amankila can be enjoyed in various spectacular locations around the resort with a highlight being the daily afternoon tea served by exquisitely dressed Balinese women in local dress - delicious fresh ginger tea, Balinese coffee and local baked delicacies are all a daily ritual here.
Traditional Balinese massage and beauty treatments can be enjoyed in the privacy of your suite, in the massage pavilion or at one of the beach club's massage tables tucked among the palms and frangipani and the healing power of the natural ingredients revive and stimulate, providing the ultimate in relaxation.
The area surrounding Amankila boasts an engaging blend of religion, royal culture and architectural splendour and this region is often referred to as 'Old Bali'. Trips to the nearby temples, villages and palaces are fascinating and for the more active trekking, mountain biking, horse-riding, rafting and diving are all close at hand.
Amankila's 33 stylish and chic Garden, Ocean and Pool Suites are influenced by local architecture and materials and provide a real sanctuary. Each suite is connected to the main building and three tiered swimming pool by raised walkways among the palms. All suites have private terraces with daybeds and rattan furniture, and several have a private swimming pool enclosed within a walled garden. All suites feature: Wi-Fi, minibar, air-conditioning, iPod dock, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer, complimentary newspapers, daily fresh fruit, bathroom with twin vanities, bathtub and separate shower.
Children are very welcome at Amankila who offer all families 4-hours complimentary babysitting per day. Special child friendly activities can also be organised on request.
Meals can be taken at The Restaurant, The Beach Club, The Terrace, in your villa or wherever you like - you can be assured of a choice of delicious Eastern and Western specialities all delivered with the amazing Aman service. Afternoon tea and cakes are served daily on the library patio and there is a bar with wonderful views. The Beach Club has a great range of equipment including kayaks, hobie cats, boogie boards and windsurfs. There are two pools, a library, gym, yoga classes and massage treatments are available.
Amankila's range of activities includes cooking classes with the resort's own chef, use of kayaks, boogie boards, windsurfing, massage and yoga. Further afield, cycling, diving, cultural and market tours and trekking can be enjoyed.
Alex Ancira (Staff)
In the quieter, east coast of Bali, you will find Amankila. The second I walked in, a wave of tranquillity washed over me as I looked out and saw the gorgeous 3 tiered infinity pool run into the sparkling blue ocean. I couldn't decide what was more enticing - a dip in the pool or splashing in the mild waves. Although Indonesia does not allow private beaches, Amankila's stretch of beach is the most private you can get. The only access to the shore is by boat or through the hotel's high security entrance, so you will likely only see other Amankila guests. In addition to the resort's luxuries such as the spacious and comfortable rooms, delicious all day dining, and relaxing spa, Amankila also provide complimentary water activity gear such as snorkelling and kayaking which are perfect for the calm waters of Lombok Strait. I highly recommend upgrading to the ocean pool suite - there is nothing better than watching the sunset from your own private pool.
Charlotte Loughlin (Staff)
To get away from the hustle and bustle of Bali there is no better place than Amankila. Surrounded by jungle at the back and over looking the Lombok straight at the front this beautiful cliff side setting could not be better. Take a stroll down to the private black sand beach and enjoy the range of activities in this secluded cove. Relax with a massage in your suite or enjoy complimentary afternoon tea outside the library. Do lengths in the Olympic sized pool by the beach or take endless selfies in the 3 tiered infinity pool over looking the sea.
Amy Ropner (Staff)
Looking at a map of Indrakila area before heading to Amankila I had in mind a view that I would expect to see. Nothing prepared me for how beautiful the view in reality was, with hazy islands in the distance, fishing boats trundling by and the occasional large boat docking. If you are staying for 4 days or more then I would say spend each day at a different pool! Each one has a different ambience and view. On one of the mornings I headed to Tenganan Village which is a beautiful traditional village selling intricate batiks and wooden carvings.
Sarah Rowan (Staff)
In the tranquil and undeveloped east coast of Bali, Amankila sits perched above the sea. It is surrounded by jungle, rice terraces and rolling hills of green and as you arrive up their drive all this unfolds before you. The beautiful three tiered swimming pools make for an inviting welcome to the property. The food and service are exquisite and the accommodation fantastic. Everything has been thought of and no attention to detail is overlooked. From the beach club you can sail, paddle board, windsurf, or snorkel and other activities are in abundance. Popular choices are the cookery course, cycling trips and trekking, plus visits to local villages. Otherwise the pool, spa and daily afternoon tea beckon for those who want to lie back and relax.
Marina Byers (Staff)
Amankila meaning 'peaceful hill' really does reflect its name. Set up on a cliff edge overlooking Nusa Penida and the Lombok Straits, I really did feel spoilt with the most spectacular views. The alang-alang roofing of the 34 Amankila suites emphasised the Bali beach house style. The 2 hour Mandi Lulur body scrub followed by the Amankila massage is something not to be missed, I felt utterly rejuvenated. I didn't want to leave my pool suite, as I had everything I needed, however my favourite time of day was relaxing on a bale by the three-tier pool with a cocktail and nibbles whilst watching the sun go down.
Olivia Smith (Staff)
The spectacular Amankila perched on a cliff overlooking the Lombok Straits and the islands beyond. The views at Amankila are second to none and they have a fantastic beach club just a short walk or buggy ride away, with Bales perfect for relaxing on one of my favourite beaches on the island.
The service here at Amankila is superb, with a really serene atmosphere that takes nothing away from the beautiful accommodation and incredible setting. There are a multitude of activities to try in the area, including diving, trekking and mountain biking or simply relax with a massage and enjoy the spectacular views.
A Journey through Picturesque Central Bali
Visit some of Bali's most impressive holy temples and stunning UNESCO recognised rice terraces on this journey to Taman Ayun temple complex, Candi Kuning, Ulun Danu Temple and the rice terraces at Jatiluwih.
Amankila - Beach Club Activities
Amankila's beach club offers complimentary activities such as hobie cats, paddle boards, boogie boards and fishing rods. Head down there for the morning or afternoon and make the most of this exhilarating beach location.
Amankila - Cruising and Snorkelling
Aman XII and Aman XVI are traditional boats that take inspiration from original Jukungs, which are Balinese outriggers. Cruise, either early in the morning or later in the afternoon, along Bali's glorious eastern coast.
Amankila - Cycling
Make use of Amankila's fully suspended mountain bikes today. The trip starts with a short drive to a carefully selected site, and from here you'll cycle along quiet rural roads and paths with your guide.
Amankila - Diving
Eastern Bali is fantastic for diving and there's numerous dive sites for you to explore. Head to Blue Lagoon/Tanjung Sari, Nusa Peninda, Gili Mimpang or even Manta Point. The experts at Amankila will recommend the best depending on your experience.
Amankila - Rafting
Enjoy an exhilarating rafting experience on Telaga Waja River in Karangasem, perfect for those wanting a fast paced activity.
Amankila - Surfing
Bali is renowned for its spectacular surf breaks and year round accessible waves. Enjoy a surfing experience at Amankila that's suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced.
Amankila - Trekking
The hills surrounding Amankila are completely unspoiled and provide a perfect location for trekking, whether you are looking for a short walk or a much longer trek. Your guide from Amankila will accompany you.
Bali Street Food Tour
From exotic fruits to exquisite beef rendang, fish fresh from the ocean to regional delicacies, a tour of Denpasar’s street food stalls is a chance to uncover the cultural nuances of the country while enjoying the flavours of its famed cuisines.
Batur's youngest crater - Volcano cooking
Spend an afternoon walking through the luna-esque landscape of Mount Batur from previous eruptions and experience panoramic views of the volcano's caldera. Discover craters and multi coloured minerals as your meal is prepared using a steam vent oven.
Denpasar Street Food Tour with an Expert
Enjoy a foodie experience like no other during this street food tour through Denpasar. Meet with a food expert who will guide you through the different culinary delights of Indonesia.
Exotic Bali by Volkswagen Convertible
Explore Bali's temples and surrounding landscape in a Volkswagen convertible. Take your classic car to Pura Kehan and Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple complexes near Bangli town and bamboo enshrouded Penglipuran and on to arts and crafts villages near Ubud.
Kintamani Besakih Tour
Visit the Mother Temple of Bali and witness some of the region's best views on this full day trip of temple culture and traditional arts and crafts. See examples of batik, wood carving and the work of silver and gold-smiths.
R.O.L.E Charitable Experience
Spend half a day with Rivers, Oceans, Lands and Ecology (R.O.L.E) Foundation, which is based in southern Bali. This environmental organisation educates local people on environmental awareness as well as women's empowerment.
Spirit of Belimbing
Visit one of Bali's most remote areas and explore on a 7km trek through rice paddies and plantations. Find the hidden and sacred Benben Waterfall and then at 4pm you will be dressed in Balinese national dress and taken to a jungle temple.
Sunrise over Mount Batur
Experience incredible views from the summit of Mount Batur as the sun rises. Have breakfast before your descent and visit three younger craters with evidence of lava flow and finally enjoy a soothing dip in Toya Bungkah hot springs.
Sunset over Uluwatu & Kecak
Travel to the south of Bali mid afternoon and to the impressive vantage point at Uluwatu Temple. Here you will be entertained by not only the view but also the famous Kecak dance prior to the chance to have a sunset dinner at Jimbaran Bay.
Traditional Bali and Natural Wonders
Discover a traditional Bali as you spend the day exploring farming villages, an 11th century temple complex guarded by a mythical dragon, Penglipuran village concluding with a visit to Kintamani which boasts views of the active volcano, Mount Batur.
Ubud - Local Encounters on the Blessing Trail
During this spiritual experience, meet with The Brahams, holy people who are members of the caste of the priests. Learn about their traditions, religious customs and everyday life as they welcome you into their home.
Visit Bali's Central Highlands & Tanah Lot at Sunset
Travel through Bedugal's central highlands and past Lake Beratan on this full day adventure across Bali. Witness awe-inspiring views of Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan before arriving at spectacular Tanah Lot in time for an unforgettable sunset.
Ubud, Munduk & Manggis
from £3300 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- This itinerary provides the perfect combination of culture, adventure and relaxation
- Learn the art of Indonesian cuisine with a private cooking class
- Enjoy the sunset views from your overlooking the highlands of Manggis with a cocktail in hand.
Location & directions
Manggis, Bali, Indonesia
Amankila is dotted around the verdant cliffs of Indrakila with views overlooking the Lombok Strait, near Manggis in the Karangasem Regency of eastern Bali, Indonesia.
How to get there
Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport, is served by many international airlines. You can also fly to Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, then travel overland or take a connecting flight to Denpasar. Amankilla is about 1-hour away from Denpasar airport. Helicopter transfer, taking only 18 minutes from the airport, is also available.
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