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.
Secluded seaside resort
Three-tiered pool set into the cliff-edge
Traditional Balinese massage and beauty treatments
Exceptional views overlooking the Lombok Strait
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.
When to visit
Named after the green hill upon which Amankila sits, the Indrakila Suite was my favourite - with its own private pool, outdoor bale and the most phenomenal ocean views!
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.
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.
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 and Monkey Forest Tour
In addition to the Ubud Monkey Forest, this trip takes in Hindu temples, volcanic scenes and traditional Balinese arts. Your day will begin with a Barong dance performance and include three craft villages, Gunung Kawi temple and the "elephant cave".
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.