Manggis, Bali, Indonesia
The Alila Manggis, close to Candidasa, is a charming boutique hotel on the east coast of Bali where traditional Balinese life can be experienced. The rooms sit amongst a coconut grove with Mount Agung rising in the background.
At a Glance
The Alila Maggis' cooking school is wonderful - visit the markets with the chef and hand pick your fresh produce before returning to the kitchen and learning the secrets of delicious Balinese cuisine
Amazing location, set between the sea and majestic Mount Agung
Feel close to Balinese nature and enjoy staying amongst the coconut groves
Enjoy the 'surprisingly different' dining option at the Organic Garden
Experience the beautiful, local Balinese design and fabrics in the rooms and suites
The Seaside Corner Suites feature wrap-around decks with comfortable daybeds, perfect for relaxing with a good book and enjoying the soft ocean breezes.Scott Dunn team
Every Thursday and Friday there is a movie under the stars which is a real must while you are staying at Alila Manggis.Amy Ropner
The Alila Manggis is a peaceful retreat located on the tranquil east coast of Bali. The welcoming hotel is surrounded by stunning scenery and rice terraces, with the ocean to the front. Alila Manggis has an elegant style, blending effortlessly with rich fabrics and coconut wood.
The 53 rooms are housed within four double storey buildings with traditional Balinese roofs, designed to maximize views of the swimming pool, ocean and lotus gardens. The two Corner Suites offer the luxury of even more internal space and gorgeous wrap around balconies, perfect for private al fresco dining.
The resort also has its own Balinese outrigger that can take guests to the Blue Lagoon, a beautiful and colorful reef teeming with marine life, excellent for scuba diving and snorkeling. There are plenty of activities to enjoy at the Alila Manggis, including various walking tours to take in sights like Mount Agung and the verdant terraced hillsides.
The Alila also has the well-known and very popular Alila Cooking School, offering an insight in to the world of delicious Balinese cuisine and the secrets of its preparation.
The Alila Manggis has 53 charming rooms and suites. The Superior Rooms are on the lower floor with a private terrace and the Deluxe Rooms are on the upper level with a balcony and daybed. All rooms are designed to epitomize understated luxury, are fresh and bright and are designed to maximize views across the coconut grove, pool and ocean. The two corner suites are in the building nearest to the sea and have large surround balconies for al fresco dining and separate dining and living areas.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities for them here except for babysitting. Children will enjoy the pool but there is no beach accessible directly from the property.
The Alila Manggis' lovely Seasalt restaurant is set in a pavilion on a Balinese lotus pond and has International as well as traditional Balinese cuisine. Guests can also enjoy poolside and garden dining. There is also a palm fringed swimming pool, superb Alila Spa and well established Balinese cooking school.
The hotel provides complimentary shuttle transfers for guests to Candi Dasa and Tenganan Village. Other activities include cycling, yoga, sailing, snorkeling, fishing, diving, cooking classes and trekking.
Location & Directions
Manggis, Bali, Indonesia
Alila Manggis is situated within the regency of Karangasem, close to the village of Candi Dasa, in the unspoiled east Bali.
When to go
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.