Set in a peaceful area outside Ubud, rich with culture, the luxury Amandari has stunning views over the Ayung River and lush rice paddies beyond. Amandari is believed to be on sacred land and this Balinese retreat certainly feels like a hidden sanctuary.
At a Glance
Amandari has many competitors in Ubud but really is in one of the most stunning positions overlooking a dramatic gorge
Feel at home with the relaxed and incredibly welcoming atmosphere
So close to the heart of Ubud yet so peaceful within the hotel
The Suites are all different in layout and are so spacious
Perched on an escarpment mean the views are spectacular down the valley and over the rice paddies
I went for an early morning walk in the Ayung Valley with a fantastic guide, who both fascinated and educated me on the amazing Balinese flora and fauna.Scott Dunn team
I had the most spoiling Balinese massage here, it really was incredible and so perfect after a busy day exploring Ubud!Victoria Hogg
Each afternoon, the local village children attend their dance classes on the property. Guests can watch, and children love to join in.Scott Dunn team
Duplex Pool Villas work well for families, as they can convert downstairs into a second bedroom for the children.Sarah Rowan
Try the black rice, mango sorbet and pecan crunch dessert – it’s absolutely delicious!Charlotte Winter
At dinner make sure you look out over the pool as beyond there is the Golden Bar with music every evening.Amy Ropner
Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Amandari or take a look at our itineraries to Bali
Amandari has been designed as a traditional Balinese Village and is situated on sacred land that is interwoven with the local community and their peaceful culture. True to local village design, the resort has river-stone walkways between stunning thatched-roofed suites, each one fronted with a Balinese-style gateway that leads to a peaceful and luxurious retreat.
All of Amandari's luxury suites are Balinese in style and are carefully crafted in coconut wood and teak, the roofs layered with alang alang thatching. The interior design and furnishings are classic Aman style, providing an elegant, comfortable, spacious suite with plenty of indoor and outdoor living area in your own private enclave.
Open-air dining in Amandari's teak framed restaurant is an experience in itself - at night the adjacent pool is beautifully lit and you can dine on delicious fresh local, Indonesian or Western food with the gamelan orchestra playing in the nearby music pavilion with the resident frogs for accompaniment.
Ubud is known to be a spiritual and healing place and a visit to Amandari's spa, situated alongside calming lily clad ponds surrounded by lush foliage, confirms this. Body treatments include massages and scrubs using local Balinese ingredients hand picked for their soothing and healing properties. Wellness and beauty treatments can also take place in the comfort of your own suite or in the bale overlooking the Ayung River.
During your time at Amandari ride a mountain bike into Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali to explore the colorful markets and art galleries or explore the local area with invigorating treks including a walk along the Ayung Valley past sacred shrines, rice terraces, mango, coffee and clove trees. Whether you are looking for romance, adventure, culture or peace, Ubud really is one of the few fascinating and beautiful places in the world that has something for everyone.
Amandari's 30 suites are very Balinese in style with thatched roofs and the use of coconut wood and teak throughout, creating an airy, elegant decor. They are categorised as Village Suites, Valley Suites or Pool Suites. Each has a private garden courtyard where you can relax on your private bale and many of the suites also have stunning private pools. All of Amandari's luxury suites have picturesque views over the lush gardens or over the Ayung River Valley to the verdant rice paddies beyond.
Children are very welcome top come and stay at Amandari. The resort offers all families 4 hours of complimentary babysitting per day. Special child friendly activities can also be organized on request.
Amandari's open-air restaurant serves fantastic Western and Indonesian meals throughout the day, and the bar next door shares the same spectacular views. There is a tennis court, gym, yoga classes, library, stunning 32 meter swimming pool and an indulgent Aman spa with a wide range of beauty and wellness treatments.
Mountain bikes, cooking classes, yoga, trekking, golf, white water rafting and elephant trekking are some of the activities available at Amandari and in the surrounding region which is great for the more adventurous traveler.
Location & Directions
Located in the village of Kedewatan, on the fringe of Bali’s cultural capital, Ubud. Perched on an escarpment high above the winding Ayung River gorge, the resort follows the design of a traditional Balinese village. Bali is located at the heart of the Indonesian archipelago. Its north coast faces the Bali Sea, while the southern coast is lapped by the Indian Ocean.
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.