Aman for all seasons
Manggis, Bali, Indonesia
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.
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
Named after the green hill upon which Amankila sits, the Indrakila Suite was my favorite - with its own private pool, outdoor bale and the most phenomenal ocean views!Victoria Hogg
The tuna sashimi tacos are absolutely delicious and perfect as a bite size starter.Scott Dunn team
Try a selection of their delicious ice creams and sorbets, which get served in an ice bowl!Sarah Rowan
Though there are a good few steps make sure you head down to the beach where the water is beautifully refreshing. One end of the beach is a rocky outcrop with the other being jungle it means that it is essentially private for hotel guests only.Amy Ropner
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 and elephant 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 organized 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 specialties 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.
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.
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.