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Amankila

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 sensational 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

Adventure, Honeymoon, Beach, Culture

Insider's View

The lobby has my favorite view in Bali as it is perched on a cliff looking over the gorgeous Lombok Straits, across the 3 tiered infinity pool.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

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

Insider's View

The tuna sashimi tacos are absolutely delicious and perfect as a bite size starter.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Try a selection of their delicious ice creams and sorbets, which get served in an ice bowl!

Sarah Rowan

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Description

Amankila, located near to the village of Manggis, is set on a private beachfront plateau between two headlands on the east coast of Bali. This is one of Bali’s most untouched and unspoiled regions. From its cliff edge setting high above the Lombok Strait, Amankila enjoys magnificent views of the ocean and a feeling of true seclusion.

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 sandy 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.

Accommodation

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.

Childcare

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.

Facilities

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 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.

Activities

Amankila's range of activities includes cooking classes with the resort's own chef, snorkeling from the beach, 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 overlook 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.

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