Amankila or 'peaceful hill' is an oasis of calm in the remote yet accessible regency of Karangasem, Bali’s most traditional regency. The area offers a host of activities from mountain biking and diving, to cultural excursions to temples and ancient water palaces.
The approach to Amankila builds a sense of anticipation as the long drive winds up, then down to the airy lobby. Surrounded by frangipani trees, the lobby affords exceptional ocean views, as well as views of the resort’s signature three-tiered pool. Down below the resort, set back from the private beach in a coconut grove, is the Beach Club which offers another pool, as well as casual dining. The 34 stilted free-standing suites are tucked into the lush vegetation around the resort, and all boast outstanding sea views.
The resort is close to Manggis, Candi Dasa, Tenganan and other villages where traditional crafts are still practiced, and outings to explore the region’s natural beauty are well worth the effort.
Bali is located in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago. Its north coast faces the Bali Sea, while its southern coast is lapped by the Indian Ocean. The island is just two kilometres off the eastern tip of Java.
Bali is one of the most accessible destinations in Southeast Asia, with daily flights from most major cities in Asia and Australia. Travellers from the United States or Europe tend to fly via Singapore or Hong Kong. There are also domestic flights and ferry connections from the surrounding Indonesian islands.
From the international airport in Denpasar, Amankila is a 1 hour drive away.
The Restaurant, located above the main pool overlooking the ocean, is open for dinner. The menu features a mix of Western and Indonesian cuisine. Adjacent to the Restaurant is Amankila’s Bar, also with views of the sea. The Terrace, set just back from the signature three-tiered pool is open for breakfast and lunch, and serves Asian and Western cuisine. Afternoon tea is served daily in front of the Library, where local women dressed in sarongs and kebayas offer complimentary Indonesian ginger tea, Bali kopi (coffee) and local Balinese c...
Traditional Balinese massage and beauty treatments are available in the privacy of guests' suites, in the specially-designated massage pavilion, or at the Beach Club where two teakwood massage tables are hidden away in a grove of coconut palms and flowering bushes.
Yoga classes can be taken under the coconut trees surrounding the Beach Club, or in the privacy of guests’ suites.
Aside from the 41m Beach Club pool, Amankila’s signature three-tiered pool sits dramatically just below the lobby. Set into the cliff-edge, the three blue-tiled pools face the sea and flow one into the other down a stepped gradient similar to terraced rice paddies.
For cruising and snorkeling, Amankila offers two outriggers designed after the jukung, a traditional Balinese fishing craft. Aman XII, a 50-foot vessel with a large sundeck and shaded area, is used for daily morning and afternoon cruises. Aman XVI is a 40-foot vessel with sundeck and shaded area used mainly for private sunrise or lunch cruises across to Nusa Penida. Snorkeling equipment is available onboard both boats.
Bali is renowned for its spectacular surf breaks and its virtual year-round season of accessible waves. Ideal for all levels, from complete beginners to advanced surfers, surfing sessions will be led by the resort's team of accomplished Balinese surf guides headed by the legendary Oka Sulaksana. A professional sailor, surfer and windsurfer who won two gold medals at the Asian Games, Pak Oka has represented Indonesia four times at the Summer Olympics and is the undefeated Windsurfing Champion of Ind...
Private dinner on the beach
Amankila’s secluded beach is the perfect setting for a romantic dining experience. The entire Amankila Beach Club, Pool and Beach are reserved for one couple to enjoy in complete privacy. A table for two with candles and flowers is set on the beach and a private chef and waiter will tend to the guests' every need. A bale is set up close by and a bonfire is lit which brightens up the evening sky - perfect for relaxation ...
The Beach Club is located at the base of the cliff, a five minutes’ walk below the main resort. Guests can either walk to the beach or be driven there in one of Amankila's open-air buggies. Set within a grove of coconut palms and partially shaded by a frangipani tree, is Amankila’s largest swimming pool. Windsurfers, boogie boards, kayaks and Hobie cats are available at the Beach Club. Amankila's staff will assist guests with water sports and provide lessons or sailing partners if required. Eight private lounging bales are set al...
The cool, shady Library has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the top tier of the pool. Oversized daybeds allow guests to relax and enjoy the wide selection of books, newspapers and magazines. Games, CDs and a laptop for Internet access are also available.
Each suite features a large bedroom with wide window views, a canopied, king-size bed and a writing desk. The bathroom offers a window-side divan, a soaking tub and separate shower and toilet rooms which give way to coconut-shell dressing areas and double terrazzo vanities. The suite's outdoor terrace is furnished with a daybed, coconut-shell table and rattan chairs.
These are identical to Garden Suites but have ocean views.
Private swimming pools, enclosed within walled courtyards, are featured in six of the suites, four of which can be connected to adjacent garden or ocean suites for family or friends travelling together.
The Kilasari Suite, which takes its name from Amankila's main temple, is perched high on the hillside, with views overlooking the sea and its own 12m infinity pool.
The Kilasari Suite
Named after the green hill upon which Amankila sits, The Indrakila Suite enjoys privileged sea views past the temple and far up the east coast. It has its own lounging bale and a private pool.
The Indrakila Suite
The Amankila Suite includes two separate bedrooms opening onto a large terrace with a private aquamarine-tile pool, two lounging bales, sunbeds, lily ponds, views over the beach and Amuk bay and a private butler service. It is ideal for guests who want complete privacy or for two couples who wish to stay together.
The Amankila Suite
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