Perched on a hillside of sacred mountains, with vistas of sun-drenched Amuk Bay, Amankila Bali is a dreamy island sanctuary away from Bali’s tourist core … Amankila means ‘peaceful hill,’ and this tropical oasis is ideal for anyone wishing to experience the beauty of Bali in a secluded setting. Private luxury villas cascade through lush foliage, while fragrant paths lead to the resort’s signature three-tiered infinity pool. Whether dining on locally-sourced Indonesian cuisine, partaking in watersports from the resort’s private black-sand beach, or joining a heritage tour, Amankila is an exotic haven where moments are savored and cherished.

Location

Where is Amankila Bali located, and will I have privacy?

With the lush backdrop of Mount Agung and breathtaking views overlooking the Lombok Strait, Amankila Bali’s dramatic cliff-side location is nothing short of spectacular. International flights arrive at Denpasar International Airport, and a hotel transfer will have you leaving fast-paced life behind, ready for an escape to Balinese charm and luxury. Far from Bali’s tourism meccas, this peaceful hideaway is in the Karangasem region of East Bali, with Manggis as the nearest village. Nestled in the center of Amuk Bay, this serene location is the perfect refuge to pamper yourself and enjoy the beauty of island life. 

Key Facts

  • Amankila Bali sits on a hillside overlooking the Lombok Strait on the east coast of the island of Bali
  • from the international airport in Denpasar, the drive to Amankila will take about an hour and half, and hotel transfers to and from the airport are complimentary
  • far from heavy tourist areas, the resort offers seclusion, peace and privacy

What is special?

  • enjoy access to the private black-sand beach and the placid water of the sheltered bay
  • dense tropical vegetation surrounds you, with unobstructed sea views over the strait
  • you may choose to arrive by helicopter from the airport in minutes

What do the guests say?

  • I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for an immaculate luxury resort that specializes in making you feel special
  • the resort is surrounded by nature and beautiful infinity pools
  • perched on the side of a hill, the sprawling site overlooks the sea and has a private beach

Accommodation

What types of rooms are available at Amankila Bali? Will the decor be traditional Balinese style?

Wind your way through palm trees and tropical vegetation to find Amankila’s 34 Balinese-style guest villas. The suites are elevated on stilts, and many overlook Lombok Strait, while others enjoy verdant hillside views. The elegant and minimalist decor of your tropical sanctuary creates a feeling of a private home rather than a hotel. Each villa incorporates traditional Balinese style, with thatch roofs, elegantly carved wood, coconut-shell tables, and rattan lounge chairs. All of the suites include expansive terraces, while some also have private lap pools. Nature surrounds you outside, while inside, you have all the comforts you desire.

Key Facts

  • Amankila Bali has 34 villas in five unique room categories, including three categories with private pool
  • all villas have comfortable king-size beds, WiFi, minibar, coffee machine and ample outdoor space
  • rooms combine traditional Balinese materials with the elegant modern touches of timber and mirrored glass

What is special?

  • Some rooms can join together to accommodate larger parties
  • Relax in the shade of your private bale on the terrace of your suite
  • Many of the villas overlook the water of the Lombok Strait and a private beach

What do the guests say?

  • we loved the overall ambiance and architecture of the resort
  • gorgeous villas with beautifully carved wood interiors and an amazing view
  • This resort sets the standard for understated luxury

Pool & Spa

Will I be able to relax by the pool at Amankila Bali with views of the sea; are spa treatments available?

The show-stopping three-tiered infinity pools at Amankila Bali are a highlight of this luxurious resort, and resemble local rice fields as it cascades toward the sea. Flanked by lounge chairs and shady ‘bale’ pavilions, the pool terrace is the perfect place to relax or enjoy a light afternoon meal. Make your way towards the Beach Club, where you will find a fourth, larger swimming pool surrounded by coconut groves. Whether your idea of wellness includes aromatherapy, rejuvenating massage, or yoga and movement classes, Amankila has you covered. Holistic spa treatments are available upon request, and yoga classes take place on the volcanic beach to the rhythm of crashing waves. 

Key Facts

  • Amankila Bali resort has four swimming pools, along with many suites that include private lap pools 
  • partake in a range of yoga and movement classes such as hatha, pranayama, vinyasa flow, and the always entertaining ‘laughing yoga’
  • indulge in a spa treatment from the privacy of your suite, the massage pavilion, a beach bale, or a tranquil spot under a tropical canopy

What is special?

  • the beauty of the resort’s three-tiered swimming pool is rivaled only by the picturesque sea view it overlooks
  • heal the mind, body, and spirit with spa treatments using local ingredients and traditional techniques
  • the cinta therapy is Amankila’s signature treatment and includes a full-body exfoliation, rose-scented bath, and holistic aromatherapy massage

What do the guests say?

  • Amankila has a beautiful view, with three amazing swimming pools and comfortable relaxation areas
  • the view of the ocean from the main pool is the most imcredible pool view you will ever see
  • I would highly recommend starting your trip with a spa treatment; we were transported to a whole new level of relaxation

Culinary

What culinary options are available at Amankila Bali? Will meals include local ingredients?

Located above the main pool and overlooking a breathtaking stretch of coastline, Amankila’s main restaurant is open for dinner and seamlessly blends Indonesian and international cuisines. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are sourced from the resort’s organic farm and garden for many creative dishes. Celebrate or unwind with a drink from the open-air bar that is always ready to serve exotic creations using locally sourced flowers, fruit, and spices. Enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea among the coconut groves of the Beach Club, or select from casual breakfast and lunch options on the pool terrace. 

Key Facts

  • three appealing dining options, plus a lovely open-air bar, offer unique tropical settings and glorious views
  • the resort’s fabulous al-fresco restaurant serves international and Indonesian dishes, using ingredients from its farm and gardens
  • enjoy a delicious à la carte breakfast of pastries, eggs, and tropical fruit each morning

What is special?

  • for a special treat, experience an early breakfast atop Tamansari Hill or a sunrise breakfast cruise in a Jukung-styled outrigger boat
  • celebrate Balinese cuisine by booking the exclusive Harvest Table for 8 of your closest family and friends
  • enticing Indonesian and Western dishes are available to order to your suite 24 hours a day

What do the guests say?

  • the chef offers a beautiful culinary experience for breakfast, lunch, or dinner
  • every meal that we had was delicious and could be served at a Michelin star restaurant
  • The view from the restaurant was wonderful and the service was impeccable

Activites

What activities can I book through the resort? Does Amankila Bali offer tours of the area?

Whether on land or sea, active or relaxing, Amankila operates an assortment of excursions to please all travel styles. Staff is available to take you on a trek, a cruise, or a village visit; they are also happy to lend you snorkel gear or a sea-worthy craft. The resort has designed slow-paced, romantic experiences for couples, while the mountains and emerald-green rice fields await more intrepid guests. To immerse yourself in Bali’s cultural heritage, there are markets, temples, and ceremonies to explore. If you never wish to leave the resort, the Ocean Club activities, poolside lounging, and the soothing spa have plenty of options to keep you as busy or as relaxed as you wish to be. 

Key Facts

  • boogie boards, Hobbie cats, windsurfers, and kayaks are available to borrow from the resort’s private beach
  • Amankila specializes in water-based adventures such as cruising, diving, surfing, and fishing 
  • Immerse yourself in Balinese culture with a cooking class or guided heritage excursion

What is special?

  • Balinese dancers perform three nights a week by the pool
  • two traditional outriggers are available for guests to explore the wonders of the Lombok Strait
  • arrange an excursion to discover some of the best snorkeling and diving sites in East Bali 

What do the guests say?

  • it’s great that paddle boards or kayaks are available when you want them
  • I loved the trip to the market and the cooking class
  • we went on a private morning cruise on one of the Aman boats, which also included breakfast and snorkeling

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