Mount Agung provides a dramatic backdrop for Amankila (peaceful hill), a secluded seaside resort overlooking the Lombok Strait. Spacious stilted villas offer exceptional views from their hillside locations amongst frangipani and bougainvillea, and are connected to the resort’s facilities by raised walkways. Guests can relax around the signature three-tiered pool or at the Beach Club on Amankila’s beach. Situated in Karangasem, one of Bali’s most traditional regencies, Amankila also offers easy access to untouched rural countryside, local crafts and the region’s royal past.
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.
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.
Each suite features a large bedroom with wide window views of the ocean, 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.
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.
Named after the green hill upon which Amankila sits, this suite enjoys privileged sea views past the temple and far up the east coast. It has its own lounging bale and a private pool.
This 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 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 cakes. The Beach Club offers a simple menu of salads, pizzas, Indonesian and Western light dishes for brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. Private dining is available in the suites 24 hours a day.
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.
Traditional Balinese massage and beauty treatments are available in the privacy of guest suites, in the specially-designated Massage Pavilion, or outdoors at the tranquil Coconut Grove where two teakwood massage tables are hidden away amongst the palms and flowering bushes. Traditional Balinese baths, scrubs and wraps make use of the healing power of natural ingredients, which stimulate as they revive, providing the ultimate in relaxation.
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