Mount Agung provides a dramatic backdrop for Amankila (peaceful hill), a secluded cliff-side beach resort overlooking the Lombok Strait in East Bali. Situated in Karangasem, Bali’s most traditional regency, just 90 minutes by car from Denpasar Airport, the resort offers 31 stilted suites positioned on the hillside to take advantage of spectacular ocean views.
Amankila’s freestanding suites, all with alang alang roof thatching and surrounded by frangipani trees, are designed as beach houses with a twist. They subtly reflect their East Bali surroundings with particular reference to nearby Taman Soekasada Ujung, the Royal Water Palace just outside Amlapura, the district capital. Each suite features a large bedroom with picture windows, a spacious ensuite bathroom and an expansive terrace. Twelve suites, including the Kilasari, Indrakila and Amankila Suites, have private
The Kilasari Suite, which takes its name from the picturesque temple on the property, is perched high on the hillside with spectacular sea views. The Indrakila Suite, named after the green hill upon which Amankila resides, enjoys privileged sea views up the east coast. The Amankila Suite provides a butler service and two separate bedrooms opening onto a large terrace with beautiful views of Amuk Bay. All suites are connected to the resort’s entrance pavilion and restaurant areas by elevated walkways. The Restaurant is located above the resort’s signature three-tier swimming pool overlooking the ocean, and serves both Western and Indonesian cuisines for breakfast and dinner. Adjacent is Amankila’s Bar, also offering views out to sea. The Terrace, set back from the pool, is open for lunch, serving a selection of Asian and Western fare. A simple menu of salads and pizzas, along with Indonesian and light Western dishes, is served at the Beach Club.
Located below the resort, the Beach Club is set back from the water’s edge in a peaceful coconut grove. Surrounded by coconut palms and partially shaded by a frangipani tree is Amankila’s largest swimming pool, overlooked by the Beach Club terrace restaurant. Eight secluded lounging bales are set along the beach.
Amankila’s other facilities include the Fitness Pavilion, which houses a range of cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, and the Massage Pavilion, where guests can enjoy traditional Balinese massages and beauty treatments. Two teakwood massage tables are hidden in a grove of coconut palms alongside the Beach Club, and yoga classes can be taken in the coconut grove or in-suite. Overlooking the top tier of Amankila’s main swimming pool, the Library is a cool sanctuary with floor-to-ceiling windows, while the Boutique and Gallery showcase Balinese art, crafts and antiques. Amankila offers guests a range of activities including watersports, cooking classes, snorkelling excursions and sunset cruises. Guests keen to explore farther afield can enjoy guided treks and cycling tours, or visit local craft villages. The region is a cultural treasure-trove and excursions by jeep to remote temples and palace ruins are also on offer. Amankila maintains two bales beyond the resort, both in beautiful locations. These are ideally situated for a picnic after a jeep ride, trek or cycle through the countryside.
Suites at AMANKILA
Experiences at AMAKILA
In East Bali, sacred mountains tower over villages tucked between emerald-green rice paddies, and life has changed little over the centuries. Discover the royal ruins and cultural heritage of this beautiful region and get active on land and sea.Beach Club
Test your balance on our slackline tethered in the coconut grove, try your hand at beach golf, or relax by the pool. A range of activities are available directly from Amankila’s Beach Club.Cycling
Located in the unspoilt Eastern region of Bali, there are many opportunities for exploration by bike. One of the most popular routes, Budakeling to Ujung, begins in the shadow of Mount Agung and takes guests past Tirta Gangga Water Palace, along quiet village roads and emerald-green rice terraces.Trekking
Pass through the villages of old Bali and stumble across traditional Balinese festivals, or climb to the top of Mount Batur to watch the sunrise over Mount Agung and Mount Abang. A multitude of trekking options are available from Amankila.East Bali Tour
Tailored to the interests of individual guests, Amankila’s East Bali Tour takes approximately three hours and includes the highlights of the region. With a private driver and guide, travel from the ancient village of Tenganan to the temples and royal palaces of the area, gaining insight into the region’s royal past.Adventures on Water
As rich and colourful as East Bali is above the waves, its offshore realm is perhaps even more spectacular. With pristine reefs ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving, the coastline also offers superb surfing, fishing and cruising opportunities.
Adventures on water
Amankila’s two traditional outriggers are available for guests to explore the wonders of the Lombok Strait. Guests can enjoy half-day cruises to explore the coastline or venture further afield to experience some of the best snorkelling and diving sites in East Bali, including Manta Point and Crystal Bay.Cruising and Diving
Amankila’s two traditional outriggers are available for guests to explore the wonders of the Lombok Strait. Guests can enjoy half day cruises to explore the local coast, or venture a little further afield to experience some of the best snorkelling and diving sites in East Bali, including Manta Point and Crystal Bay.Surfing
Bali is renowned for its spectacular surf breaks and year-round accessible waves, and Amankila has partnered with East Bali Surf and Sail to offer guests the finest surfing experience possible.Fishing
The Lombok Strait is one of the finest stretches of water for big game fishing in Bali. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a novice fisherman, Amankila’s crew will show you the ropes in the resort’s purpose-built boat. Or try traditional Jukung handline fishing from the shore. The thrill of hooking a rainbow runner is almost as great as hauling in a tuna on the deep sea experience.
Set on a lush hillside between rolling rice paddies and sprawling coastline, at Amankila, opportunities for adventure in the great outdoors abound. Yet, resting in the shadows of the sacred Mount Agung, the region’s history and heritage can also be discovered from the resort, where guests are invited to become immersed in the cultural and spiritual past and present of Bali’s East.Balinese cultural blessing
Bali has a rich spiritual heritage with a unique form of Hinduism permeating the very fabric of its culture. Ceremonies to purify and harmonise relations between the human world, the environment and the world of the gods, are of great importance and take place regularly at temples around the island. Experience a traditional blessing ceremony performed by Pak Mangku, Amankila’s local priest, at Padmasana, the resort’s picturesque temple.Lontar writing
Age-old palm leaf manuscripts containing sacred texts, poetry and ancient wisdom, the ancient art of lontar has been passed down through generations. Play a role in preserving the tradition of creating these meaningful scriptures with Guest Service Assistant, Pak Arta, who shares the process he originally learnt from his grandfather.Living museum
Visit Samsara Living Museum in the village of Jungutan and experience the beauty, wealth, and cultural values of Bali. Discover the meaning behind the country’s unique traditions by taking part in music lessons and arak liquor making, and purchase unique artistic handicrafts made by local artisans using skills passed down for centuries.Water palaces
Built by the late king of Karangasem, Tirta Gangga and Ujung Water Palace can be reached via a winding road through rice paddies, just 30-minutes from Amankila. Damaged during World War II and almost completely destroyed in the 1963 eruption of Mount Agung, today the palaces have been meticulously rebuilt. From the roadside, one’s first glimpse is of a grand Romanesque hall, decorated with ornate archways. Their distinctive shape, more baroque than Balinese, finds fresh resonance today in the doorways and alcoves of Amankila.
Dining at AMAKILA
Serving exquisite Indonesian and international cuisines with produce sourced from the resort’s own organic farm and garden, Amankila’s hillside, poolside and seaside dining venues all claim mesmerising views of the Lombok Strait. Celebrating the conviviality and warmth of traditional family dining with a sustainable, seasonal focus, Amankila’s menus reflect the rich bounty of Bali’s volcanic soil, the wealth of its waters and the creative genius of the resort’s expert chefs.
Wellness at AMAKILA
Drawing on the energy of East Bali, the Spa’s therapies aim for complete relaxation and presence in the moment. Natural ingredients are used in traditional Balinese baths, scrubs and wraps – available in the privacy of guest Suites, the massage pavilion, a beach bale or secluded open-air spot with tropical canopy.Specialist practitioners
Healers, trained to facilitate deep transformation, utilise a variety of tools to assist with awakening and healing. Holistic practitioners offer treatments ranging from hypnotherapy to reiki.Amankila’s speciality – the cinta therapy, for individuals and couples
A full-body exfoliation cleanses and purifies before a warm bath scented with rose and flower essences opens the chakra. To finish, an aromatherapy body massage infuses a sense of harmony.Yoga & Movement Classes
A range of styles taught by resident and visiting practitioners are available, including hatha, pranayama and vinyasa flow. Bapak Eka, our resident yoga instructor, conducts entertaining Laughing Yoga classes for one hour. Classes are held in our Yoga Bale, next to the beach, accompanied by the sound of crashing waves.Aman Advanced Facial
Made in Japan, Aman’s new functional skincare line, Essential Skin, is infused with powerful rice bran and indigo extracts, to achieve noticeably lifted, more radiant skin. Combining products from the Essentials Skin line with exfoliation and manual lifting techniques, the Aman Advanced Facial stimulates face muscles to improve the skin’s overall texture.
The treatment begins with ultrasonic scrubbing to loosen and remove oil and debris from the pores. Supported by electric muscle stimulation and massage to firm, and cryo bulbs to eliminate puffiness, the complexion appears brighter and tighter. The treatment continues with the application of a marine mineral mask to deeply hydrate, followed by Aman x 111Skin Nourishing Gold Algae hydrogel face and eye masks to achieve an exceptional glow. For a wholly rejuvenation process, the facial can be extended to incorporate a 15-minute scalp massage.
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