Amankila is perched on a cliff overlooking Lombok Strait and the private beach just below the resort. The 34 thatched-roof suites have walkways that wind through vegetation, attaching them to restaurants and public areas. The restaurant overlooks the pools and the sea and serves Western and Indonesian cuisine; private dining in the suites is available all day. Amankila’s Beach Club is located at the base of the cliff where there is a large pool in addition to the three-tiered pool on the cliff side. The club offers a range of activities; windsurfers, kayaks, boogie boards and Hobie cats are all available for use. Yoga classes are available at the Beach Club, or taught privately in your suite. There is no fitness center and no business center, however wi-fi is available in all rooms and public areas. The spa offers beauty and Balinese massage treatments on the beach, hidden away among coconut trees, in your suite or in a massage pavilion. The resort is one hour from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).
Why We Love This Hotel
Location: The resort is set on its own private black volcanic sand beach
Privacy: Amankila is located in a remote hillside area on the east side of Bali overlooking waters of the Lombok Strait, making the resort exceptionally private, exclusive and peaceful
Watersports: Amankila has a private luxury boat for trips around the islands as well as fishing, snorkeling and diving
- Hotel Group
- Manggis, Bali
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- 24hr Room Service
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Beach
- Shuttle Service
- Water Sports
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
- Yoga Classes/instruction On Site
Amankila’s suites sport spectacular views of the sea and the nearby, jungle-covered peaks. There are a total of 34 individual beach houses, designed according to traditional Balinese aesthetics and replete with thatched, alang alang roofs - woven from grass and bamboo twine. Amankila's suites are set in a separate part of the resort, but are easily accessed via raised wooden walkways.
The Amankila Suite houses two separate bedrooms that open out onto a large balcony terrace with a private pool and sunbeds. Each of the rooms in the suite look out across the beach and the emerald waters of nearby Amuk Bay - ideal for families, couples traveling together, or those who require absolute privacy. In addition, guests at the Amankila Suite have their own private butler service.
The Garden Suites boast beautiful views of the sea and surrounding hills. The freestanding suites, modeled after beach houses, feature large bedrooms with king-size beds and generous bathrooms. The private outdoor terraces are equipped with comfortable, plush furniture, and is ideal for a relaxing meal, or simply unwinding after a long day.
Designed as freestanding beach houses, each of the Pool Suites feature traditional Indonesian thatched roofs, large living and sleeping areas, an outdoor terrace, a generous bathroom and their own private swimming pools.
Guests can experience true Balinese holistic care at the Amankila, with its extensive facilities that can cleanse the body and feed the mind. The Beach Club, nestled into the base of a cliff, provides the setting for the Amankila’s large pool, while also supplying guests with watersports equipment and lessons. Yoga classes, to cleanse the spirit and body, can be done at the Beach Club or in the privacy of one’s room, and a library has an extensive collection of books and up-to-date newspapers and magazines.
Amankila offers yoga sessions, either on the beach or in the privacy of guests' rooms; additionally, the resort features an excellent gym, complete with exercise machines, weights, and other equipment.
Set in a spacious, well-lit room, the library features a variety of games, books, and music.
Set in a shaded, custom-built pavilion set amongst the trees, the spa features a series of sturdy teakwood massage tables. The treatments mainly consist of traditional Balinese massage - a soothing, relaxing experience designed to help guests shed their worries and anxieties.
Amankila is home to a number of pools, including a 134-foot outdoor pool located by the beach club, as well as its signature pool (pictured below). Consisting of three tiered, aquamarine pools stacked on the cliff edge, Amankila's signature pool was inspired by the design of traditional Balinese rice terraces.
The resort offers exotic regional and contemporary international cuisine, in a large restaurant over looking the sea. Guests may also request private dining either in their suites or idyllic secluded locations around the resort. Local Balinese dancers and school children perform traditional dances daily, which guests may enjoy during mealtimes. Guests may also, if they wish, learn the secrets behind Indonesian cooking at one of the resort’s cooking classes and market excursions.
Opposite the main restaurant, Amankila's bar sports sweeping vistas of the surrounding ocean, and serves a variety of cocktails and other refreshing beverages in a breezy, open-air setting.
The Beach Club
The Beach Club is a poolside bar resting between the resort swimming pool and the beach. The bar serves drinks and snacks by the pool or in private bales interspersed along the sands.
Set beneath a thatched, alang alang roof, the resort’s open-air restaurant overlooks the sea. It serves a variety of western and Indonesian cuisine in a tasteful, intimate setting, decorated with Balinese sculptures and furnished with locally-sourced furniture.
In the afternoons, Balinese women dressed in traditional outfits serve complimentary afternoon tea in front of the library, consisting of delicious fresh ginger tea or Balinese coffee, and local baked goods.
The Terrace, adjacent to Amankila's famous, three-tiered infinity pool, is a light eatery open for breakfast and lunch. It serves Asian and Western cuisine, including salads, pizzas, and other light fare, as well as a range of hot and cold drinks.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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