Teetering on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Lombok Strait, Amankila scores a perfect ten when it comes to location. Silver sand, turquoise water and the dense emerald green jungle rising in the distance, you are only an hour from the airport, yet transported effortlessly into the rural heart of Bali, remote and untouched. The name Amankila translates as ‘peaceful hill’ and there is a definite air of stillness and serenity here.
The 34 free standing suites are elevated to maximise every possible panoramic opportunity and feature thatched roofs, vaulted ceilings, canopied king size beds, vast soaking bathtubs and outdoor terraces furnished with über-soft day beds and tables made from coconut shell! You simply choose whether it’s the perfume and colour of the tropical gardens that you want as your outlook or the simple, unending magnitude of the ocean horizon. For those looking for the ultimate luxury, pick one of the Pool Suites enclosed within private walled courtyards, or one of the signature suites.
Inspired by the symmetry of Bali’s iconic rice terraces, the three-tiered infinity swimming pool is a spectacular feature with humbling ocean views. When it comes to dining, the options are no less impressive. The Terrace is open for breakfast and lunch and the Restaurant for evening dining. There are however a multitude of dining experiences here; from a romantic, intimate beach dinner for two to a traditional Balinese feast. If you want to enjoy a wide variety of tastings then plump for the Rijsttafel dinner, which showcases ten different dishes from Indonesia or a Satay evening, where your private chef will prepare a fabulous Balinese satay extravaganza.
Style and service are synonymous with Aman Resorts and Amankila is no exception. However we think that its location, along with the wealth of experiences that this brings, is an outstanding feature. An incredible fusion of religious ceremonies, spiritual beliefs and culture can be enjoyed within this remote region. Tucked around lush rice paddies, visit rural villages, where life hasn’t changed for centuries, explore royal palaces and ancient temples, or closer to hand take a cooking class which begins at dawn with a market visit. Diving, trekking, mountain biking and arts and craft experiences are all easily accessible.
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