Amankila (peaceful hill) is located near the village of Manggis in East Baliâ€™s Karangasem Regency. From its cliff-edge setting high above the Lombok Strait, Amankila enjoys sea and coastal views of this historic region.
Amankilaâ€™s three-tier pool is situated at the resortâ€™s heart and offers spectacular panoramic views of Amuk Bay and Nusa Penida. Set into the cliff-edge, the deep green-tiled pools flow one into the other, stepping down like terraced rice fields.
The Library (left & above ) is located directly behind the main swimming pool and offers a variety of books, newspapers and magazines. Indonesian tea is available every afternoon from the Library steps.
The Terrace serves Asian and Western cuisine and is open for breakfast and lunch.
The Restaurant (left ) is available for evening dining with cocktails or aperitifs enjoyed in the open-air bar.
Amankilaâ€™s 34 free-standing suites feature alang alang roof thatching and are fashioned as Balinese beach houses, nestled into the hillside vegetation facing the sea.
Elevated walkways link the suites to the restaurants, swimming pools and other public areas. The spacious outdoor terrace of each suite is furnished with a daybed fitted with bolsters and pillows. Thereâ€™s also a coconut-shell table and rattan chairs for private dining.
Each suite features a large bedroom with wide window views, a canopied king-size bed, a writing desk and a music system. The expansive, terrazzo-tiled bathroom comes with a shower and deep soaking tub, a window-side divan, double terrazzo vanities and twin coconut-wood dressing areas.
Amankila Suite bales
Private swimming pools are featured in nine of the suites, including the twobedroom Amankila Suite (right ), the Indrakila Suite, the Kilasari Suite and four interconnecting Pool Suites.
Steps wind down the hill to Amankilaâ€™s Beach Club, tucked away in a coconut grove. Facilities include a 41-metre lap pool overlooked by the restaurant where lunch and snacks can be enjoyed. A path leads to the resortâ€™s private beach which offers eight bales, windsurfers, kayaks, boogie boards, Hobie Cats and two outriggers.
From cycling and nature treks to water sports, activities abound. Dive, snorkel and cruise trips are also available.
Soothe mind and body in the Massage Pavilion or outdoors in the tranquil Coconut Grove. Yoga sessions can also be arranged.
Amankila is situated in the heart of one of Bali’s most traditional areas, with Mount Agung towering over its seaside setting. From the resort, discover East Bali’s rural countryside, its coast, crafts, culture and royal past. The resort’s design reflects elements of Ujung, the water palace built by the last Raja of Karangasem and located only a short drive from Amankila. Amankila’s recurring design motif, a series of inwardly curving shapes, echoes the ornate entrance doors to Maskerdam, at the Karangasem Royal Palace.
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The Manggis Village family temple, which claims the rugged promontory next to Amankila, reflects the culture, the serenity and the majesty of this enduring region.