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Amankila


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. What separates Amankila from other luxury Bali resorts is that it is situated in Karangasem, one of Bali’s most traditional regencies, Amankila also offers easy access to untouched rural countryside, Bali luxury travel, 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.

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Room Information

Amankila’s suites are elevated to take advantage of the spectacular sea and hillside views which makes for the perfect setting in the realm of luxury Bali resorts. The 34 free-standing suites, with their alang alang roof thatching, are fashioned as beach houses with a twist. They reflect the lines and flow of their East Bali surroundings, in particular the royal water palace just outside Amlapura, the district capital. Suites are connected to the reception and restaurant area by raised walkways. Wireless broadband connections are available in all resort accommodation and public areas.

Garden Suites
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.

Ocean Suites
These are identical to Garden Suites but have ocean views.
 
Pool Suites
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.
 
Kilasari Suite
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 12 meter infinity pool.

Indrakila Suite
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. 

Amankila Suite
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.
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Things To Do

A fascinating mix of religion, royal culture, architectural splendour and Bali luxury travel lies within easy reach of Amankila in the area often referred to as ‘old Bali’.
 
Royal Palaces: In old Bali, you will find the royal palaces of Klungkung and Karangasem. This is also where the last Raja of Karangasem built his water palaces: Tirtagangga, now a public bathing area; and Ujung, which conveys the extravagant sweep of the Raja’s kingly ambition. To reach Ujung, you must first journey to Amlapura, the capital of Bali’s Karangasem Regency. From here, the palace is only a few minutes along a country road that winds between picturesque rice terraces. 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. The land then drops in steep, terraced fashion to a sun-washed valley claimed by two royal bathing pools and just beyond, the brilliant blue sea.
 
Villages: East Bali is full of villages showcasing a way of life little changed over the centuries. None is more rooted in the past however, than the religious community of Tenganan. While most of Bali embraced and reinterpreted Hinduism over the centuries, Tenganan still believes in its own divine origin. In this tiny society, clothing has always been central to religious ritual and today, families still painstakingly fashion geringsing or double ikat cloth. It is only in Tenganan and Gujarat, India, that this rare textile is still produced, the warp and weft threads dyed before the fabric is woven.
 
Temples: Two of the island’s most important temples – Luhur Lempuyang and Besakih, the island’s mother temple – are also located in East Bali. Luhur Lempuyang is one of Bali’s sad kahyangan (six temples of the heavens), the six most venerated temples on an island rife with places of prayer and offering. Besakih is located high on the southwestern flanks of Mount Agung, Bali’s sacred mountain which rises majestically behind Amankila. The mountain itself can be climbed in a morning, the route dotted with shrines, temples and stone steps strewn with the handmade coconut-leaf wrappings used for fruit and flower offerings.
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Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
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Price per person, per night.