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Choose from ocean suites, garden suites or pool suites with private pools; all are elevated to take advantage of the spectacular views of the sea and surrounding hills.
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Below the resort is a private stretch of sandy beach and a beach club which is a five-minute walk or a short ride in an open-air buggy. The beach club includes Amankila's largest swimming pool, set within a grove of coconut palms, and offers a range of watersports including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and boogie boards. There are also eight secluded beach pavilions where you can relax in privacy.
Back at the resort itself, facilities include a library with floor-to-ceiling windows and a three-tiered pool that spills down the cliff side in a way reminiscent of terraced fields. Spa treatments and yoga classes are available in the privacy of your suite, in the massage pavilion or down at the Beach Club.
Amankila also has two boats, designed after traditional Balinese fishing craft, which are used for morning and afternoon cruises, snorkelling and diving excursions. Dining options at Amankila include the main restaurant, located above the pool with ocean views and serving Western and Indonesian cuisine. Alternatively, the beach club offers light meals and private dining is available in the suites 24 hours a day.
From Amankila, you can explore the unspoilt eastern part of Bali on guided treks or by mountain bike, taking in local villages, temples and old royal water palaces.
Why we love it
Amankila, or 'peaceful hill', is a luxurious beach resort set on a cliff side overlooking the Lombok Strait in east Bali.