Amankila (which means peaceful hill) set on a cliffside overlooking the Lombok Strait in East Bali. Below the resort is its private stretch of sand and beach club. From the intimate, airy lobby, the views are already very much in evidence.
Amankila’s suites are elevated to take advantage of the spectacular views to the sea and surrounding hillsides. The 34 free-standing suites, with their alang alang roof thatching, are fashioned as beach houses with a twist. All suites are connected to the reception and restaurant area by stepped walkways. Many suites feature private swimming pools.
The Restaurant, located above the main pool overlooking the ocean, is open for dinner. Adjacent to the Restaurant is Amankila’s Bar, with its views to the sea. The Terrace, set just back from the main pool is open for breakfast and lunch. Afternoon tea is served daily in front of the Library.
The Beach Club is located at the base of the cliff five minutes below the main resort. Guests can either walk to the beach or be driven there in one of Amankila's open-air buggies.. Snorkelling equipment, windsurfers, boogie boards, kayaks and hobie-cats are located at the Beach Club.. Eight private lounging bales are set in the sand, each secluded amongst the foliage for added privacy. Drinks and light meals can be enjoyed here.
Aside from the Beach Club pool, Amankila’s signature three-tier pool dominates the landscape just below the lobby.
The library is rimmed with floor-to-ceiling windows. Oversized daybeds allow guests to relax and enjoy the wide selection of books, newspapers and magazines.
Traditional Balinese massage and beauty treatments are available in the privacy of the guest suites, in the specially-designated massage pavilion or at the Beach Club where two teakwood massage tables are hidden away in a grove of coconut palms and flowering bushes.
Amanjiwo (which means “peaceful soul”) is fashioned out of limestone and takes its inspiration from the surrounding culture of Central Java. The resort is located within a natural amphitheatre with the limestone Menoreh Hills rising directly behind, the Kedu Plain in front and four volcanoes gracing the horizon. Amanjiwo looks out onto Borobudur, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world.
Amanjiwo’s fifteen suites come with private swimming pools. All suites include a thatched-roof kubuk (pavilion) with a daybed for outdoor lounging and dining and two loungers. Interiors include a central, four-pillar bed on a raised terrazzo platform, sungkai wood screens, coconut wood and rattan furniture, old batik pillows in classic Yogyakarta style, traditional glass paintings and a large sunken stone outdoor bathtub.
The Dining Room offers Indonesian and Western cuisine served in an open-air setting with panoramic views over the rice fields to Borobudur and its surrounding volcanoes. Drinks, snacks and light lunches are also available at the colonnaded Pool Club that stretches into the rice fields.