Five-Star Pleasure - - PUBLISHER’S NOTE -

Dra­matic seascape, old tra­di­tions

on East Bali Coast

Perched on a cliff­side over­look­ing the Lom­bok Strait, Amankila is a haven of tran­quil­ity. Chic and un­der­stated, it draws on the tra­di­tional ar­chi­tec­ture of the re­gion, and is pos­si­bly one of the most ro­man­tic des­ti­na­tions in Bali.

AC­CO­MO­DA­TION: 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.

DIN­ING: The Restau­rant, lo­cated above the main pool over­look­ing the ocean, is open for din­ner. The menu fea­tures a mix of Western and In­done­sian cui­sine. Ad­ja­cent to the Restau­rant is Amankila’s Bar, also with views of the sea. The Ter­race, set just back from the sig­na­ture three­tiered pool is open for break­fast and lunch, and serves Asian and Western cui­sine. Af­ter­noon tea is served daily in front of the Li­brary, where lo­cal women dressed in sarongs and ke­bayas of­fer com­pli­men­tary In­done­sian gin­ger tea, Bali kopi (cof­fee) and lo­cal Ba­li­nese cakes. The Beach Club of­fers a sim­ple menu of sal­ads, piz­zas, In­done­sian and Western light dishes for brunch, lunch and af­ter­noon tea. Pri­vate din­ing is avail­able in the suites 24 hours a day.

AC­TIV­I­TIES: The Beach Club is lo­cated at the base of the cliff, a five-minute walk be­low the main re­sort. Guests can ei­ther walk to the beach or be driven there in one of Amankila’s open-air bug­gies. Set within a grove of co­conut palms and par­tially shaded by a frangi­pani tree, is Amankila’s largest swim­ming pool. Wind­surfers, boo­gie boards, kayaks and Ho­bie cats are avail­able at the Beach Club. Amankila’s staff will as­sist guests with wa­ter sports and pro­vide lessons or sail­ing part­ners if re­quired. Eight pri­vate loung­ing bales (gaze­bos) are set along the sandy beach, tucked into the fo­liage for added pri­vacy. Drinks and light meals can be en­joyed in the bales.

Aside from the 41m Beach Club pool, Amankila’s sig­na­ture three-tiered pool sits dra­mat­i­cally just be­low the lobby. Set into the cliff-edge, the three blue-tiled pools face the sea and flow one into the other down a stepped gra­di­ent sim­i­lar to ter­raced rice pad­dies.

Yoga classes can be taken un­der the co­conut trees sur­round­ing the Beach Club, or in the pri­vacy of guests’ suites.

The cool, shady Li­brary has floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows over­look­ing the top tier of the pool. Over­sized daybeds al­low guests to re­lax and en­joy the wide se­lec­tion of books, news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines. Games, CDs and a lap­top for In­ter­net ac­cess are also avail­able. The Bou­tique has a gen­er­ous se­lec­tion of unique Ba­li­nese art, crafts and antiques avail­able for pur­chase.

Tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese mas­sage and beauty treat­ments are avail­able in the pri­vacy of guests’ 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.

Mang­gis Karangasem 80871

Bali - In­done­sia Phone. +62 363 41333

Fax. +62 363 41555 Email: amankila@aman­re­ www.aman­re­


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