The most secluded of Bali’s three Aman resorts, Amankila is set well away from mainstream tourism in the island’s beautiful eastern regency of Karangasem. The name translates to peaceful hill, and Amankila is just that; a cluster of thatched pavilions and a spectacular three-tiered swimming pool cascading down a hill towards the ocean. The 35 free-standing suites rest on stilts, maximizing the breathtaking views. Resort architect Ed Tuttle made frequent use of an aesthetically engaging design – a series of inwardly curving shapes – to harmonize the seaside resort with its East Bali surroundings. The interiors evoke a beach house with a twist, with arched doorways and windows, hand-crafted teak panels and stone mouldings, huge four-poster beds, cushioned window-seats, woven mats and glamorous soaking tubs.
Amankila facilities include the Restaurant and the Bar, which provide magnificent views of the sea. The two restaurants are located on different levels, one serves breakfast and lunch, the other serves dinner. Open to the breeze, The Terrace Restaurant features huge arched mirrors on its back wall, reflecting the azure blue tones of the pool, the sea and the sky. A winding stairway – or if you prefer, an electric buggy – will take you down to a tranquil coconut grove, the location of another restaurant, a massage pavilion and a whopping 41-metre lap pool. Just a few metres beyond this is the private sandy beach, and Amankila’s Beach Club, where uniformed beach boys will attend to your every need as you chill out and hang easy in one of the eight bale pavilions.
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