Atop a hill surrounded by rice paddies and lush jungle, Amandari is a luxurious Bali retreat in an unrivalled location.
Integrated into a traditional village, Amandari provides a truly original opportunity to get a feeling for local culture, while staying in a sumptuous hotel that prioritises comfort. The resort is filled with serene gardens, thatched-roofed buildings made with local building materials and an eclectic array of Balinese artwork.
Lofty suites inside authentic buildings feel all-at-once grand and homely, with original décor brimming with character. Outdoor baths and decks are perfect for relaxation too. Elsewhere on the resort, a large infinity pool offering forest views is a secret haven, while a tennis court and gym provide opportunities for a little exercise.
The spa feels otherworldly, accessed by a path that curves through the gardens to a lotus pond and offering a variety of treatments that incorporate local traditions and techniques. There is also an option to have treatments in open-air huts, or to enjoy private yoga and meditation sessions in a forest glade.
When it’s time to eat, the restaurant occupies an elevated spot in the resort, enjoying views over the pool and valley beyond from its open-air setting. Offering an eclectic mix of Indonesian and Western specialities throughout the day, this is a spot for culinary discovery. Evenings are extra special with live gamelan music filling the air. The bar provides another option for drinks and light bites throughout the day.
Exploring the local area, discover the wares of village artisans and spot some of the 250 species of local bird life.