Amankila East Bali

The Amankila is the best hotel in East Bali. Part of the Amanresorts, who also have the Amannusa on the Bukit and the Amandari in Ubud, the Amankila offer nothing short of tropical luxury. Here’s what the company website has to say about their style.

If you measure success in room numbers, Amanresorts hasn’t achieved all that much. We have never focused on being the biggest. We prefer to think small. Intimate. Involving. It’s not that we are better than big hotels because we are small. We are different, that’s all. Amanresorts responds to a contemporary lifestyle. That’s what we offer – a lifestyle experience, without limitations.

There are people with a shared lifestyle the world over. Whether in Europe, Asia, the Americas, they have one thing in common, something that brings them to Amanresorts.

That ‘lifestyle’ is about shared values, a lust for faraway cultures, for the world around that excites, shapes and nourishes. It is an appetite for pampering and a deep appreciation of the creative and elegant – the way an Aman responds to the environment, the way light falls on the table or water fills a pool.

Each of our resorts is quite different in location, look, mood and guest experience. Yet each leaves an impression, an indelible mark. At Amanresorts we have discovered there is an alternate path. That it is possible to build environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing resorts. That small is good for business as well as guests. That less is more.

We do not believe we are perfect. The perfect resort has never been built, nor will it. To paraphrase Gandhi, “Many ideas never get started because of the fear that they cannot be achieved.”

Says founder Adrian Zecha, “I would like to express my admiration for and heartfelt thanks to our staff – our chambermaids, drivers, cooks, cleaners, gardeners and guides. Most have been with us since the beginning. In the end, performing their invaluable small roles, pleasing you, they are the true Amanresorts.”

Located in Manggis, a small village on the main road between Padangbai and Candi Dasa, the Amankila enjoys wonderful views of the Indian Ocean as well as Gunung Agung. Getting to the Amankila from the airport takes around 2 hours, but once there you will be surrounded by Balinese villages and great scenery.

The hotel comes complete with beach club, swimming pools, restaurants and much more. Rooms start at around $700-$750 per night and go up to $2,800-$2,850 for a 2 bedroom suite.