Style Traditional thatched tranquillity
Setting Soothing seas, soaring peaks
Sumptuous yet unassuming, this ocean-fronted retreat lies in the shade of Mount Agung, held up as sacred by Balians, though you’ll be glad to hear that it does get plenty of sun. Surrounded by opulent coconut groves, Alila Manggis boasts an award-winning cookery school, a beautiful natural spa and some superb snorkelling along the unspoilt East Bali coast.
Need to know
- Rooms 55, divided into Superiors, Deluxes and Suites.
Double rooms from $170.00, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
The price shown represents the lowest nightly rate for a double room available at this hotel over the next 21 days. Any price conversions from the hotel's local currency ($170) have been conducted using today's exchange rates from xe.com.
- More details Rates include breakfast.
- Facilities Spa, cookery classes, organic garden, WiFi, valet parking, laundry, leisure concierge, boutique, car and bike rental (subject to international driver's license). In rooms: TV, minibar, safe, premium toiletries, day-beds.
- Poolside The unique inverted pyramid-style pool, which ensures shallow edges and a deep centre, is set beneath coconut palms in the landscaped gardens, and offers wonderful views out over the ocean beyond.
- Check-out Midday, although a 3pm check-out can be arranged, subject to availability.
- Children Though the hotel doesn’t have any children’s facilities, kids are welcome. Extra beds or cots are available for US$35 a night plus tax, including breakfast, and babysitters can be booked a day in advance for around US$5 an hour.
- Also Take part in a hands-on class at the cooking school, where East Balinese cuisine is a specialty.
- Hotel closed No check-ins or check-outs are allowed on 31 March 2014, when Bali observes Nyepi Day (Day of Silence), although stays are still possible. Bali’s airport also closes for the day.
Food and drink at Alila Manggis
Chef Santika dishes up gorgeous Modern Asian cuisine – organic Kusamba salt-crusted snapper, ginger flower salad with coconut and nam njihm dressing – in Seasalt, housed in a traditional Balinese pavilion over a lotus pond.
- Dress code Informal, but why not accessorise with a hibiscus flower in your sea-salt curled hair?
- Top table Confirmed romantics (and those not afraid of a mosquito bite or two) should ask for a table to be set up in the coconut grove.
- Last orders 11pm.
- Room service Available 24 hours a day.
Alila Manggis doesn’t have a proper bar, but wine and cocktails are available in the lobby. Try the watermelon mojito.
Alila Manggis Desa Buitan, Manggis, Bali, 80871
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Our favourite rooms
If you want to maximise your privacy, go for the Seaside Corner Suites, numbers 222 and 225, which come with wraparound balconies, littered with chairs and daybeds for relaxing in the balmy Balian air.
Bring some good hand-moisturising cream, you’ll want to soothe your palms after digging around in the organic garden.
Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain, looms over the hotel. Why not unleash your inner pilgrim and join in one of Alila Manggis’ organised treks up to Beaskih temple?
From the Guestbook…
A very nice place, with lovely rooms. The food was great. Also worth a mention are the stunning black sand beaches.more