Need to know
55, divided into Superiors, Deluxes and Suites.
Noon, although a 3pm check-out can be arranged, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $129.50, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
Rates include a daily à la carte breakfast at Seasalt and a snorkelling trip for two to the Blue Lagoon. Stay for two nights or more and get return airport transfers included.
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 Besakih temple?
At the hotel
Spa, cookery classes, organic garden, dive school, free WiFi, valet parking, laundry, leisure concierge, boutique, car rental (subject to international driver's license) and free use of bikes around the resort. In rooms: TV, minibar, safe, premium toiletries, day-beds.
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.
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 – best enjoyed over the daily poolside afternoon tea. Mini-massages are offered around the pool on Mondays and Thursdays – something you might want to plan into your sunbathing schedule, and every Monday you can try an introductory dive lesson if you've always fancied taking the plunge.
There are two outdoor spa bales nestled into the Pandan Forest facing the sea. Treatments include stress-soothing Balinese massage and reflexology; we're rather enamoured with the cream hair bath, with coconut, cocoa butter and natural clays. Budding yogis can participate in a weekly schedule of yoga and tai chi classes.
Bring some good hand-moisturising cream, you’ll want to soothe your palms after digging around in the organic garden.
Take part in a hands-on class at the cooking school, where East Balinese cuisine is a specialty. There's a free shuttle service to the nearby seaside village of Candidasa.
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.
Alila Manggis is an environmentally aware hotel, and is justly proud of its own organic vegetable garden and all-natural spa products.