Spa, library, DVD/CD selection, free WiFi throughout, Balinese art gallery, boutique store. In rooms: sound system with iPod dock, minibar. TVs and DVD players can be provided on request.
If you don’t plump for the panoramically endowed Kilasari Suite, Ocean Suites 6, 7, 11, 19, 36 and 37 offer the most eye-pleasing visuals. All the suites are freestanding beach house-style huts, with alang alang thatched roofs and terraces furnished with coconut-shell tables and rattan chairs. If you want lashings of space (or you've got tots in tow, opt for the Indrakila Suite).
As well as the enormous lap pool by the Beach Club coconut groves, Amankila’s signature three-tier infinity pools step down from reception towards the shore like rice paddy fields. They’re lined with loungers and thatched <i>balé</i> pavilions.
You’ll be doing a lot of poolside lounging, so make sure you’ve got a tome or two to regale yourself with. Some sturdy sandals will get you to the beach and back.
Amankila likes to keep it real by sponsoring a local village, Jati Tuhu.
Amankila’s well suited to young ones and welcomes under-12s for free. Older children can stay for $100 a night. Babysitting can be pre-booked for around $10 an hour.
Amankila’s well suited to young ones and welcomes under-12s for free. Older children cost $100 a night. Babysitting can be pre-booked for around $10 an hour.
Adventurous under-12s or layabout teens.
The two-bedroom Amankila Suite is ideal for Smiths with kids in tow and comes with butler service. The four pool suites are also good options.
The resort has a range of children’s books and traditional Balinese games to occupy children and bikes are available on request. For around $20 an hour, a guide can take your child on a private island cycle tour. A number of watersports including boogle boarding, sailing and windsurfing are available from the Beach Club.
A lifeguard monitors the main pool from 6am to 6pm.
There are high chairs and a children’s menu on offer in the restaurant and kitchen staff can heat milk, make packed lunches and whip up homemade baby food too.
The first four hours are free; thereafter babysitting costs around $10 an hour.
No need to pack
Colouring books – the shop sells drawing books based on traditional Balinese children’s stories.