Need To Know
Midday, although later can be arranged if the room is available. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $500.00, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
Rates usually exclude breakfast (à la carte).
Amankila likes to keep it real by sponsoring a local village, Jati Tuhu.
No check-ins or check-outs are allowed on 28 March 2017, when Bali observes Nyepi Day (Day of Silence), although stays are still possible. Bali’s airport also closes for the day.
At the hotel
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.
Our favourite rooms
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 balé 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 operates an assortment of excursions and activity packages – our favourite is the reef-friendly snorkeling trip on Aman XII, a 50-foot Balinese fishing craft.
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.