Need to know
12 villas, including a three-bedroom residence.
Noon, but flexible up to 6pm, subject to availability, and a 50 per cent charge. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $137.16 (IDR1,839,915), excluding tax at 21 per cent.
Rates include breakfast, in-room soft drinks, cookies and fresh fruit
A Masters-In-Residence programme offers the services of Bali’s finest wellness gurus and healing hands. Consider booking an Aqua Wellness and Yoga Day with water woman Elisa Senese and yogini Beate McLatchie.
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, yoga studio, gift shop, gardens, free WiFi throughout, a small library of DVDs, books and magazines, a laptop for guest use. In rooms: flatscreen LCD TV, CD/DVD player, iPod docking station, minibar, free bottled still water.
Our favourite rooms
Spa Villas have a Jacuzzi and herb-infused steam shower, but the plunge pool and kitchenette that you get with a Pool Villa just edges it for us. The decor is contemporary – white walls and lacquered black furniture with minimalist finesse and maximum gadgetry. The Amala Residence, with three bedrooms and large private pool, is ideal for groups or families with kids over 12.
All villas come with private pools. In addition there is a lap pool, shaded by palm fronds and surrounded by plenty of padded outdoor furniture.
A stylish tote bag for luxe Seminyak boutique booty; big shades for luscious lounge bars; gladrags for nearby nightlife at KuDeTa, SOS and the Living Room; Havaianas for navigating between the pool, outdoor bath and steam shower.
Freebies at the Amala include butler service, available 24 hours, and a 15-minute welcome massage. You can book a car and driver for local drop-offs.
The Amala keeps its peace with a strictly enforced policy of no children under 12.
Environmentally sustainable initiatives span a colloidal silver filtration system in the main pool, solar panels for hot water and electricity, recycling systems for plant watering, and the use of regional materials such as Bandung marble.