The Call of Bali

Answering the alluring invitation of Ubud.

Perched above the Ayung River Gorge and set among verdant fields of green rice terraces at Ubud, the island of Bali’s spiritual and cultural heart, the inland retreat of Amandari offers an enchanted tropical wonderland filled with lush flora and fauna.

Perched on a hill, the Amandari offers amazing views.
Perched on a hill, the Amandari offers amazing views.

Meandering along the lip of the gorge in a protective embrace of the forest, the resort also mimics the ride paddies located below the grounds through the gentle curve of its swimming pool, which offers magnificent views that span the horizon. Meanwhile, the green garden drops away from a raised open-sided pavilion, making it perfect for wedding ceremonies and musical performances.

Commanding spectacular views of the Ayung Valley, the Amandari Villa features a landscaped deck which embraces a two-tiered swimming pool.
Commanding spectacular views of the Ayung Valley, the Amandari Villa features a landscaped deck which embraces a two-tiered swimming pool.
The curvature of the Amandari swimming pool mimics the paddy fields located below.
The curvature of the Amandari swimming pool mimics the paddy fields located below.

An intrinsic part of the local community, Amandari boasts its own temple in a peaceful glade. The island’s unique form of Hinduism permeates the fabric of daily life in the villages around Amandari, and ceremonies to purify and harmonise relations between humans, the environment and the realm of the Gods take place regularly on the hotel grounds according to the lunar calendar.

A student from the Amandari Dance School located within the resort grounds.
A student from the Amandari Dance School located within the resort grounds.

Other amorous experiences at Amandari include the side-by-side Village Spa Journey, encompassing a combination of the Balinese Melukat purification ceremony and holy water rituals with a full-body exfoliation, a body wrap of mineral-rich volcanic clay and a therapeutic head massage in the resort’s secluded Aman Spa.

The serene sunken bath specially crafted for the Amandari Suite.
The serene sunken bath specially crafted for the Amandari Suite.

If you yearn for the outdoors instead, the Ayung Valley Hike offers guests a gentle trek with a personal guide through the rice terraces, orchards and forests of the Ayung River Gorge, culminating in a picnic breakfast enjoyed in a lofty open-sided pavilion with magnificent views of the valley below.

A perfect picnic spot overlooking lush greenery.
A perfect picnic spot overlooking lush greenery.
Dining bale with exceptional views.
Dining bale with exceptional views.

For more information about Amandari inland resort, please visit www.aman.com/resorts/amandari

There are 30 thatched-roof suites, each with a private garden courtyard, a living area and glass doors that open on three sides to lush surroundings. Teak and coconut wood are used throughout the resort with detailed wood carvings showcasing the skill of local artisans.
There are 30 thatched-roof suites, each with a private garden courtyard, a living area and glass doors that open on three sides to lush surroundings. Teak and coconut wood are used throughout the resort with detailed wood carvings showcasing the skill of local artisans.
Open-air dining bale
Open-air dining bale.
Amandari Suite views.
Amandari Suite views.
Vimal Palasekaran

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