Amankila: Peaceful Hill

The third day of our Bali honeymoon took us to Amankila. This amazing resort is situated in a peaceful cliff-side setting in Manggis, Bali.

As usual our private transfer from Amandari was seamless and we got to Amankila a little after lunch. The staff warmly welcomed us to our villa.

Outside our room.

Outside our room.

Welcome drinks!

Welcome drinks!

The white flags were outside all of our villas.

The white flags were outside all of our villas.

Sleeping area.

Sleeping area.

Changing area.

Changing area.

Chips and cookies!

Chips and cookies!

Fruit basket.

Fruit basket.

Bathtub.

Bathtub.

As soon as we got settled, we decided to explore the rest of the resort..

Afternoon tea and pastries.

Afternoon tea and pastries.

Balinese girls making flower offerings.

Balinese girls making flower offerings.

One of the restaurants.

One of the restaurants.

We also decided to take advantage of the amazing pool.

Great views.

Great views from the three-tiered infinity pool.

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Our private area.

Our private area.

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One of the things we wanted to do in Bali was SCUBA dive and figured this was the perfect place to do our first night dive. We arranged this with Aman and as usual everything went great!

Our dive center for the night.

Our dive center for the night., Geko Dive Bali.

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It was raining but the dive was still great!

Getting briefed on our dive.

Getting briefed on our dive.

Dive gear.

Dive gear.

Say cheese!

Say cheese!

Our first blue spotted stringray!

Our first blue spotted stringray!

We had a great time!

We had a great time!

As soon as we got back to the resort, we got ready for dinner. Here’s some more pictures..

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Yum!

Yum!

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After dinner, we went ahead and got our massages from the resort spa. Once again, Aman went above and beyond and kept the spa open to accommodate us. We got really sleepy afterwards and decided to call it a night after our massages. The next day, we woke up early to enjoy the beach and the beach club!

Beautiful morning!

Beautiful morning!

Buggy to the beach.

Buggy to the beach.

Refreshments.

Refreshments.

Breakfast feast.

Breakfast feast.

Rac enjoying the breakfast spread.

Rac enjoying the breakfast spread.

Beach club pool.

Beach club pool.

We also decided to try out some of the water activities available.

Kayak.

Kayak.

Our first time!

Our first time!

Boogie boarding.

Boogie boarding.

Our next activity would take us biking along East Bali. It was raining pretty hard and the staff warned us about the weather but we didn’t want to pass up the opportunity. It was pouring the whole afternoon but it just made everything more exciting!

Our ride for today.

Our ride for today.

Let's do this!

Let’s do this!

Amazing views in East Bali.

Amazing views in East Bali.

Cheesin!

Cheesin!

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With our awesome guide

With our awesome guide.

Refreshments on the way back to the hotel.

Refreshments on the way back to the resort.

We really can’t say enough good things about how Aman accommodated all our requests. They allowed us to keep our rooms until 5pm! They even provided us with shoes and socks for the bike trip since we didn’t bring any.

After we got back, we packed our bags and got ready to check out. We had a great chat with one of the Aman managers and they gave us our Hindu bracelets as we said goodbye.

Hindu bracelets.

Hindu bracelets.

Sadly, it was time to leave this amazing property. Our driver packed our belongings as he drove us to our next hotel.

See you again Amankila!

See you again Amankila!

All in all, our stay with Amanresorts is something we will never forget. There were plenty of times the staff went above and beyond to make our trip unforgettable. From the moment the private immigration officer welcomed us to Bali to when the Amankila manager gave us our Hindu bracelets, everything was perfect. We’ve read plenty of reviews about the amazing service that people get while staying with Aman but it was a surreal experiencing everything first hand.

Stay tuned for more!

 

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