Designed as a Balinese village, the property features andesite walkways and high paras-stone walls to mimic traditional local design. The pathway that runs through Amandari and down the valley to the river below is said to be sacred land. Every six months for hundreds of years, Balinese from the village of Kedewatan, where Amandari is located, have taken the path through the resort grounds down to a pool of holy water. Just above this spring-fed pool sit three modest shrines and a 7th-century tiger carved in stone.
Amandari (peaceful spirits) is located about 60 minutes from Denpasar’s international airport, and 10 minutes from the arts community of Ubud in Central Bali.
SUITES & VILLAS
Balinese-style stone gateways front Amandari’s thatched-roof Suites, which open on three sides via sliding glass doors to lush garden courtyards. Paras stone walls ensure complete privacy and interiors feature coconut and teak wood accents. Single-storey or duplex in layout, some Suites offer views of the valley and rice terraces, and a number have private plunge pools. Luxury accommodations are divided into Village, Valley and Pool Suite categories. Village Suites enojoy peaceful walled private garden with outdoor sunken marble bathtub whilst Valley Suites have amazing panoramic views of the Ayung River Valley and verdant rice paddies. Pool Suites feature expansive swimming pool in private garden with outdoor living area and offer guests full privacy. The Asmara Suite and the Ayung Suite are duplexes with large private swimming pools and views of the rice terraces and valley below and the Amandari Suite offers one or two detached bedrooms along with a separate living room pavilion. An outdoor dining bale of teak and bamboo is set within its spacious tropical garden. From the suite’s private swimming pool, guests enjoy picturesque views.
The beautiful Amandari Villa, nestled in rice terraces less than a minute’s drive from the resort, overlooks the verdant Ayung River Gorge and terraced rice fields. Serviced by two staff, it is a 1,500 square metre Balinese-style compound which includes five pavilions: three detached, terrace-style bedrooms; a separate living room walled entirely in windows and sliding glass doors; and a fully-fitted kitchen. A dining bale with marble flooring and coconut-wood posts features a round table and rattan chairs for six people to enjoy alfresco dining. A garden and landscaped deck embrace an expansive, two-tiered swimming pool, finished in pale green tiles to match the surrounding paddy fields. A vehicle is always on call should villa guests wish to take advantage of any of Amandari’s facilities.
Start your day at the gym that looks out onto the lotus pond or take private yoga classes in an outdoor setting with Amandari's very own yoga teacher. Swim in Amandari's 32-metre, green-tiled swimming pool that lies close to the lip of the gorge and overlooks the rice terraces below. Every evening, gamelan players perform from the music pavilion behind the pool. This is also a venue for regular Balinese dance performances by local children. Should you wish to play some tennis, staff will have towels and water ready for you on court day and night.
A stone tiger - left by a seventh-century Hindu priest as a reminder of the village’s blessing - sits beside two shrines 129 steps below Amandari. Deeply connected to the surrounding community and landscape, the resort offers an array of experiences that range from exploring the arts in nearby Ubud to trekking through the surrounding rice terraces and tropical jungle. Spend the day visiting the workshops of artists and artisans in the area, take an art lesson from a Balinese painter in Ubud or an international artist living nearby, trek along a natural ridge pathway winding alongside the river with banyan trees framing views across the gorge, or plunge through the unspoilt nature on a whitewater raft past waterfalls and steep black rock walls. Unwind at the end of the day at the Amandari Spa where your journey combines the Balinese Melukat Purification ceremony with a series of traditional treatments. In true Aman style, staff are experienced to handle any request.
Charlotte Travel Exclusives
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
- A complimentary a la carte lunch for up to two people per room, once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability