Mount Agung provides a dramatic backdrop for Amankila (peaceful hill) a secluded seaside resort overlooking the Lombok Strait. Spacious stilted villas offer exceptional views from their hillside locations amongst frangipani and bougainvillea and are connected to the resorts facilities by raised walkways. Guests can relax around the signature three-tiered pool or at the Beach Club on Amankilas beach. What separates Amankila from other luxury Bali resorts is that it is situated in Karangasem one of Balis most traditional regencies Amankila also offers easy access to untouched rural countryside Bali luxury travel local crafts and the regions royal past. The club resort is around 50 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Amankila or 'peaceful hill' is an oasis of calm in the remote yet accessible regency of Karangasem Balis most traditional regency. The area offers a host of activities from mountain biking and diving to cultural excursions to temples and ancient water palaces. The approach to Amankila builds a sense of anticipation as the long drive winds up then down to the airy lobby. Surrounded by frangipani trees the lobby affords exceptional ocean views as well as views of the resorts signature three-tiered pool. Down below the resort set back from the private beach in a coconut grove is the Beach Club which offers another pool as well as casual dining. The 34 stilted free-standing suites are tucked into the lush vegetation around the resort and all boast outstanding sea views. The resort is close to Manggis Candi Dasa Tenganan and other villages where traditional crafts are still practiced and outings to explore the regions natural beauty are well worth the effort. Amankilas suites are elevated to take advantage of the spectacular sea and hillside views which makes for the perfect setting in the realm of luxury Bali resorts.The 34 free-standing suites with their alang alang roof thatching are fashioned as beach houses with a twist. They reflect the lines and flow of their East Bali surroundings in particular the royal water palace just outside Amlapura the district capital. Suites are connected to the reception and restaurant area by raised walkways. Wireless broadband connections are available in all resort. The 34 free-standing rooms with thatched roofs are fashioned as beach houses with a twist. Each one features an en suite bathroom with shower bathtub and hairdryer a double or king-size bed a direct dial telephone satellite TV and a private balcony or terrace. Other in-room amenities include a safe minibar tea and coffee making facilities and individually regulated air conditioning. The Restaurant located above the main pool overlooking the ocean is open for dinner. The menu features a mix of Western and Indonesian cuisine. Adjacent to the Restaurant is Amankilas Bar also with views of the sea. The Terrace set just back from the signature three-tiered pool is open for breakfast and lunch and serves Asian and Western cuisine. Afternoon tea is served daily in front of the Library where local women dressed in sarongs and kebayas offer complimentary Indonesian ginger tea Bali kopi (coffee) and local Balinese cakes. The Beach Club offers a simple menu of salads pizzas Indonesian and Western light dishes for brunch lunch and afternoon tea. Private dining is available in the suites 24 hours a day. The Beach Club is located at the base of the cliff a five minutes walk below the main resort. Guests can either walk to the beach or be driven there in one of Amankila's open-air buggies. Set within a grove of coconut palms and partially shaded by a frangipani tree is Amankilas largest swimming pool. Windsurfers boogie boards kayaks and Hobie cats are available at the Beach Club. Amankila's staff will assist guests with water sports and provide lessons or sailing partners if required. Eight private lounging bales are set along the sandy beach tucked into the foliage for added privacy. Drinks and light meals can be enjoyed in the bales. The cool shady Library has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the top tier of the pool. Oversized daybeds allow guests to relax and enjoy the wide selection of books newspapers and magazines. Games CDs and a laptop for Internet access are also available. The Boutique has a generous selection of unique Balinese art crafts and antiques available for purchase. Traditional Balinese massage and beauty treatments are available in the privacy of guests' suites in the specially-designated massage pavilion or at the Beach Club where two teakwood massage tables are hidden away in a grove of coconut palms and flowering bushes. Yoga classes can be taken under the coconut trees surrounding the Beach Club or in the privacy of guests suites. Aside from the 41m Beach Club pool Amankilas signature three-tiered pool sits dramatically just below the lobby. Set into the cliff-edge the three blue-tiled pools face the sea and flow one into the other down a stepped gradient similar to terraced rice paddies. Wireless broadband connections are available in all suites and public areas.