Amankila

Amankila main pool

Amankila main pool

Amankila main pool

Amankila pool suite

Amankila pool suite

Amankila pool suite

Amankila restaurant

Amankila restaurant

Amankila restaurant

Amankila Suite

Amankila Suite

Amankila Suite

Amankila suite bathroom

Amankila suite bathroom

Amankila suite bathroom

Amankila suite bedroom

Amankila suite bedroom

Amankila suite bedroom

Aman kila suite bedroom-bed

Aman kila suite bedroom-bed

Aman kila suite bedroom-bed

suite entrance

suite entrance

suite entrance

Amankila terrace

Amankila terrace

Amankila terrace

Amankila cocnut grove massage

Amankila cocnut grove massage

Amankila cocnut grove massage

Amankila bar

Amankila bar

Amankila bar

Amankila beach lap pool

Amankila beach lap pool

Amankila beach lap pool

Amankila beachclub restaurant

Amankila beachclub restaurant

Amankila beachclub restaurant

Amankila under Mt Agung

Amankila under Mt Agung

Amankila under Mt Agung

Amankila lobby

Amankila lobby

Amankila lobby

 

Priced From US$ 850+21% tax
Location: on the cliff overlooking the ocean just before Candi Dasa
Bedrooms: 34 free standing suites some with pools make up this luxury resort
Guests: this is a boutique luxury resort of only 34 private suites

 

Transfer Cost: included in packages
Land Size: this is a very private resort on a hilltop with no neighbours
Beach Access: has its own private beach of 400metres
Mins to Seminyak: 60 mins
Pool: there is 2 pools including a 41 metre beachfront pool
Breakfast: included in package rates
Staff: fully staffed and highly trained

 

 

Found at the heart of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is just two kilometres off the eastern tip of Java. Its north coast faces the Bali Sea, while the southern coast is lapped by the Indian Ocean. For all its cultural richness, Bali is a relatively small island, less than 150km from east to west and only about 80km north to south. Aman resorts has three properties for guests to explore Bali, Amandari located in Ubud, the artistic centre of Bali, Amanusa near Nusa Dua and Amankila in East Bali.

Set in East Bali overlooking the vast sweep of Lombok Strait, Amankila (‘peaceful hill’) is a cliff-side
beach resort.

Thirty-four suites enjoy spectacular sea and coastal views and connect by elevated walkways to the main facilities. Centring the resort, a three-tiered swimming pool mirrors Bali’s overlapping rice terraces. At the base of the cliff, the Beach Club is set within a grove of mature coconut palms and features a 41 metre lap pool and restaurant for light lunches.

Water sports equipment and boats are on hand for cruising or snorkelling trips. Eight private lounging
bales are set along the beach and fitted with a daybed and oversized bolsters. Traditional Balinese massage is available at the Beach Club, in guests’ suites or in the massage pavilion.

Each suite features a large bedroom with wide window views, a canopied king-size bed and
writing desk. The divided bathroom contains a window-side divan, a soaking tub and separate
shower and toilet rooms, giving way to facing coconut-shell dressing areas and double terrazzo
vanities. Outdoor terraces have a daybed, coconut shell table and rattan chairs.
Amankila offers nine pool suite options.

Some of Bali’s best touring and hiking excursions can be arranged through the resort.

Location

East Bali is often referred to as “old Bali” and it is the most traditional and historic Balinese region, thick with villages whose way of life has changed little over the centuries.

Bali has nearly three million people, most still live in villages and small towns. The unique variant of Hinduism influences every aspect of island culture, from day-to-day village life to art, dance and music. The local terrain features a diverse range of environments from tropical forests and terraced rice fields to mountains.

Just under 60 minutes from the Airport on the new highway along Bali’s east coast you arrive at its cliff-side eyrie in the Karangasem Regency of East Bali, Amankila (peaceful hill) is as close as you can get to the Lombok Strait without wading into it.

Opened in 1992 Amankila’s lofty position is serenity itself, as inspiring as it is dramatic, providing a base from which to explore the areas rich cultural heritage. On arrival, the intimate, airy lobby has views of the sea. Below the resort is its private stretch of sand and beach club.

Amankila Pricing 2012/2013

Accommodation – room only ( Validity: 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2013)

Garden Suite $ 950
Ocean Suite $1150
Pool Suite $1400
Kilasari Suite $1800
Indrakila Suite $2200
Amankila Suite – 2 bedroom $ 3100

*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

*3rd occupant will be charged at US$100++ per night and shall be entitled to above inclusion under

Aman Bali Break (Validity: 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2013)

Garden Suite $ 2700
Ocean Suite $ 3300
Pool Suite $4050

*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Garden Suite $ 900
Ocean Suite $ 1100
Pool Suite $ 1350
Extra Bed $100
*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Aman Bali Break Inclusions:

• Three nights accommodation at Amandari, Amanusa or Amankila
• Airport transfers
• Daily breakfast for two per day
• Choice of one activity per person per stay
Example activities include:-
Amankila Activity Selection:• Morning Cruise• East Bali Trek or cycling Tour• East Bali Tour.
Amandari Activity Selection:• Rice terrace trek with picnic breakfast in a hillside bale • Experience
Bali’s craft villages (wood and stone carving; silver) or John Hardy’s
silver atelier (3 hours)• Visit traditional morning food market followed
by a Balinese breakfast
Amanusa Activity Selection:• Beach bale breakfast • Uluwatu sunset tour• 1 round of golf per person.

Aman Bali Experience 6 night package (Validity: 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2013)

Garden Suite $5100
Ocean Suite $6300
Pool Suite $7800

*prices are USD$ per room per 3 night package and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Extra Night Garden Suite $ 850
Extra Night Ocean Suite $ 1050
Extra Night Pool Suite $1300
Extra Bed $100

*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Aman Bali Experience Inclusions:
• Minimum six night accommodation at Amandari, Amankila or Amanusa (at least two resorts)
• Return airport transfers
• Daily breakfast for two
• One activity per person, per resort per stay

Aman Bali and Beyond (Valid 01 May- 30 April 2013)
7 nights minimum packages (must include either Amanjiwo or Amanwana)

Amandari- Ubud Bali

Village Suite $800
Valley Suite $1000
Pool Suite $1250
Ayung Suite / Asmara Suite $1750
Amandari Suite – 1 Bedroom $2100
Amandari Suite – 2 Bedroom $3050
Amandari Suite – 3 Bedroom $3950

*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Amankila- Candi Dasa Bali

Garden Suite 800 plus 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge
Ocean Suite 1000
Pool Suite 1250
Kilasari Suite 1650
Indrakila Suite 2050
Amankila Suite – 2 Bedroom 2950
*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Amanusa Nusa Dua Bali

Garden Suite $ 800
Deluxe Suite $ 1000
Pool Suite $ 1250
Amanusa Suite $ 1650

*prices are USD$ per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Amanwana Moyo Island Indonesia

Jungle tent $ 800
Ocean Tent $ 950

*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Amanjiwo Yojakarta Indonesia

Garden Suite $ 800
Borobudur Suite $ 900
Garden Pool Suite $ 1000
Borobudur Pool Suite $ 1100
Dalem Jiwo Suite – 2 Bedrooms $2950

*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Aman Bali and Beyond Inclusions:
• Minimum seven nights accommodation at a combination of resorts which must include either
Amanjiwo or Amanwana
• Daily breakfast
• Airport or inter-resort car transfers (flights between Bali to Amanjiwo and Amanwana are
Not included)
• At Amanwana, there is be a compulsory board of US$67.50++ per person per day and it
includes all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, laundry, all shorts treks and non-motorized water
sports.
• Choice of one activity per person- see below on this page for examples.

Resort Overview

Suites are elevated to take advantage of the spectacular views to the sea and surrounding hillsides. 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 stepped walkways.

Suites- accommodation

Garden Suite

Garden Suite Pavilion with garden views, spacious outdoor terrace with day bed and coconut shell dining table with rattan chairs, large bedroom with canopied king sized bed, writing desk and i-pod with Bose docking station, spacious terrazzo bathroom with deep soaking tub, shower and window sized divan and double vanities with twin coconut wood dressing areas.

There is writing desk, safety box, hairdryer, AC, mini-bar, magnifying mirror, high speed internet wireless access, 24 hours private dining service, shopping bag, sarong, daily replenish tropical fruit dulang, hand fan.

Ocean suite

The Ocean Suites are identical to Garden Suites but have ocean views.

Pavilion with ocean views, spacious outdoor terrace with day bed and coconut shell dining table with rattan chairs, large bedroom with canopied king sized bed, writing desk and i-pod with Bose docking station, spacious terrazzo bathroom with deep soaking tub, shower and window sized divan and double vanities with twin coconut wood dressing areas.

There is writing desk, safety box, hairdryer, AC, mini-bar, magnifying mirror, high speed internet
wireless access, 24 hours private dining service, shopping bag, sarong, daily replenish tropical fruit dulang, hand fan.

Pool suite

Pool Suites have private swimming pools, four of which can be connected to adjacent Garden or Ocean Suites for family or friends travelling together.

Pavilion with a private swimming pool, and walled privacy, spacious outdoor terrace with day bed and coconut shell dining table with rattan chairs, two sun beds, lily pond, large bedroom with canopied king sized bed, writing desk and i-pod with Bose docking station, spacious terrazzo bathroom with deep
soaking tub, shower and window sized divan and double vanities with twin coconut wood dressing areas.

There is writing desk, safety box, hairdryer, AC, mini-bar, magnifying mirror, high speed internet wireless access, 24 hours private dining service, shopping bag, sarong, daily replenish tropical fruit dulang and
hand fan.

Kilasari Suite

The Kilasari Suite, which takes its name from Amankila’s main temple, is perched high on the hillside, with views overlooking the sea and its own 12m infinity pool.

Pavilion with a large infinite edge swimming pool, and over looking coconut palms and out to the sea, spacious outdoor terrace with day bed and coconut shell dining table with rattan chairs, two single sun beds and one double sun bed, lily pond, large bedroom with canopied king sized bed, writing desk and i-pod with Bose docking station, spacious terrazzo bathroom with deep soaking tub, shower, that opens out onto the terrace and window sized divan and double vanities with twin coconut wood dressing areas.

There is writing desk, safety box, hairdryer, AC, mini-bar, magnifying mirror, high speed
internet wireless access, 24 hours private dining service, shopping bag, sarong, daily replenish tropical fruit dulang and hand fan.

Indrakila Suite

The Indrakila Suite, named after the green hill upon which Amankila sits, enjoys privileged sea views past the temple point and far up the east coast. This suite has its own lounging bale and private pool.

Pavilion with panoramic ocean views directly from the pool with its own bale over looking the beach, spacious outdoor terrace with day bed and coconut shell dining table with rattan chairs, two sun beds, lily pond, large bedroom with canopied king sized bed, writing desk and i-pod with Bose docking station, spacious terrazzo bathroom with deep soaking tub, shower that opens onto the terrace and window sized divan and double vanities with twin coconut wood dressing areas.

There is writing desk, safety box, hairdryer, AC, mini-bar, magnifying mirror, high speed internet wireless access, 24 hours private dining service, shopping bag, sarong, daily replenish tropical fruit dulang, hand fan. Outside bale lounged called “ Bale Bengong”.

The Amankila Suite includes two separate bedrooms opening onto a large terrace with a private aquamarine-tile pool, two lounging bales, sun beds, lily ponds, limitless views over the beach
and Amuk bay and includes a private butler service.

Dining

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 Amankila’s Bar, with views to the sea.

The Terrace, set just back from the signature three-tier 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 Indonesian ginger tea, Bali kopi 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.

Amankila Dining Experience’s

Dining in one of our 3 restaurants is only the first option of the wide range of
dining possibilities at Amankila. If you are looking for something unique, why not
dine in one of our alternative venues: enjoy a romantic barbecue on the beach
or awaken your senses to the Balinese gastronomy with a Rijsttafel dinner in your
pavilion. Our Chef and his brigade will make sure we can cater for all of your
cravings.
Selamat Makan!

PRIVATE DINNER ON THE BEACH – US$160++ per person

Our secluded beach is the perfect setting for a truly romantic dining experience.
The entire Amankila Beach Club, Pool and Beach are reserved for one couple
to enjoy… A table for two with candles & flowers is set on the beach and a
private chef and waiter will tend to your every need, while your toes wiggle in
the sand. A bale is set for you to relax in and is perfect for an après dinner
snooze, a bonfire is also lit which brightens up the evening sky. After dining, you
are given complete privacy and offered a bell so you may instantly summon
assistance at any time. This truly magical experience is one not to be missed.

CANDLE LIT POOL BALE DINNER – US$ 115++ per person

Candles will light the pathway to your very own Bale set around the three-tiered
pool. Feel the ocean breeze on your face and hear the waves crashing in the
distance. Our chef will prepare a set menu using either Western or Indonesian
delights for you to enjoy.

SATAY EVENING – US$ 100++ per person

Enjoy a truly magical sunset experience up in the hills…a beautiful drive through
the countryside in the late afternoon, arriving at Bale Tirta Sari to enjoy the
spectacular view over the rice fields and Amuk Bay. You will arrive to a candle lit
pathway, which will lead you across a peanut plantation to our new bale where
your own private chef and waiter will pamper you. As you relax in the bale, our
chef will be preparing a delicious authentic Balinese satay feast, including
Balinese urab, a variety of sate, ikan pepes and afterwards desert to be enjoyed
while the sun is setting…a truly unique experience.
EVENING CANAPES & DAIQUIRI’S – US$ 70++ per person
Watch the dramatic Balinese sky turn many colour?s as the sun goes down over
the Island while sipping daiquiris and nibbling on canapés. Our Bale, set high in
2
the hills will be your venue, which will be candle lit as the sky darkens. A perfect
way to enjoy an early evening. Recommended departure time from Amankila
is 5.30pm
RIJSTTAFEL DINNER
If you want to experience a wide variety of Indonesian dishes in one meal then
the Rijsttafel dinner is the perfect choice. Served either in the privacy of your
suite, in our restaurant or on a secluded table around our 3 tiered pool, the
Rijsttafel offers a selection of 10 different dishes from Indonesia. You can choose
from a vegetarian rijsttafel, seafood only or a selection of vegetarian, seafood
and meat. The meal is accompanied with rice and finished off with a trio of
sorbets. We can also provide traditional Balinese dresses to make you feel
completely authentic.
Vegetarian Rijsttafel: US$ 80++ per person
Seafood Rijsttafel: US$ 95++ per person
Mixed Rijsttafel : US$ 95++ per person
MEGIBUNG – A TRADITIONAL BALINESE FEAST – Megibung: US$ 90++ per person
Within the region of East Bali there is a tradition called “Megibung”. This
translates to “sharing a meal from one platter”. It is shared at festive and
ceremonial occasions, often presented with “Nasi tumpeng”. Nasi tumpeng is a
cone of rice, which represents Gunung Agung (Mt Agung) where the Hindu
Mother Temple of Besakih is located. Surrounding the cone of rice are a variety
of Balinese dishes celebrating the quality and abundance of food that the
island provides. Special preparation is required, therefore bookings are
necessary and can be taken by our Guest Assistants one day in advance. This
divine feast may be enjoyed in our restaurant, in the privacy of your Suite or a
private table can be set along side Amankila?s three-tiered pool. We can also
provide traditional Balinese dresses to make you feel completely authentic.
PAVILION DINING
Why not enjoy a meal in the privacy of your pavilion… An extensive menu is
located in your pavilion and our chefs will be happy to assist you in personalizing
your breakfast, lunch and or dinner. Please dial „5? to place your order.

Media and Entertainment

INTERNET is provided through wireless broadband connections in all suites and public areas

Swimming Pool & Relaxing Beach Bale’s
THE SWIMMING POOL is set into the cliff-edge. The three tiered blue-tiled pool faces the sea and each tier flows one into the other down a stepped gradient similar to terraced fields.

Aside from the 41m Beach Club pool, this signature Swimming Pool dominates the landscape just below the lobby.

BEACH CLUB
The Beach Club incorporates a casual restaurant and bar for poolside lunches or snacks on the beach. The waters are safe for swimming between the flags and are patrolled by our Lifeguards. Complimentary water activities including a hobbie cat, windsurfs, kayaks and boogie boards are all available. Our Lifeguards will instruct you on our hobbie cat and are also very happy to accompany you if
you do not know how to sail. There is also a 41-metre lap pool to work off any indulgences.

Reading and shopping
AMANKILA BOUTIQUE
Located next to our terrace restaurant, the Amankila Shop offers a generous
selection of unique Balinese art, crafts, antiques and jewellery as well as Amankila
branded clothes, and items of first necessity.

LIBRARY
Oversized daybeds will allow you to relax and enjoy the wide selection of books,
newspapers and magazines. Games, CDs and a laptop for Internet access are
also available.
Each afternoon at 4.00pm complimentary Afternoon Tea is served outside the
Library. Sariwangi Tea served with ginger and lime, as well as Bali coffee are
offered along with traditional Balinese cakes, prepared by an “Ibu” from our
local village. You will also be able to watch the traditional art of „Offering
Making? by our little Balinese girls.

FITNESS PAVILLION- Gym, Massage, Yoga & Tennis

FITNESS PROGAMS
Maintaining your fitness while on holiday is your objective, we offer personal
training to meet your needs. Under the professional guidance of a personal
trainer, enjoy a workout in the gym (we have a treadmill, a cross-trainer and free
weights) or use the Amankila beach as the fitness setting. Each session starts with
a consultation to tailor a suitable program to achieve your goal. The training
session ranges from endurance, strength, cardio, and yoga methods. You may
enjoy an energizing session privately or with your partner.
Our trainer is Bapak Made, a full-time gym instructor with Bodiku, a highly
respectable physical training centre in Legian. He trains expatriates on a regular
basis in Bali. His professionalism and encouraging personality will help you to
achieve flexibility, endurance, increase your energy level and tone your body.
As the trainer is not base in Amankila, the booking is subject to the availability of
the trainer. Please enquire with our Guest Assistants.
Prices:
1hr: Rp 850,000 nett – single
1.5hr: Rp1,100,000 nett – single
1hr: Rp1,275,000 nett – couple
1.5hr: Rp1,485,000 nett – couple
A 50% cancellation will be charged if the booking is cancelled within 24 hours

Sunrise/Sunset Salutation
This stress releasing strength and stretch workout will leave you energized and
relaxed. Using the latest calisthenics techniques with a mixture of light cardio
and yoga methods, this 1 hour session can start or end a beautiful Bali day.

The Goddess Workout

This Woman-inspired workout will make you feel divine and physically and
spiritually powerful! This exercise will take you on a journey of empowerment to
leave you fit and sexy. With the latest techniques of sensual exercise, this
feminine session is a must for the inner Goddess in you!

Cardio Pump

With the Amankila beach as the setting, enjoy an active and fun cardio workout
that will leave you refreshed and energized. This session will take in consideration
your fitness level, medical background and exercise style.

Paradise Personal Training

Transcend yourself to the beauty of Bali while catering to your fitness objectives.
Make this holiday a lifestyle altering experience so you can continue a
revitalized „you? back home. This complete package consists of an in-depth
health assessment, nutrition counseling and personal guidance to cater to your
fitness needs. Educational and informative, this vacation package is invigorating
and zestful!

YOGA

Our resident yoga instructor will conduct private Yoga classes, either in your
Suite or down on the green lawn at the beach club amongst the coconut trees.
Here you can experience our yoga instructor?s class with the sound of the waves
in the background.
Private Yoga Class per hour: Rp 690,000++ per person, Rp 825,000++ per couple

MASSAGES & BODY TREATMENTS

Enjoy some pampering by experiencing a Traditional Balinese Massage or one
of our divine Body Treatments. Our in house beauticians specialize in massages,
body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Their extensive experience
and quiet disposition means that an hour or two with them will leave you
completely relaxed and invigorated.
You can choose to have your treatment in our Massage Pavilion, in the seclusion
of our Coconut Grove located at the Beach Club or in the privacy of your Suite.
For massage connoisseurs who enjoy therapeutic treatments, we recommend
the “Mepijet”, the traditional Balinese healing massage.

The Mepijet is a powerful and therapeutic massage carried out by our local
village healer, Gusti. By intuition, he focuses on specific problem areas in your
body, combining many known and unknown techniques. Gusti?s healing touch
will loosen tightness in the muscle tissue, restore proper blood and oxygen
circulation and leaves you with an overall sense of well-being.
Or why not treat yourself to our divine one hour oriental foot massage. This
luxurious treatment commences with a lavender scrub and is followed by a
traditional Balinese massage and reflexology. This treatment cleanses, exfoliates
and invigorates your feet.

And finally, our signature ritual is the Amankila Cita Ening. The Cita Ening
represents the purity of thought which comes after purification by a priest. This
full-body purification process provides the same clarity of thought and sense of
well-being. It begins with a harmonising crystal salt and fresh lime foot scrub. A
traditional Balinese scrub made from rice and ginger then prepares the body for
a one-hour Amankila Massage. A unique wrap of red ginger and cajeput is then
applied to your stomach and a blend of rice milk and honey to your chest, as
your face is soothed with fresh, cooling cucumber. Next, your head and scalp
are massaged with a deeply nourishing coconut hair cream, leaving your mind
calm and centred. The application of our tantalising body lotion seals in the
nutrients. 2 Hours 30 Mins Rp.1,700,000++
For a more extended selection of massages, please consult our treatment book
located in your villa or consult our Guest Assistants.

TENNIS
Tennis can be arranged complimentary at a hard court 5 minutes from
Amankila. Tennis racquets and balls are available. Please see our Guest
Assistants to arrange bookings and transfers.

CHILDREN ACTIVITIES
BEACH TOYS
Different types of beach toys are available for your children at our beach club.
We have a selection of utensils so that they can make their own Amankila Villa
or private swimming pool on our beach!
CHILDREN’S BOOKS
We have a wide selection of English children books, from modern popular books
such as Harry Potter to Children’s Favourite Balinese Stories, they are all available
in our library.
COLOURING AND DRAWING BOOKS
Several colouring books with the Balinese traditional stories are available in our
Shop and Gallery.
BALINESE DANCING CLASSES
A professional Balinese dancer from our local village Ibu Kadek Suryani can
teach your child the basics of traditional Balinese dance. The children will be
dressed in Balinese dancing costumes so that you can also take some
memorable photos of the occasion. Rp 215,000 ++ per hour
MAKING BALINESE OFFERINGS (CANANG)
In Bali, little girls are taught to make offerings such as Canang since a very
young age. We would like to invite your children to join these girls to learn to
make offerings. The use of sharp knife is avoided because the leaves will be cut
before hand.
BIKE RIDES
Children’s bikes are available upon request; therefore, if you would love to cycle
with your child in the vicinity of the hotel or any other cycling trip it is possible. In
case, your child would like to have a tour on his/her own, a guide can be
provided upon request. Rp 215,000 ++ per hour with guide

AMANKILA WATER ACTIVITIES

CRUISES ON AMAN XII AND AMAN XVI

Snorkeling and cruising

“Aman XII and Aman XVI” are traditional boats styled along the lines of Jukungs
which are Balinese Outriggers. Aman XII is a 50ft vessel and is used for morning
and afternoon cruises along the East Coast, while Aman XVI is a 40ft vessel used
for private charters. Neither boats have bathroom facilities so we recommend
that you change into your swimwear before leaving the resort. The boats will be
prepared with towels, sunscreen, snorkeling equipment, drinks and snacks so all
you need to bring is a camera!
The shallow waters around Amankila teem with brilliantly colored reef fish and
our cruise staff is on hand to instruct and swim with any guests new to this gentle
sport. The morning and afternoon scheduled cruises are designed to protect the
environmentally sensitive and precious coral reef.
There are two cruises everyday, leaving from the resort lobby at 9.15am and
1.00pm. Depending on the weather you will either board Aman XII from our
beach or from Padangbai a small fishing village just to the south of Amankila.
The morning trip is a three-hour cruise and snorkeling excursion with a light lunch
and refreshments. The afternoon trip is a two-hour snorkeling only excursion with
fresh fruit and refreshments. Please see our Guest Assistants for further details.

Private Charters
Private Charters on Aman XVI can be booked at any time during the day,
however, please note that the best time to head off is in the morning as the
afternoon brings in the sea breezes. There is a minimum charter time of 3 hours
and you can choose from the following recommended voyages, or design your
own adventure…

Sunrise Cruise
If you are an early bird and love the ocean then this trip is designed for you. The
trip will begin at about 5.00am from Padangbai and you will cruise up the coast
line of East Bali to watch the sunrise over Mount Rinjani which is the Volcano on
the Island of Lombok. Breakfast will then be served on board and on the way
back you might even catch a fish. Traditionally a 3 hour trip, however, if you
wish this time can be extended.

Cruise the Coastline of East Bali

You will either board Aman XVI from our beach or from the local village of
Padangbai [depending on the weather]. The cruise will take you up the East
Coast of the Island and can stop in any of the small beaches on the way if you
feel like a swim. A great time to do this is leaving the resort at 10am having
lunch anchored in a small bay and then getting back to Amankila at
approximately 3pm. The cruise time up the coast is 1.5 hours. Total travel time 5
hours.

Cruise over to Nusa Penida

This trip is recommended for the sun lovers as the crossing might get a little rough
and the upper sun deck is the best place to be. Over on Nusa Penida you can
cruise around the coast line and stop off in Crystal Bay for a swim and some
lunch. On the way back we can also throw out some fishing lines and trawl –
you might be lucky and have sashimi tonight!!
All food menus are charged additionally to the hourly price and the Guest
Assistants have a range of menus to suit all tastes.
Prices:
Morning Cruise: Rp 1,000,000++ per person
Afternoon Cruise: Rp 750,000++ per person
Private Cruise on Aman XII (minimum 3 hours): Rp 1,500,000++ per hour
Private Cruise on Aman XVI (minimum 3 hours): Rp 1,300,000++ per hour

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

CYCLING

Fully suspended mountain bikes are available for your pleasure. The program
entails a short drive, to one our carefully selected sites. The scenery is beautiful
and the roads are quiet.

Budakeling to Perasi
This three-hour experience [1.5 hours traveling and 1.5 hours cycling] is virtually
all down hill and starts in Budakeling village, where you will see Mount Agung
towering above. This is a very picturesque ride through small villages, alongside
rice fields and you will see the Balinese day to day life unfold before you. You
can expect to see blacksmiths at work, local mud bricks being made, rice being
threshed and many other local activities along the way. This is an experience
not to be missed.

Budakeling to Ujung
We drive from Amankila approximately 30 minutes to the staring point in the
village of Budakeling. You will cycle past the water Palace of Tirta Gangga,
through the rice fields of Peladung and stop in the village of Glumpang for a
photo opportunity taking in the panoramic view towards Mount Agung.
Continuing on through quiet roads, you will see the local villagers going about
their daily lives. Finally we cycle past the Kings Palace in Amlapura to our
finishing place at Ujung where the last king of Karangasem designed an opulent
water palace as his private folly. Built early in the 19th century Ujung was almost
entirely destroyed in the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963. What remain are
peaceful memories of a lavish life style. The entire trip will take approx 3 hours
- A perfect way to take in the sites of East Bali!

Selumbung 10k self guided ride
This self-guided ride with a map is a good insight into life in our local villages as
well as great exercise. You will pass fighting cocks in cages, small warungs,
schools and a beautiful temple in Selumbung. You might even see some of the
pandanous leaves cut from the surrounding trees rolled and drying on the side
of the road. The ride will take around one hour.
Prices:
Cycling tours: Rp. 350,000++ per hour
TREKKING

The scenic and unspoiled hills surrounding Amankila provide perfect trekking
routes, whether short or long journeys are favored. Our experienced trekkers will
accompany you and carry drinking water. It is advisable to wear either cross
trainers or walking shoes as the terrain can get slippery and muddy. We have a
range of cross trainers and socks that we can supply if need be – kindly contact
our Guest Assistants to arrange.

Wates to Abian Canang
Our most scenic trek starts in the Village of Wates, which is a 20 minute drive
from Amankila. Wates is famous for the Salak Fruit [otherwise known as the
snake fruit], you will normally find a sample of this in your fruit selection. After

walking for about 15 mins you will have amazing views of Mount Agung, a great
time to see this is at sunrise. As you continue walking you start to see an
immense sea of blue in the distance with a temple perched on one of the hills,
on either side of you are valleys of green coconut plantations. The mixture of
the blue ocean and the green coconut trees is quite spectacular. As you
commence the walk down the hill you will pass a very traditional Balinese
Village, there are not many of these villages around so it?s wonderful see the
traditional lifestyle at work. The villages are very friendly and will often invite you
in and show you around their abode. Your trek then ends at our newest Bale –
called Abian Canang – named after the local village. The whole experience
takes approximately 2 hours.
Kastala to Tenganan
This very beautiful trek involves several hills, rice fields and a rocky river bed that
is in full flow during the wet season. On this trek you will have the opportunity to
visit some very isolated and “time forgotten” villages. The trek ends in the village
of Tenganan where you may want to bargain for exquisite basketry or the prized
geringsing ikat cloth. This intermediate trek takes approximately two hours.
Indrakila Hill
This trek takes you around the ridge above Amankila and features a number of
shrines dedicated to Hindu Gods, whilst overlooking the property and the
Badung and Lombok Straits. This intermediate trek takes approximately one hour
and finishes up at the Beach Club and starts from Amankila. Great way to start
the morning!
Bugbug to Timbrah
These villages are well known for their fascinating festivals and ceremonies. They
can be easily reached by car; however, you may enjoy a leisurely and scenic
walk between the two villages. Your trekker will take you from Bugbug to
Timbrah past the rice paddies and farms of “old Bali”. Occasionally, you may
find yourself amidst one of their spectacular ceremonies. This easy trek takes
approximately one hour; a car will drive you to the start point and will bring you
back to the hotel afterwards.
Gumang Hill
From Gumang Hill, northeast of Candi Dasa, a beautiful panorama spanning the
terraced mountains and Buhu River down to the sea unfolds. If the weather is
clear, Mount Rinjani in Lombok can be seen in the distance. Gumang Hill is a
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spectacular vantage point from which to watch the sun rising and remains a
perfect stop for photographers at any time of the day. It is also the home of
hundreds of monkeys, so take some peanuts and your camera. This
intermediate trek, which is all up-hill, takes approximately one hour.

Putung to Amankila through Manggis

An early start after breakfast or in the late afternoon after tea is recommended
for the downhill trek from Putung on the slopes of Mount Agung back to
Amankila through our local village, Manggis. There are some steep down hill
sections taking us though cassava plantations, salak trees and the usual palm
and coconut trees. The diversity of this trek is interesting as one minute you are
in what feels like a jungle and the next in the open spaces of the „sawah? rice
fields. Along the way, you will pass houses nestled into the jungle, temples
shrouded in mystery and a life-giving stream of fresh mountain water. The walk
all the way back to the resort via the helicopter pad misses all the roads and
takes about 2-3 hours depending on your fitness level.

Macang to Tenganan

You will start this trek from Macang, a village surrounded by dozens of salak trees
heavy with the delicious snake fruit, ready to pick along the way. The view of
Gunung Agung, the volcanic mother mountain is spectacular from this region.
After climbing Bada Budu hill you will rest, taking in the beauty of the mango
gardens beneath and the ocean panorama with Amankila in the distance.
Finishing at Tenganan this advanced trek takes approximately two hours.

Jungle Trek

This jungle trek starts from Sidemen village heading east toward Ulakan village,
very close to Amankila. On the way, we pass the village of Ketug, where people
make arak, Balinese palm wine. We continue our trek, walking up Jungkel hill.
From the top of Jungkel hill, we stop to admire the view. From here, we walk
downhill, the slopes of the hills are ragged and slippery. From the village of
Telengan it takes approximately one hour to get to Ketug village. From where,
the path continues crossing the hill of Pura Jati ending up at Ulakan. The whole
trek takes approximately six to seven hours. It is possible to break the trek at both
Telengan and Ketug villages where an Amankila driver can be summoned to
pick you up.

Prices:
Wates to Abian Canang Rp 350,000++ per person
Kastala to Tenganan Rp 350,000++ per person
Indrakila Hill Rp 110,000++ per person
Bugbug to Timbrah Rp 350,000++ per person

Gumang Hill Rp 190,000++ per person
Putung to Amankila through Manggis Rp 350,000++ per person
Macang to Tenganan Rp 350,000++ per person
Jungle Trek Rp 750,000++ per person

WHITE WATER RAFTING

An exhilarating rafting excursion on the Telaga Waja River in Karangasem
challenges the brave at heart. Classified as a Class IV river (Class III being the
easiest) the trip starts in Muncan and takes on rapids down a gentle gradient
towards the coast. The excursion includes refreshments, snacks and lunch,
transfers in an Amankila car and insurance. The excursion takes approximately
one full day.
Rafting by Sobek Rafting:
Telaga Waja River with private Aman driver, US$140++ per person
Telaga Waja River with private Aman driver, US$220++ per couple
Telaga Waja River with Sobek transport, US$79 net per person

ELEPHANT RIDING

Have you ever wanted to ride an Elephant? Then this is for you!
The Bakas Elephant Camp program offers you the possibility to ride an elephant
while relaxing on a teak chair placed on its back. Rides of different lengths are
available. For more information please contact our guest assistants.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Ride along the volcanic sands and through the crashing waves of Saba Beach.
Take a unique look at the Balinese life as you pass by local temples and onto the
wide sandy beach, with Nusa Penida Island and the silhouette of the great
Gunung Agung volcano in the distance. The Saba Bay Stables are located 40
minutes from Amankila. They have horses and ponies to suite all levels of horse
riders. For more information please contact our guest assistants.

BALI SAFARI AND MARINE PARK

Home to more than 50 animal species including endangered specimens, the
Bali Safari and Marine Park combines a Balinese cultural ambience with an
African Savannah experience. Wonder through the jungle in a Safari like Jeep
and if you are lucky you might spot Sumatran elephants, Sumatran tigers, white
tigers, leopards, komodo dragons, cheetah, hippos and many more amazing
creatures in their natural habitat.
You can also ride elephants, camels and participate in the different animal
shows. A great activity for guests of all ages.

TOURS, EXCURSIONS AND PICNICS
See Bali from the Air
A Bell 206 helicopter is available for charter to view this beautiful island from the
air. A trip up Mount Agung, over Besakih, around Lake Batur and back over
Ubud is an experience not to be missed. Alternatively transfers to and from the
airport or our sister resorts are also available reducing the transfer time to just 18
minutes.

Market tour and cooking school
Amankila’s market tour and cooking school starts in the lobby before the sun
comes up, you will head to Klungkung for a guided tour of the market. We hope
to give visiting guests a very special experience offering a true insight into the
richness of daily life, the culture of food and the strong flavorsome tastes of
Indonesian cuisine. If you would like further information about Amankila’s ‘Market
Tour & Cooking School’ please contact one of our Guest Assistants. The Market
tour and Cooking School may also be booked separately. While this experience
usually starts in the early morning, we are most happy to tailor a program with
different timing, if you prefer to start later in the day.
Prices
3 person cooking school include morning market Rp. 3,700,000 ++
1 couple cooking school include morning market Rp. 2,600,000 ++
1 person cooking school include morning market Rp. 1,600,000 ++
1 person cooking school without market tour Rp. 1,100,000 ++
Joining for the meal only per person Rp. 650,000 ++

EXCURSIONS

Our Guest Assistants will readily arrange an itinerary of guided excursions to any
of Bali?s famous or secret sites. You may wish to take a picnic lunch and
refreshments prepared by our restaurant or to tour, either before or after lunch
at Amankila. Our experienced and local drivers will take great pride in sharing
their knowledge of the Karangasem region with you.

Market

The hub of Balinese life is found in any of the local markets soon after dawn on
market day. To experience the fun and chaos of an early morning shopping trip
amongst chickens and piglets, mangoes and melons, wicker wares and vanilla
beans, book a driver/guide with our Guest Assistants.

Putung

Putung lies beneath the soaring cone of Mount Agung and provides a
panoramic view eastwards over Karangasem and the Badung Strait. This is an
excellent setting for watching a Balinese sunrise before starting a down-hill trek
to our local village, Manggis.

Sidemen

Sidemen lies amidst emerald rice fields and is home to some of the best
traditional textiles in Bali. A weaving room and adjoining shop are well worth
visiting to witness the intricate craft and perhaps purchase some of the prized
fabrics and clothing. A tour to Sideman is a perfect tour to add after a picnic
breakfast in one of our bales.

Water Palaces of Ujung and Tirtagangga

The Ujung Water Palace, which is called Taman Soekasada Ujung by the locals,
was built by the late King of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Djelantik who reigned in
Karangasem from 1909 until 1945. The Palace was destroyed several times,
during World War II when its iron bars structure was dismantled and used for
weaponry production and after the 1963 eruption of Mount Agung. The
government and the royal family of Karangasem reconstructed the palace and
restored its former glory. Amankila?s architect, Ed Tuttle, drew upon the classical
beauty of Ujung for inspiration in creating Amankila.
When visiting the water palaces it is also perfect to combine with a trip to Puri
Agung, the Kings Palace in Karangasem.
Bangli

The only regency of Bali without any coastline and the most consistently
mountainous, Bangli curls around the old crater of Mount Batur. With its strikingly
beautiful lake and surrounding mountain peaks, Bangli tails off the southern
lowland in a wedge shape to a point just north of the town of Gianyar. Bangli
contains some of the island?s most historic and memorable temples at Pura
Kehen, in the town of Bangli (the main town of the regency), and at Pura Tegeh
Koripan, in Penulisan, you will find inscriptions and archeological remains linking
them with the area of King Udayana, in the late 10th and early 11th centuries.
The Pura Ulun Danu, on the shores of Lake Batur, is said to be one of the oldest
temples on the island.

Klungkung, Nyoman Gunarsa Museum.

The Nyoman Gunarsa Museum is located in Klungkung and is positioned in a
very sacred area between the cemeteries of “Setra Banda” and “Setra
Umasalakan” of Gelgel. The museum is a tribute to a famous and powerful king
named Dalem Waturenggong who defended Bali from the Moslem influences
and invaders and possessed a love of art and paintings. Many of the pieces on
show reflect this period of Balinese history whilst others vary from the classical
Balinese paintings to more contemporary pieces.
The “Palace of the God of Love” is the center point of Klungkung and the former
home of Bali?s most illustrious line of kings. Though little remains of its regal past,
Klungkung continues as a thriving center for East Bali and houses one of Bali?s
better markets.
Two remaining buildings are the Kerta Gosa Hall of Justice, often referred to as
Bali?s “Sistine Chapel” for its superbly painted ceiling and the Bale Kambang – a
beautiful floating palace.
The village of Kamasan is the home of traditional Balinese paintings, which
resemble the “Wayang” shadow puppet style originally traced to Java. The
homes of the artists are open for visiting and purchasing where you will have the
opportunity to meet and speak with the artists.
Far less pleasing to the eye but equally fascinating is Goa Lawah, the bat cave
temple. Legend has it that the caves meander from their coastal entrance to
Pura Besakih, some 20 km away.

Tenganan

The ancient and ritualistic “Bali Aga” (original Balinese) society of Tenganan is a
ten minute drive from Amankila. Exquisite, authentic textiles and craft work,
amongst them the famous double ikat, are viewed (and may be bought) inside
the homes of the Bali Aga.

Pura Lempuyang

After an hour’s scenic drive through the rice fields of East Bali you will arrive at
the spectacular hill of Lempuyang, which hosts a series of five of the most
significant temples in East Bali. Over 1500 winding stairs link these temples, which
culminate at the top of the hill with Pura Lumpyang Luhur. This temple houses
special bamboo, which is said to contain holy water. The spectacular views from
this summit include the dramatic coast line of East Bali and on a clear day, a
view of the close by Mount Agung and Lombok’s Mount Rinjani. When visiting
this sacred hill you must wear traditional Balinese ceremonial outfits, which will
be provided for you. You may enjoy a Hindu prayer ceremony in one or all of
the temples. The journey to Lempuyang Hill is exquisite however only
recommended for those who are very fit. Depending on how many temples you
choose to visit, this trip can take anywhere from 3-6 hours.

Visit the famous John Hardy Jewelry showroom and factory
John Hardy jewelry is a top international luxury brand distributed widely in the
United States, with a growing number of outlets in Russia, Japan, Hong Kong,
and Dubai. The jewelry is handmade and distinguished not only by its high
quality but also by its design stories. Collections are inspired from such diverse
sources as the garden (Kali, Ayu), the architecture of Rajasthan (Jaisalmer, Batu
Sari), the tribal art of Borneo (Dayak), and ancient Asian jewelry techniques
(Dot, Chain, Palu). The inner surfaces of the jewelry have complex inner grillwork,
like a secret story worn next to the skin.
Their workshop and design center is tucked away in the rice-farming hills of
central Bali, about a 1.5 hour drive from Amankila. It is a village-like cluster of
low-impact buildings using local natural materials. The showroom Kapal Bambu
is a soaring, sail-like construction comprising two 42′ walls that meet at the top,
like two cupped hands. The workshop campus is a also working farm. The twoacre
property is landscaped with organic gardens growing food for the huge
workshop family, who are given a healthy lunch every day under three huge
banyan trees. Cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and turkeys are raised for
food. Old-fashioned Bali rice is cultivated in rice terraces among the studio
buildings. High technology connects the studio with affiliated offices in New York
and Hong Kong.
Amankila guests are welcome by appointment only, should you wish to visit their
factory and showroom, kindly contact our Guest Assistants who can make
appointments for you. You could also combine this with lunch at Amandari to
make it a great day out in the center of Bali.
Prices:
Tours with private driver: Rp 300,000++ per hour
Full day tour (8 hours or more): Rp 2,250,000++ per day

PICNICS

There are many wonderful locations throughout Karangasem including our own
hillside resting bales.

Bale Trita Sari (holy water in Balinese)
Set high in the hills with dramatic ocean views above the tiny local village of
Pegubugan. After a 15 minute drive, you will relax in Aman comfort, while taking
in the sights, sounds and fragrances of your surrounds.

The bale is situated opposite a mountain with steep rice terracing and looks over to a panoramic
view of Amuk Bay, the Gili Islands and Amankila. The sound of gently running
water, in the subak (Balinese irrigation channel), along side the Bale, was the
inspiration for the name of this peaceful haven. It is surrounded by working fields,
which rotate, through plantations of rice, peanuts, corn and cassava and is
accessed by a pathway of river stones, which cross over a traditional Balinese
bridge where the spectacular view of the bale unfolds.
From Bale Tirta Sari you may choose to return back to Amankila via jeep or our
trekker can guide you home via a scenic jungle trek. On this nature trek you will
encounter local farm houses, Balinese bee hives, a beautiful little water fall that
feeds into a valley stream and a magical temple surrounded by a natural
archway made from the root formation of the banyan tree. Additionally you will
see grazing cows, pigs, pandan plantations (used for weaving and for the
natural green dye in Balinese cakes) and pineapples growing throughout the
mountain side.

Bale Abian Canang (garden of offerings in Balinese)

Bale Abian Canang is our newest bale and it?s also set high on a hill with
spectacular views overlooking immense coconut plantations and Indrakila Hill
where Amankila is located. Moreover, from this dramatic cliff edge, you can
enjoy the ocean and wonderful coastal views. On a clear day, you will also be
able to see Nusa Penida island and if you are lucky Lombok.
The scenic drives takes about 15 minutes through one of our local villages;
Ulakan; where you will be able to witness the daily chores of the local Balinese
people.
This bale will be able to enhance the total Aman experience. While enjoying
the spectacular views you will be able to blend into one with nature.

If you are keen there is a wonderful trek from Wates to Abian Canang, you
could start the trek early in the morning and finish with a sumptuous breakfast in
our bale. [see treks for more details].

Picnic Breakfast in Bale: US$ 60 ++ per person
Picnic lunch, Indonesian and Western menus: US$75 ++ per person

OTHER ACTIVITIES

DIVING
During your stay in Bali why not join Bali Dive Academy for a dive.
They have over 20 years experience in Bali and its surrounding waters.

They offer daily dive trips for certified divers and introductory
dives and PADI courses. Indonesia has the largest amount of fish and coral
species in the world and Bali is no exception.
They have a custom designed dive boat with a very experienced crew. If you would like a tailor made private dive experience contact brett@privatevillasandhouses.com (Padi Instructor)

Here are the favourite dive sites:
Mola Mola/Sunfish

Wanting to catch a glimpse of the worlds most fascinating yet mysterious
creatures then you might be in luck. The Mola Mola or SunFish inhabits Bali all
year round, however, there are certain months in the year that are better for
sightings:
The best months are July and September. In 2007 there were still sightings into
mid November.
The most sighting occur at: Crystal Bay – Blue Corner – Gili Tepekong
They have been seen at many other sites in the East Bali area, but the above
sites provide the diver will a good chance of seeing them. These dive sites are
not for novice divers as strong currents are occasionally present.
The word “Mola” comes from the latin for Millstone, which refers to its shape. It
has sandpaper-like skin which is covered with copious amounts of mucus. It
holds the record for the heaviest bony fish (one having been recorded at 2235
kg). it?s diet consists of jelly fish, ctenophores, salps, sponges, squid, and small fish
Average dimensions: Length (snout to tail) -1.8m, Height (tip of dorsal to tip of
Anal fin) – 2.4m, Weight – 2200 kgs
For further information on the dive sites contact brett@privatevillasandhouses.com (PADI Dive Instructor)

Manta Point
Type: Shallow coastal site(max 16m) gradual slope
Location: 15 minutes drive from Amankila, then one and a half hours by boat
Topography: Mainly rocky with small hard and soft coral growth
Current: Mild to moderate with moderate to strong surge
Visibility: 5m – 15m
Highlight: Very high chance of seeing Manta Rays at the cleaning station, free
swimming, or at the surface. Sometimes very large numbers. 73 is the most
sightings
Note: Dive conditions are best early in the morning
Number of Dives: 1 or 2
Difficulty Rate: Easy/Medium
The dive site is located on the South side of Nusa Penida. The boat trip around
the island is spectacular: white sand beaches, volcanic rock cliffs and strange
rock formations. As the manta rays are gathering to visit the cleaning station
they tend to be stationary whilst being cleaned, or if they waiting to be cleaned
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they will circle around. If divers remain calm in the water, the rays will come very
close providing excellent photo opportunities.
If Manta rays are seen on the first dive, the second dive is usually taken on the
north side of the island on one of the spectacular drift diving sites.
Accessibility to the site depends on the phase of the moon.

Gili Mimpang /Shark Junction
Type: Three mini rock islands, slope and walls
Location: 15 minutes drive from Amankila, then 15 minutes by boat.
Topography : Excellent coral coverage and variety.
Current: Moderate to strong (can reach 5 knots and more)
Visibility: 25m+ (Best June – October)
Highlight: Shark junction, one of the few spots to get a shot of swimming shark
from underneath, get your under water video ready!
Note : Around new moon only enjoyable for experienced divers because of
strong and tricky currents.
Number of Dives: 2
Difficulty Rate: Medium – Hard
Mimpang is a small archipelago of four big rocks, and just another half- dozen
smaller ones just 3 kilometers southeast of Amankila. Only the center two rocks
have any vegetation, and even this is only a rough covering of grass. A sea
eagle has nested on a tower adorning the second rock (working from south to
north) for many years. The rocks follow an underwater ridge that runs north by
northeast. Mimpangs southern extent drops off sharply to deep water, but the
north becomes a shallow, rubbly reef. The whole southern extent of the
Mimpang reef – in both the west and the east – is excellent, whether your
interest is small animals or large. Great clouds of anthias among ragged schools
of striped sweetlips, white tip reef sharks and even a rare oceanic sunfish (mola –
mola), this all in a contrast of healthy hard and soft corals, big barrel sponges
and very large gorgonians.
Together with Gili Tepekong this dive site is one of the best in Bali, but because
of strong currents it is only recommended for advanced divers with recent diving
experience.

Blue Lagoon /Tanjung Sari
Type: Shallow coastal reef (max. 25m.), slope, short wall.
Location: 15 minutes drive from Amankila, then just 5 minutes by boat.
Topography : Sandy bottom with huge coral bommies, table corals and some
soft corals
Current: Mild to moderate
Visibility: 15m to 20m+ (Best June – October)
Highlight: Spectacular coral formations, large variety of fishes, including rarely
seen species that would enthuse even the more experienced diver or
photographer.
Note: Dive conditions are best in the morning.
Number of DiveS: 1 or 2
Difficulty Rate: Easy
In a 1,5 Km stretch of underwater terrain in between Blue Lagoon and the
peninsula of Tanjung Sari there are 5 varied dive sites ranging from a sheltered
lagoon to an easy / moderate current dive for beginners to advanced where
there is a high probability of seeing white tip reef sharks and turtles.
Imagine staghorn corals teeming with colorful anthias and blue cromis together
with oriental sweetlips, rocky outcrops with moray eels, napoleon wrasse and
even a rare cold water specie of wobbegong shark.
Lion fish, scorpion fish, including the leafy and weedy have made this reef their
home, along with cuttlefish, octopus and squid.
This dive site is very close to Amankila and often use the local boats to take you
on a few minute ride out to the site.

Tulamben / U.S.A.T. Liberty
Type: Coastal reef, Ship wreck and wall
Location: 1 Hour by car from Amankila, the dive starts directly from the shore, the
wreck is only 30m of shore.
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Topography : Great variety of soft corals, huge sea fans (gorgonians), barrel
sponges and large black coral bushes.
Current: No or very mild, perfect conditions for beginners.
Visibility: 15m to 20m+ (Best June – October)
Highlight: Gigantic swirl of schooling jack fish above the wreck.
Note: Bali?s most popular dive-site, so it?s best to leave early morning at 8:30 am
to avoid crowds.
Number of Dives: 2
Difficulty Rate: Easy
The Liberty was a cargo ship, hastily armed with a bow and stern gun for World
War II service, that was disabled by a Japanese torpedo in the Lombok Strait
early in the morning of January 11, 1942. She limped towards Buleleng
(Singaraja) under tow, but made it only as far as Tulamben, where the vessel
was beached to keep it from sinking. It was the tremors produced by the 1963
eruption of Gunung Agung that rolled the Liberty off the beach and finally sunk
her. When she motored away from Kearny, New Jersey dock in 1918 (powered
by a then novel steam turbine engine) the ship was 395 feet long (120 meters)
and grossed 6,211 tons. Although some writers continue to traffic in this
misinformation, the Liberty was not a ship of the Liberty class, all of which were
built later and were powered by more primitive piston engines.
This wreck offers a rather rare combination in a dive site: easy conditions and
great richness. Lying thirty meters offshore in generally calm waters, this may be
the world?s safest large wreck to dive. It is also very rich, particularly in the kinds
of rare animals that have made the Tulamben area so famous. Over 400 species
of fish live at the wreck, which over the period of time have become
accustomed to divers, which allows us to get really close for a good look. This
area is also famous for its macro objects, including pigmy seahorse
(hippocampus Sp.).

Gili Biaha

Type: Small Island, reef slope, deep walls and shark cave.
Location: 15 minutes drive from Amankila, then 25 minutes by boat.
Topography: Very good coverage of hard and soft corals.
Current: Moderate to strong, normally big surge in the afternoon.
Visibility: 20m to 25m+ (Best June – October)
Highlight: Sleeping white tip?s in the shark cave at 12 meters. The view from the
darkness inside the cave into the crystal clear blue water full of swirling fish is a
picture you?ll never forget.
Note: Can be a challenging site around full and new moon.
Number of Dives: 2
Difficulty Rate: Medium
Gili Biaha is a rocky outcrop with the approximate shape of an inverted comma,
lying about 6 kilometers east from Amankila. A rounded, grassy knoll caps the
thick end of the island, and the cave is located at the rocky northern curve. In
the cave we can expect sleeping white tip?s and sometimes nurse sharks.
Coming out of the cave going southwards there is a wall with a trove of
fascinating smaller species, such as frog fish, cuttlefish, octopus, interesting
nudibranchs and the rich soft corals, gorgonians, and black corals, many with
commensals.
Depending on ocean conditions the southern tip of the island can be rounded,
at this point the wall becomes very steep, at points a sheer drop to forty-some
meters.
Diving Gili Biaha is mainly combined with diving at Gili Mimpang, because of big
surge in the afternoon we recommend only to go diving there in the morning.

Nusa Penida

Type: Large island facing 20 Km south-east of Amankila, The north coastal reef is
about 7 Km long, long drift dive, slopes, steep walls and some sheltered bays.
Location: 15 minutes drive from Amankila, then 25 minutes by boat.
Topography : Very good variety and number of hard and soft corals, long whip
corals.
Current: Mild, moderate, strong and very strong depending on the moon and
location.
Visibility: 20m to 35m+, best visibility in Bali! stable even in rainy season.
Highlight: Drift dive, rich in nutrients which attacks large schools of fish for
feeding and with some luck manta ray, thresher shark and oceanic sunfish
(mola – mola)
Note: Due to unpredictable currents in the south and in the channel in between
Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan we do not dive there often.
Number of Dives: 2
Difficulty Rate: Medium
Nusa Penida and it?s smaller sister island Nusa Lembongan offer a great variety
of dive sites, popular are Toyapakeh, S.D., Ped, Sental and Buyuk. Toyapakeh
has towering bommies swarming with huge schools of unicorn fish, batfish and a
veritable snowstorm of orange and pink anthias. Going eastwards to S.D. you
can find staghorn Acropora and even big Tridacna clams. Ped is a slope of low
hard corals, punctuated in the deeper areas by black coral spirals and sponges.
Because of the steady current the spirals and the sponges lie almost horizontal.
Sentals is the center of the North Penida reef. The deep slope is offers a good
chance to see pelagics like manta ray and oceanic sunfish (mola – mola).
Buyuk offers perhaps the best combination of features of all the sites here – very
healthy staghorn Acropora in the shallows and a deep slope nearly as rich as
Sental, which also offers a good chance to see pelagics.

Gili Tepekong
Type: Small island, reef slope, deep walls, rock pillars and cave (swim through).
Location: 15 minutes drive from Amankila, then 15 minutes by boat.
Topography : Excellent coverage of hard and soft corals.
Current: Moderate to strong and very strong
Visibility: 25m+ (Best June – October)
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Highlight: Magnificent rock pinnacles covered with hard and soft corals and
breath taking vertical walls with sea fans and a kaleidoscope of colorful tropical
fish.
Note: Can be a difficult site around full and new moon (down currents).
Number of Dives: 2
Difficulty Rate: Medium – Hard
Although reef surrounds the entire island, the Canyon is by far the most
interesting site on Tepekong. Dropping in next to the rock wall on the island?s
western face, and heading south and down slope is a great start to explore the
Canyon, and if conditions allow, continue to the offshore pinnacles, and finish
up on the northern, protected side. Although there are a few gorgonians in the
protected area of the slope just before the Canyon, for the most part the cover
here is a modest growth of Dendronephthya and other soft corals, pale yellow
cup coral trees and fist-sized heads and colonies of branching coral. In many
areas, crinoids provide the dominant cover. However, rich coral-covered
surfaces and macro scale treasures are not what Tepekong is about. It is the
great scale of its structure, and huge schools of fish. Sweetlips, batfish, jacks,
snappers, rainbow runners can nearly fill the Canyon. A big Napoleon wrasse
lives here and bumphead parrotfish patrol the tops of the mounds west of the
Canyon proper.
Like Gili Mimpang this site can have strong current and we only recommend this
site for advanced divers who dove recently.

Diving Prices
Single diver Blue lagoon with 2 dives Net US$ 124
Single diver Blue Lagoon with 1 dive Net US$ 90
minimum 2 persons with 2 dives
Blue Lagoon per person Net US$ 100
Tulamben USAT Liberty Ship Wreck per person Net US$ 130
* Surcharge single diver USAT Liberty Ship Wreck US$ 45
One night dive Blue Lagoon per person Net US$ 115
minimum 4 persons with 2 dives
Gili Tepekong or Gili Mimpang per person Net US$ 130
Biaha Cave per person Net US$ 135
Nusa Penida per person Net US$ 135
Nusa Lembongan per person Net US$ 140
minimum 5 persons with 2 dives
Crystal Bay and Toya Pakeh per person Net US$ 144
Manta Point and Crystal Bay per person Net US$ 153
Manta Point and Sental per person Net US$ 153
Additional third dive Net US$ 45
PADI Diving Course for Beginners – min 2 person
One Introduction dive to the Blue Lagoon per person Net US$ 100
Discover Scuba with pool practice + two dives to
the Blue Lagoon
per person Net US$ 125
Discover Scuba with no pool practice + two
dives Tulamben USAT Liberty
per person Net US$ 135
PADI Open Water Diver
3-4 days, class room, pool practice, four dives
per person Net US$ 379
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
2 days, classroom and five dives
per person Net US$ 299

Prices for other activities
Climbing
Climbing Mount Agung Rp 2,350,000 per person
Climbing Mount Agung Rp 2,750,000 per couple
Additional person Rp 380,000 per person
Climbing Mount Batur Rp 1,690,000 per person
Climbing Mount Batur Rp 1,900,000 per couple
Additional person Rp 210,000 per person
Helicopter
Airport transfers per trip Net US$1,300
Transfer to Amandari per trip Net US$1,590
Transfer to Amanwana per trip Net US$6,450
Transfer to Oberoi Lombok Per trip Net US$3,170
Tours
Amankila to Mount Agung to Amankila per trip Net US$2,700
Amankila to Mount Agung to Airport per trip Net US$2,464
Amankila to Mount Batur to Amankila per trip Net US$2,112
Amankila to Mount Batur to Airport per trip Net US$1,936
Amankila to Bedugul to Amankila per trip Net US$2,550
Amankila to Bedugul to Airport per trip Net US$3,000
Amankila to Gilli Islands per trip Net US$3,000
Amankila to Gilli Island to Amankila per trip Net US$3,170
Amankila to Nusa Lembongan per trip Net US$1,760
Amankila to Nusa Lembongan to Amankila per trip Net US$2,464
Amankila to Nusa Penida to Amankila per trip Net US$2,700
Amankila to Nusa Penida to Airport per trip Net US$1,500
Amankila to Tulamben per trip Net US$2,100
Amankila to Tulamben to Amankila per trip Net US$2,100
Additional waiting fee charge per hour Net US$175
Baby Sitting
[complimentary for the first 4 hours]
Rp 150,000 per hour

*all prices subject to change and are to be used as a guide only.

Services

Aman Bali and Beyond example activities
Aman Bali Experience activities examples(only valid Bali properties)

Amankila
- Morning Cruise on Aman XII
- Amankila Massage
- East Bali trek / cycle tour / tour
Amandari
- Amandari massage
- Ayung River trek / Campuhan trek / Rice terrace trek
- Cycling from Amandari to Ubud
- Guided tour of a local market
- Private Balinese dance class
- Afternoon tea at Sunset Point
Amanusa
- Balinese massage
- Beach bale breakfast
- Uluwatu temple tour
- Souffle cooking class
Amanjiwo
- Borobodur intellectual tour with guide after 6am
- Javanese massage
- Sunset martinis in the rice fields
- Hike to Menoreh Hills
- Meditation in Mendut temple
- Village tour by Andong
Amanwana
- Waterfall Excursion
- one hours massage
- Dive on Amanwana Sea wall