Inspired by a traditional village, Amandari is framed by jungle and rice terraces in Bali’s cultural heartland.
Alang-alang-thatched houses – some with pools, all with private tropical gardens – cosset guests under bamboo ceilings, their suites elegantly decorated with teak and coconut-wood.
The grounds are both sacred and essential to local families: children attend dance classes here, and religious processions pass through regularly, leading down the steps that spill below Amandari to a 7th-century stone tiger – a motif repeated throughout the property.
Follow the road out of the village to hike or bike the emerald-green landscape; or head further afield for artisan villages, hidden temples, and the palaces and boutiques of Ubud.
Exposed to cooling mountain breezes, the open-air main restaurant and adjacent bar enjoy spectacular views of the pool and the Ayung River.
Offering fine tropical dining from breakfast through to dinner, The Restaurant serves up a sophisticated menu of Indonesian and Western dishes.
An upper level provides an ideal space for more intimate dinners, while private dining is available in-suite, 24-hours a day.
Amandari can arrange guided tailormade excursions anywhere in Bali; popular day trips include Gunung Kawi, a group of 11th-century temple monuments dedicated to King Anak Wungsu; Lake Batur; Mount Agung; and Ceking, famous for its precipitous rice terraces.
Amandari guides have a thorough knowledge of the island and will show guests both popular and off-the-beaten-track sights.