An aerial view of a villa from above showing the pool
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In the nearly three decades since it opened, Amankila has scarcely wavered from its position as one of the Aman brand's most popular properties.

This is partly thanks to its continual succession of updates, along with its prime – overlooking the Lombok Strait on Bali's quieter eastern shores - and its design by Ed Tuttle, whose terrace of 34 alang-alang-thatched suites cascade down a slope towards the signature three-tiered infinity pool, which takes centre-stage.

Now, in its latest bid to stay at the top of the game, the property has rolled out a technology upgrade to all of its suites, along with the addition of a series of infinity pools to three of its existing villas, which also comprise an ample outdoor terrace and the same elegant interiors that the property has become known for.

Ensconced within the lush emerald jungle, with sparkling ocean views, once you're installed, you might be hard-pressed to leave. If you do, the private sweep of the volcanic-sand beach awaits, as does the spa pavilion, which offers treatments inspired by the energy of east Bali.

Although you're likely to find us poolside with a Mangosteen cocktail in hand – as the pastel hues of the sunset fade from the sky - before heading to the ocean-view restaurant, which serves up a mix of Indonesian and western favourites using fresh, local ingredients.

An image of the room from one of the villas from an angle that also shows sneak peak of the balcony

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An aerial view of the hotel from an angle that shows the pools and the mountains and sea

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An image showing the pool, with the sea and mountains in view

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An aerial view of the villas with the mountains and forest in the background

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Jl. Raya Manggis
Manggis, Karangasem
Kabupaten Karangasem


Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms