Amankila — Bali, Indonesia
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. §