Amandari - which means “peaceful spirits,” opened in 1989. It is located five minutes from the art community of Ubud in Central Bali. The village of Kedewatan lies adjacent to the resort. Designed as a Balinese village, Amandari has river-stone walkways and high paras-stone walls. The open-air lobby was designed after a Santillan, a village meeting place. The pathway that runs through Amandari and down the valley to the river below is sacred land. For hundreds of years, the Balinese have taken the path down to a pool of holy water every six months. Just above this spring-fed pool sit three modest shrines and an ancient tiger carved into rock.
Evoking village life between paddy and jungle in Bali’s cultural hub - Designed after a traditional Balinese village, with sweeping views of the Ayung valley’s jungled slopes, Amandari has integrated sensitively into its hillside setting that it feels as though it has always been here. Guest suites take the form of village houses, with alang-alang roofs and interiors of coconut, teak, and bamboo. Presided over by a sacred stone tiger, the grounds are not just for guests, children attend dance classes here, and villagers regularly wander by. Beyond the paras-stone walls, iconic rice terraces, artisan villages, and Bali’s cultural heart, Ubud, lie waiting.
Balinese-style stone gateways front Amandari's 30 walled, thatched-roof suites, each with a private garden courtyard and some with private pools. There is one premium villa as well. Wireless broadband connections are now available in all resort accommodations and public areas.
The Restaurant, open to the breezes and crafted largely of teak wood, overlooks Amandari's swimming pool and the gorge. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and specializes in Western and local Indonesian dishes. The Bar, with its terrace seating, features a wide selection of drinks. Facilities include the Library, with a broad selection of books, newspapers, CDs, and games, a fitness center fitted with a fully equipped cardiovascular gym, a signature 32m green-tiled swimming pool, lying close to the lip of the gorge, a gift shop and gallery and Amandari’s Spa, surrounded by water and featuring two open-air massage bales, a beauty room, sauna and steam room.
Amandari Suites, Bali - Balinese-style stone gateways front Amandari’s thatched-roof Suites, which open on three sides via sliding glass doors to lush garden courtyards. Paras stone walls ensure complete privacy, and interiors feature coconut and teak wood accents.
Balinese Dining Experiences, Amandari - The restaurant is open to guests and non-residents. Looking out over the Ayung Valley swimming pool, the open-air Restaurant serves cuisine using locally grown ingredients with a distinctive Indonesian flair. Gamelan players perform every evening – their songs joined by a dusk chorus of birds – enveloping the serene tropical atmosphere.
Bali Spa & Wellness Experiences, Amandari - A winding path leads through the gardens to the edge of a lotus pond – the setting for the Spa. This peaceful spot takes a holistic approach to therapies using local ingredients. Facilities include two open-air bales, a beauty room, a sauna, and a marble steam room.