Poised on a cliff top overlooking the Lombok Strait on Bali's east coast, Amankila is a tribute to the island's delicate grace. With their alang alang thatched roofs, the freestanding elevated suites--all with romantic daybed, some with their own pools--reflect their surroundings, particularly the royal water palace outside Amlapura. Stroll past your room along the stepped walkways to The Restaurant, which offers a mix of western and Indonesian cuisine and fabulous sea views.
Below the library you'll find a signature three-tiered pool, while at the base of a cliff the Beach club offers snorkeling equipment, kayaks and lounging bales secluded amongst foliage for added privacy. The resort is a perfect base from which to discover the royal palaces of Klungkung and Karangasem, or Besakih, the island's mother temple. You may also dive to a WWII shipwreck or picnic aboard a yacht modeled after a Balinese fishing craft.