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Perched high above the rushing water of the Ayung River in a peaceful area on the outskirts of Ubud, lies Amandari – a mystical sanctuary that is laced with rich culture. Every six months for hundreds of years, villagers have taken the path through the resort grounds down to the pool of holy water.
Thirty free-standing luxury thatched suites, some with private plunge pools, are located on either side of the lobby, separated by walkways, traditional Balinese-style gateways, and private gardens. Local teak and coconut wood, as well as Javanese marble and volcanic stone, is used throughout the suites, creating cool contemporary spaces with all the warmth of a true Balinese home.
There’s an open-air restaurant, overlooking the 32-meter swimming pool, lying close to the gorge and the Ayung Valley beyond, serving delicious Indonesian cuisine. There is also a bar which enjoys similar views and setting. Meanwhile, treatments at the hotel’s spa utilize local ingredients, such as the black rice exfoliant and volcanic clay.
Location & Getting There
Perched high above the rushing water of the Ayung River in a peaceful area on the outskirts of Ubud, Amandari is a 1-hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
The property provides 30 free-standing luxury thatched suites. Suites come either as a single-storey or two-level duplex, each offering a garden courtyard, living area, and wall-sized sliding glass doors that open on three sides to lush surroundings. The Asmara Suite and the Ayung Suite are duplexes with large private swimming pools and views of the rice terraces and valley below. The Amandari Suite offers one or two detached bedrooms along with a separate living room pavilion, outdoor dining bale, and a private pool. The Amandari Villa overlooks the verdant Ayung River Gorge and terraced rice fields, comprising three bedrooms, five pavilions, an outdoor dining bale, a two-tiered pool, a fully-fitted kitchen, staff, and vehicle service.
There are many activities on offer from Amandari. Follow a trail through the scenic countryside on foot or bicycle with an experienced guide, enjoy invigorating treks along the Ayung Valley and green rice paddies, or bike through the local village to experience local day-to-day life. For the more adventurous, try white water rafting down the Ayung River, located just below Amandari, a thrilling activity and an ideal way to explore the lush tropical rainforest.
4 hours of complimentary babysitting is offered each day and child-friendly activities are available.
Amandari is all about Zen. Rooms come furnished in honey-colored wood, beige wicker chairs, cream tiled floors, complemented by views of the surrounding lush jungle. Our top pick is the duplex Ayung Suite which looks out over the verdant Ayung River Valley. Sleeping up here is a dream thanks to wood-paneled walls, wraparound windows, and an overwhelming feeling of peace.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.