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 jungle slopes, Amandari has integrated so 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.
The village spa journey fuses the Balinese Melukat purification ceremony with traditional treatments. A full-body black rice exfoliation stimulates the lymph system, followed by a body wrap of volcanic clay to draw out toxins and a therapeutic head massage to soothe. The Mandi Rempah treatment re-balances and relaxes. This therapy features a body massage using ginger and clove oils; an exfoliation of black rice and cinnamon; and a red clay and nutmeg body wrap - followed by a bath of fresh coconut milk, yogurt and lavender.
Balinese yoga classes take place in a setting with expansive views of the Ayung River. Private classes and guided meditation sessions can be arranged, as well as personal trainers to guide workouts in the fitness centre.