The second Aman resort to open after Amanpuri, Amandari is perched above the rushing water of the Ayung River Gorge, overlooking the lush forests and an emerald green cascade of rice paddies.
Designed in the same style as the charming local village within which it is located, Amandari's thirty free-standing thatched suites, some with private plunge pools, are separated by 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 Balinese home. The palette of honey, cream and white on simple fine lines, with hand-woven batiks, is soothing, relaxing and appealing. All suites offer a garden courtyard, a living area and wall-sized sliding glass doors that open on three sides to the lush surroundings.
The open-air Restaurant serves western and Indonesian dishes using locally frown ingredients with a distinctive Indonesian flair. Beautifully crafted largely of teak wood, the Restaurant overlooks the Ayung River Gorge and Amandari's signature 32 metre infinity swimming pool, which is lined with emerald-green tiles. At sunset Gamelan Players perform, joined by a dusk chorus of birds – it is the perfect place for a serene tropical sunset. Other facilities also include a 'jungle' tennis court and gym, as well as a signature Aman spa.