Experiences at Amandari

Bali is blessed with natural beauty, a balmy climate and rich traditions upheld by its deeply spiritual people. Volcanoes skirted by terraced rice paddies drop to a breathtaking coastline, and villages and temples dot the landscape. Amandari arranges bespoke experiences and tailor-made adventures anywhere on the island.

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Village artisans

Ubud is Bali’s artistic heart, full of galleries and home to many artists, while the villages nearby have been known for centuries for the work of their artisans. Visit the tucked away village ateliers of silversmiths, wood carvers and Balinese painters, or take a lesson with an artist living nearby.

Spend a peaceful morning or afternoon with a local Balinese artist with a private painting session at Amandari. Create anything from a simple local shrine to a colourful natural scene of Amandari’s surroundings.

Island of the Gods

Sacred springs, shrines and statues dot the wilderness of the Ayung River Valley, and regular festivals give the decorated villages a carnival-like atmosphere. Amandari can arrange private excursions to ancient temples, personalised blessings and walks that reveal the spiritual aspect of Balinese culture.

From the morning market

Combine a country walk with a visit to one of the island’s indispensable institutions. An Amandari driver will take you to Blahkiuh Market, about 20 minutes from Amandari, where you are free to soak up the sights, the colours and the fresh morning air. Then, with your guide, it is on into the countryside, through rice fields and villages and back to the resort.

Explore nearby temples

Ubud is full of interesting and world-famous temples. From Pura Taman Saraswati, in the centre of Ubud, to Pura Tirta Empul, to the lesser known local temples that dot the map, a trip to Amandari means a step into the spiritual Balinese culture. 

On winding trails

Discover Bali’s countryside with our expert local guides. Trek along a ridge high above the river, with banyan trees framing views across the gorge, or mountain bike through forests and rice paddies. All on its own with spectacular views, our remote hillside bale is ideal for private picnics.

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Balinese Dance & Gamelan Class

Ibu Agung, our talented in-house dance teacher, has been part of the Amandari family for over 20 years. She comes to the resort daily to teach the local children the renowned skill of Balinese dance. Her husband, Bapak Agung, is the local music teacher, instructing the male youth the art of the gamelan. You can watch the children practice at the Lotus Pond Pavilion during the week. 

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