A hidden jewel at Java’s centre Amanjiwo rests in the shadows of the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, Borobudur, which reopens to visitors from 1 March 2023.
Set in East Bali, where water palaces speak of the region’s royal past and temples honour the island’s gods, Amankila’s dramatic setting makes it one of the most captivating destinations in Asia. But it is not just its beauty that makes this serene retreat such a special place for private celebrations.
Meaningful aspects of Balinese traditions and culture imbue every occasion with a real sense of place and the almost tangible tranquillity so unique to the Island of the Gods. Purifying Mandi Lulur bathing rituals can be incorporated into wedding preparations, while event spaces are blessed with the presence of Penjor (bamboo flags) that symbolise Mount Agung. Traditional music sets the scene at parties and receptions, and ancient dances – whether the romantic Oleg Tambulilingan or the refined Legong – entertain and delight.
Spectacular settings to celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime union abound on the resort’s dramatic clifftop and beachside location with panoramic views over the Lombok Strait. High above the jungle-edged coastline beside the resort’s iconic three-tiered pool, say ‘I do’ with the sacred mountains as the only witness. Alternatively, exchange vows on the black sand beach, before walking an aisle strewn with flowers by local Balinese children to the reception in a coconut grove. The pool full of floating candles, with tuberoses and frangipani scenting the air welcomes guests with an unforgettable vision, while the sound of a traditional gamelan orchestra starts an evening of celebrations.
Whether an intimate party or a festive gathering, Amankila’s expert team can tailor exceptional private dining and adventure experiences for the most memorable of stays. Overlooking Amankila’s signature swimming pool, The Restaurant and Bar claim the loftiest sea views on the property, while the poolside Terrace offers open-air bales seemingly perched above the sea. Events can be held poolside in the resort’s stilted villas, at the Beach Club, and on the beach. Cruises on the Lombok Strait, mountain biking to picnic breakfasts in the hills and exploring the artisanal villages of East Bali are just a few of the activities on offer to create a multi-day retreat – ideal for those wishing to prolong the celebrations.
No request is too great and no detail too small. We are here to assist you with all aspects of event organisation, from conception through to execution.