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There is a story behind every extraordinary meal. Alila Manggis Bali invites you to join a unique culinary trip where you will discover how delicious Balinese dishes made, from buying ingredients in a traditional Balinese market, learn to prepare them in a cooking class, to finally enjoy the food you make for yourself. Along with great food, Bali also offers great culture. Pay a visit to a fascinating bat cave used for religious ceremonies and also to Kusamba Salt Pans, famous for its organic sea salt. To complete your trip, you will also enjoy the chefs menu in a candlelit dinner by the ocean and under the stars.
Alila Manggis breathtaking location between the sea and Balis sacred Mount Agung inspired a seamless concept for the resort by its designers at Kerry Hill Architects, with free-flowing interaction between the buildings and surrounding nature. A traditional alang alang thatched roof covers the lobby, beautifully offset by polished ivory and coloured concrete floors. A latticed screen of diagonally laid stones is a feature at each end of the lobby.
Four two-storey buildings of cool white stone, lit up in geometric beams of warm tones after dark, house the guestrooms. Each block is a skilful execution of traditional and contemporary Balinese architecture, set at a 45 angle to the beach, allowing all rooms and suites a view of the sea and the resorts centrally featured pool.
Real! Original! Traditional! These three words have become synonymous with East Bali. The simplicity of the folk around, the relatively unspoilt and age-old traditions, the smiling faces, the swaying palms and narrow streets set against a backdrop of paddy fields and volcanoes. Buitan beach and Alila Manggis are a truly and surprisingly different experience in East Bali. 4 star hotel tours and trips can be booked through our Leisure Concierge to discover all this and more!
The swimming pool is a central feature of the resort and is designed as an unusual inverted pyramid. This creates deep water in the middle and shallow water around the edges, allowing guests to relax and enjoy a cooling afternoon dip at this boutique resort. Balis swaying coconut palms, and beautiful landscaped gardens provide the perfect setting to lay back and enjoy the resort's peaceful, sunny environment.
The ocean-facing yoga pavilion runs yoga sessions every Monday and Friday from 17:00 to 18:15 for guests in-house.
Upholding the reputation of a superior family hotel in Bali, the seaside suites at Alila Manggis provides spacious accommodation and a double daybed for our younger guests. The 114 square meter suites are located at the upper level corners of our 4-star hotel. Balis beautiful ocean is within direct view from the large balconies that surround these Bali suites which are perfect for outdoor dining, entertaining, lounging or as a sundeck. The rooms are furnished with a living area and large entry hall which may be used as a dining area.
The 53 rooms and 2 suites are housed in traditional two-storey thatched Balinese pavilions reminiscent of the village Wantilan, meeting hall. The Superior rooms, located on the lower floor of each block, boast a private terrace while the Deluxe rooms on the upper level have a balcony with day bed. All rooms are designed to maximise the views across the coconut grove, the swimming pool and the sea.
In-room amenities include cable TV, In-room safe, IDD telephone, Mini bar. Enjoy new bedscapes comprising down comforters and high-thread count soft bed sheets, a pile of plump pillows - and a new fresh, white look. The bedding is inspired by the new niche brand "Ploh". Discover hand-finished, distinctive bedding that's all about understated luxury.
The activities will begin at 07:00 and ends at 13:30. Understand how the cycle of daily life translates to the plate in traditional Balinese dishes. After an early morning breakfast, experience the amazing sights, sounds, and aromas of Klungkung market, one of the busiest village markets in East Bali.
Back at the hotel, learn how to use the ubiquitous Ulekan (traditional Balinese mortar and pestle) to make the embodiment of Balinese cuisine - Bumbu Bali (Balinese curry paste) and Bumbu kacang (peanut sauce) - and prepare Balinese style nasi goreng (fried rice) in a wok and sate ayam (grilled chicken skewers). Savor the mornings handiwork over a leisurely lunch in the restaurant.
Surprise your loved one with an intimate dinner for two. Savor the amazing food of Seasalt Restaurant at a location of your choice, a candlelit dinner in the seaside bale, a secluded spot in the garden, or in the privacy of your own balcony. Together with the chefs, design your own menu and cherish the moment.
Visit the famous Goa Lawah (Bat Cave) located 15 kilometers southwest of Alila Manggis. The cave is home to thousands of bats and has a temple built in front of its entrance. The combination of squeaking bats, crowds of kneeling devotees, burning incense and priests prayers makes a visit to Goa Lawah during ceremonies a fascinating experience.
On your return journey, stop at the Kusamba Salt Pans, famous for its organic sea salt. Witness the process of sprinkling seawater over the black sand until one gets concentrated sea salt. This will be 3 to 4 hours trip.
Inspired by a neighboring organic salt farm, the Seasalt Restaurant is set in a traditional Balinese pavilion on a lotus pond. Serving both a contemporary menu and a range of Indonesian and Balinese favorites with Executive Chef I Nyoman Santika and Food & Beverage Manager Made Putra Arnaya. Seasalt is also an integral part of the Alila Manggis Cooking School. Elegant and relaxed, the restaurant looks out on to the ocean and the resorts beautifully landscaped grounds. Guests can also enjoy poolside or garden dining, set beneath the tranquil coconut grove.
The organic garden nearby also presents a "surprisingly different" dining option. The sea salt they use is farmed from the salt pans in Goa Lawah nearby, thus the name of the restaurant. They bring you flavors that are both local and international, some inspired and others traditional, some simple and a few slightly more complicated, some meals for one and others to share, some spicy and a couple that are not too spicy.
Alila Manggis Bali recommends some flavors to share, their signature meal, the traditional Balinese Megibung, which is a unique and very traditional way of sharing food with friends and family during village ceremonies in East Bali and some parts of Lombok. This is an excellent way to sample the local cuisine and is decoratively served to you on a carved timber stand called the Dulang.
One of Bali's best kept secrets, Alila Manggis is a secluded, stylish seaside resort in Manggis, where modern European shapes meet open, tropical design. Set amidst a coconut grove, the resort is nestled between the sea and the majestic Mount Agung, Bali's most sacred mountain. Alila Manggis is situated on tranquil Buitan Beach within the regency of Karangasem, close to the town of Candidasa, and provides the perfect base from which to explore the unspoilt East. This area of the island is renowned for its spectacular beauty where the steep rise from coast to mountain creates magical scenery.
This boutique hotel in Bali is the gateway to the dive islands of the east coast, the mother temple of Besakih and the great water palaces and kingdoms of East Bali. Alila Manggis is also just 10 minutes from Padang Bai harbor where ferries leave for Lombok and other nearby islands. Head away from the crowds to an unspoilt east coast hotel in Candidasa such as Alila Manggis, where modern European shapes meet open, tropical design. Bali's perfect ocean views are captured from four two-storey buildings built around a palm-fringed pool, ideally demonstrating simple forms and Balinese touches.
At Spa Alila, they are committed to providing unique treatments from the heart, blending ancient Asian healing techniques with age-old beauty recipes featuring the curative benefits of fresh, natural, quality ingredients. Trained in anatomical physiology, massage, meditation and service, the local therapists combine the latest organic nutrition and health knowledge with the most essential element - warm, genuine care that flows from the heart through the hands, to stimulate, rejuvenate, balance and relax your mind and body. Spa Alila products are made from a creative blend of ingredients; indigenous plants, fruits, herbs, and spices and use a carrier massage oil that are a pure blend of sweet almond and virgin coconut oil.
Their blends feature combinations that are fragrant and so fresh that they are almost edible - cucumber and aloe vera to soothe, lemon grass and ginger to refresh, coffee and coconut to tone and condition. From facials to aromatherapy massages, these spa experiences are presented in the haven of two outdoor spa bales located right on the grounds of the Pandan Forest, facing the sea, allowing nature to soothe you towards total relaxation.
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