One of Bali's best
kept secrets, Alila Manggis is
a secluded, stylish seaside resort in Manggis,
East Bali. Set amidst a coconut grove, the resort
is nestled between the sea and the majestic Mount
Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain.
All rooms and suites face the ocean with clear
views across the straits to Nusa Penida. A contemporary
interpretation of traditional Balinese architecture
is artfully combined with modern amenities to
create a relaxed environment in harmony with its
Alila Manggis is situated within the regency
of Karangasem, close to the village of Candi Dasa,
and provides the perfect base from which to explore
unspoiled east Bali. This area of the island is
renowned for its spectacular beauty, where the
steep rise from coast to mountain creates magical
scenery. Here the local people follow a traditional
lifestyle, whether it is cultivating rice, farming,
fishing, weaving baskets and the famous double
ikat textiles or salt making.
Various walking tours are available at Alila
Manggis, taking in sights like Mount Agung, home
to Bali’s mother temple at Besakih, and the spectacular
terraced hillsides. Other tours can be arranged
to see the traditional Bali Aga village of Tenganan,
the water palaces of Tirtagangga and Ujung, the
weaving village of Sidemen, the Kerta Gosa Palace
of Justice at Klungkung and various Balinese temples.
Alila Manggis combines contemporary features with
traditional Balinese design to form an exemplary
symbiosis. This resort demonstrates creative function,
elegant luxury and pure well-being.
World-renowned architectural firm Kerry Hill’s
interplay of light, water, plants and geometry
result in details which never fail to excite the
eye. The four 2-storey buildings are built around
a palm-fringed pool which looks onto the ocean.
The 54 rooms and two corner suites of Alila
Manggis are housed in traditional two-storey thatched
Balinese pavilions reminiscent of the village
wantilan or 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 maximize the views across the
coconut grove, the swimming pool and the sea.
The two spacious suites are situated on the upper
level of the building closest to the beach. Large
balconies surround the suites suitable for use
as an outdoor dining area or sundeck. The spacious
rooms include a living and dining area. All interiors
are designed with fabrics and finishings to reflect
the local environment.
Facilties & Services
Alila Manggis' swimming pool is a central feature
of the resort and is designed as an unusual inverted
pyramid. This creates shallow waters around the
edges and deep water in the middle. Set in landscaped
gardens under swaying coconut palms, it provides
the perfect place to lay back and enjoy the resort's
peaceful, sunny environment.
The Mandara Spa offers a uniquely relaxing experience
featuring traditional Indonesian and Balinese
treatments from facials to aromatherapy massage.
The hotel has its own leisure concierge where
guests can book trips to local attractions and
excursions from whitewater rafting to deep-sea
Wave skis and snorkel masks and fins are available
for hire. The resort also has its own Balinese
outrigger that can take guests from the beach
in front of the hotel to the Blue Lagoon, a beautiful
and colourful reef teeming with marine life. East
Bali has the most spectacular dive sites on the
island, and all are located close to Alila Manggis.
Diving and fishing trips can be arranged through
Two to six-hour treks are available at Alila Manggis
in the company of knowledgeable local hotel guides.
Trips include a trek to Gumang Hill for stunning
views of verdant rice terraces and Mount Agung;
Kastala to Tenganan, a trek off the beaten track
through rice terraces and small farms to the Bali
Aga village of Tenganan, famous for its double
ikat weaving and unique basket-making; and the
Mount Agung trek for the truly adventurous, a
four-hour climb reaching the top in time for sunrise.
Mountain bikes are available for hire at the hotel
along with maps of suggested routes through the
spectacular scenery and villages.
The Alila Manggis Wedding Experience
Alila Manggis has the perfect setting for an intimate
wedding. We warmly invite you to experience the
tranquil and inspiring surroundings amidst the
beauty and tradition of Bali. Ceremonies can be
organized on the grounds of Alila Manggis or on
the beach in front of the hotel (tides permitting).
With advance preparation, Alila Ma
Inspired by a neighbouring organic salt farm,
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,
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
resort’s beautifully landscaped grounds.
Alila Manggis offers poolside and garden dining.
Set beneath the tranquil coconut grove, the pool
and extensive lawns are just a step away from
Alila Manggis opened the first cooking school
in Bali and has the only East Balinese specialty
program on the island. Half the course is spent
cooking and the other discovering Bali from a
culinary and cultural point of view. From satays
to sambals, to traditional sweets, your taste
buds are put to the test. The school offers a
half-day session, as well as two-day and five-day
programs, turning up the heat in some very exotic
New for 2006 are "Cooking for Life"
and "Temple Cooking" Culinary courses
as well as varied half-day to five-day programs
along with an extensive three-week course. All
are made available upon request. Certain restrictions
may apply. Please enquire directly with our Leisure
Special competitive Offline room rates will only be offered according to the type of rooms required, number of rooms, length of stay and period of stay (low / high / peak season periods).
Land tour arrangement package of airport return transfer + 1x full day tour including lunch and dinner is compulsory to be taken with a minimum 3 nights stay.