A Balinese Affair

With sacred mountains wearing rice-terraced skirts and beaches scalloping the dramatic coastline, it’s no surprise that Bali is known as the Island of the Gods; nor that this verdant paradise with its welcoming culture and its deep reverence for all living things is one of the world’s most romantic destinations.

Located in Bali, Amandari, Amankila and Amanusa offer unique destinations with spectacular natural surrounds, utter privacy, and a warm and inviting ambience, making them ideal venues for weddings and honeymoons. From arrivals by helicopter, signature couple’s spa treatments, exceptional private dining experiences and romantic excursions that can be tailored, each Aman can seamlessly orchestrate every behind the scene detail to promise dream-worthy romantic celebrations.

AMANKILA, Manggis
Offering consummate privacy overlooking the Lombok Strait, 33-suite Amankila is a dramatic hillside retreat backed by Mount Agung. Designed to float amidst fragrant frangipani and bougainvillea bushes, with raised walkways and a signature three-tiered pool, the resort drops gracefully from its regal entrance to a private coconut grove and a serene Beach Club with a private black volcanic sand beach. With its host of possible venues and settings for ceremonies and receptions, the resort is ideal for destination weddings.

Amankila’s coconut grove, Beach Club and private beach which provide the resort’s most magical venues. Petals strewn to create an aisle between delicate vases of tuberoses, candles afloat on the Beach Club pool, an intricate bamboo arch beneath swaying coconut palms and a bonfire on the beach are just some of the details that make each Amankila wedding memorable. Receptions can be held within the Beach Club or around the pool, or even on the beach depending on the time of year. Alternatively, guests are able to reserve the entire coconut grove, Beach Club and beach just for two. Whether dining poolside or on the beach, you are looked after by a personal chef and waiter, and after your meal are left alone with just a bonfire lighting the night sky, your own beach bale to relax within – and a bell should you need anything.

AMANDARI, Ubud
Perched above the Ayung River Gorge, set among verdant fields of green rice terraces close to Bali’s spiritual and cultural heart of Ubud. Amandari is an inland retreat, an enchanted tropical wonderland filled with lush green flora and fauna. The serene 30-suite resort meanders along the lip of the gorge in the protective embrace of the forest. Mimicking the rice paddies below, the resort’s gently curving swimming pool offers magnificent views that span the horizon, while the garden drops away from a raised open-sided pavilion, perfect for wedding ceremonies or musical performances.

For those celebrating a wedding or another special milestone, a local priest can perform a Balinese cultural blessing at Amandari, Amankila or Amanusa. This blessing bestows upon the couple a Hindu prayer that asks for hope, physical strength and the determination and ability to face all life’s challenges. The blessing ends with the tying of a yarn bracelet around each person’s wrist to symbolise love, health and happiness.

AMANUSA, Nusa Dua
Facing the rising sun on the privileged peninsula of Nusa Dua, 35-suite Amanusa rests on a hillside with all- encompassing views of the Indian Ocean. Landscaped gardens fringe the emerald fairways and greens of the Bali National Golf Club that puddle at the resort’s feet, and a pristine white sand private beach and Beach Club lie just 1,500m away. Designed to emphasise its serene setting and maximise views, the resort offers a number of truly breathtaking venues for special events.

Unique experiences for two at Amanusa include sunrise breakfasts, beach BBQs, a sunset tour of the famous Uluwatu Temple, a private Hindu blessing by a local priest at Amanusa’s temple and spiritual Full Moon Meditation on the private beach. Amanusa offers tennis courts and a range of water sports, as well as priority bookings at the Bali National Golf Club. Just a 25-minute drive away, couples and their guests can enjoy the shopping and nightlife areas of Legian and Seminyak, while further afield lie the attractions of rural Bali, from white water rafting, trekking and mountain biking to temples and picturesque villages off the beaten track.

As with every Aman, the experienced teams at Amandari, Amankila and Amanusa help plan personal, one-of-a- kind ceremonies and receptions, assisting with every detail from menu planning to bureaucratic matters. Whether you have a surprise proposal, an intimate ceremony, a lavish wedding banquet or a special anniversary celebration in mind, the Aman team at each resort will offer seamless and intuitive support.

Amankila
Manggis
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 363 41 333
www.aman.com/resorts/amankila

Amandari
Jl. Kadewatan
Ubud, Gianyar
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 975 333
www.aman.com/resorts/amandari

Amanusa
Nusa Dua
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 772 333
www.aman.com/resorts/amanusa