Bali – Manggis

Mount Batur Bali

Mount Batur is an active volcano, placed in the middle of the two “cauldron-like depression that forms following the evacuation of a magma reservoir”, north-west of Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia. The inner caldera has 7.5 km and has been formed as a result of the Bali ignimbrite establishment.

The last major eruption was recorded in 2000.

Mount Batur is a great place for trekking

Mount Batur is a holy mountain like Mount Agung. It’s located in the village of Batur and has an altitude of 1,717 meters above the water level. It can be explored from the foot of the mountain to the limit of the possible road by specialists in 2 hours.

Tourists who choose this destination are either lovers of adrenaline and adventure or are just attracted by the beauty of the area.

Arriving at the top of the mountain, do not miss the opportunity to admire a unique sunset. The colorful show and the holiness of the earth will free you from negative thoughts and give you the feeling of freedom and security.

In order to practice trekking on Mount Batur, we recommend collaborating with a local guide. They already have a well-planned itinerary. Together, you will enjoy a coffee at Traditional Bali Coffee Processing, a place where the tropical plantations are protected, but also a breakfast prepared at the steam that is emitted by the volcano crater. Does it sound captivating?

Have fun with Water Rafting

A perfect trip in this area is when you combine useful trekking activities on Mount Batur with water rafting on the Ayung River. This is one of the most spectacular rivers in Bali, providing entertainment features for all ages.

Being formed of 45 springs that flow through wild forests and through a rock show, the Ayung River transforms a simple and funny activity into a memorable experience.

Mount Agung Bali

Mount Agung is the highest point of Bali. It’s also a holy place for locals, being recognized as the House of God. It has an altitude of 3,142 meters above sea level and offers a sensational view over the bottom surroundings.

Mount Agung significantly influences the climate of the area, given that it’s an active volcano with a large crater that periodically emits smoke and ash. The last major eruption took place in November 2017.

Mount Agung is a great place to practice hiking activities

The Mount Agung can be explored by tourists for about 3-4 hours, starting from the Pasar Agung Temple and around 5-7 hours from Besakih Temple as a starting point.

If you are an adrenaline and adventure lover, you have the chance to expose your passion in this region. Climbing and trekking are two of the favorite activities by athletes (and not only) to practice on Mount Agung.

I recommend you to take the route along with a local guide in order to use your time efficiently and to travel safely. They will create for you the most tempting trip on the island of Bali.

There are two famous roads for climbing. To meet the challenges, you must be prepared both physically and mentally for what lies ahead.

Lembongan Mount Agung Bali

From the hilltop of Mount Agung, you will admire the most spectacular sunset in Bali

With an altitude of 3,142 meters, Mount Agung offers a colorful show that you probably have never seen. The sunsets take away the mystery of the Balinese landscapes. It’s a unique sensation to be at the heights of this mountain, but also an experience that will definitely change you.

The road to the top of the mountain is provocative, but the result deserves any effort.

Amankila Bali

The Amankila Bali Resort is located in the Karangasem Regency in East Bali. Like all Resorts of the highend Aman group, the resort provides royal service and an extraordinary architecture of its buildings. The hotel provides free transfer from the International Airport Ngurah Rai to their place, what is an one-hour drive away.


Amankila Bali Lifestyle

The Amankila offers 34 free-standing suites including six different styles. You can choose between Amankila Suite, Indrakila Suite, Kilasari Suite, Pool Suite, Ocean Suite, and Garden Suite. Whatever type you choose, you will get overwhelmed by the landscape seen from the private outdoor terrace in front of your Balinese house. Indeed, it’s too spectacular not to get in love here.


All suites offer Wi-Fi, sound system, safe and TV on request, personal bar, coconut-shell table and rattan chairs. Moreover you will have a private lounge pavilion and a bathroom with bathtub and extra dressing area. Outdoors you will have a private terrace with a stunning view, also private pool suites are available.


What about dining? The meals are based on fresh seafood and fish delivered every day from the Bali Sea. Cocktails, good mood, and a beautiful sunset in front of you will make you feel like you are dreaming. For couples, there is an opportunity to take dinner directly on the beach. You will have even a personal master chef and a waiter. In order to create amazing memories, you will have lanterns, flowers around you and a stunning sunset.

Moreover the resorts spa pampers you with exclusive treatments like Cinta Therapy for individuals or couples. Moreover, there are also yoga lessons at the beachside pavilion.


Special hotel recommendation

There are a lot of interesting attractions in the surroundings. First of all, you should visit Pura Besakih – the largest temple of the Hindu religion in Bali. It was built in 1284 to serve as a sanctuary to the locals.

Second, there is Tirta Gangga, a huge royal palace built on water area. The palace was projected in 1946 and consists of pools, fountains and expressive gardens.

Of course, you can also do day trips to the city of Ubud or plan a mountain trip to one of the volcanos Mount Batur and Mount Agung.


The Amankila as part of the Aman group is one of the world’s most exclusive holiday destinations. You can expect highest standards, pure relaxation, privacy, stunning views, and the beauty of nature in perfection. What an unique place to forget the world around you.

Address: Jl. Raya Manggis, Manggis, Karangasem, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80871, Indonesia.

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Alila Manggis Candidasa

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The Alila Manggis Candidasa is a peaceful seaside resort in East Bali situated within the regency of Karangasem. Indeed, in this area you find the authentic side of Bali and the people base their living on farming, fishing, weaving, salt making or cultivating rice. Facing the black sandy beach the minimalistic architecture of the resort surrounds a wide pool area with beautiful palms. This architecture was realized by Kerry Hill Architects.

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The Alila Manggis Candidasa Lifestyle

Offering 53 rooms and two suites, one villa 45 minutes from the Alila Manggis away, an exclusive spa, the beachbar, lobby lounge and the Seasalt restaurant, the resort provides everything you need to enjoy.

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All rooms include a private terrace or balcony and offer cable TV, IDD telephone, mini bar, bath amenities and in-room safe. All rooms have 34 square meters.

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Seaview suites with own balcony and daybed are available. Really impressive is arrangement of buildings surrounding a huge garden and pool area. This means you get a great panorama view over the resort and beach area.

Special hotel recommendation

What we really want to highlight is the scenic location between the volcano Mount Agung and the seaside. Beside the great architecture of the resort it’s simply a perfect starting point for daytrips. The Balinese mother temple Pura Besakih is not far away on the way to Mount Agung and it consists of more than twenty temples and shrines. Also the protected village of Tenganan is a great daytrip to explore an old traditional village. Amed with its extraordinary ocean views is another must do for divers and lovers of crystal clear water.

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The hotel beach is not sandy, although there are nice white beaches not far away like the white beach “Pantai Putih”. Overall the resort combines relaxing with cultural learning and culinary pleasure. Moreover the Alila Manggis might be a good choice for conference meetings and weddings as well but the main target groups are couples, families and friends.

Address: Desa Buitan, Manggis, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80871, Indonesia

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Alila Manggis

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