private dinner on the beach
Amankila’s secluded beach is the perfect setting for a romantic dining experience. The entire Amankila Beach Club, Pool and Beach are reserved for one couple to enjoy in complete privacy. A table for two with candles and flowers is set on the beach and a private chef and waiter will tend to the guests' every need. A bale is set up close by and a bonfire is lit which brightens up the evening sky - perfect for relaxation après dinner.
candle-lit pool bale dinner
Candles light the pathway down to a private bale set around Amankila’s three-tiered pool. This provides for a serene setting, with gentle ocean breeze passing through and the sound of waves breaking in the distance. A chef will prepare a personalised set menu using a selection of either Western or Indonesian delights.
The experience begins with a beautiful drive through the countryside in the late afternoon. The first stop is Bale Tirta Sari where guests can enjoy the spectacular view of the rice fields and Amuk Bay. Afterwhich, guests arrive to a candle-lit pathway that leads across a peanut plantation and into a private bale where a personal chef and waiter will attend to them for the evening. The chef will prepare a delicious authentic Balinese satay feast including Balinese urab, a variety of sate, ikan pepes and finally, dessert to be enjoyed while the sun sets.
evening canapés & daiquiris
Watch the Balinese sky's dramatic and colourful transformation as the sun goes down over the island whilst sipping daiquiris and nibbling on canapés. Amankila’s candle-lit bale is set high on the hills, which is the perfect place to enjoy pre-dinner drinks. The recommended departure time from Amankila is 5.30pm and advance booking is recommended.
The Rijsttafel dinner is highly recommended for guests who want to experience a wide variety of Indonesian dishes in one meal. Served either in the privacy of a suite, the restaurant or on a secluded table around Amankila’s three-tiered pool, the Rijsttafel offers a selection of 10 different dishes from Indonesia. Choose from a vegetarian, seafood only or a selection of vegetarian, seafood and meat rijsttafel. The meal is accompanied with rice and concluded with a trio of sorbéts. Traditional Balinese dress can also be provided for a complete and authentic experience.
megibung - a traditional balinese feast
Within the region of East Bali there is a tradition called “Megibung”. This translates to “sharing a meal from one platter”. It is shared at festive and ceremonial occasions, often with “nasi tumpeng”. Nasi tumpeng is a cone of rice representing Gunung Agung (Mt Agung), where the Hindu Mother Temple of Besakih is located. Surrounding the cone of rice is a variety of Balinese dishes, which celebrates the quality and abundance of food that the island provides. Special preparation is required, therefore advance bookings are necessary and can be taken by Amankila's Guest Assistants one day in advance. The delicious feast may be enjoyed in the restaurant, privacy of a guest suite or a private table can be set alongside the three-tiered pool. Traditional Balinese dress can also be provided for a complete and authentic experience.