Hidden on a secluded, stylish seaside part of Bali on the East side in Manggis, Alila Manggis is by far one of Bali's best kept secrets.  All rooms and suites face the ocean with clear views across the straits to Nusa Penida.

Combining contemporary features with traditional Balinese design to form an exemplary symbiosis, creative function, elegant luxury and pure well-being. Set amidst a coconut grove, the resort is nestled between the sea and the majestic Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain. A contemporary interpretation of traditional Balinese architecture is artfully combined with modern amenities to create a relaxed environment in harmony with its natural surroundings.


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.


All rooms and suites face the ocean with clear views across the straits to Nusa Penida. The 53 rooms and two corner suites of Alila Manggis are housed in traditional two-storey thatched Balinese pavillions reminiscent of the village wantilan or meeting hall. Designed to maximise the views across the coconut grove, the swimming pool and the sea of Bali, hotel rooms at Alila Manggis provide the ideal ambiance for a relaxing getaway.

The two spacious suites are situated on the upper level of the building closest to the ocean. 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 faburics and finishings to reflect the local environment making Alila Manggis unique among other east coast boutique hotels. Bali's best kept secrets can now be discovered from these spacious seaside hideaways.

Less than 45 minutes from Alila Manggis, Villa Idanna offers a quiet refuge in gorgeously green and scenic East Bali, the island's ancient cultural heart. At an elevation of 1,000 feet, this private villa in Bali overlooks the lush Sidemen Valley at the foot of the sacred volcano Gunung Agung. No pollution, mind numbing heat, traffic congestion... just cool breezes and the soothing sounds of nature fill each day.


Trained in anatomical physiology, massage, meditation and service, Alila Manggis' local spa 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. Following your massage, experience hands-on cooking classes, which engage both novices and scholars alike in an educational and life-enriching venture at the hotel's cooking school, Bali's very first cooking school on the island. Cook up a special East Balinese meal and learn from the team of chefs who will share with you the true essence of the Balinese lifestyle through fascinating culinary adventures. After you've eaten your deicious meal, lounge by the swimming pool, the resort's central feature designed as an unusual inverted pyramid. 

Various walking tours are also available, 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. The waters east of Manggis teem with rich and diverse marine life and are home to seven wondrous dive sites.

Tell your friends about this property