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At the height of luxury, literally, Amankila is one of Bali's most exclusive resorts, sited in one of Asia's most jaw-dropping resort settings. Deep within Manggis Village, a short drive from Alila Manggis Resort, this palatial white stone resort majestically totters on a steep hillside rolling down to the Lombok Straits, beneath sacred volcano Mount Agung. From topnotch global brand Aman, Amankila (meaning "peaceful hill") straddles jungle, ocean, and rice fields. All 33 freestanding thatched suites come elevated on stone stilts terraced down the hillside, taking advantage of spectacular ocean views, and well-spaced for privacy. They resemble deluxe tree houses nestled amongst coconut treetops. Raised stone walkways link the suites to public areas; there are countless steps involved, but resort buggies are available to whisk you around.

All accommodations are massively sized and follow the same format of opulent open-plan interiors; the glam terrazzo stone bathrooms are the same size as the bedrooms and there's a sprawling stone patio (note that TVs and coffeemakers are by request). The nine suites, including the highest-category (the lavish two-bedroom Amankila Suite, which comes with butler service), feature a private cliff-edge infinity pool. Amankila's iconic three-tiered infinity pool blurs with the sea, bookended by two fine-dining restaurants, while the blissful Beach Club, set in a coconut grove at the resort's cliff base, incorporates casual lunch dining, a lap pool, and beach bales (private beds) dotted along the black sands.

With a heady mix of Aman's impeccable standards and trademark hint of hedonism, not surprisingly you'll pay (dearly) for this secret bolt-hole of the rich, famous, and downright spoiled. But treat yourself.