Amankila, Indonesia

Capturing breathtaking views of Lombok Strait from on high, Amankila opens the door to untapped East Bali and its royal heritage. Flower-festooned walkways, a dramatic three-tier pool and stilted suites hug the contours of the hillside, cascading towards a private swathe of volcanic shoreline: an idyllic setting for ceremonies and celebrations. Beyond the black-sand beach – one of Bali’s best-kept secrets – lies some of the region’s best diving, while on land, temples, artisan villages and Ujung water palace await discovery.