A secluded, charming boutique hotel located on the east coast of Bali, Alila Manggis is nestled in a coconut grove between the sea and the towering Mount Agung.

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Its 55 rooms are spacious and fresh, with white walls and a private terrace with daybeds to maximise views of the stunning natural surroundings.

Alila Manggis has partnered with Zen Dive Bali to take guests to Eastern Bali's best dive sites - from macro diving at Puri Jati to exploring the most beautiful coral reef rich with marine life at Menjangan Island. From July to November you can also spot the giant Mora Mora fish. For novices, there's a complimentary dive introduction class every Monday.

Bali is famed for its delicious culinary concoctions and at Alila Manggis guests can feast upon Indonesian and Balinese favourites, as well as contemporary international dishes, on a pavilion set above a tranquil lotus pond. For a truly unique experience, destination dining can be arranged, whether it's under the stars at the ocean's edge or brunching in the resort's organic gardens. For culture vultures, village dining with the indigenous Bali Aga is a remarkable experience.

There are a plethora of activities for guests to immerse themselves into the local culture, from visiting the local Tanganan Village for an insight into the Bali Aga's ancient traditions to taking an unforgettable spiritual trek to the holy Lempuyang hill. Watching the sunrise atop the active Mount Batur volcano is not to be missed.

Fitness fanatics will relish the morning tai chi classes or unwind in the afternoon yoga classes. There is also a centrally located swimming pool for a leisurely dip. Guests can experience a day of indulgence at the Alila Manggis Spa, set above the gently lapping ocean waters or visit the Balinese Healer, who uses traditional touches and practices to heal the body.

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Learn the secrets of delicious Balinese cuisine with a cooking class where you handpick ingredients with the chef at the local market before returning to the kitchen to cook up a feast.

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