Amandari is designed in the style of a traditional Balinese village. Local artisans hand-carved the magnificent stone walls around the entrance pavilion; while andesite walkways, shrines and high paras stone walls are all of local origin. Buttressed by stone gateways, each thatched-roof Suite opens onto a walled garden – a private sanctuary amid the Balinese greenery. At sunset, the hypnotic sounds of gamelan players drift through swaying coconut palms. Amandari is a spiritual haven deeply connected to its community. The resort, set on sacred ground 129 steps above a Hindu shrine and statue dating from the 7th century, looks out over rice terraces amidst the wilderness of the Ayung Valley.