A JOURNEY TO THE EAST OF BALI
Real! Original! Traditional!. These three words are becoming very synonymous with East Bali. The simplicity of the folk around, the relatively un-spoilt and age-old traditions, the smiling faces, the swaying palms, and narrow streets with paddy and volcanoes as backdrops, East Bali & Alila Manggis are truly & Surprisingly Different.
Travelling to a new place is a journey undertaken to learn about that place, the people, the culture, the food, and some of the more down-to-earth ways in which they may live. It is said, “Experiences provide happy memories that outlive those material things and possessions, it is indeed the key to emotional wellbeing” – a philosophy which Alila creates. Keeping this in mind, we have compiled some experiences and journeys, packed with the option to just laze around or indulge in different activities that would take you from ancient palaces to cycling down a volcano to driving through streets surrounded by paddy fields and local people, to learning how to fish and cook like the Balinese. Some interesting dining experiences at Seasalt restaurant or at our Organic garden nearby are also available.
THE TRADITIONAL BALINESE MEGIBUNG
The Traditional Balinese Megibung is unique in its presentation and in the traditional way in which it is shared with friends and family during village festivals and ceremonies of East Bali. This is an excellent way to sample the different flavors and colors of our very local cuisine, decoratively served to you on a carved timber stand called the Dulang. See the Full Journey
Meet the doctor, Bali style! Meet the Balian Healer, a spiritually gifted man known as the local Balinese “Balian” or healer from Perasi Village, East Bali. The Balian has been the focal point of healing in Bali for centuries, usually using herbs for massage to heal your aches and pains. Human Touch to Heal. An hour with the local Balian, a traditional healer using the ancient Balinese touches and practices to cure those aches and pains. See the full journey
EAST BALI ON BICYCLE
Unleash your spirit of adventure and embark on a captivating cycling experience at Alila Manggis. As you pedal through vibrant rice fields, traditional villages, and breathtaking landscapes, immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Bali. Feel the gentle breeze on your face, hear the symphony of nature, and let the serenity of the surroundings awaken your senses. Our experienced guides will lead you on an unforgettable journey, unveiling hidden gems and offering fascinating insights into the local culture. Discover Bali’s rich tapestry of sights, sounds, and flavors as you pedal through picturesque scenery and encounter the warm hospitality of the Balinese people. Join us for an extraordinary exploration where the wonders of Bali unfold, creating cherished memories that will stay with you long after the journey ends. See the Full Journey