Lush, green rainforests, beautiful beaches and historic temples; no one can argue against the peacefulness that is Bali. Indonesia’s Bali is often referred to as ‘The Paradise Island’ because of its idyllic nature and relaxing atmosphere. Perhaps one of Bali’s most peaceful places to visit is the luxurious Amandari hotel. Amandari, which means “peaceful spirits”, is located in central Bali near the country’s cultural capital of Ubud. While the resort is centrally located with easy access to Denpasar International Airport, Amandari is surrounded by the rice terraces and sacred grounds that fill the Ayung River gorge. Built to replicate a traditional Balinese village, Amandari’s beauty doesn’t just come from its surrounding nature. The resort is historically and culturally rich, with the glorious stone walls encompassing the entrance pavilion hand-carved by local artisans. There’s plenty of art to absorb, with Ubud and its surrounding villages known as one of Bali’s artistic centres.The Ayung Valley, where Amandari is located, is filled with sacred springs, shrines and statues, with many temples only a short drive away, including one of Bali’s longest pavilions at Pura Agung Gunung Raung. Just 129 steps below Amandari sits a stone tiger, a reminder of the village’s blessing left there by a Hindu priest in the seventh century. If you think you need to treat yourself to a peaceful and luxurious getaway, Amandari is the place for you. Amandari boast thatched-roof suites that open on three sides into luscious garden courtyards and private plunge pools. Winding stone pathways that mimic the natural curves of the rice terraces below connect the garden-set suites of Amandari. If you’re looking for something more private, Amandari also has a secluded five-pavilion villa with landscaped gardens and a two-tiered swimming pool. To find out more on Amandari’s deluxe accommodation options, visit their website.