Overlooking working rice paddies, Amandari thinks of itself as a proper village with an important role to play in the wider community. Local people use the resort’s grounds to go about their daily lives, and guests are encouraged to leave their sunloungers to go and meet their Balinese hosts. There’s plenty of lounging to be done here too, though. Relax beneath swaying palms by the side of an emerald-green pool, join a cooking class, or finish that novel in the sumptuous surroundings of your thatch-roofed suite. But guided treks to nearby villages and visits to a local healer simply make the interactive resort experience complete.