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Amanjiwo

Updated: Mar 1, 2023


Amanjiwo (peaceful soul) overlooks the Unesco World Heritage Site of Borobudur in the rural heartland of Central Java. Located in one of the most scenic parts of Indonesia, the 31-suite resort rests within a natural amphitheatre: the Menoreh Hills rise up behind, and four volcanoes grace the horizon.

Perfectly placed for exploring the region’s historic and natural attractions, or for simply relaxing in blissful surroundings, the resort cascades from a lofty rotunda down the hillside to a magnificent pool.


Amanjiwo Location

The second-largest island of the Indonesian archipelago, Java lies in between Sumatra and Bali, with the Java Sea to the north, and the Indian Ocean to the south.

Amanjiwo is a 75-minute drive from Yogyakarta airport, and two hours from Solo airport. The complimentary airport concierge service includes customs clearance assistance and car transfers.

 

Accommodation

Inspired by the 9th-century Buddhist sanctuary of Borobudur, Amanjiwo’s Suites feature four-pillar king-size beds on raised terrazzo platforms, spacious garden terraces, some with private swimming pools, and lounging pavilions. Views include terraced farmland and the Menoreh Hills, or the valley and Borobodur itself.


Explore individual suite types at Amanjiwo:

Garden Suite

Each of Amanjiwo’s 243 square metre (2,615 square feet) Garden Suites offer tranquil walled gardens with picturesque views of the Menoreh Hills and tiered rice paddies beyond.

For couples seeking a serene retreat, ample spaces to relax are found, including a daybed for outdoor lounging, a central four-pillar king-size bed for a restful night’s sleep, and a bathroom with sunken outdoor bathtub.

The suite also features twin vanities and separate dressing area, shower and WC to ensure consummate comfort and privacy.

 

Garden Pool Suite

At 243 square metres (2,615 square feet), Amanjiwo’s Garden Pool Suites offer the all the privacy and comfort of the Garden Suites, with the addition of their own private swimming pool.

The Menoreh Hills and rice paddies are in view from the private walled garden and outdoor daybed, ideal for lounging.

Inside a central four-pillar king-size bed rests on a raised terrazzo platform, providing a hint of grandeur while a bathroom with sunken outdoor bathtub offers a moment of calm.

 

Borobudur Suite

Each of Amanjiwo’s 243 square metre (2,615 square feet) Borobudur Suites has a private walled garden with picturesque views of Borobudur and the surrounding valley beyond.

With a daybed for outdoor lounging and dining, it offers a safe haven from which to experience the beauty of Central Java’s cultural heartland.

House under a thatched roof pavilion, the suite features a central four-pillar king-size bed on a raised terrazzo platform, bathroom with twin vanities, a sunken outdoor bathtub and separate dressing area, shower and WC.

 

Borobudur Pool Suite

Amanjiwo’s 243 square metre (2,615 square feet) Borobudur Pool Suites offer all the privacy, comfort of the Borobudur Suites, with the addition of a private swimming pool.

For restful seclusion, the suite’s king-sized bed has four-pillars and rests on a raised terrazzo platform, while the bathroom features a sunken outdoor bathtub, twin vanities, and dressing areas, ideal for couples seeking space to reconnect.

The suite’s outdoor areas also include a private walled garden and a daybed for outdoor living.

 

Dalem Jiwo Suite

Set amidst the rice paddies with its own private entrance, the Dalem Jiwo Suite offers two-bedroom pavilions, each with four-pillar king-sized beds.

Offering 1,200 square metres (12,917 square feet) of living space, the suite has a large Javanese stone swimming pool, wraparound terrace, and two-outdoor bales for lounging.

The expansive outdoor areas overlook the Buddhist sanctuary of Borobudur providing stunning views, with a sunken outdoor bathtub to make the most of the serene setting.

The suite, serviced by a personal butler, is ideal for families seeking space and exclusivity, accessible via a private entrance and driveway.

 

Dining

Handpicked daily by Amanjiwo’s chefs, most of the ingredients served in the resort’s Javanese, Indonesian and international dishes are sourced from Amanjiwo’s organic garden and local farms.

Whether dining on the Restaurant’s spectacular terrace with views of Borobudur, at the Pool Club, amid rice paddies or beside Selogriyo temple – Amanjiwo’s cuisine reflects the authenticity and welcoming conviviality of Central Java, known for its generosity and flavour.

 

The Restaurant & Bar

The hypnotic strains of the gamelan resonate through the colonnaded Restaurant & Bar and out onto its magnificent terrace, with views over rice fields to Borobudur and the volcano-fringed horizon.

Reflecting the seasons and Central Java’s cornucopia of fresh produce, the Restaurant’s menu is a deep dive into the region’s rich culinary heritage while also offering international flavours.

Savour dragon fruit carpaccio and freshly-bake pastries for breakfast, a delicious pizza for lunch, then feast on Gulai Kambing – lamb with cinnamon, cardamom and coconut milk – for dinner. Every day brings new flavours as the choices are endless. Dishes can be tailored to suit individual preferences and eating requirements, and menus for private dining are personalised according to your tastes.

 

The Terrace

Amanjiwo' Terrace is an elegant venue perfectly positioned for those stopped in their tracks by the awe-inspiring views that greet guests on arrival. Simply settle into a chair and order your refreshments of choice, then continue to drink in the vista that takes in the entire Kedu Plain ringed by smoking volcanoes and Borobudur rising dramatically in the foreground.

Served daily on a complimentary basis, this convivial dining moment sees local producers bringing their homemade Javanese cakes and delicacies to be enjoyed with Ceylon tea, coffee, or local Jamu ginger tea.

 

The Pool Club

Set alongside Amanjiwo’s 40-metre, emerald-hued, infinity swimming pool, this casual dining venue serves breakfast, light lunches, drinks and snacks from its colonnaded, semi-circular terrace. With the twin volcanic peaks of Merapi and Merbabu looking on from their distant perch on the horizon, dining at the Pool Club is an experience that benefits body and mind.

 

The home of Pak Bilal

Pak Bilal’s gracious Javanese home next door to jewel-like Pawon Temple becomes the intimate, candlelit setting for a private meal for those looking to enjoy a traditional, multi-course, home-cooked Indonesian feast in the most authentic setting possible.

 

Wellness and Fitness

All spiritual wellness sessions at Amanjiwo are imbued with the tranquility of the destination and offer holistic opportunities for guests to disconnect, find balance and reconnect. With its tranquil ambience and uplifting spirit, Amanjiwo is the ideal setting in which to experience the benefits of yoga and meditation.

Dedicated to holistic wellness, Amanjiwo offers a spa menu informed by traditional Javanese healing and beauty rituals passed down through the generations. Treatments incorporate Aman’s all-natural skincare range as well as local ingredients known for their healing properties.

Amanjiwo invites guests to learn and improve their tennis skills at the resort's hard tennis court, located not far from the lobby. Tennis lessons and hitting partners can be arranged, and all equipment is provided.

 

Experiences

From Borobudur and Gedong Songo to Prambanan and the Dieng Plateau, many of the most ancient and important of Asia’s religious monuments and temples are on the plains and volcanic slopes of Central Java with easy access from Amanjiwo.

The 9th-century Unesco World Heritage Site of Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple and is amongst the most well-preserved, together with Angkor Wat. Borobudur can be reached with a pleasant 25-minute cycle, or five-minute drive from Amanjiwo.

A dawn visit is highly recommended for witnessing the sunrise, giving guests ample time to learn the secret meanings of this masterpiece and bringing to life the knowledge contained within its reliefs.

To honour the rich heritage of Javanese healing traditions and ceremonies, Amanjiwo hosts an annual spiritual wellness immersion called the Celebration of Ancient Wisdom, a three-night self-healing retreat hosted by renowned wellness and cultural practitioners.

Guests are invited to join the curated journey, immersing themselves in cultural experiences, enjoying fascinating spiritual wellness sessions and inspiring lectures, full moon meditation, personal consultations, blessing and cleansing ceremonies, as well as participating in a Pradakshina ceremony led by a monk in the shadows of Borobudur.

Central Java is Indonesia’s cultural heartland, where art in all its forms has been celebrated for centuries. Rural villages host frequent festivals and celebrations, with gamelan music and spirited dancing, while Hindu and Buddhist temples exhibit remarkable architecture and centuries old sacred rites.

 

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