Amanjiwo

Summary

In central Java, this resort overlooks Borobodur, the world's largest Buddhist sanctuary, in one of the most scenic parts of the country. Amanjiwo means 'peaceful soul' and provides extraordinary tranquillity in an amphitheatre surrounded by nature. There are 36 suites located in crescents around the central rotunda area, while all suites have their own private pavilion with a daybed and a hidden garden housing a sunken bathtub.

Highlights

  • Private dawn and sunset visits to Borobudur and other archaeological monuments
  • Several villages are within walking distance
  • Ideal base for discovery in Central Java
  • Vibrant markets

Location

Java, Indonesia

Best time to go

May to July are generally considered the best times of year to travel with average temperatures around 30°C. Rainy season is between December and March.

Our thoughts

The Menoreh Hills rise up behind and no less than four volcanoes grace the horizon. Amanjiwo provides the opportunity for immersion in Javanese culture, offering trips to ceremonies, temples and antique shops. Guests are the only people allowed at the 8th Century Mendut Temple after it closes - a magical experience which can be combined with a visit to the local monastery to hear the evening Buddhist chanting.


  • Library
  • Boutique
  • Art gallery
  • Spa services
  • Swimming pool and pool club
  • Gym suite
  • Internet

The Bar - The Bar is located close to the entrance and has a circular salon with columns and drop fans, a coconut-wood bar and acid-etched bronze-drum tables.

The Restaurant - The Restaurant serves the specialty of the house - Makan Malam, a series of classic Javanese dishes served in traditional brass bowls - and a range of Indonesian and Western courses. It looks out onto the crescent-shaped terrace boasting an amazing view over rice fields to Borobudur and its surrounding volcanoes.

Suites - Amanjiwo has 36 suites set in two graceful crescents around the central rotunda. Stone walkways link them to the main building, the swimming pool and the Dalem Jiwo Suite. Each suite features terrazzo flooring, high ceilings, domed roofs and sliding glass doors that open to a garden terrace and offers a thatched-roof bale with a daybed for outdoor lounging and dining. Interiors include a central four-pillar bed on a raised terrazzo platform, sungkai wood screens, coconut wood and rattan furniture, old batik pillows in classic Yogyakarta style and traditional glass paintings. The huge bathroom comes with twin terrazzo-finished vanities and a sunken outdoor bathtub set in a walled garden.

Garden suites and Garden Pool Suites - There are ten Garden Suites with views of terraced farmland and the Menoreh Hills. These suites provide their own private pools.

Borobudur Suites and Borobudur Pool Suites - These ten Borobudur Suites comprise picturesque views of Borobudur and the surrounding valley. Each of them comes with private pool.

Dalem Jiwo Suite - The Dalem Jiwo Suite has a private entrance, wraparound terrace and two separate bedrooms, each with stone steps descending to the suite's private swimming pool and its two lounging bales. The 15-metre pool, finished in a green Javanese stone known as hijau danau, is set into the rice fields. This wonderful accommodation comes with personal butler.

  • Trekking and hiking with personal guides
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Visits to nearby villages and markets

Children and families are welcome to come and stay at Amanjiwo. However, there are no specific facilities available for children at the resort except for babysitting.


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