A truly stunning Aman resort overlooking the historic 9th century Mahayana Buddhist temple of Borobudur in central Java
Amanjiwo is a beautiful Aman resort overlooking Borobudur in central Java. The hypnotic sounds of the gamelan resonate through the colonnaded restaurant at mealtimes. Amanjiwo’s own garden and nearby farms supply a wide variety of ingredients used by the chefs for delicious Javanese and Indonesian specialities, including a Makan Malam dégustation dinner menu that changes every day. The spa is home to Javanese healing treatments and beauty rituals that have been handed down from generation to generation. Tennis courts overlook the Menoreh Hills, whilst yoga is practised both in the gym and outdoors. Complimentary watercolours are provided in each suite for your use and an artist-in-residence leads charcoal-sketching mornings.
Lying between Sumatra and Bali, Java is a volcano-studded island that is at the geographic and economic heart of Indonesia. This is an island of megacities, mesmerising natural beauty and is home to profound traditions in art, dance, spiritualism and learning. Boasting a dazzling array of bewitching landscapes – iridescent rice paddies, volcanoes, dense forests and savannahs – most journeys here are defined by scenic excess.
Enveloped by the luxuriant forest of central Java, Amanjiwo is set within a natural amphitheatre. The Menoreh Hills rise up nearby and the farmlands of the Kedu Plain spread far below the steep-sloped volcanoes silhouetted on the horizon.
Amanjiwo offers a selection of one bedroom suites with four-pillar king-size beds set on raised terrazzo platforms and spacious garden terraces. Some suites have private swimming pools and lounging pavilions. Views include the surrounding terraced farmland and the Menoreh Hills, or the valley and Borobodur itself.
The Dalem Jiwo Suite has two bedrooms and over 1,200 sq. of living space plus a private 15m swimming pool. Beds are king-sized and bathrooms feature a sunken outdoor bathtub.
Makan Malam, the hotel’s signature restaurant is colonnaded with incredible views over rice fields towards Borobudur and the volcano-fringed horizon. The hotel’s gardens and nearby local farms supply most of the fresh ingredients used by the chef in a range of Javanese and Indonesian specialities. A very special dégustation dinner is updated daily with a diverse range of vegetables, fruits and spices.
For special occasions, why not try a Selamatan dinner which is a private Indonesian barbeque served in your suite or at a spot of your choosing in the grounds and involves an evening of dance, music and food. Also available is an opportunity to dine at the home of a local resident near the famed temple of Borobudur where you can enjoy a candlelit dinner of traditional Indonesian cuisine in a typically authentic setting.
The spa is home to treatments inspired by Javanese healing and beauty rituals handed down through generations.
Tennis courts overlook the Menoreh Hills and yoga is practised both at the gym and outdoors.
Elephant excursions, volcano treks and temple tours
Spa and golf
Fresh ingredients harvested from the resort’s garden and local farms
Cultural lectures offered in the library
Private 50ft green Javanese stone swimming pool with wraparound terrace
Dalem Jiwo Suite has two separate bedrooms with king-size beds, each with a bathroom and sunken outdoor bathtub
Map and travel information
Non-direct flights from the UK to Yogyakarta airport via Bali, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.
Transfer from Yogyakarta airport to the hotel in approximately 1 hours 15 minutes.
1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH
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