Amanjiwo Resort in Java, Indonesia

Don’t be surprised by the sense of spirituality and stillness you feel at Amanjiwo – the resort’s architecture and interior design was inspired by Borobudur’s 9th century Buddhist sanctuary.

Expect a great central cupola – reminiscent of the stupas found at Buddhist shrines – surrounded by a sweeping circular colonnade built from local limestone. Expect suites with private pools, garden terraces, sunken baths and breath-taking design. Just don’t expect anything humdrum or less than perfect. Sophisticated simplicity is the watchword here and the effect is a visual appeal that elevates your soul.

Reason enough to include Amanjiwo in your plans for a luxury, tailor-made holiday to Indonesia. But, of course, there’s more. Amanjiwo overlooks the sacred mountains of Merapi, Merbab, Sumbing and Sundoro. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur is nearby. Hindu temples dating back to the 7th and 8th century are easily accessible. The slopes of the Menoreh Hills offer clove plantations, tiny villages and rice paddies.

Amanjiwo Resort, at a glance

  • Visually and spiritually appealing resort ringed by sacred mountains
  • Choice of 36 suites including the Dalem Jiwo suite set in its own compound – perfect for families and groups of friends
  • Designer suites, some with their own private pools and lounging pavilions
  • Garden terraces
  • Spacious bedrooms with four poster beds standing on raised terrazzo platforms
  • Wonderful views over the picturesque tiered farmland and valley of Menoreh Hills
  • Some suites overlook Borobudur itself
  • Interior design gives a sensation of calmness and serenity
  • Colonnaded restaurant serving Javanese and Indonesian specialities, created mainly from locally farmed produce

For leisure and pleasure

  • Superb 40 metre swimming pool and sun decks
  • Spa with traditional Javanese healing treatments and beauty rituals
  • Outdoor yoga and gym
  • Tennis courts surrounded by rice paddies and banyan trees
  • Easy access to Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist monument
  • Tours of Hindu temples dating back to the 7th and 8th century on the Dieng Plateau and at Prambanan
  • Trekking on Mount Merapi and the Menoreh Hills
  • Visits to local villages, clove plantations and rice farms
  • The company is by far the best we have ever used... In fact, wherever we have travelled we have made a specific point of mentioning the company to anyone we meet.

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    IR, Maldives, 2014