Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa, Java

Words like ‘magical’ and ‘mystical’ are too readily used by travel writers. In the context of Plataran Borobudur they barely seem adequate.

Your first impressions, when you arrive at this beautiful resort and spa, tucked away in the heart of a mature teak forest, are of tranquillity and serenity.

Sometimes, first impressions are entirely right. The resort itself, the temple, the mountain standing majestically in the background and the teak forest all conspire together to give you a glimpse of somewhere both magical and mystical.

Plataran Borobudur’s collection of pool or garden villas, a private cabana bungalow and a unique Javanese joglo does nothing to dispel the impression, with their cool style, traditional roots and serene views.

Plataron Borobudur, at a glance

  • Overlooking Borobudur Temple, just an hour from Jogjakarta International Airport
  • Choice of three pool or garden villas, plus a paddy field private cabana bungalow and a Javanese joglo
  • All with private pools and/or access to lush tropical gardens
  • Patio restaurant plus terrace with sweeping views of the temple

For leisure and pleasure

  • Padma spa and yoga club
  • Excellent main swimming pool
  • Borobudur cultural centre theatre
  • Spa experience includes traditional Javanese, Samyaksamadhi ritual and Kemiri massage
  • Javanese lulur treatment
  • Padma Nirvana purification ritual
  • Cultural tours including classical Javanese dance, nine dragons storytelling, silent walk round the ramparts plus traditional festivals, ballet and puppet shows
  • The service was first class, professional throughout. Well done and thank you.

    JJ, Sri Lanka, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7