Why we like it
- Amanjiwo overlooks Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist sanctuary
- Offering trips to ceremonies, temples and antique shops immerse oneself in the Javanese culture
- Facilities include a fitness centre, tennis court, boutique, library and swimming pool
- A Spa offering traditional Javanese treatments to heal the body and soul
- The main restaurant offers an eclectic mix of western and Indonesian cuisine with the pool bar offering light snacks during the day
Located in rural central Java, Amanjiwo (meaning peaceful soul) is surrounded by lush forests, volcanoes, rice paddies, lakes and temples, and the spectacular 8th century Borobodur temples are nearby. Set within a natural amphitheatre at the foot of the Menorah Hills, Amanjiwo features a traditional circular central-domed building, surrounded by two crescents of self-contained and luxuriously-appointed suites.
All suites include a thatched-roof bale (pavilion) with a daybed for outdoor lounging and dining. Interiors include a central four posted 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 with a sunken bath. The ultimate in suites is the Dalem Jiwo suite with two bedrooms and a private pool with wrap around terrace, pure luxury at its best. The 40 metre limestone infinity pool, lined with banyan trees, cream parasols and wooden loungers, is tucked amid lush terraced paddies.