A haven of Indonesian cultural delights
History & culture
The luxury resort of Amanjiwo (meaning 'peaceful soul') overlooks Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist sanctuary and one of Indonesia's most famous sights.
Located in central Java's rural heart, this Aman Resorts showpiece offers the cultural experience of a lifetime.
Designed to echo the architectural features of this impressive 9th century Buddhist monument, the Amanjiwo has the same shape and form with stone walkways joining the suites, laid out in a crescent shape with private pools and luxury four-poster beds along with outdoor tubs and daybeds upon thatched-roof pavilions. Offering unparalleled access to the monument, pay a visit at dawn or sunset for a magical experience.
Javanese cultural immersion is encouraged at this resort with trips to temples, other archaeological monuments, antique shops and ceremonies in nearby villages available for guests to enjoy. Listen and learn from leading Indonesian experts talking about Javanese art and culture in the Library and join the Amanjiwo's resident artist on a painting session of charcoal sketching around the resort grounds.
Follow this up with a refreshing swim in the resort's large infinity pool surrounded by rice paddyfields, overlooking groves of banyan trees and relax and unwind at the spa with indigenous treatments like the Mandi Lulur Borneo Hitam, using a blend of black rice and coffee to smoothen your skin and your senses.
Indonesian and Western culinary delights will tickle your tastebuds. We like the house speciality, Makan Malam, tasty local Javanese dishes served in brass bowls.
We like: The traditional Indonesian effect.
Best for: Culture vultures.
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