Amanjiwo Áman Resort: peaceful soul in Central Java
Resting within a natural amphitheatre, Amanjiwo Áman Resort, which means peaceful soul, is one of Indonesia’s most enriching and elegant places at which to lodge. Situated in Java, the world’s most populated island, Amanjiwo attracts tourists from all over the world and provides them with unforgettable experiences.
A true sanctuary
Amanjiwo overlooks Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist sanctuary, in the rural heartland of Central Java. Located in one of the most scenic parts of the country, Amanjiwo rests within a natural amphitheatre; the Menoreh Hills rise up behind and no less than four volcanoes grace the horizon.
Amanjiwo provides the opportunity for immersion in Javanese culture, offering trips to ceremonies, temples and antique shops. Private dawn and sunset visits to Borobudur and other archeological monuments in the vicinity are a highlight of a stay at Amanjiwo.
Amanjiwo’s main building is framed by 36 suites set in two graceful crescents. Limestone walls give shape to stone walkways that link the suites to the main building, the swimming pool and the Dalem Jiwo Suite.
The pantheon-like circular architecture provides the optimal space for an oasis of luxury, with strategically placed pavilions that feature the sweeping views overlooking Borobudur. The complex consists of 10 Garden Suites, 10 Borobudur Suites, 7 Garden Pool Suites, 7 Borobudur Pool Suites and a DalemJiwo Suite.
Amanjiwo’s suites feature domed roofs and sliding glass doors that open onto garden terraces. All suites include a thatched-roof bale with a daybed for outdoor lounging and dining, and 15 suites enjoy private pools. Views from the suites are of picturesque terraced farmland and the Menoreh Hills, or of Borobudur and the surrounding valley.
The Dalem Jiwo Suite is a discrete compound, complete with two free-standing bedroom pavilions, a central rotunda for dining or relaxing and a 15-metre, Javanesestone swimming pool.
A full array of activities
Amanjiwo provides an ideal base for discovery in Central Java allowing guests to explore the region’s unique culture, centuries-old temples, vibrant markets, natural beauty and colorful festivals. Personalised excursions can be arranged by car or by bicycle, atop an elephant, on horseback or in an andong, the horse carts used daily by local villagers.
Within the resort, there is also an outdoor infinity swimming pool, made of limestone blocks, lined with green tiles and surrounded by rice paddies and banyan trees. Next to it is the Pool Club, so guests can treat themselves with light meals and drinks, while in the hotel’s Restaurant they can enjoy traditional Javanese specialties.
For those who want to relax, the Spa Center at Amanjiwo offers high quality massages. Different body treatments are at guests’ disposal: massages and treatments in the privacy of their rooms or in the spa suite. For the more active ones, Amanjiwo offers fitness equipment in the Gym Suite, along with a personal trainer, and a tennis center.
In short, Amanjiwo provides guests with an uniquely cultural and deeply-felt emotional experience.
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