Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo
Amanjiwo

Amanjiwo

1Ds. Majaksingi, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

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“Temple of Tranquility”

Aman, peace. Jiwo, soul. Who would’ve thought that two big picture words in all their vagueness could capture the heart of a place so well? The serenity in the air is palpable, undoubtedly enhanced by the constant views of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Borobudur – chants from there waft through the natural amphitheater – and the hill-and-paddy surroundings. If there’s room for more quiet contemplation, try the hike up Menoreh Hills for a silent meditation at the hilltop bale, or simply a sunset martini as you gaze over the Kedu Plains.

Best time to visit : May to September

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What we Love

What we absolutely love about the property and feel sure will dazzle you too.

  • Stunning resort architecture that mirrors the design of Borobudur
  • With just 31 suites, the vibe is intimate but surprisingly family-friendly
  • Local culture is proudly presented here, including regular talks by the resident anthropologist about the resort’s famed neighbor, the world’s largest Buddhist temple, Borobudur
  • The 40m limestone infinity pool is gorgeously laid out and never busy (enough so that, dare we say, a pool villa is not necessary?)

  • Rooms
  • Dining
  • Leisure
  • Location
  • The Insider

31 Suites

Inspired by the 9th century Buddhist sanctuary of Borobudur, Amanjiwo’s Suites feature four-pillar king-size beds on raised terrazzo platforms, spacious garden terraces, some with private swimming pools, and lounging pavilions. Views include terraced farmland and the Menoreh Hills, or the valley and Borobodur itself.

Room Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Bose Wave Audio system
  • Safe
  • Personal bar
  • Sunken outdoor bathtub 
  • Twin vanities
  • Dressing rooms
  • Separate shower/toilet
  • Central rotunda with chairs and parasols allowing guests to relax enjoying the breeze with a view of Borobudur Temple 
  • Private swimming pool 
  • Wraparound terrace  
  • Personal butler in the Dalen Jiwo Suite
  • Outdoor lounging bales

Need to Know

Check-in 14.00 / Check-out 12.00

Garden Suite
Garden Suite
  • 2
  • 243 sq. m.
  • 1 King
  • Menoreh Hills and Rice Paddies

Each Garden Suite offers a private walled garden with picturesque views of the Menoreh Hills and tiered rice paddies.

Borobudur Suite
Borobudur Suite
  • 2
  • 243 sq. m.
  • 1 King
  • Borobudur and Valley

Each Borobudur Suite offers a private walled garden with picturesque views of Borobudur and the surrounding valley.

Garden Pool Suite
Garden Pool Suite
  • 2
  • 243 sq. m.
  • 1 King
  • Menoreh Hills and Rice Paddies

The Garden Pool Suites offer the same privacy, comfort and views as the Garden Suites, with the addition of a private pool.

Borobudur Pool Suite
Borobudur Pool Suite
  • 2
  • 243 sq. m.
  • 1 King
  • Borobudur and Valley

The Borobudur Pool Suites offer the same privacy, comfort and expansive views as the Borobudur Suites, with the addition of a private pool.

Dalem Jiwo Suite
Dalem Jiwo Suite
  • 4
  • 1200 sq. m.
  • 2 Kings
  • Borobudur and Valley

Set amidst the rice paddies with its own private entrance, the Dalem Jiwo Suite offers two bedroom pavilions and expansive living space, with a private 15-meter (49 ft.) swimming pool.

The Restaurant
The Restaurant
Grand colonnaded restaurant overlooking rice paddies offering Javanese and Indonesian specialties.
Galangal Plantation
Galangal Plantation
Private picnics and romantic dinners can be enjoyed in Amanjiwo’s hilltop bale, perched above a galangal plantation on the banks of the Progo River.
Ramayana Dinner
Ramayana Dinner
Savor a private Indonesian barbecue at a candlelit, petal-strewn table in your Suite or in a secluded setting on the property, accompanied by live gamelan music.
The Spa
The Spa
Dedicated to holistic wellness, Amanjiwo offers a spa menu informed by traditional Javanese healing and beauty rituals passed down through the generations. Treatments incorporate Aman’s all-natural skincare range as well as local ingredients known for their healing properties.
Yoga and Meditation
Yoga and Meditation
With its tranquil ambience and uplifting spirit, Amanjiwo is the ideal setting in which to experience the benefits of yoga and meditation. The well-respected teachers offer both Hatha and Ashtanga yoga styles for all levels of ability, in both indoor and outdoor settings.
Strength and Movement
Strength and Movement
Amanjiwo’s gym suite provides treadmills, cross trainers and strength-building equipment, along with personal training. The tennis court overlooks the Menoreh Hills, and the 40-meter swimming pool is surrounded by loungers and parasols amid rice paddies and banyan trees.

Amanjiwo

Named ‘Peaceful Soul’ for the serenity, privacy and beauty of its setting in Central Java’s cultural heartland, Amanjiwo overlooks the Unesco World Heritage Site of Borobudur, one of Buddhism’s most sacred Mahayana temples. Perfectly placed for exploring the region’s historic, artistic and cultural highlights, or for simply relaxing in blissful surroundings, the Ed Tuttle-designed resort lies at the foot of the Menoreh Hills, cascading gracefully from a lofty rotunda down the hillside to a magnificent swimming pool.

1Ds. Majaksingi, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

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Jann Hess
Jann Hess
General Manager

Jann Hess is a native Swiss, with 15 years of experience working in the luxury hotel industry. He graduated from the Swiss Hotel Management school in Lucerne, Switzerland following a chef apprenticeship in a 2-star Michelin restaurant in Zurich. Jann is passionate about his work and, while he enjoys all aspects of his duty as General Manager, he believes his strength of cultural awareness and emotional intelligence enables him to understand and coach a team and navigate complex challenges. In his free time, Jann loves to climb mountains and travel. 

A UNESCO World Heritage site
A UNESCO World Heritage site
A picturesque 25-minute walk or short drive from Amanjiwo, Borobudur is a 9th century marvel with 504 life-size Buddha statues and over 2,500 panels of intricate stone carvings. Born in its shadow, our guides can share the monument’s ancient secrets as dawn breaks and the sun scales distant volcanoes surrounding the Kedu Plain.
Immersion in nature
Immersion in nature
Central Java’s dramatic landscape is ideal for trekking, whether up the steep flanks of Mount Merapi or into the lush Menoreh Hills. Discover villages lost in time amid fragrant clove plantations or walk to Selogriyo, an 8th century Hindu temple high on the slopes of Mount Sumbing. Here you can picnic with enchanting views of rice paddies.
A wealth of art & culture
A wealth of art & culture
Central Java is Indonesia’s cultural heartland, where art in all its forms has been celebrated for centuries. Rural villages host frequent festivals and celebrations, with gamelan music and spirited dancing, while Hindu and Buddhist temples exhibit remarkable architecture.
Treasured temples
Treasured temples
Legend has it that 2,000 temples once graced the plains beyond Amanjiwo. Those still standing include magnificent Pawon, and Mendut, constructed around 800 AD. Time-weathered Hindu temples on the Dieng Plateau date from the 7th and 8th centuries, and the ancient complex of Prambanan boasts towering Hindu temples dotted across the plain.
Yogyakarta & solo
Yogyakarta & solo
Explore ancient centres of art and culture with an expert Amanjiwo guide. An hour’s drive from Amanjiwo, Yogyakarta houses the Sultan’s Palace, a royal compound akin to Rome’s Vatican City, while Solo is an artisanal centre with a proud legacy of silvework, music, art, dancing and painting, two hours by car from the resort.