Amanjiwo is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia.
Resting in the rural heartland of still relatively untouched Central Java, Amanjiwo is surrounded by extraordinary cultural, physical and spiritual beauty.
The main building, designed by Aman’s top architect Ed Tuttle, houses Amanjiwo’s grand entrance; a show stopping structure which is almost as unforgettable as its neighbour, the colossal ninth-century Buddhist temple of Borobudur. From here, a flight of steps leads up to the Rotunda Bar, the stately colonnaded Dining Room and the Terrace, all of which offer incredible views of the Kedu Plain, and the sacred Buddhist site beyond. The Romanesque amphitheatre-style pool, built from coral-beige locally hewn limestone blocks, also offers breathtaking views over the surrounding lush, green countryside.
The thirty-four suites are laid out in two deep crescent formations, bordered with high limestone walls and draped with spider lilies. These curve into stone walkways which connect the Suites with the Pool Club and main building. All the rooms come with four-pillared beds, outdoor sunken bathtubs, hand carved furniture, exotic Javanese textiles and antique glass paintings. Sliding glass doors open out onto garden terraces, and 15 of the suites have private swimming pools.
The property is framed by the dramatic Menorah Hills which offer great hiking opportunities. The nature walks are ideal for families, as well as the two tennis courts located at the foot of the hills. A climb into the hills shows off excellent views of this exceptional resort.