Amanjiwo (peaceful soul) overlooks the Unesco World Heritage Site of Borobudur in the rural heartland of Central Java. Located in one of the most scenic parts of Indonesia, the 33-suite resort rests within a natural amphitheatre: the Menoreh Hills rise up behind, and four volcanoes grace the Horizon.
An hour’s drive from Yogyakarta Airport, Amanjiwo offers guided excursions to the 9th-century Borobudur – the world’s largest Buddhist sanctuary and the inspiration behind Amanjiwo’s design. Mimicking the tiered nature of Borobudur’s metaphorical ascent to Nirvana, Amanjiwo consists of a series of descending stone arcs, and is lapped by rice paddies at its base. A grand limestone rotunda marks the resort’s highest tier, where lofty stone columns perfectly frame Borobudur.
Amanjiwo’s 33 Suites lie in two crescents below the central rotunda, all offering views of Borobudur or the surrounding rice terraces. Each offers a garden terrace and 16 have private swimming pools. The Dalem Jiwo Suite presents two bedrooms and a 17-metre swimming pool.
The resort’s main swimming pool offers exceptional views of Borobudur. Surrounded by rice paddies and overlooked by banyan trees, the 40-metre infinity pool lies adjacent to the Pool Club where light meals and drinks are served. Other dining facilities are situated within the rotunda.