Amanjiwo is hidden within the rainforest in Java, at the foot of the Menorah Hills, with the expansive Kedu plains below. This special, luxury resort overlooks the world’s largest Buddhist monument Borobudur. Designed to reflect the 8th century temple, this divine hotel is reachable via private car, a leisurely one and half hour journey from Yogyakarta.
If you’re looking for a rich cultural and spiritual experience, join us in Java at Amanjiwo. Arise early and take an expert guide to witness Borobudur before the crowds. Enjoy a colonial style picnic by the river or hike to the lesser known Candi Selogriyo, an 8th century Hindu temple. Later, join a select few to visit art collector Dr Oei’s house. Each experience is individually curated with you in mind.
This cultural and spiritual retreat in Java is for those interested in Asian spirituality and history. You must be fairly agile, as there are steps up the different levels of Borobudur and the trekking in Java is well worth it too. We can tailor the experience to include local healers and Spa if that suits you. We often combine a stay in Java with Bali or other islands further afield so discerning travellers will love this.
If you’re interested in Asian spirituality, the cultural and spiritual tours from Amanjiwo are enlightening. Java is often forgotten in the buzz about Bali and few actually realise that it’s home to the world’s largest Buddhist monument Borobudur.
Our chosen guides are all born within the shadow of Borobudur and bring its many, intricately carved relief panels and life-size Buddha statues to life in a unique and highly interesting way. Nestled at the foot of the Menorah Hills, you have the opportunity to trek through rice paddy and rainforest, to discover ancient, 8th century temples and picnic by the banks of the river. Why not salute the sun and practice yoga as the sun rises or cool off in the resort’s 40 metre pool. Amanjiwo Spa treatments are fit for royalty and dining is an exquisite experience, overlooking a volcano fringed horizon. In that inimitable Aman style, nothing is too much trouble for the warm hearted staff at Amanjiwo.
If you want to delve deeper into the history of Java and its ancient traditions, let us arrange some private tours and talks with acclaimed Anthropologist Patrick Vanhoebrouck. Patrick can impart his wisdom while touring lesser known temples and is also available for talks on Borobudur and the ancient kingdom of Java. Whether it’s Yoga, Spa and Spirituality or Treks and Temples, we’ll design it all with you in mind. If you’d like to combine your stay at Amanjiwo in Java with Bali or another island, simply let us know and we’ll do the rest. Visit Borobudur and later transfer to a luxury, tented adventure on Moyo island or experience Bali, by sea and inland within the spiritual centre of Ubud.Make An Enquiry
3 night's stay in a Garden Suite at Amanjiwo
Return Airport Transfers
Breakfast for up to two persons
3 specially curated Amanjiwo activities (can include Borobudur)
Government Tax and Service
Anthropologist Private Tours on request
SINGLE OCCUPANCY: USD$2260
SHARED OCCUPANCY: USD$1132
Airport Transfer Time: 1.5 hr leisurely drive from the airport in Yogyakarta
Local Currency: Indonesia Rupiah and credit card accepted at the resort VISA, Master and AMEX
Best time to go: March to October, other months will likely see increased rainfall
Eco conscious: Amanjiwo serve organic cuisine grown in their own gardem and they have a sustainable system for guest laundry
Children: Yes, they are family friendly, any age welcome. They organise kids activities such as kite and mask making and pony rides
Tips: Bring sunscreen, natural mosquito repellent, comfortable clothing. Long sleeved light tops are super for evenings. Comfort is key and don’t forget a sunhat, necessary if trekking