Amanjiwo is one of the most spectacular Aman resorts due to its location and design. Amanjiwo is located in rural Central Java in an area enjoying excellent views of the limestone Menoreh Hills, Kedu Plain and four volcanoes on the horizon. The highlight of the area is the 9th-century Buddhist sanctuary of Borobudur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is visible directly from the suites and the main building of the resort. Several culturally interesting villages are within walking distance of the resort. Resort
Amanjiwo’s main structure is a circular limestone monolith, centred by a soaring bell-shaped rotunda. The airy entranceway leads to the lofty-ceilinged Bar from which one can see Borobudur in the distance. Amanjiwo’s main building is framed by two rows of 36 suites, set in two crescents around the central Rotunda.
All of the resort’s 36 suites include a thatched-roof pavilion with an outdoor daybed. There are four suite categories, including Garden Suites, offering views of terraced farmland and the Menoreh Hills; Borobudur Suites with views of Borobudur and the surrounding valley; Garden Pool Suites; and Borobudur Pool Suites. Finally there is the palace-like Dalem Jiwo Suite located in a separate compound, complete with private entrance, an expansive terrace, two separate bedroom buildings, and a large private swimming pool.
The Restaurant serves Indonesian and Western cuisine which is complimented by the outstanding views over the rice fields of Borobudur. Breakfasts, lunches and snacks are served in The Pool Club located just above the main pool on a raised and colonnaded semi-circular deck.
The resort’s 40-metre infinity swimming pool, lined with green tiles and located beneath some banyan trees, is surrounded by rice paddies. The resort has a library, a gallery featuring artwork of local artists and the excellent Aman Spa and fitness room.
Amanjiwo is 1hr by car from Yogyakarta airport (JOG) in Central Java or two hours on the more scenic route from Surakarta (SOC), which passes some of the biggest volcanoes in Java. Yogyakarta and Surakarta have multiple daily flights from Jakarta and Singapore
June to September is the best time to visit. This is when there is little rain and humidity is low. From December to March, the west monsoon can bring heavy showers and high humidity.