Amanjiwo Resort Borobudur known as ‘Peaceful Soul’ sits within a stunning location surrounded by ancient monuments and volcanic mountains, royal capitals and rural markets, Amanjiwo lies within the breathtaking countryside of Central Java – The cultural Heart of Indonesia. Amanjiwo Resort Borobudur is set within a natural amphitheatre, a glance towards the horizon rewards you with a view of four volcanoes and the limestone Menorah Hills behind with the most spectacular view being the 9th century Buddhist sanctuary of Borobudur, one of the best-preserved ancient monuments in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
About Amanjiwo Resort Borobudur
The main structure at Amanjiwo Resort Borobudur is a circular limestone monolith centred by a soaring bell-shaped rotunda. The airy entrance way leads down five short steps to the lofty-ceilinged Bar, a stunning circular salon with columns and drop fans, a coconut-wood bar and acid-etched bronze-drum tables.
Dining at Amanjiwo Resort Borobudur is equally impressive. The Restaurant, with its silver-leaf ceiling, is defined by a double row of stone columns and looks out onto the crescent-shaped Terrace featuring black terrazzo tables and silver-painted rattan chairs with batik cushions. At either end of the Restaurant, the detailed gold-painted murals recreate scenes from the Hindu Mahabharata epic, but the view over rice fields to Borobudur and the surrounding four volcanoes trumps even the most wonderful fixtures and fittings. Both Indonesian and Western cuisines are served in these dining venues, but the specialty of the house is Makan Malam, a series of classic Javanese dishes served in traditional brass bowls. The view from The Terrace is particularly alluring at dawn and dusk. Borobudur is directly ahead of the resort, and just beyond the great Buddhist temple is the rounded hill of Tidar. Amanjiwo also provides guests with a library containing reading materials in Indonesian, Japanese, German and English. There are a variety of CD’s and occasional lectures at which leading Indonesian experts speak on issues ranging from temple preservation to Javanese art and culture. For those that still feel that they want to work or have a need to make contact with the outside world, high-speed and wireless broadband is available.
Other at Amanjiwo Resort Borobudur include a Boutique shop offereing a wide variety of traditional local arts and crafts and an art gallery with regular exhibitions featuring the works of renowned artists and photographers. For the sportier guests, Amanjiwo Resort Borodubar has a state of the art gymnasium, forty meter infinity swimming pool, tennis court, local trekking, golf within easy reach and three and a half hour elephant safaris around Dagi Hill daily.
Amanjiwo Resort Borobudur Accomodation
The 36 Amanjiwo suites within the main building are situated within two crescents surrounding the Central Rotunda. The suites are complimented by high ceilings, domed roofs and sliding doors. The main interior includes a wonderful four-pillared bed on a raised terrazzo platform, sungkai wood screens, coconut wood and rattan furniture, old batik pillows in classic Yogyakarta style and traditional glass paintings The bathrooms run the full length of each suite with twin vanities, dressing area and outdoor sunken bath tub within a walled garden. Outside their is a thatched roof pavilion with day bed. There are ten Garden Suites with views of terraced farmland and the Menoreh Hills, Ten Borobudur Suites offer picturesque views of Borobudur and the surrounding valley, seven Garden Pool Suites and seven Borobudur Pool Suites feature inviting private pools.
Of all the stunning suites at Amanjiwo Resort Borobudur the most impressive without doubt is the Dalem Jiwo Suite. The Dalem Jiwo Suite is situated within its own discrete compound complete with a private entrance, wraparound terrace and two separate bedrooms, each with stone steps descending to the suite’s private swimming pool and its two lounging bales. The 15-metre pool, finished in a green Javanese stone known as hijau danau, is set into the rice fields. The Dalem Jiwo Suite’s personal butler, always on call, will arrange all tours and dining options.
The Spa at Amanjiwo Resort Borobudur
The spa treatments at Amanjiwo Resort Borobudur do not disappoint with a wide range of Javanese and traditional Facials, Massagages and Cream Bath treatments, some of which incorporate the ancient holistic jamu method of healing. These can be enjoyed in the privacy of guest suites or in the specially-designed Spa Suite which has twin massage tables and an outdoor bale. There are four types of massage treatments on offer, Pijat Traditional Massage, Javanese massage which is a softer version of the Pijat massage, Traditional Javanese Reflexology and Neck, Back and Shoulder Massage. Body treatments include Mandi Lulur a traditional exfoliation and body polishing treatment made from white turmeric and honey, blended with rice grain. The treatment begins with a massage, followed by the lulur scrub and ends with a relaxing herbal bath. Mandi Susu, a good remedy for sun-burned skin, Mandi Susu or milk bath starts with a soothing massage. A luxurious body mask, made with milk and honey is then applied all over the body, cooling the skin. To complete the treatment, a soak in the milky, floral bath will leave the body feeling completely nurtured. Mandi Lulur Borneo Hitam, a masculine version of the Mandi Lulur, the ‘Black Borneo’ uses a blend of black rice and coffee as the scrub, to smooth the skin. To improve vitality an invigorating massage oil is used for the massage. The treatment ends with a warm herbal bath.
Concierge Service at Amanjiwo Resort Borobudur
A complimentary VIP arrival service is available for all Amanjiwo Resort Borobudur guests arriving at Solo and Denpasar Airports. For guests arriving at Jakarta, the service is available at a special rate of $40 per person. Due to airport restrictions, this service is no longer available at Yogyakarta.