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Amanjiwo, nestled in the heart of rural Central Java and surrounded by emerald-green rice fields and the majestic Menoreh Hills, offers breathtaking views of the renowned Borobudur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The resort embodies the essence of the ancient Buddhist monument, with its towering domed roof, elegant colonnades, and walls constructed from local blush-beige paras stone. As a guest of Amanjiwo, you will have the opportunity to delve into the rich culture and history of the region, exploring serene Borobudur, bustling Yogyakarta, and vibrant villages. At dusk, with these adventures, you can rejuvenate at Amanjiwo's spa, take a dip in the 40-meter pool, or indulge in a romantic meal at the open-air restaurant. The resort”s unique temple-like retreat, offers a harmonious blend of cultural immersion and leisure. Whether you're seeking peace and solitude or a more active holiday, Amanjiwo is the perfect destination to make memories that will last a lifetime.




Amanjiwo is a 75-minute drive from Yogyakarta airport, and two hours from Solo airport. Both airports serve flights to Bali, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. A complimentary airport concierge service includes customs clearance assistance and car transfers.


The best time to visit Amanjiwo is between March and October, which constitutes the dry season.



Decorated with sungkai-wood screens, coconut- wood and rattan furniture, antique batik cushions and Javanese glass artworks, the 31 freestanding Suites radiate in two crescents from Amanjiwo’s central rotunda. All feature terrazzo floors, high ceilings, domed roofs and garden terraces with thatched bale for outdoor lounging.

Accommodation Categories

  • Garden Suite
  • Borobudur Suite
  • Garden Pool Suite
  • Borobudur Pool Suite
  • Dalem Jiwo Two Bedroom Suite


Amanjiwo offers facilities that cater to the needs of the most discerning travelers. With a fully equipped gym and a library stocked with a diverse selection of literature, guests can maintain their wellness routine and unwind in the serene surroundings of Central Java. The boutique offers an array of artisanal products that reflect the rich culture and heritage of Java, while the spa provides the ultimate indulgence with its luxurious treatments and tranquil ambiance, leaving guests feeling revitalized and rejuvenated.


Amanjiwo’s gym suite provides treadmills, cross trainers and other fitness equipment, along with personal training. A tennis court is sheltered by the Menoreh Hills, with a thatched-roof bale on hand for providing refreshments. Yoga is also available at the Pool Club terrace.


A large, light-filled space with two double daybeds offers a range of books in several languages, along with CDs and games. Library is also used as a venue for visiting speakers, with expert lectures topics from temple preservation to Javanese art and culture.


Sells a selection of Javanese art, textiles, crafts and antiques. Traditional items include gamelan instruments, shadow puppets, ceremonial baskets and jewelery.


Food & Beverage

At Amanjiwo, gastronomy is an art form, and every dish is a masterpiece. Inspired by the rich flavors and traditions of Central Java, the resort's culinary team has crafted an unparalleled dining experience that tantalizes the senses. Guests can savor the exquisite flavors of Indonesian cuisine at the resort's signature restaurant, or indulge in a romantic private dinner under the stars. The Bar, with its sophisticated ambiance and extensive cocktail list, is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a refreshing beverage. Whether it's a delectable breakfast, a leisurely lunch, or a romantic dinner, Amanjiwo's food and beverage offerings are sure to delight even the most discerning palate.

The Restaurant

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant has arresting views of Borobudur, the rice fields and the mystical volcanic peaks. Indonesian and Western cuisines are served alongside a daily changing degustation menu. Most of the ingredients come from the chef's garden and local farms.

Pool Club

Serves breakfast, lunch, drinks and snacks from a raised, colonnaded deck overlooking the 40-meter infinity pool surrounded by banyan trees and rice paddies. SPASpa treatments can be enjoyed at the spa suite, with its twin massage tables and outdoor relaxation bale, or in the privacy of guests’ suites. Ancient Javanese rituals are incorporated into the menu of facials, massages and cream baths.


Excursions & Activities

At Amanjiwo, guests can indulge in a range of exciting and unique excursions and activities that cater to their sense of adventure and discovery. From exploring the ancient temples of Borobudur to hiking through the lush green hills surrounding the resort, there is something for everyone. Take a private guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur and marvel at the stunning views of the surrounding valley, or embark on a cultural journey through the traditional Javanese village of Kali Opak. For thrill-seekers, there are mountain biking and horse riding experiences, while those seeking relaxation can indulge in a sunset cruise on the scenic Lake Menjer. With these exceptional offerings, Amanjiwo guarantees an unforgettable experience for every guest.


A pleasant 25-minute walk or cycle ride from Amanjiwo, the Unesco World Heritage Site of Borobudur is one of the world’s best preserved ancient monuments. A dawn visit is highly recommended for witnessing the sun rise over the 9th-century Buddhas and enjoying sweeping views of the volcanic landscape.


Legend has it that 2,000 temples once graced the plains beyond Amanjiwo; those still standing near Amanjiwo include Pawon, considered the jewel of Javanese architecture, and Mendut, constructed around 800 AD. Southeast of Amanjiwo, near Yogyakarta, are the ancient Hindu temple complex of Prambanan, and Ratu Boko, which incorporates two hamlets with panoramic views. Further afield, Sukuh, considered one of Indonesia’s most striking temples, and Ceto on the slopes of Mt Lawu, lie east of Solo. Northwest, the Dieng Plateau is an area of great natural beauty, home to ancient Hindu temples and Java’s earliest standing stone structures.


Volcanic Mount Merapi rewards both serious and casual hikers, rising to 3,000 meters; experienced climbers can attempt the summit at sunrise with an Amanjiwo guide. The nearby Menoreh Hills offer a pleasant 2.5 hour hike, which can be combined with a drive to view the sunset at Suroloyo. Further afield, the summits of Mount Sindoro (3,153m) and Mount Sumbing (3,371m) can also be attempted.

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