From Amanjiwo’s entrance, climb five steps to the rotunda Bar, a circular salon with columns and drop fans, a coconut-wood bar and acid-etched bronze-drum tables.

The Dining Room, with its silver-leaf ceiling swirling with muted colours, is defined by a double row of stone columns and looks out onto the crescent-shaped Terrace.  At either end, gold-leaf murals recreate scenes from the Hindu epic Mahabharata.  The tables are of black terrazzo and the chairs silver-painted rattan with Yogya batik cushions.  Indonesian and Western cuisine is served in an open-air setting with panoramic views over the rice fields to Borobudur and its surrounding volcanoes.  The specialty of the house is Makan Malam, a series of classic Javanese selections served in brass dishes.  The view from the terrace is particularly arresting at dawn and twilight, or after a cleansing rain, when the views open up over the Kedu Plain. Borobudur can be seen directly ahead.

Breakfast, light lunches, drinks and snacks are also available at the colonnaded Pool Club that stretches into the rice fields.  From the deck or from the 40m, green-stone pool itself, guests can enjoy views to Mount Merapi.


The Library is large and light-filled, featuring a black terrazzo table and daybeds for two at either end.  A selection of books on Indonesia is available in several languages, including Japanese and German and a variety of CDs, tapes and games can be borrowed for personal use. The Library is also the venue for occasional lectures as leading Indonesian experts speak on issues ranging from temple preservations to Javanese art and culture.  A laptop is available for Internet access.

Art Gallery and Studio

Regular exhibitions are held in the Art Gallery.  Amanjiwo’s informal artist in residence welcomes guests to join him for a morning of charcoal sketching in the surrounding countryside. For those inspired by the views from Amanjiwo, a box of watercolours is provided in each suite.


A wide variety of Javanese clothing and textiles, both antique and new, are available at the Boutique, which also features gamelan instruments, shadow puppets, old ceremonial baskets, jewellery and other Javanese craft and antiques.


Exquisite handwoven, hand-dyed and painted silk scarves, shawls and other pieces are featured here.  A selection of Javanese antiques is also available.

Massage and Beauty Treatments

A range of Javanese and traditional beauty treatments are available at Amanjiwo, 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 for relaxing afterwards with spicy ginger tea.  The two-hour Mandi Lulur is a highlight - the traditional Javanese preparation of a princess on the eve of her wedding.  Facials, massages and cream baths as well as a masculine version of Mandi Lulur are also available.

Swimming Pool

A 40m infinity swimming pool, lined with green tiles and overlooked by banyan trees, is set into the rice paddies below the resort.  It is surrounded by loungers and umbrellas and lies adjacent to a raised, colonnaded semicircular deck with tables and chairs for poolside snacks and drinks available from 8am to 8pm.

Tennis Centre

Amanjiwo has two tennis courts located just above the resort nestled into the Menoreh Hills. There is also a thatched-roof bale for shaded breaks and refreshments.


Wireless broadband connections are available in all resort accommodations and public areas.

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