Amanjiwo is your gateway to the temple of Borobudur
Pea-green paddy fields, mountain peaks and pristine white beaches will be unlocked in a cloud of luxury by the new Aman experience, A journey through Java, Indonesia. Dedicated train carriages organised by luxury rail operators PT Kereta Api Pariwista will take you through Java from Jakarta through to Central Java with landscapes of temples blend into tree-lined hillsides and mountain vistas.
Luxury train travel through Java with anthropologist, Patrick Vanhoebrouck
Travel in style, with an exquisite Aman breakfast and lunch served on board, surrounded by the opulence of one’s private carriage. Learn along the way, accompanied by Amanjiwo’s resident anthropologist, Patrick Vanhoebrouck, who shares the region’s historic and cultural highlights. Sip on a crisp glass of champagne with afternoon tea before reaching Yogyakarta Tugu station feeling refreshed, where a 60-minute private transfer to Amanjiwo awaits.
Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world
Amanjiwo’s 31 Borobudur inspired suites lie in two perfect crescents below the central rotunda – most with individual swimming pools opening onto private gardens. The resort’s restaurant, bar and terraces all foster serenity, overlooking a ring of volcanoes, while stone steps descend in tiers to a magnificent swimming pool. Dedicated to holistic wellness, Amanjiwo offers a spa menu informed by traditional Javanese healing, while a fully equipped gym suite, tennis court and private yoga sessions help guests to find peace from within.
The Amanjiwo Experience – Picnics beside the Progo river and cocktails overlooking the Menorah Hills
This journey includes two-nights to experience this inspiring location. Close by is the temple of Borobudur – a 9th-century marvel with 504 life-size Buddha statues which guests can explore. Included in this journey is one experience of your choice which could be a traditional Makan Malam degustation dinner served in the grand colonial restaurant, a private Aman picnic on the banks of the Progo river or sunset martinis overlooking the Menorah Hills.
Although Australians may not be able to enjoy the dates this year which are from 24 – 26 September, 16 – 18 October, 13 – 15 November and 25 – 27 December, there will be further dates announced for 2022. Also, for a minimum of eight guests, the journey is also available on a private charter basis, allowing groups of friends or family to travel to Amanjiwo in the safety and security of their own private carriage. The journey includes a luxury one-way train journey from Jakarta Gambir to Yogyakarta Tugu station inclusive of breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and alcoholic beverages alongside a two-night stay at Amanjiwo with daily breakfast, a private transfer and one experience included.
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Aman was founded in 1988 with the vision of building a collection of intimate retreats with the unassuming, warm hospitality of a gracious private home. The first, Amanpuri (place of peace) in Phuket, Thailand, introduced the concept and, since then, Aman has grown to encompass 33 exquisitely serene hotels and resorts in 20 destinations across the world. A further eight properties are under construction, with the next to open in New York (2021). In such spectacular settings, Aman has honed its offering with its transformative influence on mind, body and spirit through harmoniously designed environments transporting guests out of their everyday lives. Twelve properties also offer private branded Residences: sanctuaries that go beyond commonplace notions of luxury allowing a select few to make the Aman way of life a permanent reality.
In recent years, Aman has grown to offer its coveted lifestyle beyond the parameters of its havens. In 2018, the introduction of Aman Skincare continued the brand’s holistic influence, offering beautiful, scented formulas using powerful all-natural ingredients and inspired by Aman Spas. The introduction of Sva – a range of supplements designed to help maintain optimum health – and Aman Fine Fragrance in 2020 continued this journey, bringing Aman into the comfort of home. This sentiment was echoed in 2021, with the arrival of a new retail collection, The Essentials by Aman, comprising timeless ready-to-wear pieces that answer the needs of every Aman guest.
With innovation a cornerstone of the brand’s philosophy, in 2020, Aman welcomed a new hotel brand, Janu – meaning ‘soul’ in Sanskrit. Janu offers a unique take on hospitality where genuine human interaction, playful expression and social wellness are at the core of the experience. Janu aims to bring balance to the head and heart and rekindle the soul. Three forthcoming Janu hotels are already under construction: Montenegro (2022), Al Ula in Saudi Arabia (2023) and Tokyo (2023). Janu Montenegro will be the first hotel to incorporate the serviced Residences concept, enabling guests to wholly embrace the Janu’s spirit.