Amanjiwo on Java

By Paul Kastin
This item appears on page 47 of the April 2016 issue.
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It was way back in 1999 when my wife, son and I stayed in central Java, Indonesia, at the resort Amanjiwo (https://www.aman.com/resorts/amanjiwo), the best Aman property we have ever visited and one of the best splurges for the money that we’ve ever experienced (room rates now run $847-$3,872). 

As arranged by the property, one morning we left at 4 a.m., riding elephantback toward Borobudur, the 9th-century Buddhist temple that looks like a wedding cake. We arrived in time to see the sunrise with Borobudur as a backdrop. It was unbelievable!

PAUL KASTIN

Atlanta, GA

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It was way back in 1999 when my wife, son and I stayed in central Java, Indonesia, at the resort Amanjiwo (https://www.aman.com/resorts/amanjiwo), the best Aman property we have ever visited and one of the best splurges for the money that we’ve ever experienced (room rates now run $847-$3,872). 

As arranged by the property, one morning we left at 4 a.m., riding elephantback toward Borobudur, the 9th-century Buddhist temple that looks like a wedding cake. We arrived in time to see the sunrise with Borobudur as a backdrop. It was unbelievable!

PAUL KASTIN

Atlanta, GA