The Gold List - 2023

Amanjiwo, Indonesia

Amanjiwo, Indonesia

Photography: Aman

Nestled in the heart of Central Java, Amanjiwo, meaning ‘Peaceful Soul’, offers a serene escape overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur, the world’s largest temple complex. As a bastion of cultural exploration and rejuvenation, Amanjiwo gracefully descends from a lofty rotunda to a stunning pool, blending cultural discovery with tranquility.

Devoted to enhancing education in the local community, Amanjiwo supports a nearby school through various initiatives, including maintaining a fully equipped library, offering scholarships, and constructing self-sustainable educational spaces. The resort also champions environmental education, engaging local youth in sustainable practices.

Furthermore, Amanjiwo prioritises reforestation efforts in collaboration with neighbouring communities and has implemented plastic reduction measures, banning plastic straws and promoting responsible plastic use among suppliers. The resort’s organic composting system minimises food waste and enriches the property’s gardens, fostering biodiversity and soil health. Amanjiwo is a sanctuary that not only celebrates culture and heritage but also takes substantial steps to protect its natural and cultural surroundings.

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