Framed by emerald-green rice plains and the peaks of the Menoreh Hills in rural Central Java, Jiwo lies within view of the mystical stupas of Borobudur, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The Buddhist monument directly informs the design of Jiwo, a temple-like hideaway with a towering domed roof, colonnades and walls built of local blush-beige paras stone.
Intersperse days of sightseeing – at serene Borobudur, bustling Yogyakarta or any number of vibrant villages – with spells of relaxation at Jiwo’s spa, 40-meter pool and romantic open-air restaurant.
The lush landscape surrounding Jiwo is volcanic and ruggedly beautiful, and the area, scattered with temples and ruins, is considered Indonesia’s cultural heartland.
Decorated with sungkai-wood screens, coconutwood and rattan furniture, antique batik cushions and Javanese glass artworks, the 36 freestanding suites radiate in two crescents from Jiwo’s central rotunda.
All feature terrazzo floors, high ceilings, domed roofs and garden terraces with a thatched bale for outdoor lounging.