Two spectacular Aman resorts reflect the beauty of Indonesia
Bali, the most prominent among Indonesia’s offerings, has lured wanderers with is its swanky resorts and lush vegetation that engulfs the verdant rice paddies glistening under the hot summer sun. All these, portrayed from the hillside porch of Amankila, serenely lodged by the Lombok Strait. Under the gaze of the sacred mountains, serene waters lap by the coast, tempting the thrill-seeker for an afternoon dive at the best snorkelling site in east Bali—with an opportunity to take off from Manta Point, or Crystal Bay. By land, outdoor expeditions take one from Budakeling to Ujung, where bikers glide along the quaint village roads and embrace the summer air.
Java’s legends are true in Amanjiwo, where Indonesia’s most-hushed secrets are laid out in the open, from its rustic monuments, weathered Hindu temples, and glorious mountain views, all beckoning for one to cast their comforts for a moment and submit into an adventure of a lifetime. Trek along the Mount Merapi or delve into the plush greens of Menoreh hills, where sunset views offer dramatic landscapes of stretches of rice fields and dense plantations.
From the verdant hilltops of Bali to the Buddhist sanctuary of Borobodur, Aman unveils the beauty of Indonesia with breath-taking architecture perched in the country’s most perfect locations. With Amankila and Amanjiwo, the brand brilliantly displays its knack of merging opulent hospitality into natural harmony by taking hints of the region’s best gifts, may it be above the hills, or by the sea. aman.com ◼
© This article was first published in Aug-Sept 2019 edition of World Travel Magazine.