A hidden jewel at Java’s centre Amanjiwo rests in the shadows of the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, Borobudur, which reopens to visitors from 1 March 2023.
The Spa at Amanwana is a wilderness hideaway forgotten by time, surrounded by the turquoise water and untouched reefs of the Flores Sea. Amidst the beauty of the island’s nature, here one can take the time and space to reconnect with your inner self. Not your traditional spa, Amanwana offers an alternative to the regime and routine. The Spa was conceived and created to blend Indonesian-influenced techniques with the best of the East and the West.
The Purifying Rituals are informed by the powers of water, with its vitalising spiritual energy and cleansing ability. Incorporating ingredients such as juniper berry, rose geranium, raw honey and pearl, the treatments utilise their anti-ageing and nurturing characteristics.
Each of Aman’s Signature treatments begins with a traditional smoking ceremony, a gentle ritual that calms and centres in preparation for the treatment to come. Different smoke is used for each treatment, as different woods and resins have particular properties and healing powers.
This traditional Javanese cleansing treatment starts with a 60-minute Amanwana Massage. Afterwards, a white rice and turmeric herbal body scrub to soften the skin is applied, followed by honey yoghurt. The treatment finishes off with a soak in an herbal bath (lime, lemongrass, cinnamon, ginger) to calm the body and mind.
In recent years, Aman has grown to offer its coveted lifestyle beyond the parameters of its havens. Aman Skincare and Sva supplements harness powerful natural ingredients to provide balance and optimal wellbeing within and without, while Aman Fine Fragrance products bring the spirit of Aman into the comfort of home.