Aman is renowned for having some of the most stunning resorts in the world, each carefully designed to integrate seamlessly with the culture and environment in which they reside. For honeymooners seeking an immersive escape, the five Aman resorts in Indonesia — including three in Bali — are a serene gateway to this captivating archipelago nation.
Rich in Hindu culture and an enchanted land of volcanoes, rice paddies, beaches and reefs, Bali is home to Amandari, styled after a traditional Balinese village and scented with frangipani. Open-air restaurants and villas provide panoramic views of the surrounding forest, and the town of Ubud — known for its traditional dance and crafts — is nearby.
Aman’s other two Bali resorts, Amanusa and Amankila, have very different appeals: Amanusa is set on a golf course and offers tennis, kayaking, and other water sports to active-minded couples, while seaside Amankila echoes the design of the Bali palaces of Karangasem, with 34 beach house villas built on stilts along the shore. A romantic beach dinner here is a highlight of any honeymoon.
Amanjiwo, located in the center of the island of Java, is a lush green resort surrounded by hills and farms — the perfect base for hiking or exploring the quieter corners of Indonesia’s main island, which is home to the capital city of Jakarta. The Borobudur temple, the world’s largest Buddhist monument, is nearby, as are the historic Hindu temples of the Dieng Plateau. Amanwana, set on private Moyo Island, is a peaceful and secluded hideaway in the Flores Sea, occupied only by the resort’s 20 tented suites, Jungle Cove spa, and a resident population of deer, wild boar, and macaque monkeys.
>Written by: Bob Curley