• The views of Borobudur from the fine-dining restaurant
  • Soaking up the rays in your very own private pool
  • Summiting the next-door hill for sunrise jungle views

This is one of Indonesia’s, and indeed Southeast Asia’s, most privileged hotels, thanks to its direct views of Borobudur Temple – a true world wonder. It’s a sight best taken in from Plataran’s fine-ding restaurants and exclusive villas, each beautifully designed and host to its own pool.

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Set right next door to what is the largest and most iconic Buddhist temple in the world, Plataran enjoys a truly enviable position. Indeed, you’ll be perfectly placed among rolling greenery and volcanic peaks to summit Punthuk Setumbu, a hill with spectacular sunrise views of this world wonder. There’s also a whole host of sister temples and a smattering of historic, Dutch-colonial towns to visit.

And, these views are superbly showcased at Plataran’s colonial patio. Here, world-class cuisine is dished up to uninterrupted views of Borobudur itself, as guests are treated to a mix of Indonesian dishes and international fare, predicated on ingredients picked fresh from the resort’s gardens. You’ll also have the option of indulging with regional specialities at the open-air Stupa restaurant, or dining in royal opulence at Kastil– a European dining room served by private butlers.

The accommodation is equally considered, coming in the form of a delightful collection of villas. Each comes complete with its very own plunge pool and views, over the lush gardens, to the Menoreh Hills. Many also look out to Borobudur. Inside, expect the likes of netted four-poster beds, rainforest showers and a beautifully curated aesthetic of exposed timber and whitewashed walls. You can even book a villa with its very own spa room and private dining terrace.

But, that’s not to say the other villas miss out, with the Padma Spa offering a full range of treatments along with a well-equipped gym and a pool with spectacular treetop panoramas. If you’d rather head and explore, there’s also a full range of activities available. Perhaps you’d like a taste of the local culture with cookery classes, pottery courses, village visits and even in-depth workshops on traditional herbal medicine.  


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