365 days of Aman
The most lavish tour to date from Ampersand Travel is set to delight all professed ‘Aman junkies’, traversing four continents and 19 countries over 365 days, and unlocking the delights of Aman’s complete portfolio of 32 properties. Translated from Sanskrit, Aman means ‘peace’, and that is precisely what guests will find on this pilgrimage. Its suggested itinerary has been meticulously considered, enticing travellers to wend their way across the globe, stopping for the best season in each Aman destination. If you do the maths, that’s an average of at least 11 nights in every property, allowing an indulgent amount of time for both regional exploration and unwinding.
The untouched delights of Bhutan are gradually revealed year after year, and it is here in March – during the height of its king’s 60th birthday celebrations – that Ampersand recommends you commence. Aman is truly setting the benchmark for luxury travel in this nation, with five different lodges peppering the verdant landscape with deluxe appeal.
Phuket’s Amanpuri is next on the agenda, followed by the portfolio’s esteemed address in Tokyo, which only opened in December last year. You’ll quickly realise that this collection spans all styles, from forest retreat to high-rise haven. Twelve Aman resorts lie directly beachside, another eight are set high in the mountains, and a further seven are found bolstering the hotel scene of cities as varied as exotic Marrakesh and the watery Eden of Venice.
With this locale rotation, it’s near impossible for the world’s landscape to lose its lustre; however, it does wear a price tag of £220,000 inclusive of business class flights where available, B&B or full-board accommodation and complimentary spa treatments.
The question becomes, “Is it a year well spent?” Undeniably yes. www.amanresorts.com | www.ampersandtravel.com