365 days of Aman

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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

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