There are plenty of world-class hotel brands for luxury travelers to choose from, but few inspire as much devotion in their guests as Aman Resorts. It’s often said that once you stay at an Aman property, you won’t want to stay anywhere else. There’s even a name for these converted travelers: “Aman Junkies”. If you’ve had the opportunity to visit one of their 33 locations around the globe (with several more exciting openings on the horizon), you’ll understand why – in fact, you might be on the way to becoming an “Aman Junkie” yourself!
Aman Resorts: Amazing Asia
The brand’s first property – Amanpuri – was opened in Phuket over thirty years ago, and Asia remains the center of the Aman world today. Two-thirds of their resorts are scattered across the continent, each one a manifestation of its surroundings, incorporating local designs and styles to produce an atmosphere of total peace and connection for their guests.
When it comes to total tropical seclusion, it’s hard to beat Amanpulo.
Where is Amanpulo in the Philippines?
This private island is an hour’s flight from Manila, rising gracefully from the warm Sulu Sea. It ticks every romantic’s box: total seclusion, kilometres of dazzling powdery beach, sprawling accommodations, exquisite cuisine, and service that puts its rivals to shame. While the Casitas are lovely, the real stars are the Villas. Options ranging from one to four-bedrooms provide guests with full private pools, multiple pavilions, and both a dedicated chef and butler at your bidding – all mere steps from the sand. This has been one of The Luxury Travel Agency’s favorite properties for years; our Advisors and Clients agree, it’s simply not to be missed!
From a private island, we journey to the center of the world’s most populous city. Aman Tokyo is the brand’s first urban hotel, perched atop Otemachi Tower in the heart of the financial district. The Aman brand specializes in creating a true oasis for their guests – and in a city like Tokyo, this feat is even more impressive than usual. It starts as soon as you open the elevator doors, and walk into a lobby with strikingly high ceilings; a rarity in such a condensed metropolis. Guest rooms are some of the largest in the city, built with the understated elegance typical of excellent Japanese design. The bustle of Tokyo is transformed into soothing clean lines of wood and washi, with stunning views of the Imperial Palace and city skyline. Don’t forget a swim in the panoramic pool – perhaps Tokyo’s very best.
If you think you’ve tackled all the world’s worthy adventures, Bhutan will make you think again. This Himalayan nation has only been open for international tourism since the mid-70s, and remains one of the most pristine countries on the planet. When you’re ready for a totally unique experience, Amankora will provide it. A collection of five lodges across Bhutan create a fully immersive journey through the, “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, allowing for itineraries of varying length and style. Hike through untouched alpine valleys, explore ancient palaces, and visit revered Buddhist monasteries perched on the edge of mountains. Each lodge offers its own intimacy and unique character, from the hot stone baths at Gangtey to the infinity pool overlooking rice terraces at Punakha. Bhutan is one of the last untouched lands on Earth, and the Aman experience here is like none other.
Aman Resorts: Mediterranean Marvels
For many summer travelers, there’s nothing quite like a visit to the Mediterranean Sea. It represents the best of a European holiday: fresh cuisine, postcard-worthy towns, and dazzling waters, all imbued with distinctive style. The finest resorts here demand a unique character; cookie-cutter properties just won’t cut it.
In a country chock-full of splendid seaside hotels, Amanzoe manages to stand above the rest. Greece is renowned for its gleaming coastal properties, and Amanzoe is no different; in fact, it takes the concept to a whole new level. Perched atop a Peloponnesian hill and running all the way down to the Aegean Sea, a series of Pavilions, Cabanas, and multi-bedroom Villas exude the best of Greek elegance. If you can tear yourself away from the views that greet you from your private terrace and pool, there’s plenty to explore; cruise the glittering Aegean on a stylish powerboat, or visit the local markets with Amanzoe’s chefs to sample the freshest daily fare. The property is reachable by car from Athens – but if you want to make the most of your stay, opt for the helicopter transfer. You won’t be disappointed!
A little ways north, in the heart of the Adriatic, an exceptionally unique Aman property awaits. Aman Sveti Stefan occupies a tiny islet off the Montenegrin coast, a former fishing village dating back to the 15th century. Suites and Cottages built in traditional stone transport guests back in time, with delectable dining venues offering a sea view from each and every table. If stone isn’t your style, book a Suite in Villa Mirocer (the property’s second portion) on the mainland; once the summer residence of Queen Marija, this elegant building opens onto one of three stunning beaches. The resort’s spa utilizes over 650 local herbs in its treatments, strengthening one’s connection to their environment. Montenegro might not yet enjoy the wildly popular reputation of its neighbours, but trust us – it’s only a matter of time, and Aman Sveti Stefan is the place to experience it.
Aman Resorts: Coming to America
Luxury properties in North America and the Caribbean have a different kind of history to draw upon; the best resorts here are synchronized with their surroundings, echoing and amplifying the natural grandeur that has awed human beings for millennia.
Even among the immaculate Aman portfolio, one property in particular garners international recognition amongst design lovers. In the heart of the Utah desert, Amangiri will change the way you look at the American West. Suites seem chiseled from the canyon walls themselves, with everything you need for your luxurious desert home: outdoor lounges, fireplaces, private pools, and endless views in all directions (especially up – this is some of the world’s best stargazing). To feel even more in tune with the wilderness, book one of the Tented Pavilions at nearby Camp Sarika, a five-minute drive across the sands. There’s far more to do than meets the eye; hike or horseback ride through towering canyons, kayak the Lake Powell reservoir, or take to the skies in a majestic hot air balloon. Most special of all is the opportunity to experience the Navajo culture, with guided tours and fireside rituals bringing the ancient story of this land to life.
If you prefer your sand in beach form, the Caribbean is a perennial favorite, with the Turks & Caicos Islands atop many lists. On the main island’s west coast, far from the fray, lies the breathtaking Amanyara resort. This property is tranquility itself – even its name means “peaceful place”. One-Bedroom Pavilions are found from the hilltop to the water’s edge, while multi-bedroom Villas offer a sprawling oasis to friends and families, personal cooks and housekeepers attending to every need. As with any Caribbean resort worth its salt, there’s no end to the aquatic activities – the sailing and snorkeling are world-class – and increasingly popular are the individually tailored wellness programs that guests can enjoy. No matter how you spend your time at Amanyara, you’ll depart happier than when you arrived.
The Aman Resorts are a standout component of The Luxury Travel Agency’s partner portfolio. At all of these remarkable properties, our Advisors will secure you the very best rates, along with complimentary perks such as room upgrades, daily breakfast, spa credits, VIP service, and much more! Contact us today to learn more and begin your journey to the world of Aman.