Attachment to worldly things can restrain us, prevent us from embracing the new. The Space stage of the Journey to Peace retreat at Amanoi, Amanpuri, Amansara and Amantaka explores the art of letting go. Buddhist spiritual leader Geshe Yongdong reveals how relinquishing material attachments can send us on the path to personal freedom and greater wellbeing.
Beginning at Amankora’s lodge at Gangtey, Bhutan’s Shasila trail takes in the natural beauty of Phobjikha, the valley of the cranes. Passing through the village of Tokha and forests of bamboo and rhododendron en route to Shasila Chorten and Khelika, the four-hour route traces the path of the villagers as they relocate to the lowlands each winter.
Peaceful retreats located on Bali's southernmost peninsula, the Aman Villas at Nusa Dua are set within palm-fringed grounds and gardens, with swimming pools flanked by aromatic frangipani trees. Modelled on traditional Balinese designs using local wood and stone, the architecture is offset by the works of local artists.
The spiritual heart of Laos, Unesco-protected Luang Prabang is a city of the soul, where each day unfolds to the rhythm of Buddhist ritual. Ensconced in peaceful gardens, French-colonial Amantaka is an invitation to withdraw from earthly cares, find solace in the spa, adventure in the jungle, and inspiration afloat on the waters of the meandering Mekong.
Next month, take to the sky. On 8–10 March, elite athletes from the world of kitesurfing gather at Amanpulo for Aman’s first Kite & Surf Immersion. Resident professional Paula Rosales will be joined by champion boarders Bruna Kajiya, Susi Mai and Paula Novotna for three days of gravity-defying aerial spectacle. To find our more, please contact email@example.com
The bas-relief Apsaras carved into the temple walls of Angkor depict the 44 female spirits of Sanskrit mythology – the apsaras, spirits of clouds and water. Today, these are brought to life by @thesacreddancersofangkor – a school of astonishingly talented performers drawn from the villages around Angkor that Amansara has supported since 2012. Watch the full video on
The mystical stupas of Borobudur temple, a Unesco World Heritage Site, directly inform the design of Amanjiwo. With a towering domed roof, colonnades and walls built of local blush-beige paras stone, the resort is framed by emerald-green rice plains and the peaks of the Menoreh Hills in rural Central Java.
Embrace the opportunities of the new year with optimism and vitality. Inspired by traditional wellness practices around the world, Aman's new range of all-natural Skincare, has been developed to bring both tangible physical benefits and lasting emotional balance. Explore the full range at shop.aman.com or at select resorts and hotels.
Guests at Amanpuri welcomed 2019 in true Aman style at the renowned New Year’s Eve party, celebrating both the last night of 2018 and Amanpuri’s 30th anniversary. A number of live performers entertained guests at the cabaret-inspired evening, while chefs guided guests through a New Year’s Eve culinary extravaganza. The event culminated with an After Party headlined by acclaimed DJs including Ali Kuru, Salome and Izy.
Embark on an incredible journey across cultures, countries and epic landscapes – up to 16 guests can join our private jet expedition from 12 to 28 October 2019. Take in old and new China in Shanghai and Lijiang; unlock the mystery and majesty of Himalayan Bhutan; experience Rajasthan's regal splendour and magical wildlife in India; and explore Sri Lanka's storied fort town and palm-fringed southern coast
‘And now, we soak’ - @inbedwith.me. Safeguarding a piece of Chinese history, each of Amanyangyun's Antique Villas has been meticulously and sensitively restored to include four suites, divided between the historic villa and a newly built wing. Combining contemporary comforts with a restful, nature-inspired aesthetic, each suite has a private courtyard from which to enjoy the forested surroundings in peaceful seclusion
Nestled in a valley near West Lake on the fringes of Hangzhou, Amanfayun is surrounded by ancient temples, bamboo forests and terraced tea fields, a world away from urban life. Amanfayun’s inextricable connection to this serene, mystical corner of eastern China is unmistakable - visit ancient Lingyin temple, often referred to as the ‘Temple of the Soul's Retreat’, which was once home to 3,000 monks and explore historical Buddhist treasures
Aman are delighted to introduce a bespoke collection of tailored swim shorts and resort-wear for men in collaboration with effortlessly refined swimwear brand, Frescobol Carioca. Thoughtfully designed, the capsule collection, draws on the individuality of eight Aman destinations, whilst at the same time weaving in Frescobol Carioca's signature aesthetic of impeccably crafted bold yet elegant prints.
The world from the sky – embark on a journey curated by Aman experts to explore some of the globe’s most intriguing destinations aboard a private jet. Taking in nine countries over 22 days, the ‘Round-the-world’ private jet journey will uncover outstanding natural beauty and cultural riches across the globe #AmanAdventures #AmanResorts
Set on a forested hillside overlooking Mandalya Bay, Amanruya lives up to its name ‘Peaceful Dream’ on Turkey’s idyllic Bodrum Peninsula. Protected by a headland and wrapped around a number of well-established trees, the resort’s informal Beach Club consists of a series of terraces on which sun loungers overlook a quaint pebble beach and a wooden jetty – inviting guests to leap into the azure waters of the bay @maritsanbul
Captivating anecdotes, eccentric relics and vestiges of Sri Lanka’s Moorish, British and Portuguese chapters await here in the extraordinary Galle Fort. Dating back to the 17th century, remnants of Amangalla’s rich past life remain throughout and the historic edifice retains its heritage in every architectural and decorative detail. Sit back on the airy verandas and watch as the world goes by
Nature’s restorative, joy-inducing fusion of sun, sea and sand is one of the purest luxuries known to humankind – the warm feeling of the sun on your skin, the sand beneath your feet and the sea kissing your toes. The Beach Clubs at Aman destinations celebrate every aspect of this fusion. Amanzoe’s own private beach on the Peloponnese Peninsula is stretched across a beautiful bay with sparkling turquoise waters, the beach lies a short drive or gentle mountain bike ride from the hilltop resort and is backed by a magnificent Beach Club designed to host guests from dawn to dusk and beyond
Inspired by the rose-hued buildings of old #Marrakech and its 12th-century Menara gardens, palatial #Amanjena lies just outside the fabled Red City. Amid shady courtyards with petal-strewn fountains, traditional earth-toned pisé-de-terre walls give way to the central basin – it’s this ancient-style reflection pool that helps nourish the gardens and its date palms, olive trees and bursts of exotic flora @taramilktea
A low-lying construction of sandstone and fragrant redwood, #Amangani commands panoramic mountain views. With roaring fires throughout every room and a heated 35-metre outdoor pool, Amangani meaning ‘peaceful home’ is the perfect base from which to explore the backcountry of the Old West amidst the fresh mountain air – on foot, horseback, by hot air balloon, or along the spectacular Snake River @westwoodsworld
Known as the Land of Eternal Spring for its exceptionally mild climate, China’s southwestern Yunnan province is bordered by Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam and is famed for limestone plateaus, snow-capped peaks and rushing rivers and calming lakes. Perched beneath Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Amandayan is a gateway to the ancient heritage of Lijiang and the region’s bewitching natural beauty
Montenegro, meaning Black Mountain, is one of Europe’s best kept secrets, and has a landscape as enchanting as its name sugggests - dramatic forest-covered mountain ranges and clear aquamarine seas gently lapping pink-sand beaches. Aman Sveti Stefan is the jewel in Montenegro's crown with three private beaches curved around scenic bays, a highlight of the alluring Montenegrin Riviera @scottclarkphoto @samantharoberts
Amanyara is a peace-inducing haven, nestled between a shimmering coast and vast wilderness of protected parkland, offering some of the world's finest scenery both above and below the deep blue sea. The Ocean Cove Pavilions at #Amanyara have sweeping vistas of the ocean, and pathways leading to private inlets and sandy coves for soul-soothing moments of sheer isolation @bevisor #TurksandCaicos
Ensconced in Nui Chua National Park and dwelling between mountain and sea, #Amanoi is located on the south-east coast of #Vietnam, an area of unspoilt natural beauty peppered with ancient boulders. The resort serves as a sanctuary for those seeking off-the-grid relaxation, with a nourishing spa set on a tranquil lake dotted with lotus blossoms, where mellow sunrise yoga takes place on the lake’s floating pavilion
A bamboo platform raft with thatched roof situated in the midst of the crystal clear warm waters of Pamalican Island, the #kawayan bar was made for lounging, snorkelling, and enjoying the sea. Afloat and anchored just off the shores of #Amanpulo, a bartender serves cocktails before an on-board picnic or barbecue, as schools of vibrant fish swim by.
Drummers from the renowned U-Theatre, with a focus on Zen in the art of drumming, open the grand opening event to celebrate the launch of Aman’s fourth destination in China, Amanyangyun. The moving performance was choreographed around and paid respect to the resort’s cherished King Tree, as a commemoration to the journey and creation of Amanyangyun. A poignant moment in the performance saw the drummers each nourish the King Tree, awakening its spirit, as a reminder of the importance of nurturing the past to enrich the future
At Amanemu, the design aesthetic is based on a contemporary interpretation of Japanese Minka buildings, which incorporate traditional low-slung tiled roofs and dark-stained Japanese cedar exterior walls, reflective of the simple nature-influenced design of ryokans, Japan’s traditional bathing retreats