Aman Kyoto, Japan, 19-22 April 2020
Once the imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto was built in 794. Spared much of the devastation of WW2 that other Japanese cities faced, it retains many of its historic buildings – so much so that there are almost 20 Unesco World Heritage Sites within the city. Visit some of the most sacred sites with a knowledgeable local guide, including the Golden Pavilion, Ryoan-ji Temple and Nijo Castle. At the Robert Yellin Yakimono Gallery, enjoy a discussion with Robert on the history of Japanese pottery, while sipping cocktails and sake.
Amanpulo, Palawan, Philippines, 22-25 April 2020
Set on its own private island, Amanpulo is the quintessential tropical paradise. On arrival at this whisper-quiet retreat, guests are greeted by cerulean skies and turquoise waters. Amanpulo offers an abundance of aquatic activities, including sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing, as well as beautiful stretches of deserted beach.
Set in a series of wooden pavilions with views out across the sea, enjoy a massage at the Aman Spa, or explore the culinary options the island has to offer.
Amandari, Bali, Indonesia, 25-28 April 2020
Designed after a traditional Balinese village village, with sweeping views of the Ayung valley's jungled slopes, Amandair has integrated so sensitively into it's hillside setting that it feels as though it has always been here.
Hike or bike through the rice terraces outside Ubud and enjoy a Balinese blessing at a small temple in a local village, or discover the secret's of Indonesia's vastly varied cuisine, which reflects the country's long history as a trading port.
Amangalla, Galle, Sri Lanka, 28-30 April 2020
In the historic port of Galle, Amangalla sits within the ramparts of Galle Fort. Named after Galla, the Sinhalese word for the town of Galle, the resort reveals the Fort’s daily activities and rich legacy, its narrow streets lined with buildings from the Dutch and British colonial eras. Offering views of the resort’s 200-year-old gardens and of the Fort and harbour beyond, Amangalla provides for the leisurely exploration of this still-thriving trading port and the surrounding countryside.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE, 30 April - 1 May 2020
The most populous city within the seven United Arab Emirates, Dubai was once a tranquil coastal town of courtyard houses and palm-frond huts known primarily for pearl diving. Today, sparkling skyscrapers tower over the old city’s minarets, and Dubai is home to the tallest structure on earth, the Burj Khalifa, an office and residential skyscraper 828 metres (2,717 feet) high.
Amanruya, Bodrum, Turkey, 1-3 May 2020
The scalloped coastline of the Bodrum Peninsula comprises sheltered coves and quaint villages, and it’s here that millennia of Greek and Roman history are evoked in Unesco-protected ruins. Meandering pebble pathways lead to the property’s central building, where spa suites and a three-storey library overlook the infinity pool, a vision of Antalya marble. Famous for the ruins of Ephesus and the medieval castle at Bodrum, the area is as alluring to historians as it is to holiday seekers.
Amanzoe, Porto Heli, Greece, 3-5 May 2020
The helicopter flight from Athens to Amanzoe creates a swift segue into an altogether wilder Greece - a place of pure nature, where time stands still. Scattered with Unesco ruins, the undiscovered Peloponnese has been at the heart of Greek culture for millennia - and it is here that Amanzoe has made its hilltop home, a modern-day Acropolis from which 360-degree views encompass olive groves, Aegean blue, and little else.