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Discover the Best Aman Resorts in Asia

Updated: Mar 1, 2023


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From the fringed white-sand beaches of Pamalican Island and Kyoto’s most important sites to the breathtaking hilltop views of Bali’s east coast, Aman has long built sanctuaries in some of the most inspirational locations on Earth. Aman’s intricate design and architecture in these diverse settings enable travellers from all around the world to connect to a spirit of a place where life-changing encounters, gracious hospitality, and well-being are paramount.


We introduce the most coveted and elusive Aman Resorts in Asia:

 

Amanpuri, Thailand

The first resort in Aman's acclaimed portfolio, Amanpuri is the original and flagship property of Aman Resorts that opened in 1988. It is set amid a coconut plantation and overlooks a stretch of white sand and turquoise water on Phuket’s west coast, where guest pavilions and villas enjoy panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, exclusive solitude, and nightly beautiful sunsets.


Location

  • Amanpuri lies on a peninsula on the west coast of the Thai island of Phuket

  • The property includes a stretch of Pansea Beach, overlooking the Andaman Sea


Getting There

  • Amanpuri is a 30-minute drive from Phuket International Airport (HKT)

  • Direct flights connect with Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Beijing, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Sydney

Amanpuri’s wood-panelled, light-filled guest Pavilions are discretely positioned across the coconut grove and have king-sized beds, spacious bathrooms, dressing facilities, and outdoor salas for lounging and dining. While the distinctive pointed, tiled roofs pay homage to Ayutthaya's historical architecture, the interior is sleek and modern - each of the 40 Villas have a unique design that includes hand-selected artwork and antiques.

Over at Amanpuri, water sports lovers will be spoilt for choice, with an extensive range of motorised and non-motorised water sports available on the beach, including stand-up jet skis, seabobs, a MasterCraft X23 wakeboarding boat, and more. Guests can also enjoy sailing, deep-sea fishing and scuba diving, as well as overnight charters with a full crew for island hopping in the Andaman Sea.

Designed to imbue a deep sense of place as well as to relax and rejuvenate, Amanpuri has long been a sanctuary for those seeking a positive shift. Harnessing the ancient healing arts of Thailand as well as leading global therapeutic practices, the Holistic Wellness Centre offers tailored treatments, massages, immersions and personalised fitness programmes to enhance the body and enrich the spirit.

For children and teens, Amanpuri revolves around the Eco-Beach Discovery Centre, a sociable, sporting, and educational hub offering meaningful and memorable experiences. Steps from the beach, the Centre features unique exploratory gardens, a nature museum, a skateboard halfpipe, bouldering wall, and the latest watersports kit.


To learn more about Amanpuri, click here.

 

Amankila, Indonesia

Located on a breathtaking hilltop in Bali’s historic Karangasem Regency with views of the Lombok Strait and the sacred Mount Agung as its backdrop, Amankila is a luxury coastline resort in Bali, Indonesia. A spectacular infinity pool cascades in three tiers down the hillside that resembles a rice paddy; the property, which stretches from a hilltop to a private black sand beach, is close to artisan villages and atmospheric temples.


Location

  • Cliffside position overlooking the Lombok Strait in East Bali

  • Near to Manggis, Candi Desa, Tenganan, and other villages in Karangasem, Bali’s most traditional regency

Getting There

  • Amankila is 1.5 hours by car from Bali’s Denpasar International Airport

The 31 suites at Amankila are elevated on stilts and thatched with alang-alang. Twelve of the suites have private pools and offer views of the ocean or gardens, and consummate privacy. All suites are decorated with inlaid pearl and coconut shell furniture with canopied king-size beds, a living area, a large bathroom with a soaking tub, and an outdoor terrace.

Amankila Beach Club Swimming Pool

Overlooking the resort’s largest swimming pool and located behind the beach in a peaceful coconut grove, a simple menu of salads and pizzas along with Indonesian and light Western dishes are served at Amankila’s Beach Club for brunch, lunch, and afternoon tea.

Guests can partake in a wide variety of watersports, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, Hobie Cats, and boogie boards, with guides on-hand to assist. For the adventurous, opt to dive or snorkel the waters around Amankila, home to some of the world’s most spectacular marine life.

Amankila Mount Agung

Its location in the unspoilt Eastern region of Bali also offers many opportunities for exploration by bike and trekking where guests can pass through the villages of old Bali and stumble across traditional Balinese festivals, or climb to the top of Mount Batur to watch the sunrise over Mount Agung or Mount Abang.


To learn more about Amankila, click here.

 

Amankora, Bhutan

As majestic as it is intriguing and mysterious, Bhutan is only slowly opening up to foreign visitors and remains enticingly devoid of the trappings of tourism. Amankora’s five luxury lodges in Bhutan - Paro, Thimphu, Gangtey, Punakha, and Bumthang are spread across the country and offer guests unrivalled access to the world's last remaining Buddhist kingdom. With the combination of the Sanskrit word for serenity and the Bhutanese word for circular journey, Amankora allows guests to design their custom trip, visiting all or a selection of the lodges, with a driver and guide provided for the duration of their stay.


Location

  • Near the airport, Paro is the largest lodge, and usually the start and/or end point of an Amankora journey

  • Thimphu lodge lies within the reach of the capital’s shops and sights

  • Gangtey lodge overlooks a valley in the Black Mountains National Park

  • Punakha lodge lies in a valley with a uniquely sub-tropical climate

  • Bumthang lodge is the furthest east, in the country’s most historic and scared religion


Getting There

  • Paro lodge is 30 minutes’ drive from Paro International Airport

  • International flights to Paro International from Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Singapore, and Kathmandu


Amankora Paro Lodge

Hidden in a thick pine forest, Amankora Paro Lodge feature walls clad in wood and black steel panelling, contrasting rustic elements with contemporary design. Amenities include king-size beds, traditional wood-burning stoves and banquette window-seats, while bathrooms featured terrazzo-clad bathtubs, twin vanities, a separate shower and toilet.

Over at Amankora Paro Lodge, guests can embark on the exhilarating four-hour hike to the Tiger’s Nest, the iconic 7th- century monastery that clings to the mountainside, 900 metres up. Take a guided cultural tour around Paro, taking in major museums, institutions, and sights.

 

Amankora Thimphu Lodge

Located in the capital’s Motithang area built in the style of the traditional dzong fortress, Amankora Thimphu Lodge features open-plan wood-panelled suites with king-size beds, traditional wood-burning stoves and banquette window-seats, while bathrooms feature terrazzo-clad bathtubs, twin vanities, a separate shower and toilet.

Within reach of the capital’s shops and sights, the lodge remains a secluded retreat from which to explore both all the city has to offer and the wild Himalayan landscape. Take a guided tour to major museums and cultural institutions or explore shops, boutiques, markets, and the city’s best bars and restaurants.

 

Amankora Punakha Lodge

Reached by a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu River, Punakha incorporates a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse built by a former chief abbot. Suites are identical to those at Paro, with views of an orange orchard and rice terraces with a heated outdoor Infinity Pool.

Visit the beautiful 17th-century Punakha Dzong, and the 15th-century “fertility temple” Chime Lhakhang. Enjoy a four-course barbeque at a peaceful spot on the Mo Chhu river, surrounded by pines and rice fields, and watch the stars rise over Himalayan peaks.


To learn more about Amankora, click here.

 

Amanpulo, Philippines

Accessible only by private plane, Amanpulo is a secluded luxury beach resort in the Philippines' northern Palawan province. As the sole resort on Pamalican Island, it is surrounded by white-sand beaches, turquoise oceans, coral reefs, and is about an hour from Manila yet seems a world away from anywhere. Its airy Casitas and Villas opens to the 5.5 kilometres of coral sand that rings around a forested area.


Location

  • Pamalican is part of the Quiniluban group of Cuyo Islands in northern Palawan, 360 kilometers south-west of Manila

  • Seven kilometres of reef surround the 85-hectare island on which hawksbill and green sea turtles nest

Getting There

  • Manila is accessed by daily direct flights from most Asian and international cities

  • Complimentary car transfer from Manila airport to Amanpulo’s private lounge and hangar is available for same-day flight connections

  • From Manila, guests fly directly to Pamalican Island in a 15-seat, twin-engine turboprop, landing at Amanpulo’s private airstrip. Flight time is 70 minutes each way

The Casitas and Villas at Amanpulo were designed by renowned Filipino architect Francisco Maosa, and are either elevated on a hillside or situated by the beach. They have large Cebu marble bathrooms, private outside decks, coconut-shell tables, pebble-washed walls, and vaulted timber ceilings that are inspired by traditional Philippine homes.

Amanpulo Philippines Aman Luxury Beach Resort Restaurant Dining

Featuring locally-caught seafood and island-grown organic vegetables and herbs, Amanpulo’s breathtaking dining venues feature menus that offer cuisines ranging from Filipino to Mediterranean to Japanese on the beach by your personal chef for the evening.

Amanpulo Philippines Aman Luxury Beach Resort Dining

Available for exclusive use, the thatched roof floating bamboo Kawayan Bar was built for all-day lounging and enjoyment of the sea, as well as for one-of-a-kind picnics and private sunset cocktails. Your personal bartender will handcraft bespoke cocktails onboard the Kawayan Bar as you swim, relax, and dine at leisure.

With pristine coral reefs stretching over seven square kilometres start just 300 metres from the island’s sandy shores, crystal clear waters for excellent visibility, guests can indulge snorkelling, scuba diving, and a variety of excursions including sunset cruises and fishing trips on Amanpulo’s fleet of speed boats and pontoon boats. A newly opened Kite Surf Center also enables Guests to experience pure exhilaration as you surf over the turquoise seas surrounding Amanpulo.


To learn more about Amanpulo, click here.

 

Aman Kyoto, Japan

Set in a secret garden at the heart of a forest, Aman Kyoto is a luxury onsen spa resort that rests a stone’s throw from Kyoto’s golden Kinkaku-ji Temple and 16 other Unesco World Heritage Sites. Aman Kyoto is nonetheless a secluded world apart, with light-filled suites and pavilions set in tranquil glades and its steaming private onsen offering healing in the Aman Spa.


Location

  • Amankyoto is situated in a secret garden at the foothills of the iconic Hidari Daimonji mountain, in Kyoto’s northern Takagamine district

  • The resort is moments from the centre of Kyoto, and within walking distance of Kinkakuji golden temple

Getting There

  • A two-hour drive or 90-minute express train ride from Kansai International Airport

  • A one-hour drive from Osaka International Airport (Itami)

  • About 30 minutes by car from Kyoto Station

The latticed guest rooms at Aman Kyoto pay respect to the classic ryokan inn in a modern way while being stunningly geometrically simple and acting as windows to the outside world. The furnishings are roomy and bright, cleverly designed to encourage calm, relaxation, and reflection at every turn.

The mineral-rich water that springs near Aman Kyoto is central to the philosophy at the resort’s Aman Spa. Traditional onsen bathing facilities deliver relaxation, healing, and health benefits in their purest forms.

Aman Kyoto Aman Resorts Luxury Onsen Spa Resort Japan

No fewer than 17 awe-inducing Unesco World Heritage sites are within easy reach, and Aman has privileged access to an array of temples and transformative cultural encounters such as Ikebana and Uji Tea Experience that is out of reach for most travellers.

 

Amanoi, Vietnam

Separated from the world by miles of a pristine national park, Amanoi is a luxury beach resort that overlooks the protected seas of Vinh Hy Bay, on Vietnam’s “hidden” southeast coast. The off-the-grid Amanoi encourages quiet reflection whether guests are relaxing by the cliffside pool, indulging at the opulent beach club, or letting themselves be enveloped in peace at the Aman Spa, which is situated by a lotus-filled lake with a floating yoga pavilion.


Location

  • Amanoi lies on a wide, mountainous promontory of the Núi Chúa National Park, at the core part of the UNESCO biosphere reserve, in Ninh Thuan province

  • The property overlooks Vinh Hy Bay, part of a marine reserve surrounded by unique formations

Getting There

  • Amanoi is a 75-minute drive from Cam Ranh International Airport

  • By air, Cam Ranh is 65 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City, 105 minutes from Hanoi, or 75 minutes from Danang

Amanoi's Villas blend unnoticeably with the dramatic topography of the landscape by fusing traditional Vietnamese inspirations with natural materials. While Residences in a variety of sizes give complete seclusion for couples, families, or groups, the Villas have magnificent open floor plans that lead to outside decks with breathtaking ocean views - all with easy access to the the resort’s cliff top restaurants and pool, lakeside Aman Spa and private golden sand beach.

The award-winning Aman Spa complex in Amanoi lies next to a lake with lots of lotuses, surrounded by the rolling hills of the national park. Guests get to choose among five double treatment suites, four of which have outdoor relaxation terraces, each with a dressing room, steam shower, and twin bathtubs with personalised eastern-oriented wellness immersions by professional specialists.

Amanoi is a gateway to the 29,000-hectare Nui Chua National Park which sits within the Nui Chua Unesco Biosphere Reserve - a rugged wonderland of diverse landscapes where hikers are rewarded with sweeping panoramas and myriad wildlife at every turn. On water, a kingdom of coral awaits between the waves at Amanoi. Explore the pristine reefs on a guided snorkelling expedition, and discover more than 350 varieties of staghorn, plate, and brand corals found in the Vinh Hy Bay conservation area, as well as colourful shoals of tropical fish including triggerfish, angel fish, trumpet, damsel, and bat fish that make their home here.

 

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