Spotlight on Aman

09 July 2017

Spotlight on Aman

Amankila, Bali

With 31 resorts, hotels and private residences across 20 countries, the Aman Group has a reputation for luxury and quality. Each of their properties is meticulously designed to fit within their natural surroundings and are renowned the world over for their space and privacy.

Established in 1988 the Aman portfolio now encompasses 31 resorts, hotels and private residences across 20 countries. Their first property built on Phuket’s west coast was named Amanpuri which means ‘place of peace’. The Aman brand was born and now welcomes guests from around the world instilling a sense of peace and belonging amid some of the most diverse natural and historical landscapes.

We have selected four of their very finest resorts and hotels for you to explore. Our travel consultants have extensive knowledge of Aman properties so if you would like further information on any of these please call us on +44 1993 899 430.

Amankila, Bali, Indonesia

Celebrating its 25th anniversary with a year-long calendar of special events and cultural experiences to mark this milestone, this is the perfect opportunity to visit this superb resort. Winners of numerous awards and ranked the ‘Best Hotel in Indonesia’ by Conde Naste you can be confident your stay will be an incredible one.

Amankila – meaning “peaceful hill” – overlooks the Lombok Strait from a cliff-edge setting. The resort is located near the village of Manggis in east Bali. It is within easy reach of Denpasar airport so your travel time is kept to a minimum.


Guests can choose from a range of suites, all of which are nestled on a verdant hillside overlooking the waters of the Lombok Strait and a private beach. Their elevated position maximises the sea views. Guests access the suites down meandering walkways set amidst frangipani and bougainvillea trees. With lines that reflect their east Bali surroundings, the architecture is inspired by the royal water palace of Ujung near Amlapura.

Whilst all suites are incredibly luxurious, the pinnacle of comfort is reached in the Amankila Suite which overlooks the beach and Amuk Bay. At 660 square metres you won't be short of space in this two bedroom suite. Enjoy your own terrace and aquamarine-tiled pool whilst your private butler is available at all hours to assist with your every request.

Dining & Experiences

Amankila’s ocean-view restaurant sources the finest local ingredients including free range duck reared at the resort's own farm, herbs grown in Amankila’s own gardens and vegetables and exotic fruits grown in the rich volcanic soil spread beneath Mt Agung. Expect contemporary dishes that will tantalise your taste buds. Prior to dinner enjoy a sundowner beside the tiered main pool, including Mangosteen cocktails and homemade ginger beer which is refreshingly cool.

When you are not relaxing in your suite or enjoying the exquisite cuisine you will be able to explore the area. Head to the Beach Club to enjoy some of the world’s best surfing, and watersports including scuba diving, kayaking and snorkelling. Immerse yourself in the history with a visit to two of the island’s most important temples – Luhur Lempuyang and Besakih and take a private tour of the Romanesque royal palace, Ujung.

Amanoi, Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam

Amanoi is a meditative retreat on the coast of Nui Chua National Park, one of Vietnam’s largest natural conservation sites. Hugged by rolling, evergreen-covered hills, the resort overlooks the East Sea and pristine Vinh Hy Bay. Amanoi embraces the nature surrounding it and provides the perfect base from which to explore this stunning location.


Amanoi’s Pavilions and Villas are set within the lush countryside of this region. Perched along a coastal ridge, you will enjoy sublime views of the sea or Nui Chua National Park. Constructed from natural materials to minimise their impact on the surrounding landscape the Pavilions and Villas draw on the grace and artful simplicity of Vietnamese design, offering combined bedroom and living areas, and large bathrooms that open onto spacious decks. Villas also enjoy private pools with expansive views.

Dining & Experiences

Amanoi’s 5* restaurant serves an incredible array of dishes with fresh fish from the azure waters of Vinh Hy Bay taking prominence on the menu. Delivered daily, direct from the fishing boats, the fish are simply cooked and paired with locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy your dining experience whilst soaking up expansive views of the coastline. The sounds of the surf provide a perfect accompaniment to your meal.

Away from the resort in one of Vietnam's most beautiful bays, take a Catamaran for a spin across the crystal clear waters with the resort's watersports team on hand to offer instruction. Away from the beach, take a guided tour across some of Nui Chua National Park’s 29,000 hectares which is home to thousands of plant species and hundreds of types of mammals, or explore the granite rock formations and secret inlets of the jagged coast by kayak.

Amanzoe, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece

Situated on a gentle rise surrounded by undulating olive groves, Amanzoe’s 360-degree views take in the Peloponnese countryside and rocky coves. Within easy reach of a wealth of archaeological sites and bustling Porto Heli it is the perfect location for the traveller who wants to explore.


Typically slick and pared-down, Amanzoe maintains the standards of the Aman brand - unmatched in service, with airy spaces, mellow lighting and wonderful attention to detail. Guests can choose from a range of Pavilions which draw on classic Greek architecture and all open onto their own terrace with a private plunge pool and views of the surrounding land and sea. For those who like to be closer to the sea, then Amanzoe’s Beach Cabanas are perfect - situated directly on the beach you can enjoy a day on the beach, swimming in the sea, discovering bays by canoe and sunbathing in privacy. For the ultimate in luxury, Amanzoe’s Villas with 1 to 9 bedrooms offer it all. Cool, spacious abodes, the Villas are surrounded by olive groves with incredible views over the Aegean Sea.

Dining & Experiences

Amanzoe places real emphasis on serving simple flavours in expertly prepared dishes. Daily deliveries of fresh fish, as well as locally reared lamb, pork and rabbit make Amanzoe a champion of produce that is both local and seasonal. Guests can eat in the main restaurant, by the pool at the Beach Club or we can arrange a private candle lit dinner.

Outside of the resort there is plenty to do. Amanzoe is just a ten-minute drive from the tavernas and cosmopolitan stirrings of Porto Heli. Leave time to take a water taxi to the car-free island of Spetses where you can explore in a horse drawn carriage or head out to the quaint villages and pine forests on scooter. Back on the mainland there is a wealth of architectural sites to visit, including the sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus.

Amanpulo, Pamalican Island, Philippines

Amanpulo is a 'whisper quiet' private island retreat, part of the Cuyo Archipelago, northeast of Palawan Island. To reach this exclusive resort you can fly in, landing on the resort's own airstrip with a flight direct from Manila International Airport. Make the most of the inbound flight to appreciate this truly stunning location… your home for the duration of your stay.


Located within the peaceful tree canopy of Pamalican Island or set along the beachfront, Amanpulo’s Casitas and Villas offer you the opportunity to relax within the natural surroundings of sun, sand and sea. The Casitas give guests direct access to the beach via winding sandy footpaths or alternatively incredible views of the bright blue sea from the hillside. An open plan, twin roof design is home to broad wooden decks and hammocks; two even have their own private plunge pools. Alternatively, guests can choose to stay in one of Amanpulo’s exclusive Villas. Designed for seamless indoor-to-outdoor living, each one is arranged around an expansive swimming pool with outdoor lounging and dining areas, and one, two, three or four separate bedroom pavilions. Each Villa is staffed with a private chef and butler. You can even explore the island with the provided club car which allows for exploration of the island at a time and pace of your choosing.

Dining & Experiences

Locally caught seafood and island grown vegetables take centre stage on Amanpulo’s menu. Choose to dine at the Clubhouse restaurant and Beach Club or allow yourself to be treated to a private beach barbeque. Dishes can even centre around ingredients that you pick from the resort's organic kitchen garden. For a more adventurous dining experience, book supper on the resort’s bamboo platform raft. With its thatched roof, recliners and on-board bar it is the perfect place to lounge, snorkel and enjoy the sea. And when ready, you will be served a sumptuous on-board picnic or barbeque.

When you aren't relaxing Amanpulo provides its guests with plenty of opportunities to enjoy some water based activities. From sailing or scuba diving, windsurfing or simply frolicking in the water, there is something for everyone. The clear, warm waters refresh and invigorate and are perfect for most water sports. Divers will love the clear visibility and instructors can assist divers of all abilities, including complete beginners. For those who would rather stay on the water, rather than in it, there are a number of watercraft available including, Catamarans and Kayaks.

We really love everything the Aman brand represents. Impeccable service and stunning locations combined with original and inspiring architecture. For more details on any of these destinations please call our travel team on +44 1993 899 430 or click here for more contact details.