Need to know
Noon; earliest check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability. If you’re arriving early or departing late, you can use the steam room and shower room.
Double rooms from $1550.00, excluding tax at 20 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of $60.00 per person per night prior to arrival and an additional government tax of $65.00 per person per night prior to arrival.
Rates usually include all meals (including picnics), in-house drinks, airport transfers, laundry, use of an on-loan private vehicle (and a driver). Stay for seven nights or more, and you’ll also have an English-speaking guide at your disposal.
You’ll need to pay a one-off Sustainable Tourism Fund contribution (US$10 a person). Amankora can help with the processing and issuance of the visa and authorisation letter to enter Bhutan; this must be done at least three weeks before departure, and is subject to a one-off payment (US$40 a person).
At the hotel
Gardens, courtyard, library, steam room. In rooms: working fireplace, air-conditioning (individually controlled), free bottled water, blackout curtain, shaving mirror and Aman bath products.
Our favourite rooms
They’re all born equal, stylistically – the main point of difference is whether you opt for a ground- or first-floor perch, and kip in the main house or the new building (home to the four Mo Chhu Suites). Each suite has a snore-prompting Aman bed, a traditional wood-burning stove and a freestanding bath tub.
The pool is in a peaceful patch of the gardens, with eye-widening rural views and a clutch of sun loungers.
The Amankora Punakha Spa has a steam room, two single treatment rooms and a yoga studio, which doubles up as a couple’s treatment room. Opt for one of the three signature facials: grounding, purifying or nourishing.
Bring boots fit for hiking and warm layers for cool nights.