Need to know
Noon, check-in 2pm, but both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $1550.00, excluding tax at 20 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of $60.00 per room per night prior to arrival and an additional government tax of $65.00 per person per night prior to arrival.
Rates include à la carte meals and picnics, selected drinks and laundry service.
A quick lesson in Amanglish: the name is a combination of ‘aman’, the Sanskrit word for peace, and ‘kora’ which is a circular journey in the Bhutanese language, Dzongkha.
At the hotel
Spa, free Wi-Fi. In rooms: wood-burning stove, air-conditioning, TV (on request), free bottled water, Kama Ayurveda bath products.
Our favourite rooms
All the suites are kitted out to the same (impeccably high) standard, with a bukhari wood-burner and candle-lined bath tub. Ask for one on the upper floor for the best game of “I spy something beginning with F(orest)”.
No trip to an Aman retreat is complete without getting well-acquainted with the spa. Signature treatments draw on ancient Tibetan and Bhutanese knowhow, with a pinch of native herbs in the warm-oil massages and facials (the Ayurvedic head massage is the house speciality). Yoga classes kick off at 7am each morning, and there’s an open-access steam room too.
You don’t need much beyond mind, body and soul, but bring yoga gear too – it’ll get a good workout.
The hotel isn’t set up for wheelchair users.
All ages welcome, and extra beds or cots can be added to all suites. There’s an outdoor play area, and a selection of games and puzzles for rainy day activities. Babysitting can be arranged on request, from roughly $30 an hour.