Our experiences are shaped by those with whom we travel. Cross new frontiers on solo adventures; share memory-making moments on group expeditions; or find privacy and peace at romantic retreats. Across the world, Aman destinations suit groups of every size – from exploring Marrakech with friends or finding harmony in Wyoming’s snow-blanketed wilderness, to gliding along the waterways of Venice à deux.
Aman destinations create rare opportunities for shared experiences. Find a home away from the everyday in an Aman Villa – a private sanctuary for family and friends, and the perfect base for eye-opening discoveries in remarkable places.
After an ocean-view awakening in the tranquillity of a two-bedroom Villa, take morning hikes or horseback rides through the Dominican Republic’s coastal forests, then while away afternoons on the Playa Grande Golf Course. Gather family and friends and set sail to Laguna Gri Gri for big-game fishing, or, between January and March, venture to Samaná Bay and see pods of humpback whales on their annual migration.
From mountain to medina
Marrakech’s many corners are magical for groups of travellers open to the pleasures of the unexpected. Savour convivial picnics, 1,800 metres above sea level in the Atlas Mountains; enjoy being wonderfully lost in the twists and turns of the Red City’s medina maze; or admire Morocco’s cinematic sunlight from your Maison or the seemingly endless green of the golf course.
An allure for all ages
Alabaster sands and tranquil turquoise seas hold timeless appeal for every traveller. Pamalican’s palm-fringed shores are a playground for thrill seekers – from water sports to children’s kickboxing – as well as ensuring beach-bound serenity for more sedate moods. With private pools, up to four bedrooms, private chefs and butler service, Amanpulo’s elegant Villas provide breathe-easy retreats and great bases for island exploration.
Escapes for two
The shared discovery of new destinations introduces new dimensions to time away together. Feel charmed by the sensory fairy tale of Venice in the mist or the wild beauty of Java’s lush interior of forest, field and temple.
A temple for two
On the forested outskirts of Siem Reap, Amansara introduces couples to ancient cultures and hidden pockets of natural wonder. Follow a woodland trail to a secret freshwater pool, perfect for bathing; take part in walking meditations and Apsara dance classes led by a former Royal Ballet artist; or spend days marvelling in the mystery of Angkor Wat. When the sun begins to set, head to the Khmer Village House and dine on traditional Cambodian dishes by twilight.
The spiritual and the sacred
A patchwork of paddy fields cascades down the slopes of the Menoreh Hills. A trek for two in this picturesque landscape is every bit as quietly inspiring as the ancient Buddhist temple complex of Borobudur is dramatic. As evening approaches, Pak Bilal welcomes couples to his home for a supper of authentic Javanese cuisine by candlelight.
Romance on the water
Glide by gondola through a mist-crowned labyrinth of canals, pausing for artisan hot chocolates at one of Venice’s hidden cafés. Dreamy strolls through winding streets always deliver unexpected gifts: the Aman Venice team can recommend the best off-radar exhibitions and galleries, perfect for couples to relish together.
Wherever you go – from serene snow-cloaked mountain to lively city street – as a single traveller you enjoy an enviable freedom to shape your itinerary to your whims and interests, charting your own enriching path wherever your wanderlust takes you.
Spa time and Iaidō
At Aman Tokyo, an unmistakably Japanese sense of tranquillity segues into the kineticism of life in the city below. Join fellow sushi lovers for a masterclass at intimate Ginza restaurant, Iwa Hanware. Take a lesson in ancient Iaidō swordsmanship, or simply pause for a mindful moment of stillness and skyline reflections in the Aman Spa.
Rocky mountain high
The Wyoming Rockies present a balancing prescription of natural awe and mind-sharpening adrenaline. Skiers hurtle down the fine-powdered slopes of Jackson Hole, and then unwind in the weather-defying warmth of the heated outdoor pool, beneath the vast horizon of pine-forest peaks. As snow falls, the wildlife stirs, providing the rare chance for you to spy herds of elk roaming the wilderness.
Mindfulness and meditation
For those in search of true tranquillity, the forest sanctuary of Amanfayun provides a glimpse of life at a slower and more fulfilling pace. Rise early for morning meditation with the monks, followed by a tasting in the secluded Tea House. Spa treatments relax the body, and calligraphy and paper-cutting classes, uncovering the ancient heritage of Hangzhou, help focus the mind.