Spirited away to a private world of dramatic landscapes, one-of-a-kind cultural experiences and secret paths to the beach, couples, friends and families alike have the freedom to focus on what matters: extraordinary shared moments, away from the rigid patterns of everyday life. Unique in design and decor, Aman Villas are designed for both groups and couples seeking another level of seclusion – and unforgettable adventures to remember for a lifetime.
Aman for all
Travelling with loved ones is an opportunity to see the world anew. Through the eyes of others, even the most familiar sights become fresh and exciting. From family dining to something-for-everyone adventures, Aman cultivates shared moments of exploration
A home-from-home in southern Bali
At Aman Villas at Nusa Dua, sometimes the simplest days are the most precious: relaxing by the pool, roaming frangipani-fragranced gardens, watching movies under the stars… Within easy reach of Denpasar airport and designed to accommodate families of all sizes, these versatile homes are also the ideal gateway to the attractions of southern Bali, whether guests seek the bright-light nightlife of Seminyak or the family-friendly beach clubs of the coast. With private chefs and drivers on call and a dedicated host for each villa, the daily stresses of family life melt away.
Greece for all ages
Ideal for families seeking a setting for a landmark celebration, the Amanzoe Villas are awash with activity inspiration for every age and interest. Close by, the Aman Beach Club’s watersports professionals provide instruction in windsurfing and other ocean-bound activities, while entertainers on the sand lead little ones in arts, crafts and games. Boat trips around the Mediterranean take in the idyllic islands of Hydra and Spetses, stopping for swims in secluded bays, and archaeological excursions to the classical sites of the Peloponnese bring ancient history to life.
The truly wild West
The rugged terrain of the American Southwest might not seem like child-friendly territory, but Amangiri’s guides can lead the way to treks and trails suited to adventurers of all levels. After honing their skills at the wilderness resort’s on-site climbing wall with instruction from expert mountaineers, families can pit their skills against Canyon Crossing – a newly plotted via ferrata climbing route that sees them working as a team to traverse mountainsides, scramble down slopes and cross swinging bridges, brushing up on their palaeontology, geology and archaeology as they go.
Disconnect to reconnect
The manifold distractions of modern life often make us miss the beauty in front of us. These destinations inspire guests to set aside the smartphone, and open eyes, ears and minds to extraordinary cultural experiences and breathtaking natural environments
Life on Caribbean time
The Dominican Republic
No deadlines to meet, no meetings to schedule – in the Dominican Republic, life unfolds at a delightfully different pace. At Amanera, days can be spent watching for migrating humpback whales in Samaná Bay, snorkelling among the mangroves of freshwater Laguna Gri Gri, or exploring the trails – by foot or on horseback – of wildlife-rich Los Haitises National Park. As evening draws in, there are few better places to be than the terrace of a clifftop casita, where the sight of the sun setting into the sea inevitably proves more mesmerising than any smartphone screen.
The mindful forest
Originating in Japan, shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, draws upon the stress-reducing and physiological benefits of immersing oneself in green spaces – and the camphor forest surrounding Amanyangyun is the perfect setting to surrender to the healing power of nature. Here beside the electric bustle of Shanghai, silence and serenity are palpable and opportunities to reconnect with the inner self abound. Each of the four-suite Antique Villas has been restored to the sedate majesty of its Qing Dynasty origins, complemented by a private courtyard that immerses guests in the serenity of the camphor forest.
Vietnam's secret southeast coast
The Villas of Amanoi emerge from the rugged, leafy landscape of Nui Chua National Park. In these two-to-five-bedroom retreats, traditional Vietnamese architecture is woven around rugged boulder outcrops and gardens of indigenous trees – nurturing sensory connections to nature at every turn. Hiking in this coast-hugging region, modern life can seem very far away; set out for a picnic lunch at Temple Cove and relax on a deserted beach beside the crystal waters of the bay, or trek to Cau Gay village and experience the soul-easing simplicity of local life, with jungle tea in a traditional cottage.
Private island paradise
Just steps from the beach in secluded settings along Pamalican Island’s shore, Amanpulo’s luxury Villas offer consummate privacy. 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. All villas are staffed by a private chef and butler, and club cars (one per bedroom) invite independent exploration of the island
From weddings and birthdays to retreats with friends, the milestone moments of life are most memorable when those we love are there to share them with us. Whether booked for exclusive use or hosting smaller-scale events, Aman sets a scene for celebration
A private carnival
Commemorate birthdays with a private and personal Amanyara funfair – illusionists, clowns and smile-inducing food and drinks bring a carnival atmosphere to the two-acre grounds of the resort’s 3–5-bedroom Villas, backdropped by 800m of golden sands. Extend the celebrations into the next day with a cruise around the Turks & Caicos islands, stopping to snorkel clear turquoise waters, or take part in Amanyara’s long-standing conservation initiative by joining the fishermen of South Caicos as they catch, tag and release green turtles back into the wild.
Land of shrines
Amanemu’s nature-immersed Villas in Ise-Shima National Park provide an idyllic setting for groups in search of a spiritually soothing retreat. Each one contains private onsen baths indoors and out, inviting guests to recharge in the healing mineral-rich waters of the region. Close by, any of Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrines invite reflection, including the 3rd century Ise shrine complex, where the traditional prayer ritual of okagura dance has been performed for hundreds of years. Chaperoned by an Amanemu guide, Residence guests can enter the normally forbidden haiden – the worship hall of the inner shrine.
Here at the foot of the Teton mountains, the scene is set for celebrations of every scale. Exclusive bookings transform the wilderness retreat of Amangani into a private and spellbindingly picturesque setting for a wedding or other landmark event – always bespoke to the wishes of the host. Alternatively, Amangani’s quartet of four- to six-bedroom hillside homes set into the wildflower-sprinkled slopes enable smaller groups to mark special occasions in the great American outdoors, enhanced by hot-air-balloon trips, horseback trails and nature treks.