A hidden jewel at Java’s centre Amanjiwo rests in the shadows of the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, Borobudur, which reopens to visitors from 1 March 2023.
Aman private Villas and a Palazzo
Now, as many parts of the world prepare to reawaken, Aman is ready to welcome guests once again, more warmly than ever, and with new measures in place to guarantee safety, privacy and peace of mind for all. With extensive space and discreet, dedicated personal service, Aman’s private Villas offer travellers opportunities to savour precious time with family and friends, or simply to escape into romantic seclusion in the world’s most beautiful settings. All the facilities of an Aman resort, with the comfort and reassurance of a private home.
AMAN VENICE, ITALY
Take over one of the most coveted addresses on the Grand Canal – the 16th-century Palazzo Papadopoli. Now the home of Aman Venice, the distinguished waterfront property is available for exclusive use – ideal for small groups or families looking for their own private corner of La Serenissima in which to celebrate in opulence and comfort. Stay three nights or more, and enjoy privileged access to the hotel’s historic suites, secluded canalised gardens, restaurant and Aman spa.
From Aman Venice, guests have all the treasures of the lagoon at their disposal. The palazzo team can arrange exclusive cultural visits and excursions, ranging from guided gallery visits and personalised boat trips along the canals to boxes at the opera and market tours with the chef.
Bringing together the colonnaded grandeur of Classical Greek architecture with the restrained elegance of the modern day, Amanzoe and its family of one- to nine-bedroom Villas offer sea-view sanctuaries among the olive groves. All are spacious, secluded and extraordinary in their own way, but Ed Tuttle’s Acropolis-Inspired nine-bedroom Villa 20 is the architect’s masterpiece. Designed to harmonise with the landscape, the Villa cascades down the hillside in six tiers of sculpture-dotted gardens, private pools and alfresco dining areas – with space for up to 18 guests. A private parcel of the Peloponnese, it’s an entire Aman resort unto itself.
AMANYARA, TURKS & CAICOS
On this most dramatic of island coastlines, the 20 three- to six-bedroom Villas of Amanyara are spread along the beachfront, looking out at the vivid turquoise waters of North West Point Marine National Park, or the lush greenery of the gardens and forest. This is a resort inspired by water – both the ever-visible Atlantic, and the reflecting ponds and black infinity pools that define the Villas’ extensive grounds.
Solo or group, adult couple or multi-generational family, travellers of every stripe find eye-opening experiences at Amanyara. Master new sports – from kitesurfing to deep-sea fishing – with the help of specially trained instructors, or while away the days self-soothing in the spa or on the sand, while children are enriched and entertained with a packed daily programme of age-targeted activities at the Nature Discovery Centre.
Laying claim to a palm-studded peninsula and Phuket’s most beautiful arc of white-sand beach, Amanpuri is a rare tableau of days-gone-by Thailand. Designed to evoke the elegant architectural style of an ancient Siamese kingdom and finely tuned to sit in harmony with its natural tropical setting, Aman’s original resort promises all the space, peace and discretion of a private island. Set apart from the body of the resort in their own lushly tropical enclave, Amanpuri’s Villas comprise clusters of individual bedroom pavilions, arranged around private pools.
First conceived as a gathering place to host friends, Amanpuri is also ideally suited to families, with extensive facilities and inspiring activities for every age from toddler to teenager. From enriching immersions in local culture to extreme water sports including flyboarding and Schiller water biking, memorable experiences abound. And, thanks to the Eco Beach Centre, younger guests can take advantage of dedicated facilities for skateboarding, bouldering, filmmaking and more.
AMANPULO, THE PHILIPPINES
Encircled by a ring of soft talc-white sand and the thriving coral reefs of the Sulu Sea, Pamalican Island is a castaway paradise, a world apart from the anxieties of everyday life. Amanpulo is its sole settlement, so exclusive-use guests can experience the blissful isolation of a true desert-island retreat. Set along the shoreline, steps from the beach, 16 Villas of up to four bedrooms each offer private swimming pools and the dedicated service of a private chef, butler, and an electric buggy to explore the island – from the hilltop spa to secret jungle picnic spots.
Secluded between the pristine jungle of Núi Chúa National Park and the crystal waters of Vinh Hy Bay, Amanoi’s Residences stand at the threshold of two worlds: the serene emerald wilderness of the hills and the deep blue mystery of the bay. With up to five bedrooms, each is arranged around a large infinity pool with an extensive sea-view wooden deck, offering families and groups of friends unparalleled spaciousness and privacy in a genuinely spellbinding natural setting.
Villa guests have all the opportunities of land and sea at their disposal, from coastal treks and bike rides to snorkelling expeditions and watersports such as kayaking, sailing and SUP. Amanoi maintains a busy daily programme of children’s activities, too, so younger guests can expect to spend their days learning to fish or cook, throwing themselves into crafts or games, or settling down for a popcorn-accompanied movie night.
Of all the resort's village-style paras-stone dwellings, the three-bedroom Amandari Villa is the most extraordinary and the most secluded. Accessed via its own entrance, a minute’s drive from the rest of the resort, the Villa comprises a quintet of freestanding pavilions, set around a two-tiered swimming pool and surrounded by landscaped gardens that give way to cascading rice terraces. Served by two full-time staff and a private vehicle, and overlooking the natural splendour of the Ayung River Valley, the Villa presides over the surrounding landscape – a thatch-roofed jungle palace in the green heart of Bali.
From Amandari, the celebrated art galleries and other cultural riches of Ubud are readily accessible, but for those wishing to spend time apart from civilisation, the local landscape invites intimacy with nature. With or without an expert Aman guide, trek the ridge beside the river, and enjoy banyan-framed views across the gorge; take a mountain bike on a forest trail and discover the local villages, or hike up to Amandari’s hillside bale for a private picnic with an unforgettable panorama.
AMAN VILLAS AT NUSA DUA, BALI
A short drive from Bali’s Denpasar airport, Nusa Dua is the gateway to Indonesia – both a starting point for island adventures and a rewarding destination in its own right. The all-villa retreat is ensconced in palm-shaded gardens, separated from the shore by lush, rolling fairways. Inspired by traditional Balinese village architecture, with stone walls and alang-alang thatched roofs, each of the three- to six-bedroom villas is set around a private pool terrace, with individual libraries and open-air dining areas for up to 10 people.
The Aman Villas at Nusa Dua offer a peaceful base for every type of traveller. For some guests, they provide an opportunity to rest and refresh before venturing deeper into Bali. For others, they are the launching point into the vibrant beachside hubs of Sanur, Jimbaran, Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. Bali adores children, and families are welcomed to Nusa Dua’s Villas with gusto, whether they seek temple visits, diving and watersports, and or simply a few days to wind down together on a perfect beach.
Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Ise-Shima National Park and Ago Bay, Amanemu’s villas are inspired by – and immersed in – nature. Blending a modern aesthetic with the traditional architectural style of Japan’s minka homes, the Villas are crafted from natural materials and surrounded by peaceful, restorative gardens – appearing at one with the landscape around them. Set in its own private garden enclave, each has two bedrooms and an extensive living area, opening onto a verandah and outdoor dining space overlooking the greenery of garden and forest and the tranquil blue of the bay beyond.\
Ise-Shima has long been linked to wellness and restoration, and the Villas of Amanemu are woven into a network of mineral springs, renowned for their healing properties. Every Villas has its own private onsen facilities offering guests both indoor and outdoor hot-spring bathing – a precious chance to relax and re-energise away from the distractions and concerns of everyday life. Beyond the resort grounds, ensconced in the forest landscape of the National Park, several of Japan’s most revered Shinto shrines imbue the entire region with a soothing spiritual resonance.
Under an hour from downtown Shanghai, Amanyangyun restores to life a collection of Ming and Qing dynasty villas in a rescued forest of camphor trees. Ideal for groups, the four- and five-bedroom Antique Villas are carefully restored pieces of Chinese history set beside a tranquil lake. Each of the villas combines contemporary comforts with a restful, nature-inspired aesthetic, and every suite has a private courtyard from which to admire the forest in peaceful seclusion.
Dedicated to Chinese art forms and the pursuit of knowledge, the Nan Shufang cultural centre is a modern-day recreation of the scholars’ studios of 17th-century China’s literati. Here at the heart of the resort, groups have a private space to learn traditional crafts such as calligraphy, music or painting. With a focus on discovery through the arts, Amanyangyun also houses the dramatic subterranean art space of Chinese-American fashion designer Han Feng and her private collection of Chinese contemporary art.
AMANERA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Backed by verdant jungle with all-encompassing ocean views, Amanera commands a dramatic location on the Dominican Republic’s pristine north coast. Perched above the gold sands of legendary Playa Grande Beach alongside the island’s most exclusive golf course, Amanera is a sleek, secluded sanctuary providing unparalleled access to the area’s incredible outdoors.
ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY
With a fully staffed private jet at your disposal, the possibilities for every bespoke Aman journey are endless.
With 12 seats in the generously proportioned cabin, the private jet offers an Aman experience in the skies as you travel to your Aman hotel or resort, or another destination – all on your own personal timeline. Leave every detail of your journey to Aman Private Aviation Concierges, who will curate an utterly bespoke experience for you in the air and on the ground.