Family Time at Amanyangyun (Until 31 March 2022)
Reconnect with loved ones with a range of activities designed to suit multi-generation groups. Located in Shanghai, China, Amanyangyun has recently launched a new family experience for guests travelling with children. Now children visiting the resort can enjoy specialized activities from the Nan Shufang and Cultural Discovery Centre, as well as an Organic Garden Tour with Vegetable Picking, and a chance to see the Sunset Louts Lamp Blessing during their stay.
In addition, young guests will be encouraged to take home keepsakes, such as a tote bag and t-shirt, receiving a map which will be chopped every time they complete a new experience at Amanyangyun, as well as the addition of special amenities for children.
Spring Outing at Amandayan (Until 31 December 2021)
Set atop Lion Hill, above the winding lanes and canals of Lijiang’s Unesco-protected Old Town, Amandayan is a serene retreat with panoramic views: the fabled city merges into a patchwork of fields that lap against snow-capped peaks on the horizon. A half-or full-day excursion takes in historic Wenfeng Temple and its spectacular camellia and pine-scattered grounds, and the Spring Outing programme includes demonstrations of traditional Nakhi singing and dancing, as well as lessons in Dongba writing. An authentic seasonal Nakhi meal rounds off the experience.
Home to more centenarians than any other village in China, Ciman is also extremely picturesque, with cobbled streets overlooked by traditional Nakhi houses, many of which are over two-hundred years old. After being welcomed in one such home, families can learn about Nakhi and Dongba culture, its languages and arts, before sitting down for a memorable Nakhi meal prepared with the freshest seasonal produce.
Amanpuri’s Family Escape (Until 20 December 2021)
The original Aman resort, Amanpuri’s palm-fringed, secluded beach setting on Phuket continues to capture imaginations, three decades on. The resort offers an escape for families to enjoy and connect and spend quality time together. Guests can look forward to being immersed in local culture, experiment in extreme sports or embrace the tranquillity of nature.
Some of the family activities available include daily family wellness movement classes, such as yoga, Pilates and Muay Thai, and guests are encouraged to take advantage of the resort’s state of the art water sports equipment. In addition, complimentary daily access to the Eco-Beach centre for science and nature activities is offered to all children, and families can also experience a group cooking class once during their stay and indulge daily in Kanom Kork – a Thai style afternoon tea – by the pool.
Family Connection (Until 31 March 2022)
Secluded between the pristine jungle of Núi Chúa National Park and the crystal waters of Vinh Hy Bay, Amanoi stands at the threshold of two worlds: the serene emerald wilderness of the hills and the deep blue mystery of the bay. Amanoi offers guests unparalleled spaciousness and privacy in a spellbinding natural setting, where guests can experience a unique family adventure , enjoying star gazing, a family cooking class, a treasure hunt for children, as well as a visit to the local fishing village.
Family Adventure (Until 31 March 2022)
Amansara, which was once a residence for guests of the Cambodia King, is a masterpiece of new Khmer architecture. The resort employs a modern and minimalistic style and basks in the tranquil atmosphere in the heart of Siem Reap. Guests can embark on an adventure with their families to create lasting memories at Amansara where a range of activities are combined for an unforgettable experience.
These activities include a countryside jeep adventure with ox cart, archery and picnic lunch, as well as a private tour of Angkor Wat & Ta Prohm with an English-speaking guide, breakfast at a Khmer Village House , with rice noodle making and an organic garden visit. In addition, guests can also partake in a jungle temple cycling excursion and a private tour of Bayon Temple, also with an English-speaking guide.
Amanpulo, Pamalican Island, Philippines
Family Wellness and Sea Turtle Encounters
Set on its own island in the Sulu Sea, Amanpulo is the epitome of a tropical island-retreat. The resort is an hour’s flight away from Manila, only accessible by a private plane, making it exclusive to the guests of Amanpulo. Each of the resort’s private villas has its own beachfront looking out to the picturesque surrounding landscape, and Amanpulo’s spa offers stunning island views, inspiring holistic healing. The resort has introduced new bonding wellness treatment activities for families to strengthen their ties. The Chillax Massage is designed for parents and children aged 13 to 16 to relax muscles and encourage the progression of verbal and social interaction. Other wellness activities include group yoga, Zumba, personal training and a Jungle Run – a fun and interactive cardio workout for all members of the family. Additionally, families can embark on private-guided snorkelling and diving tours centered around encounters with sea turtles that are found swimming in the azure waters of Pamalican. The Amanpulo Marine Conservation Programme protects these endangered species of sea turtles and aims to raise awareness among guests.
Nature Walks at Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore is home to approximately 75 tigers, a few hundred crocodiles and over 350 species of birds, including a large variety of migrants from as far off as Europe and Siberia, who make it their home during the winter. An ornithologist’s paradise, also roaming the scrub woodlands and rolling hills are leopards, civets, jungle cats, sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, wild boar, sambar and spotted deer. At Aman-i-Khas, young guests are invited to explore the full beauty of nature on a guided-walk at the Ranthambhore National Park accompanied by the hotel’s naturalist. The 1.5-hour walk will introduce the flora and fauna of the region including the birdlife, mammals and a number of ancient monuments that dot the countryside.
Aman was founded in 1988 with the vision of building a collection of intimate retreats with the unassuming, warm hospitality of a gracious private home. The first, Amanpuri (place of peace) in Phuket, Thailand, introduced the concept and, since then, Aman has grown to encompass 33 exquisitely serene hotels and resorts in 20 destinations across the world. A further eight properties are under construction, with the next to open in New York (2021).
In such spectacular settings, Aman has honed its offering with its transformative influence on mind, body and spirit through harmoniously designed environments transporting guests out of their everyday lives. Twelve properties also offer private branded Residences: sanctuaries that go beyond commonplace notions of luxury allowing a select few to make the Aman way of life a permanent reality.
In recent years, Aman has grown to offer its coveted lifestyle beyond the parameters of its havens. In 2018, the introduction of Aman Skincare continued the brand’s holistic influence, offering beautiful scented formulas using powerful all-natural ingredients and inspired by Aman Spas. The introduction of Sva – a range of supplements designed to help maintain optimum health – and Aman Fine Fragrance in 2020 continued this journey, bringing Aman into the comfort of home.
This sentiment was echoed in 2021, with the arrival of a new retail collection, The Essentials by Aman, comprising timeless ready-to-wear pieces that answer the needs of every Aman guest.
With innovation a cornerstone of the brand’s philosophy, in 2020, Aman welcomed a new hotel brand, Janu – meaning ‘soul’ in Sanskrit. Janu offers a unique take on hospitality where genuine human interaction, playful expression and social wellness are at the core of the experience. Janu aims to bring balance to the head and heart and rekindle the soul. Three forthcoming Janu hotels are already under construction: Montenegro (2022), Al Ula in Saudi Arabia (2023) and Tokyo (2023). Janu Montenegro will be the first hotel to incorporate the serviced Residences concept, enabling guests to wholly embrace the Janu’s spirit.