Amankora Punakha is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia.
The charming Amankora Punakha lies east of the Dochu La Pass and just north of the resplendent Punakha Dzong and Puntsho Pelri Palace, which dominates the confluence of the Mo Chhu and Po Chhu rivers. The lodge is situated amidst lush rice fields and is reached by crossing a pedestrian suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu River, with stunning views of the age old dzong.
The eight suites, located in three rammed-earth buildings, are surrounded by rice paddies and fruit plantations, and situated in an orange orchard with views across the fields to the Punakha Valley and beyond. The suites are cosy, featuring wood panelled interiors and a traditional wood burning bukhari stove.
The communal living room and dining area are located in a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse, a quaint, three-storey structure which once belonged to the queen mother. A private dinner in the queen mother's farmhouse is a must! There is also a delightful sun terrace for dining out by candlelight, or just relaxing in the pristine surroundings. Yoga, massage and a steam room in the two-storey spa are all provided to make your stay as relaxed as possible. There is also a brand-new swimming which has been added to the hotel as of December 2017.
**** SPECIAL OFFER For guests staying seven nights or more, a tailor-made itinerary based on preferred length of stay will include the following on a complimentary basis: long road permits, private transport with driver and guide, plus one 60-minute massage at the Amankora spa per Amankora Journey, all offers are subject to availability****
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India