Welcome to Ampersand's travel blog. This is where you'll find out all the latest goings on from our travels across Asia, Africa and the British Isles.
Our motto is that luxury is in the experience: watching tigers padding through the Kanha jungle in the company of an expert guide; camping out under the Ladakh stars wrapped in cashmere blankets; exploring the art galleries and fine dining restaurants in Cape Town; or explore the wild and ravishing highlands of Scotland... these are the things we adore.
All over Asia, Southern Africa and the British Isles – from Bhutan to Bali, Cape Town to Victoria Falls, Bath to Ballyvaughan – we know the most charming privately-owned hotels, the best secret beaches, the prettiest and castles, and the most exclusive safari trails in the untouched wilderness. Our Little Black Book contains the best textile buffs, the keenest foodies, the wittiest maharajas, the most expert guides and the loveliest spots to drink champagne in the moonlight.
But what we love most of all is revealing these treasures to our clients. In our blog we hope to inspire and inform you by providing the latest travel news, hotel openings and luxury holiday ideas across Asia, Southern Africa and the British Isles.
Fascinating, intense and at times maddening, India – like the most interesting people – can be mystifying. Here, the Ampersand team answer your questions and fears, and share our top luxury India
From Kathmandu to Bangkok, through Bali to East & Central Java...THE JOURNEY Discover the origins of Hindu culture and the way it spread through Southeast Asia following the footsteps of the elephant
Located in Cambodia's Koh Rong Archipelago, Song Saa Private Island Resort spans two discreet islands with just 27 private pool villas designed around the theme of a Cambodian fishing village, but
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“Xin chào” and hello from Ampersand’s marketing manager, Sacha Smith-Laing, who recently returned from Vietnam where she caught some rays, ate many a phở and strolled the fairytale lanes of Hoi
What to get a man for Christmas? It is the age old question and one especially pertinent when that man is your new boyfriend. I decided that I would go for an 'experience' rather than an 'object'. And
At Ampersand we don’t do cookie cutter tours. Each and every trip is tailor-made to provide our clients with a mixture of the best-of-the-best luxury accommodation (mixed in with a few charming
We have just heard of a very exciting opportunity for those interested in photography, luxury lodges and soul-stirring Himalayan landscapes…Amankora in Bhutan have teamed up with celebrated
Ampersand’s senior sales consultant, Mark Wright, recommends the ultimate luxury: staying in a hotel on your home turf! Belgraves provided him with the perfect sexy staycation…Spending a night in a
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr David Wallace, North India