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.
The southern countries of the continent of Africa, a landscape that would perhaps take a lifetime to explore, effortlessly sets the scene for the most exotic and magical of escapes. From candlelit
Sri Lanka, the ‘Teardrop of the Indian Ocean, is, without a doubt, one of the most captivating and fascinating places on the planet. Sri Lanka is both resilient and full of promise so is making a
All over the world animals great and small, take part in incredible migrations that see them travel hundreds of kilometres at a time. To witness it is spectacular, not least because it’s an
One of the most frequent questions travellers to India ask is "where to go in the subcontinent during the summer months?". While traditionally a low season period for inbound visitors, summer offers a
From barefoot villas overlooking the Arabian Sea to Art Deco Maharani’s boudoirs, we have travelled the length and breadth of India to bring you her most romantic and fantasy-filled suites awaiting
Bali is many things to many people. The lush jungle-filled island has a unique energy all of its own. Visitors flock here to discover what it is that draws such devotion and love from every walk of
The Japanese culture throughout the ages, has attached ceremony to every part of life. No element was allowed to descend into mundane squalor or ugliness that pervaded western societies. This sense of
Imagine travelling to every country in the world. There are 195 of them and each one has its own unique magic and challenges. American travel blogger Sal Lavallo did just this and all before the age
Ampersand’s Southeast Asia specialist, Simon, recently returned from an in-depth research trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, exploring all the new hotels which have opened up across the country...
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Anonymous, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Matthew Nicklin, North India