Ampersand's Travels...

All Aboard! Your Private Yacht to Paradise...

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With over 17,000 islands which stretch across 5,000 km, the world’s largest archipelago offers a greater variety of sights, sounds, cultures and customs than anywhere else on the planet. And what better way to explore the region than by luxury sailing yacht? Here is our round up of the ten most impressive luxury yachts in Indonesia…

Indonesia, An Introduction…

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Our seasoned Indonesia specialist, Emily Gillman has just returned from a rigorous 5-week research trip to Indonesia. Travelling across seven of the biggest islands and visiting almost 100 hotels, Emily has the most up to date intelligence and first-hand experience of the finest hotels and experiences on offer...

Photoblog: Emily's Top 10 Highlights on Indonesia

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We’ve been organising tailor-made holidays to Indonesia for the last 13 years, and we are still discovering hidden gems on our yearly research trips. Indonesia specialist Emily, embarked on a 5-week recce. Hopping across seven of the biggest islands she discovered new hotels, reviewed old favourites and rekindled valued friendships…

Five Ludicrously Underrated Destinations

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Over the years we have organised thousands of tailor-made holidays, and in our experience, the most exceptional trips were where our clients travelled to extraordinary destinations, many of which hover under the radar, where they can escape the crowds, be individually looked after and experience rituals and landscapes that have remained unchanged for centuries...

17 Dream Honeymoon Spots in Asia (Romance Guaranteed...!)

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Asia has an abundance of heart-stirring destinations and extraordinary experiences. From swimming in the gin-clear waters of Indonesia to discovering the majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan, we have picked out the most dazzlingly romantic travel ideas for you and your loved one…

Where will you go on your next Holiday?

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Where will you go on your next holiday? Style, luxury and comfort are paramount at Ampersand, but we are not blinded by 5-star luxuries. Luxury is in the experience, and if that means the odd bumpy road or eccentric hotel in order to see something truly special, that's fine by us…

Beyond Bali – Indonesia Unwrapped

With more than 17,000 islands spread across 5,000 kilometres, there’s more to Indonesia than just Bali…  Here, we signpost the best bits of undiscovered Indonesia including an eco resort in Sumba and a diver’s paradise in Raja Ampat Lombok – LAID-BACK LUXURY Lombok ticks all the boxes for a charming and rustic beach break, but you can forget what you remember from your backpacking days – she now rivals Bali for first-class style and service. Luxurious options are popping up in the…

18 of the Best Surfing Locations in South East Asia

South East Asia. The home of noisy, clattering cities with pungent markets. And the juxtaposition of paradisiac beaches and dreamlike backdrops. A world where old meets new, where cultures clash, and where temples meet skyscrapers. As much as it can be a young backpacker’s heaven, it can be a lifelong traveller’s second home, and amongst the other sub-regions of the vast continent, South East Asia is by far the most desirable of destinations. For many travellers, most of South East Asia offers…