Ampersand's Travels...

Welcome to Ampersand's travel blog. This is where you'll find out all the latest goings on from our travels across Asia, Southern 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.

Louisa revisits her favourite country: Sri Lanka

By Louisa Buchanan, Ampersand's adventure and luxury-loving Office Manager, reporting back on her tour of Sri LankaI thought Sri Lanka couldn’t get any better, but I was wrong. This year I mostly

New Year’s Eve at the Amangalla in Galle, Sri Lanka

New Year’s Eve at the Amangalla in Galle, Sri Lanka

The New Year’s Eve celebrations at the Amangalla are a million dollars – chic, relaxed and gloriously tropical – particularly when followed by the informality of the insiders’ hangout, Wijaya Beach,