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.
My love affair with Southeast Asia began with annual childhood escapades to Thailand, however I had never managed to venture beyond the borders of The Land of Smiles, until a recent research trip led me to neighbouring Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
The world may be conquered, but enough secrets remain for us to whisk you off on a magical carpet ride, and reveal some of the rare, unexplored experiences that the globe has to offer. We have
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…
While Angkor’s grand capital rightly draws millions of visitors every year, few of those ever make it beyond the ancient city. Strewn throughout the dense Cambodian jungle are the suburbs and
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
**Four nights for the price of two at the Song Saa Private Island ResortSong Saa Private Island Resort is the perfect island summer getaway for any family - and this summer it is even more accessible.
New itinerary: Laid-back Luxury... From Luang Prabang in Laos to Cambodia's Angkor Temples & Song Saa Private Island Resort
11 days from £3950 per person - Luang Prabang | Siem Reap | Song Saa Private IslandOur brand new Laid-back Luxury tour of Laos and Cambodia combines this region's most alluring highlights: a stay in
Song Saa Private Island was set up by Australian couple Rory and Melita Hunter, whose vision was born from a desire to create a sustainable sanctuary of uncompromising luxury in their adopted home of
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Leslie Siben, India