Welcome to Ampersand's travel blog. This is where you'll find out all the latest goings on from our travels across Asia, the Far East, and Southern Africa.
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... these are the things we adore.
All over Asia and Southern Africa – from Bhutan to Bali, Cape Town to Victoria Falls – we know the most charming privately-owned hotels, the best secret beaches, the prettiest temples, 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, the Far East, and Southern Africa.
Summertime is when London takes it outside. Michelin starred restaurants, family-run cafés and glittering bars. There’s so much to choose from that it helps to know where look for the best outdoor hot spots. Here's our al fresco dining guide of London’s ten best outdoor eating options...
**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.
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Anonymous, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India