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Enjoy a romantic lantern-lit dinner on your own private sand bank at Soneva Fushi.

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Listen to the waves lap the shore as you dine on the beach front at Taj Exotica.

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Swim in a pool with sea views at Park Hyatt Hadahaa for the best of both worlds. 

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With restaurants laid out in the sand, like the Totem Bar at Constance Moofushi, you can stay barefoot for the length of your holiday.

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Enjoy being marooned out at sea (or at least on the lagoon) while staying at one of Constance Moofushi's Senior Water villas. 

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Sample a range of Maldivian and international delicacies at Constance Moofushi's Manta Restaurant & Bar. 

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Admire the view from above as you fly to the exclusive resort of Soneva Fushi by seaplane. 

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Snorkel from a sand bank at Soneva Fushi. 

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Snorkel surrounded by shoals of tropical fish.

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Snorkel through cystal clear waters directly from your over sea villa. 

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Arrive in style by seaplane at the W Retreat & Spa. 

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Walk down the jetty towards your desert island fantasties at the Park Hyatt Hadahaa. 

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Arrive by traditional Maldivian Dhoni at Conrad Rangali Island.

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Spoil yourself with a private sunset barbecue at on a secluded sand bank at Conrad Rangali Island.

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Channel your inner Robinson Cruseo at one of Gili Lankanfuhsi's Cruseo Residences. 

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Walk down the longest jetty in the Maldives at Constance Halaveli, taking in the idyllic views of the emerald green lagoon as you go. 

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Explore the crystal clear lagoon directly from your over water villa at Constance Halaveli.

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You won't get restless at Anantara Dhigu. One of the Maldives largest resorts, you can water-ski and surf to you heart's content 

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Take in the spectacular ariel views as you arrive on Baros resort by seaplane transfer. 

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Sunset aboard the Silolona is a contemplative time. Enjoy freshly crafted cocktails, take a massage or anticipate the evening meal created by your own gourmet chef. 


Tropical beaches like this do exist in reality. Stay aboard Tiger Blue to discover a true paradise, over and under water, like this one at Pulau Wayag, Raja Ampat.

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The warm, clear and calm waters of the Lombok Strait offer an ideal opportunity to learn to scuba dive or just have a snorkel at the luxurious Oberoi Lombok.

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The Oberoi Bali offers the best of beach life: a luxurious picnic, a spot of horse riding or a dip in the warm waters off Seminyak beach.

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Raja Ampat is a scuba diver’s paradise; it contains the richest marine life on the planet. Living aboard the luxurious Si Datu Bua means you can discover the extraordinary marine biodiversity in your own time.

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Nihiwatu Lodge is an extremely exclusive retreat based on the remote Indonesian island of Sumba. It has something for everyone, including world-class surf breaks. “God’s Left” is the main attraction; these left breaking waves reel for over 300 metres and crest off the resort’s outstretched reef, reserved for a maximum of nine surfers at a time. 

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Nihi Sumba is truly a tropical hideaway with its own private white-sand beach, which you may occasionally share with some friendly wandering cattle!

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As Nihiwatu has such a stunning ocean vista it’s not surprising that activities tend to be marine-based. Try your hand at deep-sea fishing, scuba dive the abundant coral gardens or surf the consistent reef breaks with the help of Christian Sea, Nihiwatu's aptly-named surfing instructor. 

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Surrounded by scenic karst islands, backed by jungly hills and rimmed by white-sand beaches, Nihiwatu offers a luxe private paradise for your family to enjoy a secluded break.

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Misool Eco Resort’s bamboo-thatched wooden villas fan out over the azure North Lagoon in Raja Ampat. Chill out on a hammock strung over the water and marvel at the clear-as-glass water.

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Bali’s accommodation is of such a high standard, it is even home to three Aman hotels! Amankila and its iconic swimming pool holds an exceptional location built into terraces on the clifftops above the dramatic east coast of Bali.

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As day turns to night, enjoy the dusk scene at Jimbaran Puri Bali, in the south west of the island. Candles are lit on the beach and overhead another incredible Bali night sky begins to reveal itself. 

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Bali offers some sensational sunsets and where better to experience this than at the luxurious Belmond Jimbaran Puri, Bali.

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Local life continues before you on the beautiful black sand beaches of Soori Bali.

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You’ll get used to the remarkably chic surroundings at Soori Bali. Here the swimming pool overlooks the enticing Indian Ocean.

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The Alila name is synonymous with style and Alila Villas Uluwatu is no exception. Artfully placed bamboo bale’s offer a chic spot for your day’s relaxation on the dramatic limestone cliffs of Uluwatu, Bali’s southern most tip.

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This smart swimming pool at Alila Villas Uluwatu cuts a stylish slice into the panoramic ocean vista.

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Soak up the rays in this beautifully designed swimming pool and take advantage of Alila’s unparalleled service at Alila Villas Uluwatu.

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The clifftop location of Alila Villas Uluwatu mean dramatic sea views of the wild and beautiful Indian Ocean are a given at every turn.

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Cambodian sunsets are just bliss.

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Meditate at sunrise on Knai Bang Chatt's sea jetty.

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Gaze out over the Gulf of Thailand from Knai Bang Chatt's impressive infinity pool.

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Have a private picnic on one of the many deserted island surrounding Song Saa Private Island.

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Fulfill all your desert island fantasties while staying in one of Song Saa's Jungle Villas.

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Bathe with a view at Song Saa Private Island.

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Admire the barefoot luxury interiors at Song Saa Private Island, complete with Camobdian art and made with local materials. 

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Get involved in local Cambodia life while based at Song Saa Private Island. 

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Swim in your private pool or jump directly into the sea from your over water villa at Song Saa Private Island.

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Feel the sea breeze from the comfort of your four poster bed at Song Saa Private Island.

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Apart from the occasional friendly fisherman, you’ll probably find yourself alone on Ngapali – Burma’s most picturesque beach.

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Feast on fresh seafood at this breezy beachside restaurant at the Sandoway Resort, overlooking the Bay of Bengal.

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Relax on one of Burma’s emerging coastal resorts. Ngapali is a beautiful and largely undiscovered beach with soft golden sand, set on the Bay of Bengal and backed by tropical palm trees.

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Ngapali Bay villa’s have an enviable location overlooking a perfect stretch of beach on  the Bay of Bengal. Villas are dotted around surrounding tropical gardens; the best are on the seafront with private deck and plunge pool.

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Luxury accommodation is carved out between smooth boulders and backed by towering mountains at the uber-private Six Senses Ninh Van Bay resort.

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Set on its own stretch of white sand beach away from the main resort, the vast presidential villa at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay offers assured privacy and an extremely high level of comfort including a spa treatment room.

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Boulders of natural rock are used to carve out a private plunge pool overlooking the East Vietnam Sea on the deck your super-stylish villa at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang

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Feel the sea breeze, drink in the stunning beach scene and feast on the freshest seafood at Vietnam's island paradise, Six Senses Can Dao.

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Set on a remote island within the Con Dao archipelago, the polished Six Senses Con Dao resort stretches across one of the best beaches in Vietnam.

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Villas at the Nam Hai come with sizeable private swimming pools and are only steps from powder soft sand on a picture-perfect beach.

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Find peace and calm beneath countless palm trees at zen-like Nam Hai, set on one of Asia's finest stretches of beach on the South China Sea.

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The calm, curved bay of Nha Trang offers the perfect beach break. Sip exotic cocktails at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay whilst enjoying superb service and dreamy views.

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There is a unique skill in manoeuvring these woven fishing boats around. Of course the Vietnamese fishermen make it look easy!

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Board an old-fashioned Vietnamese teak boat to explore the hidden beaches, lakes and lagoons of Halong Bay.

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Explore this hidden beach in Halong Bay by beautiful luxury junk.

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This enticing, curvy bay is home to one of Thailand’s finest island hideaways: Soneva Kiri. If you’re looking for an eco-chic paradise, you’ll find it here!

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Discover pristine corals and brightly coloured fish in the clear-as-glass water that surrounds your private hideaway island at Soneva Kiri.

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The classic view of palm fronds and dappled sunlight is a given at the seriously stylish W hotel on Koh Samui. Lie back and experience some of the best service in Asia.

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W Hotels have a reputation for merging natural landscapes with innovative modern architecture and this W Hotel, located on Koh Samui, is no exception with its breath-taking infinity pool that cuts a slice through a stunning seascape – pure genius.

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Enjoy this clifftop view from the seclusion of your stylish private pool villa at Trisara in Phuket – one of the most exclusive resorts in Thailand.

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Enjoy this iconic Phuket beach, nestled in a coconut plantation, whilst experiencing an exceptional level of service at the pinnacle of the Aman hotel chain: Amanpuri.

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Soak up the understated sophistication of the sublime swimming pool at the Amanpuri in Phuket.

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The zen-like Amanpuri in Phuket will help you fully unwind within its harmonious interiors. With inspiration taken from Thailand’s temples this top Aman hotel is guaranteed to leave you totally blissed out and pampered.

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Private villa with pool at the Six Sense Yao Noi.

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Now, there's a view you won't tire of! Catch some rays at Six Senses Yao Noi's swimming pool and gaze out over Phang Nga Bay with its enigmatic formation of cliffs, rising like rocky jewels from the emerald sea.

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Sometimes, when you need a speedy entrance into the pool, only a bamboo slide will do – luckily, the Six Senses Yao Noi has thought of everything!

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Soak up the atmospheric dusk scene at the Six Senses Yao Noi, overlooking the awe-inspiring crags of Pang Nga Bay.

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On the island paradise of Six Senses Yao Noi, you'll get unparalleled views of the mystical Phang Nga Bay from your bed, a stunning and spacious villa with private pool and personal butler. 

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This is where dreams and reality blur. A champagne picnic on a deserted, idyllic beach? Six Senses Yai Noi are happy to tick that box. Be blown away by this paradise island and its uncompromising service.

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Limestone cliffs form an integral part of your vistas at Rayavadee on Krabi. Experience dinner within a cavernous natural chamber, soaking up the unique, echo-ey atmosphere. Watch out for bats!

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Take in the dip in this natural swimming pool, carved from rock, overlooking the emerald Andaman Sea at the Rayavadee resort in Krabi.

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Luxuriate poolside at Six Senses Yao Noi's hilltop reserve whilst taking in this epic view of the Phang Nga Bay and its mysterious limestone cliffs.

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Create your own Robinson Crusoe fantasy and experience the thrill of hidden beaches on Thailand’s coast, accessible only by long-tail boat.

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The Four Seasons Koh Samui is one of our favourite hotels in Thailand - private villas are stylish and spacious, and come with an outdoor living area, private pool and al fresco bathroom with wraparound sea views. Enormously sophisticated.

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Enjoy stunning white sand beaches edged by swaying coconut trees, whilst receiving top-notch service at the Four Seasons, Koh Samui.

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Enjoy commanding views of the Gulf of Thailand, free from the tourist hordes, at the Aleenta in Hua Hin, which is on the pretty, windswept beaches of Thailand's east coast.

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Beaches really look like this in Thailand – prepare to be blown away by the sheer beauty of whiter-than-sands and warm, azure water.

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Feast your senses and catch some rays on the curvaceous caramel sands of the south coast

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Head to the east coast town of Trincomalee, an up and coming beach resort scattered with charming colourful fishing boats

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Sri Lanka is Asia's most up and coming surf spot

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Witness the intriguing and unique Sri Lankan stilt fishermen

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Base yourself at the Amanwella in Tangalle, a super slick, James Bond-esque beach resort located in the fishing village of Tangalle.

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Amanwella resort in Tangalle is set on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches dotted with local fishing boats and swaying palm trees

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A glittering morning scene as the fishermen set off on Marari beach, Kerala.

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South India has a great buzz but sometimes it’s the quiet, peaceful spots that give you the lasting memories, like this scenic dining experience in front of lapping waves at the Taj Exotica in Goa.

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Set on an idyllic spit of land in north Goa overlooking the ocean, ‘Elsewhere – The Beach House’ is a simple but charming 3 bedroom Portuguese-style house with just the friendly staff, fishermen and egg-laying turtles for company… bliss.

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South India’s coastline is characterised by lush palm thickets, white sand beaches and dominating Dutch-built forts.

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You won’t forget the beaches of South India: wild, windswept and utterly enthralling.

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The coastline of Tamil Nadu, remote and windswept, is largely off the tourist track. Come here to discover a chilled out pace and friendly welcome.

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400 Kms west of the Malabar coast lies the dazzling Lakshadweep Islands. Above water find a deserted paradise and below, discover plentiful corals teeming with colourful fish.

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Set within the Lakshaweep Archipelago, Bangaram Island offers a simple yet idyliic lifestyle in rustic accommodation. While away your time on the beach or snorkelling the beautiful coral gardens.

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Soak up the sun in the privacy of your private pool at the Taj Exotica, a fantastic five-star resort in Goa, just paces from the stunning powder-soft sandy beach.

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Rise early to experience the bustle of the morning catch coming to shore at Marari Beach. Potential buyers line the beach to choose the day’s catch straight from the fishing boats. Fresh fish is a staple part of every Keralan’s diet – often laced with fiery chillis!


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For an alternative and atmospheric beach break, Marari Beach in Kerala can't be beat. This laid-back resort consistently gets great feedback from our clients.

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In an age-old tradition, which is surprisingly effective, local Keralan fishermen throw huge nets into the sea, then slowly pull them in, harnessing a wealth of fish in the process.


Client Testimonials

Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
Ampersand provided a bespoke and flexible holiday, tailored to my every whim. Their highly professional staff had only one goal which was to arrange an exceptional holiday and some unforgettable experiences in India. I have no hesitation in fully recommending them and they will be the first company I approach in the future - 10/10
- Anonymous, India
I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had. Everything – from the individual care and attention in planning the trip, through to the efficiency of the agents on the ground in India – was handled brilliantly. An absolutely first-class service all round!
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka

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