Aman has embarked on a phased reopening of its private villas globally as countries ease lockdown measures around the world.
The luxury hotel group, which has 32 hotels and resorts in 20 destinations across the world, says its private villas offer maximum space and “unparalleled privacy and seclusion”, with full access to the resort’s facilities.
Here are some of the private villas that have reopened in Asia and Europe between May and July:
Amandari Villa (Bali, Indonesia)
Re-opened on July 1, this is a three-bedroom villa located in the heart of Bali and its cascading rice paddies. The villa is accessed via its own entrance and a minute’s drive from Amandari resort’s facilities. Aman says the villa is set around a two-tiered swimming pool that is surrounded by landscaped gardens. Served by two members of the Amandari team and with access to a private vehicle, this private hideaway overlooks the Ayung River Valley.
Guests can trek the ridge beside the river, and enjoy banyan framed views across the gorge; take a mountain bike on a forest trail to discover local villages, or hike up to Amandari’s hillside bale for a private picnic, says Aman.
Amanemu (Shima-shi, Japan)
Amanemu’s villas each feature two bedrooms, private onsen, kitchen and views of the shores of Ago Bay. New to the collection is the Tsuki Villa with its own lush garden and designed to offer both indoor and outdoor experiences. With a living area and bedroom pavilion opening onto verandas with daybeds and an alfresco dining area, the villa has its own private onsen facilities, with hot spring-fed baths both indoors and out.
Amanpulo (Pamalican Island, Philippines)
Located in Pamalican Island in the Philippines, Amanpulo is its sole settlement, offering isolation to its residents, according to Aman. Set along the shoreline, steps from the beach, sit 16 villas of up to four bedrooms. Each of the villas offer private swimming pools and the service of a private chef, butler and an electric buggy.
Aman says the remote island setting provides ample opportunities for adventure and exploration. Guests can enjoy the aquatic life in the Sulu Sea, scuba diving and/or snorkeling. For the adventurous, kayaking and kitesurfing is available at certain times of year from the island’s shores.
Amanzoe (Porto Heli, Greece)
Designed by architect Ed Tuttle, Amanzoe and its collection of one to nine bedroom villas are spacious and secluded. Aman says Amanzoe’s Acropolis inspired Villa 20 is ideal for families. Children are offered junior yoga sessions, menus are planned and prepared by the villa’s personal chef and trained staff offer age-tailored activities ranging from tennis lessons to Watsu therapy.
Aman Venice (Venice, Italy)
Although technically not a villa, Aman Venice, once a private home, is located on one of the most coveted addresses on the Grand Canal. The 16th-century Palazzo Papadopoli is available for exclusive use – Aman says the property is ideal for small groups or families looking for their own private corner of La Serenissima. The palazzo team can arrange exclusive cultural visits, ranging from guided gallery visits and personalised boat trips along the canals to boxes at the opera and market tours with the chef, according to Aman.