Photos by T+S: Amanruya, Bodrum, Turkey
It is not difficult to fall in love with the Aman Resorts, as evidenced in how the returning customers like to call themselves: the ‘Aman Junkies’. It’s a testament to the genuine following the Aman Resorts brand inspires. Having been spellbound first by Amansara and now by Amanruya we count ourselves among the ‘Junkies’ too.
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Katikies, Santorini, Greece
On Santorini, the view’s the thing, and there may be none better than that from the pool deck at Katikies, looking out over the island’s submerged volcanic caldera and the sea beyond.
J.K. Place Roma, Rome, Italy
Florence and Capri aren’t exactly easy places to open a world-beating high-end boutique hotel. But by comparison, Rome is the big leagues. You can see why the minds behind JK Place wanted to wait until they could be assured of getting it right — and get it right they most certainly did.
Red Pepper House, Lamu, Kenya
Fusing an open-air layout and coziness of private luxury, in beautiful surroundings of Suahili art, The Red Pepper House ensures personal—and personalized—experience. With only five guest rooms this is the most exclusive hotel on Lamu island.
11 things to do in Istanbul, Turkey
The task of picking just few top attractions from the plethora of things Istanbul offers is hard. It’s hard because this city has everything. Over 2500 years of fascinating history, enchanting art, culture and traditions, beautiful monuments, as well as vibrant nightlife, chic boutiques and cosmopolitan soul—it’s a blend unlike any other.
Cerebral Pursuits at Fellah, Morocco
Spread across fourteen acres at the foot of the Atlas mountains, Fellah is more like a village than a hotel—and an almost utopian one, at that: it’s just as much a community of artists, academics and performers drawn to its research library specializing in aesthetics, its residency programs and the serene natural surroundings.
The last Himba, Namibia
The origins of Himba tribe may be lost in the mists of prehistory, but there is little doubt that they bear inheritance of the oldest people of Africa, and by extension, the progenitors of the entire human race. But how much longer can Himba keep up the millennia-old tradition of their semi-nomadic life?