Best of the Best 2018 - 89
CEN TR A L A N D WESTER N VA LLEYS, B HU TA N
N E I G H B O R H O O D Forested, Mountainous Region
Imagine a kingdom where Gross National Happiness is paramount, where culture and tradition remain intact and where Buddhism has predominated since the 7th century. Amankora
operates five unique lodges in complete harmony with their environment, offering an inside
look at the rich culture and beauty of this stunning region. Stay at Amankora Thimphu, in a
blue-pine forest; in Amankora Gangtey, overlooking a 16th-century monastery; or in Amankora Bumthang, neighbor to Wangdichholing, the palace of the first and second kings. Paro and
Punakha lodges offer countless opportunities to explore, visiting monasteries and temples.
A DV I S O R T I P
60-minute traditional hot-stone bath (only at
Paro Lodge) per stay.
Let the resort arrange a gourmet Bhutanese
dinner in a farmer's potato shed, complete
with white tablecloths and candlelight.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Size: 72 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Zen
COMO UMA, BHUTAN
PA R O A N D PU N A KHA VA LLEYS, B HU TA N
N E I G H B O R H O O D Paro and Punakha Valleys
Experience the best of Bhutan at COMO Uma, Bhutan in Paro Valley and its sister property in
Punakha Valley. Both locations offer exclusive private villas with sweeping views of the surrounding forest and mountains. At Paro you can explore nearby highlights, including Tiger's
Nest monastery, while Punakha offers access to more remote areas of the Himalayan kingdom. And when it comes to luxury, both properties offer a wealth of options. Dine on fresh organic cuisine, or relax body and spirit with a holistic, Asian-inspired treatment in the spa. There
are one-on-one meetings with a Buddhist monk for truly enlightening experiences.
Lunch for two, once per stay; or, when
staying four nights or more, COMO
Shambhala massage for two, once per stay.
Every August and September, rare matsutake
mushrooms flourish in Bhutan's forests.
You can enjoy them in dishes prepared at
Distance from Paro Airport (PBH): 10 minutes
Size: 40 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen
SIX SENSES BHUTAN
THR OU GHOU T B HU TA N
N E I G H B O R H O O D Thimphu-Punakha-Gangtey-Paro
Where can one stay in one place, yet experience five lodges? In the Happiest Place on Earth,
Six Senses Bhutan. Guests of Six Senses Bhutan, opening in August 2018, will choose from
five individual lodges, representing the heritage and hospitality of Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey,
Bumthang and Paro, respectively. Those seeking a new destination for trekking and cultural
immersion, with a strong spa presence, will find the lodge's breadth extraordinary - whether
for birdwatching from a bridge at the Gangtey lodge, gathering around an open fire at Paro or
soaking up the forest views through expansive windows in their Bumthang suite.
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Stay in one, or stay in all five of the lodges.
Each is different, yet all share the same
farm-fresh dining and extensive spa facilities.
Distance from Paro Airport (PBH): 30 miles/47 km
Size: 82 rooms Room Style: Eclectic Vibe: Zen
ASIA & PAC IFIC
Distance from Paro Airport (PBH): 30 minutes