Amankora, Paro: At an elevation of 2,250 meters, Paro Valley is the entry point for most journeys through the Kingdom. Surrounded by pine forests, the 24-Suite retreat contrasts rustic elements with contemporary design. Guest Suites offer a combined lounge and bedroom furnished with a king-size bed, banquette window seat, reading chair and traditional bukhari wood burning stove.
Como Uma Resort, Paro: This Paro resort offers an intimate, 29-rooms featuring the most exclusive private villas in Bhutan with an enviable location in the Paro Valley. This puts you within striking distance of the country’s great cultural landmarks. The style combines local artisanship with Como’s contemporary style, while activities range from yoga to Himalayan adventures. The Bukhari restaurant is a royal favorite.
Taj Tashi Hotel, Thimphu: Nestled in the heart of Thimphu valley is the magnificent Taj Tashi, the gateway to a land brimming with mythology. Staying true to Bhutan’s ancient ways, the hotel enchantingly blends Dzong architecture and modern design, and is adorned with classical Buddhist murals. The 66 spacious rooms overlook the township, and capture the essence of Bhutanese art and architecture.
Amankora, Thimphu: Set in the upper reaches of the Motithang area, this 16-Suite lodge is close to the capital’s sites and shopping yet remains a secluded retreat. Guest suites, combining a bedroom and lounge, feature a wood-burning stove and views across a landscaped courtyard or of a stream and pine forest.
Amankora, Punakha: This resort overlooks a valley, and its entrance is reached on foot, via a suspension bridge. It’s converted from a royal farmhouse and decorated with paintings, contemporary pieces, and furnished like a home. A shaded courtyard is set at night with a fire and lamps for dining. Rooms are in modern villas in the orchard. As well as a tea pavilion, where cooking classes are given, there’s also a spa. In the farmhouse are living rooms, and a traditional altar.
Como Uma Resort, Punakha: This is an intimate, luxury lodge located at the far western end of the Punakha Valley. From the picturesque base overlooking a snake-like bend in the Mo Chu River, This resort is ideally located for those who wish to explore this Himalayan region. Every room commands sweeping views of the valley and river as it winds its way through the rice fields and orchards.
Amankora, Gangtey: In the little-visited Phobjikha Valley near the village of Gangtey, this eight-suite resort is set on a forested knoll with scenic views of the valley floor and the 16th-century Gangtey Goemba monastery. Part of an important wildlife reserve, the valley is home each winter to a flock of 300 endangered black-neck cranes. Suite interiors are identical to those of Amankora Thimphu, each enjoying a view across the valley.
Gangtey Goenpa Lodge, Wangdue: This lodge offers an insight into Gangtey Valley. With its spectacular setting and views, it acts as a luxurious base for daily adventures. The Lodge draws its inspiration from the beautiful rural architecture down to the very last detail. The focal point is the lounge with wall to ceiling views of the valley below. Leather sofas and rich fabrics surround two impressive fireplaces. The 12 guest rooms reflect the rich heritage.
Amankora, Bumthang: Bumthang is home to 29 temples and monasteries, and is a treasure-trove of Bhutan’s art and painting traditions. This 16-Suite resort rests adjacent to the Wandichholing Palace, within the town of Jakar in the Choekhor Valley.
Please Note: The above luxury hotels are only suggestions. Alternative accommodations can also be arranged, depending on your style and budget.