Across the regions of the world that we feature there is no standardised classification and grading of hotels. To help you find your ideal accommodation we have listed our hotels and resorts by location west to east.
An intimate resort featuring the most exclusive private villas in Bhutan, Uma by COMO, Paro boasts an enviable location in the Paro Valley.
Surrounded by views of the 17th Century Drugyel Dzong ruins and the 7,300m high Mt Chomolhari, Amankora Paro offers luxury accommodation in a remote setting.
Situated in a blue pine forest, in the upper reaches of the Motithang area of the Thimphu Valley, Amankora Thimphu is a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.
Set in the heart of the Thimphu Valley, the Taj Tashi, is a gateway to a land steeped in mythology and magic. In keeping with the enchanting surrounds, the hotel is a blend of Bhutan’s Dzong architecture and modern design.
An intimate, luxury lodge at the far western end of the lush Punakha Valley, Uma by COMO, Punakha is ideally located for those looking to explore this remote Himalayan Kingdom.
A winding track leads guests through the forest and descends to Amankora, Gangtey, a picturesque resort that enjoys sweeping views of the stunning valley landscape and fields of dwarf bamboo.
Bumthang, home to Amankora, Bumthang, is the spiritual hub of Bhutan where everything is immersed with folklore and stories that are as relevant today as they were when they first became part of the Bhutanese consciousness.
Nestled in the heart of vibrant Thimpu, Hotel Druk is an elegant and relaxed haven.
In the heart of the lush Punakha Valley, fringed by thick pine forests and overlooking hundreds of padi-fields, lies Dhensa Punakha - the perfect blend of contemporary design with ancient Himalayan traditions, creating a peaceful and serene hideaway.
The remote kingdom of Bhutan is nestled in the Himalaya mountain range between India and Tibet and is a land of fertile valleys overlooked by pristine glittering snow peaks. This ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ symbolises spirituality, meditation, tranquility and inner calm.
It was off limits to tourists until 1974 and to this day still remains blissfully untouched with the number of visitors still being strictly monitored. As a consequence, this destination is beautifully preserved and unspoiled, devoid of commercialisation and one that proudly clings to its ancient traditions. To this day, archery remains the national sport.
Bhutan offers spectacular mountain scenery, ornately painted farmhouses, terraced paddy fields, dramatic fertile valleys, forts, historic monasteries, village markets and colourful festivals. This is a land where Tibetan Buddhism has flourished for centuries. Visitors are warmly welcomed by the Bhutanese, often in their traditional national dress, and invited to step back in time and indulge in the Kingdom’s rich cultural heritage, customs and fascinating age-old history.
It is a land of local folktales, myths and legends. The Ema Datshi (a chilli cheese curry dish) will make a visit to this kingdom an experience you will never forget. Bhutan is also known as the last ‘Shangri-La’ and those sufficiently fortunate to visit this awesome land will fully appreciate why.
|Location:||Landlocked, bordering India and China||Vaccinations:||Recommended, contact your doctor|
38,394 square kilometres
|Flying Time:||Approximately 18 hours to Thimpu from UK/Ireland|
|Population:||Approximately 800,000||Electricity:||220 - 240 volts|
|Local Time:||GMT + 6 hours||Nearest Tourist Office (Bhutan):||
|Visa:||Required to be arranged in advance of travel for UK and Ireland passport holders||Website:||www.tourism.gov.bt|
|Language:||Dzongkha, English is spoken in major towns|