Why we like it
- Amankora, Punakha is accessed via a suspension bridge over the river Mo Chhu and situated in an orange-tree orchard with views across the rice fields and back up the Punakha Valley
- The farm house dining room serves western and Bhutanese cuisine at a long oak table which evokes a family-style dining experience
- The spa at Amankora, Punakha contains two treatment rooms, a steam room, changing areas and a yoga/meditation room
- Other facilities and activities include bars and lounges, a library, archery, fishing, trekking, golf and white-water rafting, as well as excursions into Punakha valley (including a trip to visit Punakha Dzong, one of Bhutan's most impressive monastery fortresses)
About Amankora, Punakha
Amankora incorporates a series of lodges, all unique and sympathetically balanced with their environment. Together, the lodges create a circular pilgrimage through Bhutan's breathtakingly spectacular central and western valleys.
Amankora Punakha's lodge compound is accessed via a suspension bridge across the Mo Chhu and is built around a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse, where the dining room, lounge and library are located. The accommodation is set in three rammed-earth buildings, where eight suites feature wood-panelled interiors, a traditional bukhari (wood-burning stove), king-size bed, terrazzo-clad bath, shower and vanities, and day bed. Suites are individually heated during the cooler winter months and air-conditioned in the summer months.