Amankora Punakha

Punakha | Deluxe

The luxurious Amankora Punakha lodge enjoys a sheltered hillside location overlooking the Mo Chhu River and is, rather uniquely, accessible via a suspension bridge over the river, followed by an uphill tuk tuk ride.

Carved wood and an elaborate, overhanging roof echo the aesthetic of the nearby Punakha Dzong. Each of the suites is decorated in signature Amankora style, with honey-toned wood, contemporary lines and a neutral palette. Cosy armchairs and window seats wait invitingly to be curled up in, and the flickering light from a traditional bukhari stove adds extra warmth to the comforting atmosphere. The open plan design lends itself to spending some leisurely time in your suite, enjoying a private dinner or having a relaxing soak in the terrazzo-clad free-standing bath.

In the communal areas, the design of the building reflects the farmhouse that it once was, with heavy wooden doors and traditional, brightly-coloured details. The main dining area is a rustic room, continuing the traditional farmhouse feel, where you can sample a range of international and Bhutanese dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients. On warmer days, you can dine al fresco in the courtyard, enjoy a riverside barbeque, or take a quiet moment in the tea pavilion.

A range of blissful treatments are available at the onsite spa, or you can opt for a detoxifying session in the steam room. There are dedicated yoga and meditation spaces throughout, as well as a quiet library and lounge bar. Walk along the river bank, head out to explore the nearby temples and return in the evening for a stargazing nightcap on the terrace.

We Say
This characterful property ticks all the boxes for rest and relaxation, and has a genuine sense of local culture and history.


Mo Chhu river valley, Punakha

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 12 suites
    • Deluxe room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Restaurant
    • Lounge bar
    • Al fresco dining courtyard
    • Riverside barbeques
    • Tea pavilion
    • Private dining
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Spa
    • Lounge
    • Library
    • Yoga
    • Meditation
    • Swimming pool

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