Luxury Holidays in Morocco
Amanjena is a spectacular and serene resort offering an opulent haven of peace and luxury from behind its rose-hued walls. It is situated at the gateway of the Sahara desert and on the fringes of Marrakech & offers a tranquil retreat set within an oasis of palms and olive trees, it is fit for a sultan and reflects the region’s Moorish heritage.
Facilities include a large swimming pool, tennis courts and the Amanjena Spa which features two hammams and jacuzzi. The 27-hole Amelkis Golf Course lies immediately alongside the property, with two further courses – Al Maaden and Marrakech Royal Golf Course – just minutes away.
Spacious yet intimate, the pavilions and maisons are elegantly furnished with Venetian domes, pastel walls, cherry-wood furniture, Berber carpets, leather finishes and jade marble. The private courtyards offer olive groves, golf course or pool views.
Guests can feast on authentic Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine at ‘The Restaurant’; enjoy delicate Thai delights at ‘The Thai Restaurant’ and light bites during the day at ‘The Pool Terrace’.
The resort’s 32 air-conditioned Pavilions lie beneath their own graceful stuc Venetien domes. The pale peach-coloured walls feature a lustrous tadlekt finish, a treatment originally reserved for waterproofing hammam (steam bath) walls. Under the dome is a king-size bed and a wood-burning fireplace brightens the living area. Other furnishings include a daybed and a desk finished in Moroccan leather, as well as a cherry-wood chair. Ouarzazate green marble finishes the bathroom with its stepped and columned bathtub, twin vanities, soaring mirrors, twin dressing areas and separate shower and toilet. Berber carpets are scattered about the zellij -tiled floors.
Sliding glass and cedar doors lead to each Pavilion ’s garden courtyard with views either of the golf course or olive groves. The Pavilions Bassin enjoy sweeping views over the central irrigation pool whilst the Pavilions Piscine (pool pavilions) have their own 25-square metre heated pools and extended private gardens. Courtyards feature large lounging couches flanked by black lanterns as well as zellij fountains recessed into the terracotta-tiled floors. Chaise lounges and Maillechort candle lanterns lend Moroccan ambience. For families or couples travelling together, the courtyard’s facing cedar doors can be opened to the adjacent Pavilion . All Pavilions enjoy a pillared minzah (gazebo).
Amanjena’s six two-storey, two-bedroom Maisons rise seven metres from floor to ceiling in a variation of the Moroccan town house. The living area, located on the ground floor, features an arc-cut fireplace, a zellij wall fountain and a small bathroom. The self-contained guest bedroom, with its queen-size bed, bathroom with separate shower and toilet, dressing area and separate courtyard entrance, is also located on this floor. The master suite upstairs features a king-size bed and divan, while the en suite bathroom is defined by marble columns, a domed shower, a pillared green marble bathtub and separate toilet. Each Maison ’s courtyard enjoys its own private heated swimming pool, most with views directly over the bassin. Two of the six Maisons come with garden courtyards. These Maisons Jardin feature a fireplace, a large minzah, a butler’s pantry and a shade tree.
The largest accommodation unit is the Al-Hamra Maison. This graceful abode features an extensive main pavilion with a large indoor living and dining area, an open fireplace and private butler service. Two bedrooms are linked by an open passageway to the shared garden which offers two minzahs for dining and lounging as well as a private 36-square metre heated pool.
Visit the souks, museums and mosques of Marrakech or take a trip to visit a Berber village at the foot of the Atlas mountains and enjoy traditional mint tea with a local family.
Offering treatments inspired by local customs and using raw organic products, the Amanjena Spa is a heavenly space in which to relax and rejuvenate. A wide variety of spa and beauty experiences are available including the traditional Hammam.
The Amelkis Golf course lies adjacent to the resort, with splendid views of the High Atlas Mountains from its challenging fairways. A second course, Royal Golf de Marrakech, is just a few minutes drive away.
Centred around raw sushi and sashimi dishes, the Japanese restaurant features a sushi bar and robata grill.
The main restaurant features Moroccan cuisine made with locally sourced, fresh ingredients representing the kaleidoscope of influences on the area.