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 a steam room and jacuzzi. The 27-hole Amelkis Golf Course lies immediately alongside the property, with a second course – the 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’.
Amanpulo is located on its own private island of Pamalican, in the Philippine province of Palawan. The 90 hectare island is surrounded by white-sand beaches and seven square kilometres of coral reef.
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.
Amanresorts offers a range of villas for exclusive rental and purchase. These Aman Villas offer a pampered home-away-from-home experience, set in carefully sited and developed Amanresorts locations that place an array of facilities and services within reach.
Aman Villas are for sale at Amanyara in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Amanpulo on Pamalican Island in the Philippines, Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah, USA and Amanjena in Marrakech, Morocco. Aman Villas the world over are rarely offered for resale and the discerning international clientele that enjoy these few precious homes constitute a community like no other. Villas may be included in a rental programme under the auspices of the respective resort when not in use.
Aman Villas are also available for rent at Amanyara, Amanpulo, Amangani, Amandari and Amanpuri.
Lying on the western shore of Northwest Point and bordering the pristine reefs of Northwest Point Marine National Park, Amanyara offers three, four or five-bedroom villas for rent and a select number for sale.
Located high on East Gros Ventre Butte, the homes at Amangani offer some of the most spectacular views in Jackson Hole. Each home is a reflection of its owners’ individual tastes and preferences set within the architectural framework of Amangani: shake roofs that follow the pitch of the hillside slopes and the use of wood siding, rock bases and a variety of natural materials to create a mountain home in harmony with its surroundings.
Amangiri has a selection of 28 exclusive villas for sale. The four-bedroom villas feature multiple pavilions with approximately 6,000-square feet of indoor space. Each villa also includes a 700-square foot rectangular infinity pool. Villa residents will have access to resort amenities including the Aman Spa.
Amanjena is located just outside the ancient African city of Marrakech. Subject to final development approvals, 22 villas available for sale are planned immediately adjacent to the resort. For avid golfers, seven of these villas border the fairways of the Amelkis Golf Club with the beautiful Royal Golf of Marrakech less than a five-minute car ride away.
Amanpuri’s 30 villas are set apart from the main resort and occupy a private headland that affords breathtaking views. Most of them with ocean-front settings, these villas provide an intimate alternative to the main pavilions at the resort. Private yet easily accessible to the resort’s facilities and services, these self-contained villas are also an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and family gathering.
Amandari’s three-bedroom villa is less than a minute’s drive from the resort and is currently available for sale. The 1,500sq m Balinese villa compound includes five pavilions: three detached, terrace-style bedrooms with double balconies; a separate living room walled entirely in windows and sliding-glass doors; and a fully fitted kitchen complete with staff quarters.
From walk-in wall dives off Amanwana's beach on the nature reserve of Moyo Island east of Bali, to the pristine reefs of Northwest Point Marine National Park only 500m offshore of Amanyara, most of Amanresorts’ beach locations provide access to some of the world’s best dive sites. Each resort’s professional dive centre attends to the needs of divers of all levels.
Beautiful settings, discreet service and exquisite facilities have made Aman resorts ideal venues for celebrating weddings and other special events. The following directory is a short guide to holding a wedding or blessing ceremony at an Aman resort. For further details, please contact the resorts directly.
Spa, Pilates & Yoga
Since the opening of Amanpuri on Thailand’s tropical island of Phuket in 1988, Amanresorts has integrated treatment facilities and full service spas into the development of its resorts. Linking discovery of some of the world’s most interesting cultural and natural environments to the health and well-being of its guests has always been a cornerstone of Amanresorts’ approach. Adjacent to Amanpuri, Aman’s first full-service spa, The Aman Spa, opened in 2001.
Aman means “peace” in ancient Sanskrit and Amanresorts strives through its services and facilities to fulfill that promise, offering in boutique resorts a guest experience that is both intimate and discreet. Each Aman resort and destination highlights distinctive local well-being practices. Spa facilities for therapeutic massage, body wraps, scrubs, baths and beauty treatments provide ample opportunity to relax after various expeditions or sporting activities, or to revitalise the mind, body and spirit.
Championship golf is never too far away at Amanresorts.
At Amanjena in Marrakech, Morocco, 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.
Similarly, at Amanusa on Bali’s southern coast, the Bali Golf and Country Club lies just below the resort. Named one of Asia’s five best courses, complimentary clubs and preferential tee times make it hard for guests to resist a round. On Bali, two other championship courses are also available, the Nirwana Bali Golf Club and the Bali Handara Country Club.
In Central Java, and hour’s drive from Amanjiwo, the Peter Thomson-designed 18-hole Mount Merapi Golf Course is a scenic haven for golfers and sightseers alike. Located on the slope of Indonesia’s most active volcano, it’s also a cool escape at an altitude of about 1,000m.
At Amanpuri on the tropical island of Phuket, golfers enjoy their pick of five international-standard championship golf courses, all lying within a 30 to 40-minute drive of the resort. Tee times can be arranged and complimentary use of clubs is provided.
At Amanyara, in the sunny Turks and Caicos Islands, the Providenciales Golf club is a 40-minute drive from the resort and is rated amongst the top 10 course sin the Caribbean. Designed by Karl Litten, the 18-hole course is a combination of lush greens and fairways, rugged limestone outcroppings and freshwater lakes. A four-tee position system offers a formidable test for golfers of all skill levels.
At Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the valley offers two golf courses: Teton Pines Resort & Golf Club, an Arnold Palmer-designed course, and Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis, shaped by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Not far from Amankora Thimphu, one of five Amankora lodge locations across the pristine valleys and high mountain passes of the Kingdom of Bhutan, the country’s capital city of Thimphu provides golfing action: a nine-hole course with a majestic backdrop of the capital’s administrative Tashichoe Dzong is set at 2,800m above sea level. Tee times can be arranged by Amankora.
From the tropical beaches of Amanpulo on the private isle of Pamalican in the Philippines, to the turquoise waters and powder-fine white-sand beach of Amanyara in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Aman beach experience begins with the Beach Club.
relax at our exclusive beach clubs
Designed for relaxation, Beach Clubs provide convenient retreats for casual dining and refreshments. Complimentary water sports equipment can include snorkelling gear, sea kayaks, boogie boards, windsurfers, Hobie cats and Laser sailboats.
At Amanwana on the nature reserve of Moyo Island east of Bali, snorkel with colourful reef fish in the pristine waters of the Flores Sea or enjoy a picnic drop-off on a private island beach.
Amanresorts’ beach resorts also include Amanwella, set beside an 800m golden-sand beach in a palm-lined, crescent-shaped cove on Sri Lanka’s south coast; Amanpuri, overlooking Pansea Beach and the Andaman Sea on the west coast of Thailand’s Phuket Island; Amankila, a cliffside beach resort with sweeping views of the Lombok Strait in East Bali. Set within a grove of coconut palms with the resort’s largest, 41m swimming pool, the Beach Club holds scheduled barbecues and Balinese dance performances on the volcanic sand beach, which features eight secluded lounging bales.
A number of Amanresorts have cruise boats but the flagship Amanpuri in Phuket puts an entire fleet – the largest of any resort in South-east Asia – at its guests’ disposal with a tailor-made selection of cruise experiences. The professionally crewed vessels range from 20 to 110ft, carry full insurance and keep a variety of recreational equipment on board. All craft are available year-round. Vessels depart from three bases on Phuket to the many beautiful beaches and islands in the area. Between December and March some of the vessels are anchored in front of Amanpuri's beach. Water-skiing and wakeboarding can be arranged at a supplementary cost. Each vessel can be booked for half or full-day excursions around the islands off Phuket or for overnight stays on trips further afield. From picnic excursions to romantic dinners for two or four-day-long PADI-certified scuba diving courses, Amanpuri’s versatile fleet offers one of the most unique ways to experience the coastal beauty of Southwest Thailand.