5 Nov 2023 By May Ng

Amanjena: Unveiling Tranquil Oasis with Exquisite Moroccan Experiences

As Morocco embraces the return of the international community on which so many livelihoods depend, Amanjena (meaning ‘peaceful paradise’) is welcoming guests to its palatial resort situated just outside Morocco’s Unesco-protected city of Marrakech.

Surrounded by palm and olive trees, guests can experience the warm hospitality and soulful spirit of Morocco and enjoy the latest offerings and signature experiences from the tranquil oasis near the fabled Red City:

New Pool Pavilions

In October, Amanjena unveiled eight refreshed Pavilion Piscines, enhancing its collection of 40 Pavilions and Maisons. With vaulted ceilings and elegant Moorish-inspired interiors, eight one-bedroom Pavilions have undergone extensive courtyard renovations to introduce heated swimming pools (7.7m/3m) and traditional pillared gazebos perfectly suited to lounging. Ideal for couples seeking space and seclusion in a palatial setting, king-sized beds and green marble from Ouarzazate create an opulent aesthetic, while the new heated swimming pools in the Pavilion’s private courtyard garden offer views stretching across the olive groves and palms, extending to the High Atlas Mountains on the horizon.

Moroccan Hospitality with a Local Berber Family

A ritual at the heart of Morocco’s rich hospitality tradition, guests can experience the warm hospitality of the Brahim family in their Moroccan home over a homecooked Berber meal. Sidi Brahim and his son, Said, provide local knowledge during a walking tour through L’Arbaa Tighdouine, a hidden village in the Atlas Mountains surrounded by lush landscapes, before inviting guests into their traditional Berber home. Surrounded by beautiful carpets and décor, authentic flavours from Morocco are offered through tagines and couscous dishes made with love using family recipes. This experience creates a deep connection with both nature and the community, leaving lasting memories of a truly special day. All proceeds from the experience go directly to the Brahim family, helping to support their loved ones and neighbours who have been impacted by the recent earthquake.

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The Wonders of Marrakech for Longer

Situated within an oasis of palm and olive trees, Amanjena rests just moments from the Red City, ideally placed for unveiling the secrets of Marrakech. This season, guests are gifted time to spare, with a complimentary night’s stay for all bookings over three nights of more until 31 March 2024 (subject to availability). Adventures await in every direction and with more time to explore, guests can enjoy wandering the city’s vibrant souks or experiencing the lunar-landscaped desert for longer, making their visit even more memorable.

Relax and Unwind with Traditional Holistic Treatments

Discover the purifying and fortifying benefits of water long cherished by ancient cultures during a three-night retreat at Amanjena. Central to North African preventive medicine are cleansing rituals involving purification by steam and exfoliating massage in a hammam, a traditional bathing chamber. Taking place in the tranquil, serene spa at Amanjena, the retreat aims to bolster immunity holistically and reawaken the physical body.

A golf escape to the fabled Red City

Surrounded by the rolling fairways of the Amelkis Golf Course with the Royal and the Assoufid nearby, Amanjena is a tranquil base to stay while playing the emerald fairways of Marrakech’s finest golf courses. For keen golfers, an exclusive three-night golf retreat offering daily green fees, return transfers to the golf courses and spa treatments is available until 31 March 2024. With consistently pleasant temperatures year-round, Marrakech offers the perfect golfing escape.