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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Amanjena: Peach-Walled Oasis in Marrakech

Outside the vibrant city of Marrakech, a peach-walled paradise with views of the majestic Atlas mountains exists. Located around 12 kilometers south of Morroco's tourist capital, Amanjena captures Arabian and Moorish fantasy to perfection. Architect Ed Tuttle outdid himself here when he designed the first Aman property in North Africa. Despite its grand scale, Amanjena does not seem to overwhelm the senses. Dotted by olive trees and date palms, the zen-like atmosphere will captivate any guest who visits. Life will never be the same after that.

The subtle colors and rich details of Amanjena would be my definition of seductive architecture (Trivia: some scenes of the Sex and the City movie were shot here).

Rose-petal strewn fountains.

The luxurious Pavilion Bassin of Amanjena. These pavilions reflect the city's old Moorish pisé and Berber villages up in the mountains. 

Each dwelling has sweeping views of the central irrigation pool known as Bassin or central basin.

You have your own courtyard with lounging sofas.

I am completely obsessed with the Zellige-tiled floors.

The Bathroom has impeccable Ouarzazate green marble finishes.

The Maison (6). Amanjena's bi-level Moroccan dwelling has two bedrooms and private heated pool.

I could not get enough of the Zellij-wall fountain.

En-suite guest room on the first floor.

This View!

Master's bedroom.

My favorite part of the property - The Piscine.

Aside from the legendary service, the food here will certainly make your day.

Enjoying my lunch while reading the local paper.

The best Mango Panna Cotta I had ever tasted.

Children's pool.

In all of the Aman properties, they always say:  "No request is too great and no detail is too small". You will get that and even more in Amanjena. If ever you find yourself in Marrakech and you have that extra for splurging, this "peaceful paradise is for you - a pure escape in Africa.

For bookings: Click: https://www.aman.com/resorts/amanjena/pavilions-maisons

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