Located seven miles south of the Medina at the gateway to the Sahara Desert, our oasis for a few days was the prestigious and inimitable "peaceful paradise", Amanjena. Influenced by Marrakech’s Saadian tombs, the majestic arches, lush palms and olive trees sit in perfect harmony with the dusky pink walls, stunning water reflections, and tranquil villas; a spacious and serene escape from the bustle of the souks.
Each room feels like a private palace adorned with local Berber rugs, traditional lanterns and majestic furnishings — and, as with all Aman resorts, the service, food and ambience was effortlessly flawless. A place of pure untarnished tranquillity, Amanjena is a marvel worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime.
Hidden behind the 12th century walls of the Medina, it’s easy to lose yourself in the scents, sounds and winding walkways of Marrakech’s iconic souks. Chaotic yes, but despite its reputation for pushy traders, there is an energy and atmosphere unlike anywhere we have ever visited, and the chaos plays a central role in the charm.