As the Mediterranean’s high season approaches, citizens of the globe converge on the shores of this summer getaway. Including North Africa, Greece, Italy and Montenegro, Turkey and Moroco, Aman properties offer cultural, active, and relaxing experiences alike. From exclusive exhibits in partnership with Christies to hotel re-openings, we bring you five summer retreats that are sure to please.
Overlooking the Greek Riviera, Amanzoe is perches on an idyllic hilltop on the east coast of the Peloponnese. Situated amidst a wealth of archaeological sites and a rich heritage of Greek culture, the Agean Sea beacons for a relaxing respite on the water encompassed terrace overlooking the peaceful waters below. New overnight luxury cabanas launch in June, 2015 with their own private garden and swimming pool with uninterrupted sea views.
The Biennale is Venice’s international art exhibition. Hosting an exclusive exhibition in partnership with Christies May 5th-8th, 2015, contemporary Venetian artworks will be on display throughout Aman Canal Grande. Exclusive art-themed tours guide guests around Venice though the eyes of a local art expert, an invaluable insight to the many frescos, sculptures and artworks throughout the city. Stunning views of the Grand Canal pair with the luxury services of this property, a sumptuous escape in the city.
Located on the Adriatic coastline, this former fishing village is now a UNESCO protected historic island. Home to Aman Sveti Stefan, over a mile of picturesque beaches make this hidden Mediterranean gem a serene escape. Re-opening in May 2015, a 21,000 square foot stand alone spa is nestled amongst cedar and pine woods, while the gentle lap of the shore can be heard carried on the wind. Meandering stone paths through olive trees make guests feel as though they are in their own mythical tale.
Travelers seeking privacy, seclusion and relaxation are well-advised to head to Amanruya on the northern coast off Turkeys Bodrum Peninsula. Home to the 36 cottage resort, guests can enjoy a voyage in a traditional Turkish wooden sailing vessel, swim out to the off-shore pontoon, or read a favorite novel under the swaying pine boughs or in the three-story Library Tower. Now offering direct flights from Gatwick to Bodrum, British Airways makes this Turkish delight even more accessible.
An oasis of olive and palm trees surrounds Amanjena, on the edge of the Pameraie near Marrakech. Only an hour from the Atlas Mountains, this minimalistic and modernist property is almost Eden-like. Moresque arches and valuted ceilgins envelop guests and at night over 1,000 candles light the way down colonnaded walkways past marbled fountains. Vibrant sights and sounds swathe the senses from hiking amongst ancient mosques, taking a picnic of Moroccan cuisine, or soaking in the whirlpool within the spa’s terracotta courtyard. A sanctuary of peace and equanimity, Amanjena welcomes guests for a calm and intimate stay.