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Amanzoe sits in olive groves overlooking the glistening Aegean Sea and Spetses Island, and within easy reach of the fun town of Porto Heli.
In keeping with the group's usual naming policy, 'aman', meaning 'peace' in Sanskrit has been joined with 'zoe' (pronounced 'zoi'), the Greek for 'life'. Very apt for anyone staying here.
There are just 38 pavilions arranged on different levels for added privacy and all featuring pools (18ft for the pool pavilions and 36ft for the deluxe pool pavilions). Each bedroom, bathroom and living room combination opens up on to a terrace and pergola, and the style throughout is muted, earthy colour schemes and lots of stone and marble.
The main restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows and an al fresco terrace to allow for wonderful sea views. Lighter snacks are served at the Lounge Bar, and all-day dining is available at the Pool Restaurant. Finally, the Beach Club, a five minute drive or 30 minute walk away, has another more informal restaurant and watersports equipment such as kayaks and waterskis.
The Aman Spa has eight treatment rooms as well as two hammams and a yoga and Pilates studio. There is a large main pool and a separate children's pool and play area. Away from the hotel, activities include guided visits to local historical sites such as the citadel at Mycenae or the old town of Nafplion, or walking tours or day trips to the islands of Spetses and Hydra.
Guests can choose from a modern sailboat, a traditional Aegean kaiki fishing boat or the hotel's powerboat (Wally One) to take them to secluded beaches for the day.
Nick, Original Traveller