Outstanding Amani Spas

Amani Spa Port Elizabeth

The Amani Spa collection has the largest footprint of any spa group in Africa and they may be found in some of the continent’s most luxurious resorts, game reserves and hotels.

Amani means peace in Swahili and hope in Arabic and is a perfect description of what to expect from these world class spas.

This award winning spa group prides itself on creating holistic signature treatments, impeccable service and attention to detail.

Amani Spa at Radisson Blu in Port Elizabeth

Amani Spa at Radisson Blu Hotel Port Elizabeth

It was with high expectations that my partner and I visited the Amani Spa in Port Elizabeth.  The spa is located on the Spa Floor at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Marine Drive. 

One of the great advantages of this spa is that it has a floor all to itself and the tranquillity that one expects from a premium spa is ensured.  No clamouring neighbours or noisy hotel staff to disturb your peace.

We had both visited the Amani Spa website and were impressed by what we had read.

We had chosen the 90 minute Himalayan Salt Crystal Ritual from the Amani Signature Journey menu.

The brochure describes the ritual as follows: “A restorative and energising massage using warm coconut oil, unique Himalayan salt crystals and flowing massage movements for pure balance and rejuvenation.  The healing Himalayan salt crystals offer the benefit of increased immunity to disease while the beautiful lamp ionizes and purifies your space.”

This is without a doubt one of the better spas that I have visited.  Everything about the spa is soothing and relaxing.  From the soft music to the quiet staff, you feel the weight of the world fall from your shoulders on entering this spa.

Our therapists were skilled, professional and knowledgeable.  To be honest, I was so relaxed and my therapist was so skilled, that I fell into a deep sleep for part of the treatment.

The Amani Spa at Radisson Blu in Port Elizabeth is open to the public and operates Monday to Sunday from 8am until 8pm.

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Offerings at Amani Spa

The Houghton Amani Spa

The Houghton Hotel Amani Spa is the flagship of the group and has also many awards.  Many of the Radisson Blu hotels in Africa also have Amani Spas as do the prestigious Sabi Sabi, Thornybush and Shepherd’s Tree private game reserves.

All of these spas offer day spa packages for all occasions, corporate wellness packages and gift vouchers and retail products for purchasing.  Certain of the spas offer Wellness Retreats that include Yoga and Meditation as well as Life Coaching Workshops.

The Day Spa’s menu is extensive and includes a number of different massages and facials as well waxing and tinting.

For more information visit www.amanispas.co.za. Contact Amani Spa at Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth on 041 509 5333 or email, amanispape@radissonblu.com.  View the Amani Spa special Weekday offers.  

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