By Thomas Shambler
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Amara Spa offers tranquillity of the highest level
Despite its entrance being beside the busy Creekside intersection, the Park Hyatt is supremely quiet and calm. Surrounded by water or the lush greens of a golf course, the Amara Spa is more peaceful still. Set in the middle of a sea of private courtyards, the staff put a lot into ensuring every guest gets exactly what they want.
Mention you are a little tired, for example, and you'll be recommended to try on of Amara's signature massages – meant to energise, clarify and revive.
If luxury is about the details, then Amara Spa gets it right. The massage bed and plush pillows are a dream, as are the spa's blend of signature aromatherapy oils – a sumptuous blend of frankincense, amber and sandalwood, a heady mixture that softens the skin and leaves you perfumed with eastern scents.
As with all good spa treatments, an hour-long massage is over in what feels like seconds. Guests also gain access to sauna and steam rooms, along with access to the spa's private pool. The pool area is a particularly good bonus to the spa experience, as guests receive a private poolside cabana in a secluded area to relax within post or pre-treatment.