Need to know
By noon; check-in, from 3pm.
Double rooms from $1360.06 (JPY150,000), excluding tax at 22.04 per cent.
Rates don’t usually include breakfast, from JPY4,746 (about £35)… but it’s free for Smith members. Rates do include transfers to and from Kashikojima Station.
Greet the day with yoga in a glass-walled studio or the adjoining private deck overlooking tranquil gardens. Tea and drinks are served each afternoon from 3 to 5pm.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, WiFi, minibar with free bottled water, Nespresso coffee machine and Aman bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Rooms at Amanemu are all thoughtfully planned to maximise views and privacy, with bare wood and large windows. Of the suites, Nagi Suite has the best uninterrupted panorama of Ago Bay.
Overlooking the forests and Ago Bay, the heated outdoor 33-metre swimming pool is ringed with sun loungers for tranquil relaxation. Children are only permitted with adult supervision.
Surrounded by gardens, the water-inspired Aman Spa offers 2,000 square metres of relaxation, including two private pavilions, a watsu pool and four treatment suites. Designed around a large hot spring, the spa incorporates mineral water in its treatments and salts from Ago Bay. Treatments include signature massages and facials, body scrubs, hot-stone therapies and reiki.
Plan to stock up on jewellery: Ago Bay is where Mikimoto cultivates its world-famous pearls.
Welcome, though the quiet setting is best suited to adults.