What we love
Amanyara is a stylishly tranquil retreat with its name translated from the Sanskrit word of the indigenous Arawak people, meaning peaceful place - and it is exactly that!
Setting the scene
In just 25 minutes from the airport, you arrive at the resort in its secluded position on the North West coast of Providenciales. Amanyara sits atop a dramatic headland ensuring exclusivity of the pristine white beaches and unspoiled reefs of the Northwest Point Marine National Park making it one of the world's best spots for wall and reef diving. Entry to the resort is through a large reception pavilion that opens onto a central reflection pond instantly welcoming guests to the wondrous elements of the resort - the sun and its reflection off the water, the sea breeze, the sights and sounds of the ocean, and most importantly, peace.
Tucked along the coast and scattered through the lush surroundings the unmistakably Aman timber and shingle pavilions offer exclusive privacy. Each one bedroom pavilion has a combined bedroom and living room separated from the bathroom area by a decorative wooden screen and is nestled on the edge of tranquil ponds of private pools or in the case of the ocean pavilions with direct access to the rocky shore or sandy beach. An ideal option for families are the two bedroom pool pavilion suite houses two bedrooms complete with a private fitness room.
Replicating the resort on a more intimate scale and designed to combine indoor and outdoor living are the Amanyara's Aman Villas. Each of the three, four, or five bed villas are made up of a series of elegant pavilions surrounding a black infinity-edged swimming pool framed by extensive hardwood decking. Villas are serviced by personal cooks and housekeepers who cater to guests' every need.
With sweeping views of the ocean, the restaurant provides a choice of dining settings - one open to the sea breezes and the other indoors. The open setting leads down to a terrace with outdoor seating scattered beneath two large trees - a perfect viewpoint for watching the sunset. Focusing on the finest Asian and modern Mediterranean dishes, with an emphasis on local seafood. The Restaurant serves a selection of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on local seafood - dining here really is a joy to the senses. The bar is located near the swimming pool where you will find a number of oversized lounging day beds and seating, perfect for a refreshing afternoon cocktail or an after dinner nightcap.
If the world class diving isn't your thing, then you can immerse yourself in the superb spa which overlooks a large reflection pond and lush vegetation. Pilates and yoga are all on offer as well as fitness centre and tennis courts. For a quiet night in, why not take advantage of the 30 seat screening room.
For families we would advise the two bedroom pavilion suite due to the layout of the villas. Although there is not a kids club at the resort, the Nature Discovery Centre provides an opportunity for both adults and children (aged 3 to 12) to learn more about the unparalleled marine environment and unique plants and animals of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Eco hikes and talks, snorkelling and diving, and star-gazing are just some of the programmes available to younger guests, along with a babysitting service and children's pool area.
The international airport is on the island of Providenciales, a 25-minute drive from Amanyara.
- Prices available on request