Amanyara – Turks & Caicos
Amanyara, meaning ‘peaceful place’, is a secluded beachside resort from the fabulous Aman hotel group, situated on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos. The property’s white-sand beach and rocky coves border Northwest Point Marine National Park, acclaimed for some of the world’s best wall and reef diving. This truly stunning resort prides itself on its exceptional levels of service and, with our experience of Aman, we know you won’t want to leave.
This six bedroom villa overlooks ponds, gardens and the ocean, with the beach nearby. You could alternatively swim in the black-tiled infinity-edged swimming pool, with extensive hardwood sundeck and outdoor shower.
There is extensive living and dining space, kitchen with private chef and host plus four-seater solar-powered buggies.
The Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves classic Asian and modern Mediterranean dishes with fresh seafood a speciality. It is air-conditioned with both indoor and outdoor seating, and has a terrace and deck with sweeping ocean and reflected pond views.
The Bar is open all day and serves light meals and refreshments. Its circular design with a centrally positioned bar and oversized daybeds means you can make the most of the panoramic ocean and pool views.
The Beach Club is also open throughout the day and serves casual beach fare with Latin American and Mediterranean flavours. There is a stone hearth oven and the club is set on a dune at the southern end of the beach, where it hosts cooking demonstrations and wine/rum tastings.
Spa and Fitness
The spa has four treatment rooms, its own 108ft swimming pool, a relaxation pavilion and a boutique. It offers an extensive spa menu of massages and beauty treatments using organic Aman skincare products.
A pilates studio is fully fitted with reformers and other Pilates-specific equipment, which can be used to perform the Erika Bloom-method. An outdoor yoga sala is adjacent to the pool.
The fitness centre has a full range of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment with personal training programmes available. The Club House has four floodlit Har-tru clay tennis courts, a multi-sport field, volleyball court and golf simulator.
A Nature Discovery Centre provides hands-on learning experiences for adults and children with programmes designed by the American Museum of Natural History’s Science and Nature Departments. Onsite naturalists will assist and encourage you to take part in turtle tagging, guided snorkelling and diving, plus kayaking.
The Library has a broad selection of reading materials and games, and is located overlooking the beautiful central reflection pond.
A boutique showcases the region’s best art, jewellery and handicrafts. Destination books, resort wear and conveniences are also available.
With a 27km (17 mile) barrier reef that runs the length of the island’s northeast coastline, Providenciales provides a host of world-class dive sites. Located directly in front of the resort are the remarkable coral reef walls of Northwest Point Marine National Park.
Snorkelling can be enjoyed off the beach at Amanyara. The sandy bottom declines gradually until the reef wall drops to 2,100m (6,888ft). A complimentary guided snorkelling trip departs daily from the beach.
Providenciales and its neighbouring islands and cays boast some of the finest fishing grounds in the Caribbean. Notable among potential catches are the elusive bonefish and the Atlantic blue marlin.
The Amanyara Turtle Initiative helps safeguard the green and hawksbill turtle populations of the islands. Join expert naturalists to tag and release turtles in the wild.
Between the months of February and April, migrating humpback whales can be spotted just offshore from Amanyara.
Clear turquoise water and powder-white beaches make the Turks and Caicos a premier watersport destination. Amanyara offers a variety of equipment including Hobie Cats, boogie boards, SUPs and kayaks.
Half-day excursions explore places of interest such as the historic plantation ruins at Cheshire Hall, Caicos Conch Farm, rock carvings at Sapodilla Hill and the ‘Hole’, a mysterious sinkhole.
The Providenciales Golf Club is a 35-minute drive from Amanyara and is rated among the top 10 courses in the Caribbean.
• Beach and sea views
• Direct beach access
• Private swimming pool
• Pilates studio
• Outdoor dining sala with ocean views
• Dune sala
• Dedicated chef and housekeeper
• four-seater golf buggies
• Six bedrooms
• Living room, dining room
• Bathrooms with free-standing bathtubs, twin vanities
• Rain showers, separate toilets
• Wi-Fi, TV, DVD player, sound system, safe
• Personal bar