Situated on the shores of an 18,000-acre nature reserve, overlooking a half mile of the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters for which Turks & Caicos is known, Amanyara epitomizes the ultra-luxury oceanside resort. The name translates to “peaceful place” in Sanskrit, fitting given the secluded locale. Between the spacious, Zen-chic villas and pavilions, top-notch activities and amenities (from water sports to a wellness-centric spa), and the dreamscape surroundings, it’s no wonder this posh property is a favorite among well-heeled sun-seekers. Read on for our full review.
The Look of Amanyara
As at all Aman properties, Amanyara takes inspiration from its surroundings. The beach-chic aesthetic is apparent from the moment you step into timber-shingled, indoor-outdoor lobby, with wooden walls and furnishings, plush white seating, and lots of natural light. Guest rooms and suites take the form of timber-shingled pavilions and tony villas. The former are free-standing and flanked by tranquil ponds and lush vegetation, and the minimalist interiors are bright and airy, with open floor plans, high ceilings, sundecks, and freestanding tubs. Some have bonus features like walled-in gardens, sunrooms, and private pools. Villas range from two to six bedrooms and have their own stunning infinity pools; a handful offer direct beach access, some with their own private stretch of sand.
The common areas are equally impressive, especially The Restaurant, whose breezy, open-air terrace overlooks reflecting ponds. The Beach Club, set along the sand, has several decks with panoramic ocean views, while The Bar is housed in a striking teak building with a conical roof. Overlooking an expansive pond is the foliage-fringed spa, which offers four treatment rooms and an open-air yoga pavilion. In all, the property retains the brand’s Asian-inspired, minimalist look while honoring the tropical aesthetic of its Turks & Caicos location.
The Vibe at Amanyara
Like its sister properties in the Aman portfolio, Amanyara feels ultra-luxe and tranquil, with exceptional service and a picture-perfect setting. That said, the resort feels laid-back and casual, with fun-loving couples — and, yes, families! — enjoying the common areas.
Who Will Love Amanyara
Couples and families craving a secluded beach vacation will love Amanyara for its spacious pavilions and villas, stunning oceanfront setting, and amenities that include complimentary non-motorized water sports. (Snorkelers rejoice: The property borders Northwest Point Marine National Park, known for its colorful coral reefs.) Those looking to indulge in some R&R will especially appreciate the well-rounded spa and the selection of daily wellness sessions.
Who Might Not Love Amanyara
Budget-conscious travelers should sit this one out: Even entry-level accommodations here can cost anywhere from $1,700 to $4,000 per night — and that’s not including food and beverage costs or other add-ons. Also, the location on the northwestern tip of Providenciales Island is secluded — but out of the way if your goal is to explore the rest of the island.
Best Amenity at Amanyara
The Nature Discovery Centre offers hands-on environmental programming for guests of all ages, including sailing excursions, underwater photography classes, mangrove safaris, and mountain biking. Little ones can learn to sail, partake in scavenger hunts, and spot wildlife like birds and critters. The Clubhouse is also noteworthy: During the day, it functions as a sports hub with soccer, tennis, basketball, and volleyball; in the evening, families can gather here to watch movies and munch on fresh popcorn. The daily afternoon tea service is a bonus.
What’s Included at Amanyara
Your stay includes access to the Clubhouse and Nature Discovery Centre, daily afternoon tea, wellness classes, non-motorized water sports (including snorkeling), and a welcome bottle of bubbly.
Extra Fees & Costs You Should Know About at Amanyara
In addition to standard taxes and service charges, the property charges a 6% facility fee.
How to Get a Deal at Amanyara
While Amanyara is costly, the property does offer exclusive offers to help stretch your dollar a bit further in the form of spa credits and/or meals. Guests who plan to spend most of their time on-property should consider the Season of Discovery Package, which offers daily breakfast, two-course lunches, and three-course dinners for stays of three nights or longer.
The Sweet Season
July to October is the best time to visit for lower rates and fewer crowds since it’s considered the rainy season. But don’t let that rain on your parade: the Turks & Caicos has one of the lowest annual rainfalls in the Caribbean, and if it does rain, there are plenty of indoor activities to enjoy here. ‘
In the Neighborhood of Amanyara
Amanyara is situated on the northwest coast of Providenciales. Turks and Caicos’ third-largest — and most populous — island is famous for its sugar-sand beaches and pristine waters. The resort’s main attraction is its unspoiled beach, and the bustling, tourist-heavy Grace Bay Beach area, where you’ll find bars and restaurants, — is about a half hour away by car.
Nearest Airport to Amanyara
The property is about a 25-minute drive from Providenciales International Airport.
Between the holistic spa, luxury accommodations, and top-notch amenities and activities, this serene oceanfront resort is well worth the splurge.