Secluded Serenity at Amanyara Turks & Caicos
Perched atop a secluded shoreline where white-sand beaches and rocky coves meet mesmerizing turquoise waters on a northwest tip of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos, Amanyara delivers an enchanting island escape draped in luxurious simplicity–with personalized touchpoints at every turn. The property is set along an 18,000-acre nature reserve and borders Northwest Point Marine National Park, acclaimed for some of the world’s best wall and reef diving. Deeply rooted in the Aman ethos of wellness, the beachside sanctuary offers a flawless balance of relaxed luxury, unparalleled service, and adventure for all ages.
From the moment you arrive on property and are welcomed by friendly staff who know you by name and mix up a fresh juice or cocktail, the elevated level of service is apparent–with attention to detail that makes your experience both special and effortless. Dotted with airy pavilions and villas that seamlessly blend into the natural environment, the Jean-Michel Gathy-designed property is a vision that delivers a sense of surroundings untouched, yet meticulously arranged. Water throughout the property’s focal points instills a sense of tranquility, from the open-air gazebo bar that seemingly floats above a central pond to the infinity edge pool made of volcanic rock that draws your eyes towards the crystalline ocean water.
Guests stay in a collection of 36 ultra-private, timber-shingled pavilions that are tucked away behind lush pathways. Each features modern minimalist design with wood accents and open floor plans overlooking views of the ocean, ponds or vegetation. The rooms blur the lines between indoors and outdoors, with floor to ceiling sliding glass walls and private sundecks. Our terrace pathway led directly to the ocean with its own private beach cove. For the ultimate luxury experience, there are 20 expansive multi-room villas that offer a mix of options with private pools, al fresco soaking tubs, and access to a butler and private chef. Hotel villas can accommodate small and large groups, making the property a perfect place for an intimate honeymoon celebration or a two-week getaway to paradise with the whole family.
The food and beverage at Amanyara is spectacular, from the day’s first sip of coffee to the night’s last bite of dessert–and tea time in between. Every plate comes with its own highly elegant spin of the on-site chef, who expertly puts distinctive and local twists on global favorites. Breakfast at The Restaurant serves all types of coffee, fresh juice and smoothies, eggs any style, and yogurts. Everything you can order, from the simplest fruit plate to an assortment of homemade pastries, is made to the highest standard. For beach-side or pool-side lunch, The Beach Club’s Mediterranean-inspired menu features light, casual fare with fresh salads, ceviche’s, pizzas, conch, lobster, and local fish.
The dinner menu focuses on classic and modern Asian dishes including fresh sushi and sashimi, coconut curry and A4 Japanese Wagyu beef. All the dishes served are special, from their presentation to the unique perspective the chef introduces. There is also a daily special menu that typically features fresh local seafood. All desserts are also homemade, one-of-a-kind, and absolutely delicious.
Amanyara also offers a number of opportunities to enjoy the chef’s creations in even more intimate and stunning settings, or from the comfort of your room. Guests can reserve lunch in a poolside daybed that overlooks the ocean, and can also book a private dinner on a waterside cliff overlooking the breathtaking sunset. For villas that have a full kitchen, guests can have a chef come cook a private meal, or even have the property’s executive chef come over and teach them to cook something extra special.
The resort’s expansive spa overlooks a reflection pond with multiple treatment pavilions, a wellness studio, a yoga sala, and aqua therapeutic pool lined with sun loungers. Treatments range from Thai massages and reflexology to grounding face rituals incorporating Peruvian black mud and amethyst crystal. Aman’s own line of all-natural skincare is an absolute dream, with body balms, fragrant dew mists, and anti-ageing serums that are made of ingredients collected from around the world, including pearls, healing tree oils, jade, and wild-harvested Amazon butters. There are also tailored wellness programs and workshops from meditation to acupuncture and medical body composition assessments. The result is a full relaxation of the body, mind and soul. For a more private setting, you can also indulge in an impressive menu of treatments and holistic programs from your own villa.
Activities available at Amanyara cover all the bases: exercise, relaxation, exploration, and fun for the kids. From lounging at the beach or pool to snorkeling and scuba diving, horse-riding along the coastline, watersports, mountain biking, or a private yacht charter–possibilities for discovery are endless both on and off property. The Amanyara private beach spans 2,625 feet of white sand and is equipped with paddle boards, sea bobs, kayaks and Hobie Cat sailboats–plus a house snorkel boat that transports guests to the reef (only 5 minutes away) filled with beautiful coral and tropical fish. From February to April, you can spot the humpback whale migration just offshore. Golf carts and house bikes are available all around the resort grounds so you can explore solo, or sign up for a guided nature walk along the coast to learn about the native plants and animals. The property also has clay tennis courts, pickleball courts, a soccer field, volleyball court, basketball, an indoor game room, a boxing studio, and a fully equipped fitness center. Fitness pros are available to play with and teach guests, and activities across all facilities are routinely planned where guests can reserve spots to join in the fun. If you are bringing children along, the property has an impressive Nature Discovery Center that includes a kid’s pool, a jungle gym and clubhouse, and is staffed with counselors who offer engaging environmental programs ranging from critter safaris and nature photography, to cave tours, art projects and turtle conservancy initiatives.
The property always has special programs throughout the year for guests to immerse in, from wellness retreats to cooking classes, movie nights and tennis tournaments. The upcoming schedule is packed full of options including the Align & Restore Pilates Retreat with Erika Bloom from November 14-18 that will feature twice-daily sessions focused on her pioneering Wellness Method, plus additional private sessions. The Amanyara Legends program from November 16-19 will bring former World No. 11 tennis professional turned pickleball pro Sam Querrey to host daily clinics. A Clase Azul tequila pop up from November 20-22 will feature specialty cocktails, a sunset tasting experience and private masterclass with food pairings, and Macallan will host an exclusive program from December 27-29 with private tastings and custom menus pairings.
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