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Amanyara derives its name from aman, the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’, and yara, the word for ‘place’ in the language of the Arawak Amerindians, one of the region’s first indigenous peoples. It enjoys a pristine location well removed from much of the development on the eastern side of the island.

From its secluded white-sand beach and unusual ironshore rocky coves, to the abundant marine life of its pristine reef walls, Amanyara embraces Northwest Point Marine National Park, an acclaimed area of 4,168 acres that provides some of the world’s best wall and reef diving.

Resort Services and Activities: 2,625 ft. white sand Beach • A variety of complimentary watersports equipment is available including Hobie cats, boogie boards, paddle boards and ocean kayaks • Two swiming pools • Serenity Spa & Fitness Room • Restaurant, Beach Club and Bar * Pool Bar • Room Service • Complimentary Internet in the computer room and wireless throughout the property • Boutique • Library • Tennis • Screening Room

Amanyara is located on the coast of Northwest Point adjacent to Malcolm’s Beach on the island of Providenciales (or Provo as it is referred to locally). The island is one of the Turks and Caicos Islands, part of the British West Indies.

The international airport is on the island of Providenciales, a 25-minute drive from Amanyara. A number of airlines offer direct flights to and from Providenciales. Amanyara provides complimentary roundtrip vehicle transfers between the airport and resort.

All accommodations are identical in layout and design yet differentiated by location. Arrival to a pavilion is via an entrance terrace that houses two daybeds. Sliding glass doors open to reveal the room’s interior featuring a central king-size bed behind which sits a writing desk and chair. Beyond is a cabinet containing a personal bar with refreshments. Positioned in the corners of the room are a reading chair with a footstool and an entertainment unit including a flat screen television and DVD/CD player with surround sound. This combined bedroom and living room also opens onto two additional terraces, the first with twin banquettes for lounging or dining and the second featuring a sunken table with cushions, bolsters and two sunning mats. An overhanging roofline creates shaded outdoor areas on each pavilion’s three terraces, and sliding glass doors open to catch the cooling sea breezes.

The bathroom area is separated from the main room by a decorative wooden screen and features an elegant, free-standing bathtub with adjacent ottoman. Twin vanities are located on either end along with a separate ‘rain shower’ room and a toilet. Leading off from the bathroom is a dressing area, storage space and personal safe. The pavilions incorporate a simple palette of colours and materials, and the floor is polished, sand-coloured terrazzo with teak inlays. Sisal matting is used throughout.

PAVILIONS are situated on the edge of tranquil ponds with timber sun decks extending over the water.
partial ocean pavilion

PARTIAL OCEAN PAVILIONS are nestled in vegetation along the shoreline.
ocean pavilion

OCEAN PAVILIONS are positioned along the oceanfront with views of the sea. These pavilions are elevated approximately six metres (20 feet) above the waterline, and have pathways leading to the rocky shoreline.

PAVILION 115 enjoys sweeping ocean vistas and direct access to a sandy beach cove.

Maximum occupancy 3 adults per Pavilion or 2 adults with 1 child (under age 12)

Terrace with two daybeds, king-size bed, personal bar with refreshments, reading chair, writing desk, flat screen TV and DVD/CD player with surround sound, two additoinal terraces, one with banquettes for lounging or dining and the second with a sunken table with cushions, shaded outdoor area, free-standing bathtub, twin vanities, rain shower room, dressing room.

Each Villa sits on more than one and a half acres of lush terraine and emulates on a more intimate scale the Amanyara Resort as a whole. The three, four or five-bedroom Villas are situated either along the oceanfront, overlooking a tranquil pond or nestled in island vegetation. Some showcase internal reflecting pools.

The Villas are centered by either a rectangular or square infinity-edged swimming pool in black volcanic rock surrounded by extensive hardwood decking. The free-standing bedroom pavilions are similar to those of the resort, some with outdoor bathtubs and showers. A few Villas have an additional bedroom suitable for up to four children and a nanny. A large living and dining pavilion, outdoor dining sala and fully equipped kitchen are included in each Villa.

A personal cook and housekeeper take care of all guest needs. Villas come with two four-seater golf buggies and guests may enjoy access to the resort's facilities and services.

Every aspect of the operation of the villas is overseen by Amanresorts, including staff management, general maintenance, security, housekeeping, gardenig and guest amenities.

Maximum Occupancy: 8 in the 3-bedroom villa, 10 in the 4-bedroom villa and 12 in the 5-bedroom villa

Fully-equipped kitchen are included in each Villa, and a personal cook and housekeeper take care of all guests’ needs. Villas come with two four-seater golf buggies and guests can enjoy access to the resort’s facilities and services

THE RESTAURANT provides a choice of dining settings. It is divided into two areas, one open to sea breezes and the other air-conditioned. The open setting leads down to a terrace with outdoor seating scattered beneath two large trees. Both areas have sweeping views of the ocean. The second area can be closed to provide air-conditioned dining in the hotter months and also opens to an outdoor balcony that enjoys views across the central reflecting pond. The cuisine focuses on classic Asian and modern Mediterranean dishes with an emphasis on fresh seafood.

THE BARr Beyond the Restaurant and leading to the swimming pool. Circular in design and featuring a soaring ceiling. Central service bar with oversized lounging daybeds on its perimeter. A spacious terrace provides informal dining throughout the day and more large lounging beds.

THE BEACH CLUB Located on a dune above the southern end of the sweeping white sand beach/ A casual dining venue throughout the day. A choice in seating is available from the elevated interior to the bar front, or the lower terrace that leads to an expansive timber deck. A simple grill menu combines the flavours of Asia with casual beach fare. Afternoon tea is served daily and regular barbecues are held in the evenings.

THE SERENITY VILLA spa and wellness facility featuring four double treatment paviions, a reception and relaxation pavilion with spa boutique, a 108 square foot swimming pool lined with chaise lounge chairs, an outdoor yoga sala and a Pilates studio equipped with a reformer.

Spread over one and a half acres and bordering a traquil pond, guests can coose from a variety of massages, wraps, scrubs, facials and beauty treatments, all of whch may also be enjoyed in the privacy of guest pavilions or villas.

A Master in Residence guides guests through the latest holistic healing practices and private yoga, Pilates or meditation can be arranged.

FITNESS CENTER Overlooking the tennis courts, the gym features a range of cardiovascular equipment and resistance training machines. A personal trainer can be arranged for private sessions.

BEACH: 2,625 ft. white sand beach. The Turks and Caicos is blessed with crystal clear turquoise waters and powder white-sand beaches, making it a premiere destination for beach and water sports enthusiasts. More than 1,000 square miles of coral reefs encircle the islands and the warm climate ensures a rich and diverse range of marine life.

WATERSPORTS A variety of equipment is available including Hobie cats, boogie boards, paddle boards and ocean kayaks. Breezes typically originate from the southeast from May through September, ideal for sailing and water sports. From October through April, stronger breezes prevail from the northeast, bringing cooler temperatures and occasional waves.

POOL The swimming pool is located within an expansive terrace that provides uninterrupted views of the ocean. Measuring 164 by 26 feet, two lounging salas on either end offer shallow entry to the pool. A third lounging sala is located beyond the pool and closer to the oceanfront. Pairs of sunloungers are positioned along the timber deck and an outdoor shower area is provided..

THE REEF Providenciales features a barrier reef that runs the length of the island’s 17-mile)northeast coast and therefore offers a host of exceptional dive sites. Located directly in front of the resort, approximately1,640 feet from the beach are the remarkable coral reef walls of the Northwest Point Marine National Park. This five-mile fringing reef system runs parallel to the coastline.

DIVING (at additional cost) All dive sites in Northwest Point Marine National Park are, weather-permitting, a 3- to 8-minute boat ride from Amanyara’s beach. In slightly rougher water conditions where beach access is not possible, guests will be driven to a south side dock to board the dive boat. The fully-equipped Dive Pavilion at Amanyara offers a range of scuba diving courses suited to all levels.

SNORKELLING can be enjoyed just off the beach at Amanyara. The sandy bottom declines gradually until the reef wall falls away dramatically to 6,888 feet. Snorkelling equipment is available, and instruction is offered to novices.

LIBRARY The Library, with its reading terrace overlooking the central reflecting pond, offers a wide selection of coffee table books along with travel guides, novels and reference materials. Newspapers, magazines, CDs, DVDs, board games and internet access are also available.

BOUTIQUE Adjacent to the Library is the Boutique which offers a variety of resort wear, jewellery, art work, souvenirs and vacation essentials.

SCREENING ROOM The multimedia Screening Room features 30 wide leather seats and is fully equipped with a DVD and VHS player, Cable TV, high speed internet and video/data projection capabilities.

TENNIS There are two floodlit Har-tru clay tennis courts. Tennis racquets, balls and shoes are provided and lessons or game partners can be arranged.

INTERNET Wireless broadband connections are available in all accommodations and the Library.

At additional cost
FISHING Notable among potential catches is the highly elusive bonefish, considered saltwater fishing’s best ‘fighting fish’. Amanyara works with local guides who know the best spots around the island to test your skills. Both light tackle and deep-sea game fishing are also popular

GOLF The Providenciales Golf Club is a 35-minute drive from Amanyara and is rated amongst the top 10 courses in the Caribbean..

ECO TOURS AND ADVENTURES Take guided kayaking, diving, snorkelling, paddleboarding and kiteboarding trips or customize a private boat charter. ‘West Caicos Adventures’ includes snorkeling, cliff jumping and picnic lunches on remote beaches and coves.

PRIVATE CHARTERS Full-day or half-day boat charters on the water can be spent diving, snorkeling, exploring or just cruising.

WHALE WATCHING Between the months of February and April migrating humpback whales can be spotted just off the coast of Amanyara

KITEBOARDING Year round trade winds make the island an ideal spot for beginner and experienced riders.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING... "2010 Conde Nast Traveller UK / Reader's Spa Awards / #3 Best Hotel Spas in The Americas"
" 2010 La Dolce Vita Magazine / Best of the Best / Gold Hotel Inspector Award"
" 2009 & 2008Gallivanter's Guide / 2009 Awards for Excellence #1 - Best Resort in Bahamas and Caribbean"
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