What We Love
- Gorgeous design details and photo-worthy views at every turn
- Seamless service
- Non-motorized water sports, use of the tennis courts, yoga classes, snorkel trips, afternoon tea and bikes are included in the rate
What To Know
- Located along a national park on the Northwest Point of Providenciales, the resort puts an emphasis on peaceful atmosphere and seclusion
- For an extra charge the resort offers a VIP Flyers Club departures service to fast-track passengers through lines and security
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Amanyara makes a striking first impression beginning at the airport. No cardboard sign with a name scrawled in marker here; a driver waits with an engraved wooden placard, ready to whisk guests off in one of the hotel’s fleet of Land Rovers stocked with bottles of water and cool cloths. After driving about 15 minutes, the car turns onto a winding dirt road that runs through Northwest Point Marine National Park to the resort’s secluded seaside location. Visitors are met in a soaring reception pavilion, which opens onto a central reflecting pond flanked by mahogany trees and further pavilions that house the resort’s library and gallery, restaurant and bar. Follow the path along the water to arrive at the hotel’s seaside infinity pool, which is lined with chaise lounges and three large salas — ideal spots for watching the sun drop into the ocean, tropical cocktail in hand. Between February and April you might even spot the spout of a humpback whale as it make its annual migration toward the Dominican Republic.
Bed and Bath
36 timber-shingled guest pavilions and a pair of two-bedroom pool pavilion suites are spread across the resort’s acreage. While the staff is happy to deliver guests to their rooms via golf cart, many take advantage of the resort’s free bike share program to wend their way along the quiet, deserted paths. All pavilions are set off the road and feel incredibly secluded, despite three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking pond, pool or ocean (motorized blinds for complete privacy are just an arm’s length away). Kingsize beds are set in the center of the oversize living spaces, which also feature a writing desk, flat-screen television and well-stocked minibar. The bathrooms house soaking tubs, rain showers and a walk-in closet. For a little outdoor time, take advantage of the private sun decks or, in the case of pool pavilions, a private infinity pool.
Relaxation comes easily at Amanyara, particularly with a visit to the spa, which includes an adults-only section, a salon, and indoor and outdoor treatment rooms. One of the best spots at the hotel is on a lounger by the infinity pool, where attentive waiters shuttle tropical drinks and nibbles from the nearby bar. More active pursuits include tennis, yoga, Pilates and hiking, or you can hit the beach, where standup paddle boarding, snorkeling and kayaking are all on offer. When hunger strikes, visit the beach club for casual fare overlooking the ocean, or head to the main restaurant for topnotch Asian and Mediterranean-influenced dishes, with an emphasis on fresh seafood. And while the resort definitely has a subdued, adult vibe to it, there’s also plenty to keep kids busy. One of the family-friendly highlights is the well-equipped Nature Discovery Center, which offers classes in stargazing and the island’s wildlife, plus activities like sand castle building and arts and crafts.
In the Area
Snorkeling enthusiasts will appreciate the resort’s position alongside a national park with a barrier reef that runs its length, and the six prime diving sites right off the beach (free snorkel trips are offered twice daily). For a meal out of town try Da Conch Shack (order the conch combo for a sampling of the namesake crustacean, and pair it with the famous rum punch). The island’s tourism board also hosts a fish fry every Thursday evening at Bight Park that’s popular with both locals and visitors thanks to fresh fare from local restaurants and live music.
How to Get There
My partner and I were in Amanyara in Jan 2018. This review would only go back as far as May 2018. Let's start with the bad ( other than expensive & worth it) none. I am the 1st to give credit where credit is due & boy does Amanyara deserve it.
Upon arrival, ( we were in a garden pavilion with a heated infinity pool) we both thought the mattress was too soft. We called in less than 5, a different mattress. The pavillion is beautiful & we, who own a custom furniture showroom in the NY Design Center, were impressed.
The resort was 80% full but you would never know. It was quiet & private almost everywhere.
The ocean is crystal clear & calm. The temperature is warm enough to not chill but cool enough to refresh.
Never heard loud voices, music, no screaming kids, just us & boy were we shocked just how good this was turning out to be.
It remained that way for the week.
The spa, both had 2 or 3 services each during the week, all fantastic.
There are bikes everywhere and you can grab them as you like.
There is a gym & tennis courts, we did not use. We decided this trip was going to about rest, relaxation, great food, beach, pool,etc.
My partner & I are vegan & our dietary needs were met beyond our expectations. The food was delicious.
You do not have to make reservations in either restaurant. There is indoor and outdoor seating.
Full disclosure, Amanyara did not pay me for this review) LOL.
FYI no mosquitos!
This trip was close to my heart & one of our greatest vacations.
This resort meets all expectations, then some more. The level of service and hospitality was unmatched on the island.
Beautiful, clean, modern
We had lunch at the beach house, everything was wonderful. The Somm Winnie Toh selected a couple wines- she was fabulous.
Went to the lounge to watch the sunset, cocktails were perfectly made.
While Turks is phenomenal and there are a lot of positives about this hotel, it needs work.
—they should have a texting or button to request the golf carts. The property is confusing and vast. You need transportation.
—each room should have bikes and each morning they should put them back in the room
—the area where you wait outside the room-often 10 minutes-for the golf cart needs a bench
—the showers in the room suck. No lighting. No shaving ledge for ladies. Hot water takes 10 minutes. The overhead shower looks pretty but offers a trickle of water
-should have outdoor shower or plunge pool
—no sunscreen at beach or pool
—pool service doesn’t exist. Period. Had to beg 5x to get a towel.
Maintenance Service to hotel being done all day. Blow the leaves in common areas and clean the poo at 6am
—on the premises why aren’t there showers near the pool and beach with hot water, privacy and soap/shampoo/conditioner
-why are there so few restrooms.
Both the breakfast buffet and tea time food was left out with flies everywhere. Get covers over the food. It’s beyond gross. The staff shrugs when brought up.
Breakfast servers are the worst. Rude. Slow. Forget parts of the order. Tables always had crumbs on them.
When ordering fish, flies everywhere. An easy fix with bringing out the candles but had to ask every time.
The good is most staff is friendly. Ritchie at the beach is phenomenal as is the guy who liked to sing and took us on the boat.
Spa was gorgeous.
There are better hotels. Think Rosewood or Four Seasons. They should be doing more farm to table and have better drink menus. Overall they need a better manager to infuse some quality into this place and prob needs $10M in work. It is not up to the Aman standard.
The second I stepped in the door of the villa, I immediately felt at ease. This is saying a lot for a New Yorker who typically takes a few days to wind down for a trip.
Amanyara is the epitome of luxury. Absolutely everything about this place, from the incredible staff to the impeccable architecture (and lighting design!), in this pristine natural setting made for the perfect trip. I can’t wait to go back.
What an amazing resort!! So beautiful!! They really thought of everything! The pool is gorgeous and just the right temperature. The beach and alcoves are wonderful. The staff is so helpful and friendly. They are always going out of their way to make your stay extra special. The bicycles to get around the property are a lot of fun. The gym, spa, pilates studio, and tennis courts are a big plus. My husband and I enjoyed lots of classes and activities. Snorkeling was great!! Food was delicious!! This was our 3rd Aman and it exceeded our expectations. Will definitely be going back!!