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.