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
- 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
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!!
Service and food at our villa was top notch. Loved having the childcare option which helped so much with the all around experience (trip was with young families with babies.) Experienced both restaurants for midday and evenings as well - food was great. Water sports on demand, Pilates, Tennis... Can't wait to go back!
Go at sunset and enjoy the stunning views. Potentially best on the island. Will take you awhile to get there because it's so secluded.
Service was great, drinks were overpriced as was food. But you're paying for the location not the food.
Came to Amanyara with my ladyfriend and could not have had a better experience. The staff was incredible and attended to our every need. Not a single detail was left out and we felt absolutely taken care of in every way. We have been to many 5-star resorts, but Amanyara truly was a cut above. Will absolutely be returning.
My wife and I visited Amanyara for a weekend getaway. It was our first trip away from our two small children, and our expectations were high. Needless to say, they were met and exceeded every step of the way. From the moment we were picked up at the airport in a spotless white Range Rover, we knew we were in for an adventure. After a few minutes driving through town, our driver turned onto a dirt road that took us seemingly to the middle of nowhere.
We arrived about 15 minutes later, and the staff at our villa already knew our names and handed us a refreshing welcome drink. We were escorted to our room outfitted with several serene seating areas outside, floor-to-ceiling windows (with automatic blackout shades), a modern freestanding bathtub and steam shower, and an incredibly comfortable bed. There were even two pairs of sandals waiting for us in the closet that were magically our size.
I know it sounds crazy, but it's that seemingly telepathic attention to detail and service that takes this resort to the next level. All of the food was exceptional, the beach was mind-blowingly gorgeous and never too crowded. The resort grounds were super quiet, and there was always a golf cart to hop into if you don't want to walk. Many organized activities if you're into that kind of thing, lots of them included in the room rate (ranging from guided snorkling to pilates to a happy hour with free cocktails and wine right by the beach).
I have stayed in hundreds of hotels for work and pleasure over the years and none hold a candle to the Amanyara. You get what you pay for and so much more.