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
We went there for a two week new year vacation. All Aman resorts are fantastic and I’m a huge fan of them. Amanyara used to be great. Now it needs complete renovation, change of management and PEST CONTROL. roaches climbing over you in the room, I woke up at night with a bug in my ear (soooo yuk), bad food in the restaurants. And I think it’s pretty obvious what I think about their management. The only great thing was restaurant service. The waiters and waitresses are fantastic. But people who run the place, manager and room cleaning people are not good.
Anyway, stay away from Amanyara until complete resnivation and management change. Sadly, the worst vacation experience I’ve had and nightmare with roaches and not even a sorry note from management.
My first experience at the Amanyara and in Turks . I have read the reviews below and wanted to disagree with some . Yes it’s pricey but we knew that going in . You don’t come here to be thrifty!!!
Everything is expensive here on the island even our meal offsite in Grace Bay .
If you are looking for privacy and relaxation and 5 star service this is the place . Not much to do but get away from life and spend it on the beach .
The massages were fantastic and pricey as well . I would agree they need to add more bikes and rehab the existing ones but all things said 5 star experience .!!!!
Service on the beach could be improved but mostly the local employees were on island time with the exception of one guy.
Don’t miss this one we are Aman fans for life !!
We had a similar experience to others...this hotel does not deliver the expectations attached to the Aman name. We visited in early Dec. and the hotel only had about 35 guests we were told. So first quesiton is - why did they need to put us in a room (#113 - you don't want that unit) next to the laundry/housekeeping unit? For the first full day, every time I came to the room, I would be greeted by the sight of a laundry bucket overflowing with towels...Had to ask for that to be removed. There were numerous other things...Pillows on bed too puffy...I asked for others - was told that a pillow menu existed but never had been offered it. We had a lagoon view room - I believe all rooms are set up with the same footprint. Strange that there are no screens on any of the sliding doors so if you are one who likes to experience the outdoors when in warm weather w/o the bugs joining you inside,,,,no way to do that in these rooms. I guess one less things for them to maintain so they are not there.. All sliding doors which are not so easy to manage. LIkewise, all outdoor seating in the rooms are tucked on tight side pathways by shrubs...view into the room thru the glass walls not out to the water. Not appealing. No chairs on the deck. I asked for 2 chairs (again at $$$ per night I thought I had the right to ask...) So in keeping with the Asian theme, they put out 2 foam 1" mats on the concrete floor with a cube bolster...so in the AM if i wanted to go outisde to read, I had to lay on the hard ground....REALLY???? They then sent over 2 chairs from the spa after I said I wanted ones like those...So manager was accommodating once things were pointed out but I should not have had to do this. I could not believe that they did not provide comforable outdoor water view chaises. I agree, bikes were shabby with pedals broken. Drinks poured were definitely on the light side so if you are looking for a relaxing drink expect to buy 2 at $23 per....in season probably more...yes, pool is very nice and great for laps...but be aware, no shade at the pool in the afternoons. Food was ok, not great. I had the sense that they were cutting corners...just not up to par...in the past we have stayed at Grace Bay and Gansevoort - we wanted to try this one so we did....much prefer either of the others - This Aman just does not deliver.
There are many good things to note about Amanyara (beautiful, secluded beach, stunning design of the buildings) but some aspects of the service and little details fell far short given the high cost to stay here. The service was marked by a detached indifference that was disappointing and off-putting. Sometimes you felt like the staff was doing you a favor to pay attention to you. We had the hotel pick us up at the airport, and the driver talked on his phone loudly the entire time, giving out orders to other drivers and discussing the pick up schedules for other guests. He didn't engage with us and was a distracted driver with all his attention focused on the phone conversations he was having,
We ate all our meals over a 5 day period at the hotel, the food was very good, but often the service was inattentive/indifferent. As an example, at dinner there was only one other table of guests when we arrived. After being seated, we sat there for almost 20 minutes while the servers milled around past our table, ignoring us, no one bothered to come by and ask if we wanted drinks or a menu. I finally had to get up and go ask if someone could come by our table and take our drink order. This kind of stuff should not happen for the price you pay there for dinner.
A few other small details that aren't a huge deal in the scheme of things, but shouldn't have been missed by the staff:
We had two rooms, and one of the rooms had a cot placed in the room, which we had not ordered and was taking up space in the room. When we checked in around 1 pm we told them we didn't ask for a cot and to please remove it. After dinner that evening, despite several phone calls to the front desk, the cot was still on the floor in the room.
Another example, the bottom sheet on our bed had a huge rip, which was annoying when trying to sleep and your feet keep getting caught in the rip.
Finally, the rooms are spread out and very private, which is great, but if you don't want to undertake a long walk to get to the beach, pool or restaurants, you need to either call for a golf cart or ride a bike to get around. The bikes were few and far between and hard to snag since there were many more people than bikes. The bikes they did have available were rusted out, pedals falling off, and pretty dilapidated.
It's a beautiful place, but some of the misses on the service and small details detract from the overall experience, especially when you are paying $4500 a night per room.
Amanyara was incredible. Everyone should visit this location once in their lifetime. This was perfect for a secluded trip. I liked that they had green juice in the morning and the architecture was outstanding. The whole place is incredibly tranquil and the private villa and pool is unlike anything I have ever stayed at. My only suggestion would be to have more food out and larger portions. I felt hungry when I was there and wish there was more food to nibble on.