Located at Northwest point on the island of Providenciales or Provo as it is locally referred to, Amanyara (peaceful place) is nestled on the tip of a 2,025 hectare (5,000 acre) nature and wildlife reserve, with the widely-acclaimed reefs of the Northwest Point Marine Park just offshore.
The resort’s name derives from ‘aman,’ the Sanskrit word for peace, and ‘Yara’ the word for place in the language of the Arawak Indians, one of the region’s indigenous peoples. The resort’s isolated position is pristine, and its beauty and tranquillity are well removed from much of the island’s development. The resort is along a narrow coastal road that rises to a hill and then falls away into a flat plain covered with native bush and stunted trees.
A coastal wonderland – Amanyara is only 25 minutes from the airport, but the drive to reach the resort evokes a sense of transformation; guests journey through several miles of nature preserve leading to an alluring white sand beach overlooking turquoise waters. Just off these shores, sea turtles swim along coral reefs, while on land, contemporary design is married with a warm and friendly staff, creating an oasis of tranquility. Whether celebrating a milestone, hosting an event, or simply spending time with family, guests will find themselves immersed in the serenity of this Turks & Caicos resort. The resort is through a large reception pavilion that opens onto a grand formal reflecting pond that is landscaped with mature trees. This water feature is framed on one side by the Library and Boutique, and opposite, by the Dining Room and terrace, which enjoys sweeping views of the beach.
Amanyara Pavilions, Turks and Caicos – Dovetailing with the dramatic Providenciales scenery, Amanyara’s Pavilions are nestled in coastal vegetation, overlooking ponds the waters of Northwest Point Marine Reserve. Overhanging eaves shade terraces on three sides of each Pavilion, accessed via floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a combined bedroom and living area. Some offer private pools and two bedrooms. All 40 timber shingled pavilions are identical in layout and design and fall into three categories based on their location and views: Pond Pavilions, Ocean Pavilions, and Beach Pavilions. Arrival at a pavilion is by an entrance terrace that houses two daybeds. Sliding glass doors open to reveal the room interior, a central king-sized bed behind which sits a writing desk, chair, and beyond a cabinet that contains a personal bar with refreshments and a safe. Positioned in the room’s corners is a reading chair with a footstool and an entertainment console housing a television with a DVD player and surround sound system. Accessed from this bedroom and living room are an additional two terraces. The bathroom area is separated from the room by a decorative wooden screen and features an elegant freestanding bathtub with an adjacent ottoman.
The Villas are comprised of three-bedroom pavilions that are located overlooking one of the resort’s ponds. The bedroom pavilions are centered around a swimming pool, and adjacent are two pavilions dedicated for lounging and dining. Each Villa is staffed with maids, and a golf cart is provided for transportation within the resort.
Caribbean Dining Experiences at Amanyara – At The Restaurant, guests can dine either indoors and air-conditioned or outside on the central pond. From red snapper to tuna and grouper, freshly caught seafood is the focus, complemented by organic produce from the resort’s aquaponic vegetable garden. The Beach Club serves raw food dishes as well as cuisine baked in a stone hearth oven. The cuisine on offer in The Dining Room provides a selection of Asian and Mediterranean fare with an emphasis on local seafood. Beyond the Dining Room and leading to the swimming pool is the Lounge, which includes a central service bar with its unique feature being the number of oversized lounging day beds on the lounge’s perimeter. Located on a dune above the southern end of the sweeping white sand beach is the Beach Club, providing an informal dining venue throughout the day. The Beach Club offers an intimate and informal area for beach barbeques in the evenings.
The pool is located within an expansive terrace that provides uninterrupted views of the ocean. There are two lounge pavilions on either end from which shallow entries to the pool also provide water lounging. A third lounge pavilion is located beyond the pool and closer to the oceanfront. Pairs of sun lounges are positioned along the timber deck, and an outdoor shower is provided. The Fitness Centre includes a fully equipped gymnasium and adjacent two flood-lit tennis courts.
Turks and Caicos Wellness & Spa Experiences at Amanyara – Set around a tranquil pond, Amanyara’s Spa encompasses four treatment pavilions, a relaxation pavilion, and an outdoor yoga sala. The Fitness Centre features a Pilates studio and cardio and resistance training equipment. The Club House has four tennis courts, a multi-sport field, and a volleyball court.
Turks & Caicos Adventure Experiences – The pristine waters of Providenciales are some of the region’s most diverse – a vibrant underwater wonderland of coral reefs running parallel to Amanyara’s secluded 800-meter beach. Hawksbill turtles, humpback whales, bonefish, and hundreds of migratory bird species are frequent visitors to the waters. On land, exploration safaris delve into the dry tropical forest and coastal ecosystem.
Nature Discovery Center, Amanyara – Discover the Turks and Caicos Islands’ diverse ecosystems above and below water at the on-site Nature Discovery Center. Environmental Programs for all ages focus on discovering and conserving the surrounding indigenous wildlife, from guided hikes and snorkeling expeditions to our Adopt-A-Coral program and the opportunity to participate in the Amanyara Sea Turtle Initiative.