Set on the beautiful island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Amanyara is a secluded haven embracing the untrammelled elements of the Caribbean. Bordering the pristine reefs of Northwest Point Marine National Park, acclaimed for some of the world’s best wall and reef diving, the resort draws its name from the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace’ and yara, the word for ‘place’ in the language of the Arawak Amerindians.
Offering 40 timber-shingled Guest Pavilions tucked along the coast and a number of Aman Villas, the resort enjoys a contemporary layout and design, open to the sights and sounds of the turquoise sea.
Upon arriving at Amanyara you will be transported to a world of sea breezes and reflecting pools. Nestled on the tip of a 5,000 acre nature reserve, the headland gives way to a pristine sandy beach on one side and the stunning ironshore with its natural rock bridges and craggy bays on the other. An environmental paradise.
Surrounded by the third largest coral reef system in the world, the Turks and Caicos archipelago is a haven for marine life, birds, flora and fauna. Much of the land and water were made nature reserves long ago, leaving the islands to remain as they have always been, beautiful by nature.
The buildings have low roof lines that converge with the landscape, embracing lakes, ponds and an oceanfront setting that includes low rocky headlands and sweeping white sand beaches. Entry to the resort is through a large reception pavilion that opens onto a grand formal reflecting pond that is landscaped with mature trees.
All 40 timber shingled Pavilions are identical in layout and design and fall into three categories based on their location and views. The Pavilions are of contemporary design with a dramatic overhanging roof line that creates shaded outdoor areas on the three terraces. Large glass doors can be opened on three sides to catch the cooling sea breezes.
As at all Aman Resorts, around the clock concierge, maid, valet and room service provide all the gracious touches of home. Amanyara seeks to please the most discerning clients with understated service where privacy, individuality and personal attention are assured. Each trained professional has the knowledge and resources to help you make the most of your day.
Surrounded by nature, serene and utterly private. Complete restoration and renewal of the mind, body and spirit await in one of the individual spa treatment pavilions. Aman Spa therapists are trained to help create a personal program of yoga, meditation, massage and appropriate selection of essential treatments. Delicious natural and organic foods are prepared with care and respect for a balanced nutritional regimen.
Should you wish to stir from basking beach side, the staff are pleased to make charter arrangements for sailing, deep-sea and bone fishing, scuba diving or a round of golf at the nearby 18-hole championship course.
The Turks and Caicos Islands benefit from the cooling effects of trade winds from the Southeast Equatorial Current. The islands boast a sub-tropical climate, similar to that of the Bahamas, though slightly warmer and drier. The dry season generally runs from November through May, with scattered showers from June through October. During the cooler months from December through March, the average daily high temperature is approximately 26°C (80°F) which coincides with the peak season. The hotter months are June through October, when the daily average high is 32°C (90°F).
English is the official language of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are unique in that the official currency is the US dollar, despite their status as a British Overseas Territory.
For stays of up to 30 days, no visas are required for citizens of the USA, Canada, UK and EU countries. Most other nationalities require a visa. All nationalities, including US and UK citizens, will need to hold a passport valid for at least six months. Proof of onward transportation is also required upon entry.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are free of malaria and yellow fever, and in general hygiene conditions are very good. No vaccinations are required. The sun can be very strong, and a suitable sunscreen is recommended. A mosquito repellent may be needed in the evenings from time to time. There are two private medical centers and a full-service hospital managed by Inter TURKHealth Canada on the island.
Electrical current is 110 volts AC, 60 cycles, which is suitable for all US appliances. The Turks and Caicos Islands are on Eastern Standard Time (EST), five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and observe Daylight Saving Time from March to October. During the winter months (December to March) a light sweater may be required in the evenings.
Amanyara Resort Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
British West Indies tel (1) 649 941 8133
US toll-free reservations 1 866 941 8133
fax (1) 649 941 8132
email [email protected]
PO Box 901 Providenciales
Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies