Photo courtesy of Amanyara
Found in the northwest point of Providenciales, out beyond the fishing village of Blue Hills and far from the development of Grace Bay, Amanyara lives up to its name: a combination of the Sanskrit word for peace and Arawak for place. Not surprisingly, the feeling is one of secluded serenity, with rooms and public areas designed as pavilions that blur the distinction between indoors and out, and a level of service that borders on telepathy. Situated on the edge of Northwest Point Marine National Park, the resort makes an effort to help guests better understand the surrounding natural environment. On-site is a Nature Discovery Center with programs that range from a turtle initiative to an Adopt-a-Coral project. But if that seems overly eco for some guests, they can rest assured that among the routine sounds at Amanyara are the whack of tennis balls and the popping of corks from some of the world’s more expensive wines.
By Bob Payne, AFAR Contributor
A-List Pampering at Amanyara
For the ultimate in pampering, the villas scattered across this beautiful estate are the most exclusive resort on the island and where celebs often stay. It also offers the closest to overwater bungalow experience you can get in Turks and Caicos, and comes with a similar price tag.
By Becca Blond, AFAR Local Expert
Northwest Point, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands