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“great get away... there is peace on earth” 5 of 5 stars
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Amanyara
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Northwest Point, Providenciales   |  
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Ranked #20 of 44 Hotels in Providenciales
New York City, New York
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“great get away... there is peace on earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Hello guys it is worth the money .... . A four day vacation here is like a being somewhere for a month. They whisk you from the airport to a nature preserve where the resort is located. First tour, then room. At first you think your the only people at the resort for you room is basically a glass house down a path. From your room there is a path to the ocean. No you cannot go to the beach from the ocean rooms for it is very rocky. This I could say was a big downfall for us. We like to just chill, see no one and have access to beach from the room. Oh well, we managed to walk around the other side of the pavilion and down to a beautiful beach.
This is only for couples unless you get the 3 -4 room villas. It is quiet, tranquil and perfect. We haven't had this much sleep in years. The pool is beautiful, however they have this tacky daybed that blocks the view. Quite annoying to see couples there when trying to enjoy the view of the beautiful ocean. We knew breakfast was included but so was dinner. This was very nice touch for if you are there for only 3-4 nights you do not want to leave. We had room service which was excellent. There is a sunken table outside your "house" where they serve you as if you were in the restaurant. The food is excellent.
We were so tired and really needed rest. This place was perfect. The staff was helpful but not overwhelming. The treatments at the spa are perfect. They have yoga everyday and on and on. I had been to Parrot Cay a couple of times but I feel this is different. It is a notch up.
The place is upkeep very well. Nothing was broken in the room. We needed a light bulb. It was there. My friend owns a villa there and loves it. She has four kids of all ages 17-29 (guessing) they all enjoy it.
Next time I go.... I will be careful to choose my room carefully. This is a perfect place for New Yorker's for the plane flight is quick very easy customs.
Treat yourself you deserve it.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Lovely place, lovely people, top notch service and fine dining. If you are looking for a very lovely getaway - consider this. Not cheap - but worth the price.

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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Every aspect of this trip was flawless. The resort is secluded, quite some distance from the bustle of Grace Bay. The service was attentive without ever being intrusive. The facilities themselves are exquisitely elegant. The rooms are quite private, isolated, tranquil, with glass walls that retract allowing you to sleep in the cool night air. It was really marvelous.

A few things to note:

1) Christmas and Easter are the two periods that attract families with kids. If you want to avoid kids, then avoid these times.

2) The food was excellent. We did discover that the menu is just a starting point. Fritz Zwahlen, the executive chef, will prepare virtually anything you might want - just ask.

3) If you've not been to Turks and Caicos before you may be tempted to explore the island. You'll soon discover that everything you want or need is at Amanyara already.

We could not have been more pleased, and would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a perfect Caribbean vacation.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I'm a fussy traveler and am not shy about complaining about something I did not like. For the first time in my life, I have not a single complaint to raise. My wife and I went for 4 days in October to celebrate our 15th anniversary, and the entire trip was flawless. My only guidance is that people know what they're in for -- we didn't leave the resort for the entire trip. If you're looking for a 'hopping off point' -- there may be better options as this hotel is somewhat remote. And in addition, it was a very 'alone' place, meaning we didn't meet lots of new people. Most couples or groups stayed by themselves. If you're looking to meet new people, I'd also suggest this isn't your place. If you're looking for a perfect villa setup, delicious food, outstanding service, and the most gorgeous setting you've ever seen -- then look no more. We can't wait to go back again!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

I was intrigued by a June visit to an Aman resorts property in Wyoming to try this Bahamas property. Nearly everything was perfect. The welcome is a bit overwhelming -- they send a bunch of people to welcome you and to see you off when you leave. The villa is wonderful; we had an ocean view and, having seen the ones around the lagoon and the ones with the pool, we were very happy with our choice. We had room 104 which was near the main building and since a lot of the villas are quite a walk away and it can be hot outside or really dark at night, I would definitely want a room close to the main building. There was a problem with the hot water which was promptly fixed. TV and DVD system was excellent. We liked the pool, free minibar treats, free international dialing (with a touchtone -- not internet -- connection), spa (massages by Maria were in the top 20%), internet in the hotel library was fast -- and everything we ate on the food and beverage side was very good and we found our service to be fairly prompt (not everyone else we met there did). We had breakfast, lunch at the beach club and dinner there in the main restaurant. Service was very friendly and personal; they have some people who make it their business to walk around and talk to the guests. The beach was nice and the water is beautiful. We didn't leave the property once during our 48 hour visit.
Our only beef was with portion size at dinner in the restaurant. Some of the entrees were appetizer size and the sides of some of the entrees were a joke in terms of being more of a tease than a meal. The menu promises a lot of items on the plate and the entrees are about $40-45 each so you expect it. At one point we complained somewhat loudly that we expected to be fed better and within about 3 minutes 2 people showed up the table with several side dishes and salads. Probably about $100 worth of food that would otherwise have been charged to us on the a la carte menu -- but thankfully they didn't charge us for it. Other guests had the same beef, and I didn't find this to be the case at the Wyoming property. So I guess our complaint registered with them and they moved swiftly to make good on it. If you're captive on a resort (10 minute dirt road to the nearest paved road and there's no signs on the main road telling you where the hotel turnoff is) -- you at least expect to be fed pretty well. At breakfast, they charge you $40 for the continental breakfast buffet which has very little on it -- we didn't pay since we had the American Express Platinum package which includes the cold buffet. I think the hotel would be better off just giving it out for free to all their guests and just charging a surcharge for whatever hot food they order. I think the guests would feel the love a whole lot more if they just did that because it just makes sense. Another thing that would make sense is to put the amenities such as shower gel into 3.5 oz containers instead of the 4.5 oz containers they are using -- they are all being trashed by the local airport security personnel if you try to take them with you in your hand luggage (and I am quite sure that the airport staff is enjoying all the Amanyara amenities because the guard said they are confiscating this kind of stuff all day long from the local hotel guests).
Other than that, we were very happy campers here and would likely return. You could bring kids here and they do have a nature center program for them, but I think that it would be disturbing to the ambiance of the place to come with small kids other than at a holiday time. I appreciated not being nickled and dimed here and found the resort overall to be excellent and good value for money considering what a staff of 260 are delivering to 40 hotel rooms and 20 resident villas in the middle of almost nowhere.

Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

I've stayed at Amanyara two separate times. Once in 2009 as a couples trip and again in 2010 with a sizable group of friends. Both visits have been truly out of this world.

The most recent visit, we stayed in a Tranquility Villa, which is an interesting layout involving a large common area building, staff quarters and a kitchen, a swimming pool, a pond, a manmade pond, and four very separate villas for sleeping. In Aman form it was all beautiful, clean, and well appointed.

As we were staying with friends, we made good use of the common areas. Everyone absolutely adored the private swimming pool we had for our villas and I would estimate we spent 50% of our waking hours swimming! We also had Scuba lessons during the trip and used the pool for those as well - very handy.

The staff were quick, helpful and kind, and also a bit ninja-like; we didn't see them all that often but things were always tidied, and anything our hearts desired appeared quickly.

We spent quite a bit of time scuba diving and our experience was very good. Incredibly expensive, but good. There are some lovely scuba sites close to Amanyara and we were able to visit a number of them.

The beach is gorgeous, the water the most beautiful color, and we had no issue transporting ourselves around through use of the villa's golf carts. Yes, the resort is rather spread out, but that helps contribute to the feel of the place. The resort's common areas are truly beautiful, and the drinks were fantastic. All the food we had was also quite good.

It should be noted that Amanyara is in a secluded area of TCI, and yes, is away from anything remotely resembling civilization. That didn't bother us in the slightest - there was plenty to do, plus we had each other for entertainment, and the seclusion and skillful immersion of the Aman villas into the landscape certainly helped with relaxation and tranquility.

In conclusion, we had what I would certainly rank as our top vacation to date, though quite the expensive one. Aman isn't for the faint of financial heart. Worth it, though... so worth it. A holiday I don't think I'll soon forget!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011 via mobile

We travelled up to dine at the Amanyara, on a recommendation from our hotel. We were there in time for sunset, with drinks in hand, only to be told that 'non guests cannot take photos'. I am not sure what would drive such a policy, but it laid the foundation for some of the most deliberate, second rate service ever.

I am used to dining in he best restaurants, and recognize great service. Unfortunately, Amanyara has a whole tier of bad service that is shared with non residents. You will wait while every other table is served before you, fill your own wine glasses, and then wait an age to get another glass of wine to accompany dessert (that comes after the finished dessert plate has already been cleared).

Dining at Amanyara was a great suggestion, the open air dining listening to crashing waves was incredible, but this could not distract from such poor service. If you want to charge the same as the World's best, you had better offer similar levels of service, and Amanyara could not get close.

Was considering staying there for our anniversary, not a chance now. As a business, you never know who will walk through the door, and you treat everyone with respect, this most basic of lessons has not been taught to the staff here.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Amanyara

Address: Northwest Point, Providenciales
Location: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Providenciales
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Providenciales
#15 Luxury Hotel in Providenciales
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Amanyara 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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