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“An Experience Not To Be Missed”
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Amanyara
Ranked #22 of 45 Hotels in Providenciales
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Bracebridge, Canada
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“An Experience Not To Be Missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Take the time to have lunch or dinner at Amanyara while you are in TCI. It is advised to call ahead to make a reservation. This is more for security reasons, than due to capacity concerns.
My husband & I did this with our friends in early February. Amanyara is definitely a 'Peaceful Place' as the name suggests. The grounds are breathtaking, with everything open to the elements. I just wanted to gaze upon the central reflection pond. We were seated by the infinity pool for some cocktails & beer. Just past that we gazed upon the turquoise water of the Caicos Passage. Apparently, whales were seen here the day before.
We all agree that all the staff were friendly & attentive. We were seated in another gorgeous area with ocean views for lunch. Our men ordered fish & chips & were disappointed to see two small pieces of fish & three wedges of fish. They were not very impressed. My quesadilla was very good, but overpriced.
We were offered either Sparkling or Fiji Water. We chose Fiji Water, as it sounded good. The next day my girlfriend was giggling as she informed me that the stubby bottle of Fiji Water was worth $8. We each enjoyed at least two. No wonder our server was pouring it like Champagne.
Our total bill for four adults, including drinks on the deck, amounted to $420, and not one celebrity siting. We will be talking about this for years.
I understand that for quests of the resort, there are only two restaurants. We recommend you try some of the best local cooking on Provo at The Three Queens Bar & Restaurant. It is located practically on your doorstep. You pass it on the way from the airport. Here, you will meet some of the friendliest locals in Provo. Dick Bain is the owner, and will ensure you enjoy yourself. Ms Martha is the cook, and whips up daily specials. Fresh lobster, conch or grouper is always on the menu. If you are too relaxed to leave Amanyara, why not call for takeout & ask one of the driver's to pick it up for you. Prices are extremely reasonable. Keep in mind that it is cash only, I believe.See more under my posting for Three Queens Bar & Restaurant - my name is lasechic.
Again, worth the trip to Amanyara. It was very beautiful, and a must see.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Mt Eliza, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Amanyara is beautifully located in a remote part of the Turks & Caicos. The beach is pristine and water warm and gin clear. The resort itself is simple yet stylish in its architecture taking in breathtaking views of the ocean from all angles. We had a villa which was a five minute walk from the main part of he hotel and had a very tranquil view across the lagoon. My wife was concerned about mosquitos but we didnt have any problems with them. The room itself was well maintained and very comfortable. All up the hardware was great.
What really let the hotel down was the software. For a hotel group that prides itself on making guests feel like they are staying as a guest in someone's home we found the service impersonal and perfunctory. After staying at the hotel for 4 nights we had no idea who the general manager was and the staff called us by name only once the entire stay. In contrast when we stayed at Aman Dari in Bali the GM was a wonderful host and made sure your very need is been met and all the staff would greet you by name.
The food was a great disappointment. I don't mind paying $50 for a Pad Thai noodle but it has to be a lot better than my local takeaway where I pay $8.00. The servings are very small and presentation unimaginative. The pastrys are made the night before and taste quite stale the next morning. They ran out of English Breakfast tea and when the do have it it comes in a tea bag.
Maybe we are spoilt by the service you get in Asia but Amanyara has a lot of work to do to reach the service standards expected of an Aman hotel

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Amanyara is just a heavenly place! Grounds are beautiful, staff are extremely professional and it is a perfect place to relax. We had a private villa with our own lovely pool. All accommodations are private. As reviewed previously, it is a very expensive place to stay. Meal prices are very high, but food is excellent. Only 2 restaurants. We never left the property , but were only there for 4 days. Beach is gorgeous and hobie cats, kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear are available for no further charge. Very beautiful, quiet , relaxing trip! But not for those who love a night life----we like the quiet.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

It is hard to find fault with Amanyara. The resort is heavenly, the people are friendly, and service is perfect. The only flaw in the ointment for us is the lack of restaurants on property. There are only two, and if you are not especially enormous with the menu, eating off property is too time consuming and too expensive, especially if you use one of the property's vehicles. My wife and I are early risers and enjoy a cup of coffee while we watch the day begin. The only source of coffee is room service and unless ordered the night before, you may have to wait up to 45 minutes for that morning coffee. But I quibble! The spa area is zen like and peaceful. The spa treatment was outstanding. Our room faced the ocean and we had virtually total privacy. We never wanted to leave the room. It is very expensive but it might be the perfect place to go and unwind, read or write a book and forget your troubles. Amanyara is expensive but worth it!

Room Tip: Ocean pavilions faced the ocean but with no beach access. The beach might be 1/4 mile away. Pool p...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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UTAH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed for a week in July...
Pros
Staff was amazing
room was nice
view great
food good
relaxing location
good beach
Cons
Diving was way over priced and a bit lacking for the cost
getting out of the resort was incredibly expensive
not enough bikes for use

Room Tip: Ocean view!!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank rmm641
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Before you begin, if money is an important factor, chose another hotel. During peek season rooms range between $2,100 and $3,000 inclusive of taxes. Meals are extra, and a lot extra. Expect a breakfast for 2 to run about $50-$100; About $100 for lunch for 2; and dinners with drinks expect at least $200 as the chicken dishes start $48 and steak and lamb are around $65 throw in some drinks, dessert and 20 percent service charge...you get the point. You might ask is the food worth it? Are the rooms worth it? On an individual level probably not but when you look at the entire experience -YES!

My wife and I seek out the best vacation spots and Amanyara met our expectations! Our two prior Caribbean hotels were Jumby Bay and Jade Mountain. We couldn't imagine a better room to match our sanctuary at Jade. We started out at Parrot Cay for the experience many rave about it. We had an oceanview room. The room was a basic Caribbean room, nothing special at all. Great views of the ocean in the distant. Definitely helps you spend the entire day out of the room. Service, spa and beach at Parrot Cay were amazing. The beach was what dreams are made of...endless shallow silky water with hour glass sand; no shells or rocks anywhere. So amazing it seemed fake!

Although the beach and spa at Amanyara were not as good as Parrot Cay, Amanyara was ANOTHER level.

We started out in a Pond Pavilion which was really nice. As with every room, It was tranquil and you felt you were all alone in paradise. Every Pavilion is exactly the same, the only difference is the outside. Although the pond pavilion did not compare to the Jade Mountain Sanctuaries...it killed Parrot Cay's regular rooms. And then we switched to the Ocean Pavilion. Wow! Just awesome! As you can see in our pictures, we had the Ocean Pavilion with the beach. Not all have beaches that you can swim on, so make sure your room does. It changes EVERYTHING! Imagine your own private beach surrounded by rocks and trees for ultimate privacy...

The pool pavilions were nice, but nothing special at its like having a house with a pool in the back yard...its nice because they can heat it to the 90s unlike the cold, very cold pools at Jade. Get the ocean pavilion!

Some reviews knock the service of the staff, we found the complete opposite. Everyone bent over backwards for us and were extremely friendly. Everyone knew our name and we never introduced ourselves. Many business hotels I stay at treat their celebrity guests special and ignore everyone else and make everyone else feel like everyone else. Not here! Everyone at the resort is treated the way they should as everyone is paying a rate commanding of it.

The Beach at Amanyara was really nice and had the typical non-motorized water sports...kayaks, sail type boats, snorkeling. As stated above, the beach was not at the same level as Parrot Cay. The beach had a quick dip to 5 feet of water and consistent waves. There were also rocks covering most of the beach so diving into waves or swimming is a little difficult. The walk on the beach is not very long but during lower tide you can go a lot further but is quite rocky. There were always at least 2 or 3 people attending to the beach at all time providing an endless gratis supply of water, Gatorade, sunscreen, and after sun lotion.

Speaking of gratis...there is an endless supply of drinks throughout the resort as well as unlimited in room mini bar, and I mean endless supply. Refilled as much as you want throughout the day. Drink wise there are a few different bears, soda, and pellegrino, The mini bar has boxes of macaroons, crackers, chocolate graham crackers, cans of peanuts, whole cashews, dried fruit and three different chocolate bars. There was also a bowl of fruit consistently filled throughout our stay.

Tennis was also provided gratis. Not only tennis, but rackets, balls and lessons were also included! We had several lessons with Ray. Ray was amazing, he was patient and really helped out our game. We took lessons everyday. The courts were clay and very well kept as there are many professional tennis players that frequent the resort...

The Pool - The pool at Parrot Cay was nice but the pool at Amanyara was special. Many claim it to be cold, we found it warm. It has nice ledges to sit and relax on as well as the day beds along the sides.

I highly recommend this resort. Its the type of place where you can expect to relax in comfort without any worries...

Oh yeah, people were there with kids (Quiet kids) but I highly recommend this for couples only or groups of couples only. We left the kids at home. The resort does not seem to suit those that are traveling with kids and a nanny...

I must say that the service at both resorts were amazing. Everyone wanted to help you and did it with pleasure. For example we asked at the front desk for a ride to the tennis courts at Amanyara and the three people in the area all wanted to take us. It was as if we were doing them a favor by letting them help us. That is what you pay for, that is what you expect, that is what you get!

Feel free to shoot me any questions you have about my post :)

Room Tip: Oceanfront with a beach is the only way to go!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

“My wife and I are in love with this resort. Our stay was so calm and peaceful, five days filled with yoga classes, walks on the beach, poolside reading, and afternoon swims – then, of course cocktail hour pre-dinner! This resort provides a pristine ambience for a real unwind. The décor throughout the property is the ultimate in minimalist chic – and the setting is beyond stunning, clear blue water, white sand, open skies. The only thing that could top it is the courteous staff. Everybody we encountered was incredibly polite and accommodating, they each seemed genuinely interested in making our stay as perfect as possible – a quality I have found a lack at many other Caribbean destinations.”

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Amanyara
Address: Northwest Point, Providenciales
Location: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Providenciales
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Providenciales
#17 Spa Hotel in Providenciales
#19 Luxury Hotel in Providenciales
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Amanyara 4.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amanyara is a secluded beachside resort situated on the coast of Northwest Point on the beautiful Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The resort borders the pristine reefs of Northwest Point Marine National Park, acclaimed for some of the world's best wall and reef diving. With a contemporary layout and design, the timber-shingled Guest Pavilions and Aman Villas are tucked along the coast or situated inland on the edge of tranquil ponds. ... more   less 
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