The most private, the most luxurious, and the most exclusive resort on Turks and Caicos is Amanyara. Located 30 minutes away from the airport and the heart of Providenciales is this private resort on an 18,000 acre nature reserve. With only 38 pavilions and 20 privately-owned villas there’s a good chance you might not see anyone else during your stay.
I stayed in villa #104 which is a beachfront pavilion with private pool just steps from the heart of the resort. This villa is perfect for a couple or family with small children because of the alcove for a crib or rollaway with privacy curtain. Bathrooms are spacious with soaking tub, his and her vanities on opposite sides of the bathroom, walk-in closet with complimentary tote bag and flip-flops, separate water closet and private shower. Just outside the sliding doors is a wooden deck with dining table, pool loungers, and a large heated pool. On the other side of the pool is another deck with two more loungers
Of the 38 pavilions, 11 of them have their own pools. Those without pools are located on a shared pond that’s great for calming views but not for swimming. Some pavilions have the alcove for additional bedding.
If you want more space, try one of the 3-6 bedroom villas. I toured Villa #1 which is an enormous 5-bedroom oceanfront villa with large living area and kitchen, large pool, 3 dining areas (inside, pool-side, ocean view), and its own beachfront setup. I can imagine a multi-generational family celebrating Christmas in this villa with a tropical-themed Christmas tree, presents, and a full Christmas dinner prepared by a private chef.
For the ultimate relaxation, plan a day at the spa. Sign up for a yoga or HITT class or just relax by the cold-plunge spa pool. Each treatment room is in its own pavilion for the ultimate in privacy. If you want a more immersive experience the resort offers full day or multi-day experiences.
Those looking for more activity will enjoy the tennis courts, clubhouse with shuffleboard, billiard, ping-pong, soccer pitch, fitness center, pilates and boxing studio. Amanyara’s Legends Program presents sports legends throughout the year who provide sport clinics to guests. These include tennis champions, NFL and NBA players, surfers, and personal trainers.
Breakfast is served at the Restaurant, lunch is served at the Beach Club, and dinner at the Restaurant. The Bar serves morning coffees and juices, afternoon and evening cocktails, as well as afternoon tea.
You will want for nothing during your stay at Amanyara.