Luxury hotels and resorts group Aman has completed a refurbishment of its Amanyara property in Turks and Caicos ahead of the resort’s 15th anniversary next year.
Located on a 7,200-hectare nature reserve on the island of Providenciales, Amanyara features contemporary timber-shingled, stand-alone pavilions, which are nestled in the natural surroundings.
The group has renovated the 38 pavilions ranging from 65 to 260 sqm, adding custom-made beds draped in soft linens, and new furniture for both indoors and outdoors – many of the pavilions include private pools. The bathrooms have also been upgraded to incorporate deep soaking stand-alone bathtubs, custom-designed mirrors and contemporary light fittings.
Amanyara has collaborated with global design firm Olson Kundig to maintain Jean Michel Gathy’s original minimalistic design, keeping the focus on the integration of indoor and outdoor space. The expansive terraces, for instance, can be accessed via floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto the bedroom and living area.
The resort has also introduced a host of new activities including horseback riding, free-diving and kite boarding. Turks and Caicos is home to the third largest barrier reef in the world, with Amanyara minutes from popular diving site Northwest Point, while the island’s nature trails provide scenic routes for horse-riding.
The resort is also located a 30-minute drive from Long Bay, which offers ideal conditions for kite boarding thanks to shallow, sandy, clear water and consistent wind. All equipment is provided for the lessons and available to rent for certified or experienced riders.
The British Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos is currently listed on the UK’s “safe” travel corridor list, meaning that travellers will not need to quarantine upon return to the UK.
The resort is currently offering an extended stay programme At Home with Amanyara, which “offers guests the opportunity to create a second home sanctuary” in a pavilion or a larger villa for the period of 30 days.
The group recently announced plans to open a new hotel in New York in spring 2021, located in Manhattan’s historic Crown Building.
Aman has 33 hotels and resorts in 20 destinations across the world, with a further seven under construction. The group is set to open hotels in Montenegro and Al Ula in Saudia Arabia in 2022, followed by another hotel in Tokyo in 2023.