Need To Know
38 pavilions, including two suites, as well as 16 three-, four- and five-bedroom villas
Midday; check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $1450.00, excluding tax at 24 per cent.
Rates include roundtrip transfers, daily morning yoga classes and non-spirit bar drinks, but exclude breakfast.
Smoking is not allowed in rooms, the library or the restaurant interior.
At the hotel
Swimming pool, private beach, dive centre, spa and salon, gym with personal trainers and yoga instructors, four tennis courts with club house, Nature Discovery Centre, screening room, library, DVD/CD selection, boutique. In-rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod dock,minibar, Nespresso machine, bathrobes, signature Amàn bath products and free WiFi.
Our favourite rooms
Poised above reflecting pools, Amanyara’s pavilions are identically styled in glass, teak, taupe and cream, with platform king-sized beds, two terraces, slatted shutters and retractable windows on three sides. The only difference is location. The Oceanfront Pavilions, raised 15–20ft from the shoreline, offer covetable views of the water, with paths down the striated shore.
Lined with timber decking and anchored by two sink-into-and-stay-all-day lounging salas, Amanyara’s infinity pool is a 50m, onyx-hued oblong that becomes a shimmering, star-speckled mirror at night. Just a few steps further is Amanyara's private beach, a half-mile-long stretch of soft white sands and gently lapping waves, sprinkled with oversized sunloungers and umbrellas to which you can order snacks and drinks.
The Spa at Amanyara is an oasis with an oasis, a 6,000sq m compound of five treatment pavilions (four for couples) spread over reflecting pools, where you can give yourself over to holistic and Asian-inspired treatments that run the gamut from body wraps to water treatments to massages. Salon treatments are also available. Most treatments can also be in-room. The Spa also has a boutique, smaller pool with sunloungers, outdoor yoga sala with free morning yoga daily and a Pilates studio.
Keen underwater explorers should bring along their PADI certification so they make use of the resort’s excellent dive centre. If fun in flippers isn’t for you, then a bevy of beach reads will see you through.
Water-sporters and snorkellers are well catered for at Amanyara’s Beach Club; there are Hobie Cats, boogie boats, kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling equipment freely available. The hotel offers a free snorkelling trip daily.
Some pets are welcome in the Pool Pavilion Suite Two Bedrooms and Villas; you must apply prior to arrival with the Department of Agriculture. The hotel can provide the application upon request.
Under-12s can stay free in extra beds or cribs; older children can bed down for $150 a night. Amanyara has a range of baby amenities for use in rooms and its restaurant features a kids’ menu. Babysitting ($15 a hour) can be arranged.