the gray days of a far-too-slowly emerging spring are getting you down check out this article from Travel and Leisure
read it out loud to my boyfriend while we were stuck in traffic on on L.A. freeway under cloudy skies). Travel
and Leisure is the first to check out the latest Aman resort
, Amanyara in the Turks and Caicos
. As we've seen by the rash of developments being announced in the Turks and Caicos
, the relatively
unspoiled Caribbean islands are getting ready for their big moment. Amanyara represents the beginning of the trajectory
from elite getaway to potential tropical saturation. But for now, the lucky few can enjoy the spectacular new hotel. The
article lovingly details the unspoiled views, the lush vegetation and the decor which is minimalist and yet luxtacular,
featuring materials from 39 countries. The resort offers 40 shingled pavilions which are designed to offer ample
outdoor as well as indoor space. The Amanyara experience is all about tranquility, from the reflecting pool to the
non-check-in (you check in officially from the comfort of your own room) and the views of the unspoiled shoreline.
There are also villas which will be for sale.
Could there be a complaint with such a gorgeous place? The
author of the article, Peter Jon Lindberg, does say that this Aman, like the others in the chain, have a more Asian
than traditionally Western tropical flair. But if you wanted umbrella drinks and a water slide you'd be somewhere
else. From now until Halloween, pavilions cost $1,350 and villas cost $5,250. Rates include round-trip
transportation to and from Providenciales International Airport, non-motorized water sports, tennis courts,
laundry, mini bar (except spirits) and all telephone calls.