Heart of Wellness

by Rona Berg
Amanyara

Find your zen at Amanyara in Turks & Caicos

Sunning myself like a cat, I sit outside my secluded villa, staring at the sparkling infinity pool as it trickles into a larger pool that feels more like a lake. I’m thinking about how much I’d love a cup of tea. At that moment, the villa butler shows up out of nowhere to ask if I want one!

Did he read my mind? Or is the staff so attuned to guests’ needs that they can predict them? That is, indeed, a signature of the Aman wellness resorts, which celebrated a 30th anniversary last year (and eliminated all plastic on the properties). In quiet, unobtrusive ways, the staff makes you feel even more relaxed and cared-for, when you didn’t think it possible.

Set on a nature preserve, jet skis and motor boats are not allowed at the tranquil Amanyara. But there is plenty to do: tennis, Nature Discovery Center, yoga on the beach, wellness programs, a movie theater, snorkeling, diving, divine food and drink and a gorgeous, Asian-inspired spa. Relax with a nourishing jade, Himalayan salt and green clay scrub and a wrap ritual with luscious Frangipani and Cupuaçu butter.

Or do nothing. Sitting on the beach, staring at the crystalline turquoise and cobalt-blue sea, may well be enough. aman.com/resorts/amanyara

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