Understated elegance with a sleek contemporary design defines these limited-edition villas
Long a favoured destination with high net worth individuals from around the world, the Turks & Caicos are a collection of 40 islands (of which only eight are inhabited), just south of the Bahamas and a short flight from Miami.
Epitomising barefoot luxury, the archipelago’s islands are resplendent with pristine, powder white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, secluded bays and some of the finest homes in the Caribbean. The Turks & Caicos Islands are an internationally acclaimed diving destination, boasting the third largest coral barrier reef in the world.
Offering an ideal blend of privacy and sheer opulence, discerning travellers come for the islands’ incomparable air of tranquillity, wealth of untouched natural beauty and luxury amenities.
Just over an hour’s flight from Miami and three hours from New York, there are additional direct flights from Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas and London. Turks & Caicos combines unparalleled Caribbean beauty with utmost convenience. The Providenciales Private Aviation Centre, one of the busiest private terminals in the world, is well versed in the handling of private jets of every size.
With tourism skyrocketing 18% in the first six months of 2011 over the previous year, the islands are set for a prosperous 2012 and beyond.
As a British Overseas Territory with the U.S. dollar the official currency, as well as with British banking and legal systems, the Turks & Caicos Islands represent an attractive destination for property investors. The Crown guarantees (fee simple) Absolute Title and a Permanent Residency Certificate can be obtained with a real estate investment of USD500,000.
A key Caribbean offshore financial centre, the Turks and Caicos Islands are increasingly a desirable second home destination for many Americans, Canadians, Europeans and British nationals. The absence of property, income, capital gains and inheritance taxes allows villa owners long-term enjoyment of their property investment.
Another world awaits on the island of Providenciales – one that is supremely private, wonderfully tranquil and comfortably removed. Amanyara’s private villas offer impeccable resort living for those who appreciate a pampered lifestyle, über-stylish residences, exclusive privacy and the rare natural beauty of living along one of Turks & Caicos’ most desirable shorelines.
In a place of timeless beauty and tranquillity, Amanyara sits next to the pristine reefs of the Northwest Point Marine National Park, an acclaimed area of 4,168 acres that provides some of the world’s best wall and reef diving. Directly in front of the resort, approximately 300 metres from the beach, the 8-kilometre-long fringing reef system runs parallel to the coastline. It is dominated by Boulder Star and Elkhorn coral as well as Gorgonians of various species that are home to schooling fish, turtles, spotted eagle rays and many more intriguing species.
The reef supports a characteristic fish population that includes groupers, snappers, surgeonfish, butterfly fish, angelfish and jacks. Also in the area are bottlenose and spotted dolphins. Humpback whales pass through during their migration that lasts from December to April.
Surrounded by an 18,000-acre nature preserve that contains mangroves, natural ponds and lagoons, Amanyara is graced by the untouched and secluded landscapes of the Turks & Caicos. Just steps from Amanyara lies Malcolm’s Beach, one of the island’s most secluded, its soft white sand stretching 1,000 metres along the shore.
A showcase of sophisticated design and timeless luxury, this is a rare opportunity to own one of tomorrow’s icons. Amanyara, which means “peaceful place,” radiates with understated elegance and features sensational architecture in an unspoilt setting. The refined villas are scattered throughout tropical vegetation and ponds, perched on rugged stone headlands and sit steps from an endless fine-sand alabaster beach.
Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, whose distinctly Asian architectural style for Amanresorts has won him worldwide acclaim, the resort and the villas are crafted from the finest materials and granted the most superb finishes.
Amanyara offers limited-edition living at its best, with only 20 architecturally magnificent villas available for private ownership.
A masterpiece of liveable contemporary design, the symmetry and scale of the Amanyara villas create intimate yet indulgent spaces that flow seamlessly from inside to outside. The residence masterfully merges clean, linear architecture with soaring ceilings, stunning roof lines, secluded sun decks, inviting pools and tranquil ponds that reflect its dramatic architecture. Using timber and glass, the private villas are imbued with graceful tropical modernity.
Fabulous for entertaining and serene living, the cutting-edge, architect-designed residences are situated either along the oceanfront, overlooking a tranquil pond or nestled among island vegetation. Comprised of an array of three to five individual bedroom pavilions, an office, kitchen and staff pavilion as well as a refined dining and living pavilion, each villa is a unique home of about 1,000m² of pure elegance. The striking private black volcanic rock infinity pool, as well as the outdoor bathroom courtyards, emphasize the serenity of this privileged lifestyle.
Perfecting the indoor-outdoor style of tropical living, each villa sits majestically on 1.3 to 1.8 acres of lush landscape and is framed by a stunning reflecting pond.
Amanyara seeks to please residents with understated service where privacy, individuality and personal attention are assured. Each villa is serviced by a full-time butler and private chef, both expertly trained by Amanresorts. They are further supported by the villa management team that takes care of any special wish: Invite over a neighbouring villa owner to dinner, host a cocktail reception for friends and family, indulge in a romantic beach dinner for two or enjoy spa services right at home.
The optional Villa Rental Programme, as well as all villa services and maintenance, are managed by the Amanyara team for each owner, ensuring each stay is enjoyed from the first minute to the very last.
In addition, each luxury villa comes with two 4-seater golf buggies.
Owners enjoy unrestricted access to all of Amanyara’s amenities and facilities. Think of the tennis courts, gym, water sports, spa, bar, restaurant, 30-seat screening room, library and world-class beach and reef simply as extensions of that private villa.
The resort’s 50-metre infinity pool, fashioned from volcanic rock, offers sweeping ocean views that can be enjoyed from chaise lounges along the timber sun deck. The bar is the resort’s striking centrepiece: a circular teak building reflected in its adjacent pond, where cocktails may be sipped and live jazz music enjoyed beneath the intricate slatted ceiling.
The Nature Discovery Centre teaches children and adults about the rich marine, plant and animal environment at Amanyara. The Beach Club provides Hobie Cats, sailing boats, ocean kayaks, boogie boards, paddle boards and snorkelling gear.
The combination of owning an elegant villa with an exquisite resort and its gracious staff at the doorstep makes the living experience at Amanyara Villas truly out of this world.
The Amanyara Villas are simply one of the world’s most alluring hideaways.
Oceanfront homes for sale Turks and Caicos. Prices: From USD9 million.
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