July is right around the corner. Have you thought about what to do on vacation? Since it is winter in Brazil, a good idea is to escape for a few days to a sunny destination. How about the Caribbean with that fluorescent blue and dreamy beaches? So, I’ll leave you sighing with an island that charmed me from the first to the last minute – Turks and Caicos – where I stayed at the mega exclusive Amanyara.
Although many people have never heard of the name of this Caribbean archipelago, access to Turks and Caicos is super easy. From Miami you arrive on a flight of 1 hour and 15 minutes. Turks and Caicos is a spectacular archipelago in the south of the Bahamas, made up of 40 islands and islets surrounded by one of the largest coral reefs in the world and has the azure blue of the Caribbean. That alone tells us what is to come! Of these islands, only eight are inhabited. The population is very small – 33,000 people – of whom 27,000 live in Providenciales, where Amanyara is located (considered one of the best beach resorts in the world). Can you imagine how amazing it is?
The hotel is located northwest of Providenciales, in Northwest Point, in a protected and hidden marine life area that guarantees the total privacy of guests in undeviating villages. So much that today is one of the darlings of American celebrities. The service is impeccable from the moment you arrive at the airport. In the 25-minute ride to the hotel, cold water, wi-fi, and kindness welcomes you.
Arriving at “your village” is “wow” everywhere. The decor is so elegant, with high ceilings, lots of wood and glass walls that open completely and leave you integrated with nature. I stayed in a beachfront villa and had a natural pool of my own. The larger villas have butler, private pool and more than one bedroom to accommodate large families or group of friends.
To start the day off, breakfast is served in an open, leafy area facing the sea. The freshly made divine croissants and fruit juices do not leave my memory. The sunset by the pool is a must. Super crowded even by those staying at other places on the island. It’s a real jolt! For dinner, The Restaurant is magical. The tables face a mirror and reflect the soft light of the room. Another highlight of Amanyara is the spa. It consists of four pavilions facing a swimming pool and a lake. I did a wonderful yoga class there.
The hotel won me completely with the pioneering and noble work of coral recovery, on Malcon beach, where 600 artificial pieces were placed coupled with extinguished coral fragments. How can you not love it? Besides being one of the best hotels in the world, it still has tremendous ecological awareness.
XoXo and until next Tuesday.