The resort derives its name from aman, the Sanskrit word for 'peace', and yara, the word for 'place' in the language of the Arawak Amerindians - and lives up to its billing effortlessly. Enjoying a pristine location well removed from much of the development on the eastern side of the island, it is a private and exclusive hideaway alongside turquoise waters - the perfect opportunity to savour an authentic tropical paradise.
Pavilions and villas are scattered among tropical vegetation and ponds, perched on rugged stone headlands and are steps from an endless fine-sand alabaster beach. In terms of interiors, the scheme is undeniably contemporary, with elegant living spaces giving way to outdoor areas where timber sun decks extend over tranquil ponds.
The Amanyara really is a slice of luxury island life at its finest and most relaxed.