Enjoy a luxurious holiday in Turkey.
There are few places in the world which offer classical history and natural beauty in equal measure. The Aegean region of Turkey is one such place. This fabled coastline is where Homer’s heroes were born, where the ancient Greeks consulted their oracles and the Romans built magnificent temples to honour their gods. Everywhere are reminders of this glorious past, vying for attention with spectacular natural scenery including ancient pine forests and scalloped bays.
This resort has a range of room types to suit your budget and party size.
Amanruya offers 36 spacious and elegant Pool Terrace Cottages, each with a private garden and pool. Designed to welcome and soothe, the cottages are gracious homes away from home and a cool air of sophisticated calm prevails.
The 75-square metre cottages feature a four-poster bed, two couches, a dining table and two chairs, a rectangular writing desk, a traditional Turkish mangal charcoal fireplace, a separate vanity area and clothes closet and a large, naturally-lit open bathroom. This features a rain shower and a large bath tub from which one can enjoy private garden views. Traditional handmade rugs and throws from Istanbul provide warmth and an element of Turkish opulence. Fitted with underfloor heating for use in the cooler months, there is also a fireplace that accommodates a brazier. This can be lit with firewood for use in the living room or on the terrace.
Find out what makes this resort special. Here are some of our personal highlights.
Lined with green marble from Antalya in southern Turkey, Amanruya’s 50-metre infinity swimming pool is surrounded by a number of dining and relaxation pavilions.
Protected by a headland and curled around a number of well-established trees, the informal Beach Club consists of a series of terraces on which sun loungers overlook the small pebble beach and a wooden jetty. Refreshments and a range of water sports equipment are available.
Amanruya also offers a gym and a tennis court. Personal trainers and playing partners are easily arranged.
The hand-built, beehive-shaped brick structure next door – designed after a traditional cistern used to conserve rainwater – is a unique Carpet Gallery.
Offering a spa menu of facials, massages and wellness therapies, the spa treatment rooms are situated close to the main swimming pool.
The striking, three-storey Library Tower houses a lounge on the top floor with large picture windows. Views are of the ocean on one side and pine forests on the other. An interesting selection of books and a wide range of DVDs are available.
Pebble-edged steps meander between the Library Tower and the long, sleek Boutique with its excellent examples of local textiles, jewellery and artifacts.
Positioned near the Boutique is the Art Gallery – its white marble floors and white walls ideal for showcasing fine artworks. This double-height space is used as an exhibition area for artists and sculptors, and features two decorative medallions of Brazilian stone hanging on either side of the high walls.
There are additional dining pavilions located higher on the hillside and offering panoramic views. They are ideal for special occasions and events.
Pool Dining Pavilion
Overlooking the main swimming pool, the Pool Dining Pavilion is an elegant and intimate dining space with dark wooden ceilings and pale marble floors.
With its lofty vaulted ceiling and serene views, the Wine Cellar is an atmospheric setting for special events, whether dinners or cocktail parties.