Amanruya, a luxury resort on Turkey's Bodrum Peninsular, feels like a magical survival from the Sultanate, and yet it expresses the beauty of unobtrusive contemporary design. Sunshine, reflected from your private pool dapples the cottage interior reinforcing its light, airy feel. With just 36 cottages scattered across the hillside, there's space aplenty for all guests.
Guest pavilions are calm, cool and very private, inviting relaxation and romance. Everywhere, including the sea, is a gentle stroll away through scented gardens and Amanruya is just the right distance from Bodrum town, yet close enough to dine and dance, far enough to enjoy complete tranquility.
This is Aegean Turkey, and the hotel's architecture blends Ottoman design with Aman's gift for sense of place. For a resort with just 36 cottages the facilities are delightful, including a small spa, a beach bar with canoes, a private yacht, a cigar bar, and a well-equipped fitness centre. With the Temple of Apollo at Didyma and the Roman city of Ephesus within driving distance the invitation to explore may prove irresistible.
The historically minded
Things to do at Amanruya:
Swim, sail, play tennis and backgammon
Enjoy perfect privacy in the Pool Terrace Cottages
Sample the cigar bar
Explore lightly executed Turkish cuisine
Things to do near Amanruya:
Sail the enchanting Homeric coast in a blue water gulet
Dance until late in Bodrum town
Make an expedition to the astonishing 15,000 seat amphitheatre at Miletus
Join the party bunnies at Maçakizi beach club
Hitch a ride in the annual Bodrum Cup Regatta for wooden sailing yachts
Late July to early September can be too hot for British tastes
While children aged 12 and over are accepted disturbance is not
The beach, while excellent for swimming and sunbathing, is of pebbles, not sand
Motorised watersports like waveriders are strictly controlled under a recent law
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