Amanresorts is opening the luxury resort Amanruya, in a quiet valley on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea, in August.
Amanruya is located on the southeastern Aegean coast of Turkey, on the northern coast of the Bodrum Peninsula in Mandalya Bay. Surrounded by a Mediterranean pine forest and ancient olive groves, the property enjoys a hillside setting offering excellent sea views.
The resort will offer 36 pool-terrace cottages, each with private pools. Amanruya will be the 28th property worldwide in the portfolio of Singapore-based Amanresorts.
Surrounded by pine forests and olive groves, Amanruya (named for the Sanskrit word for peace, “aman,” and the Turkish word for dream) is set on a hillside offering views of the Aegean Sea and a winding pathway leading to a protected beach.
Inspired by the region’s traditional architecture, Amanruya incorporates a series of courtyards and terraces to invoke the feeling of a village. Local materials including stone, acajau wood and Turkish marble form a natural palette for its buildings.
Amanruya is half an hour’s drive from the popular vacation town of Bodrum, which claims to be the South Aegean’s most attractive seaside village, and its international airport. Amanruya also provides excursions to nearby classical sites in the region, including the ancient ruined cities of Didyma, Miletus, Priene and Ephesus.
Amanruya offers 36 pool-terrace cottages, each featuring a bedroom with a four-poster bed and writing desk; a dressing room and bathroom with soaking tub and garden views; an exterior terrace with a covered dining and lounging pergola; and a private swimming pool. The swimming pools vary in shape from cottage to cottage but measure an average of 115 square feet in area, and a number are heated.
All cottages are fitted with outdoor showers, underfloor heating and a fireplace.
The resort’s central buildings include an arrival pavilion, a three-story library, a terrace and wine lounge, a boutique, an art gallery, two spa suites and four dining pavilions. A 165-foot marble swimming pool, tennis court and beach club round out the facilities.
For more information, visit www.amanresorts.com/amanruya.
Founded by Adrian Zecha who envisioned a collection of retreats in beautiful surroundings offering the hospitality of a gracious private residence and launched by Amanpuri two decades ago, Amanresorts has grown to encompass 28 resorts located in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, France, Indonesia, India, Laos, Montenegro, Morocco, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, the Turks & Caicos Islands and the United States.
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