Photo Courtesy of Amanresorts
Amanresorts has announced the opening of its latest luxury property, Amanruya, in a quiet valley on Turkey
's Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Slated for bookings beginning this August, the resort will offer 36 terraced cottages, each with private pools. Amanruya will be the 28th property worldwide from the Singapore-based Amanresorts, known for some of the world's most exclusive escapes, including Amanyara in the Turks & Caicos islands.
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, while local materials including stone, acajau wood and Turkish marble form a timeless natural palette.
Each cottage will feature 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. All cottages are also 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 luxe facilities.
Just 30 minutes by car from Amanruya lies the popular holiday town of Bodrum, 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.