At a Glance
Amanruya is Aman's latest dreamy retreat in the relatively unspoiled Bodrum
The layout of the resort lends itself to an overwhelming sense of calm, perfect for those looking for a restful vacation
The pool cottages are akin to an average London one-bedroom apartment in size
Every taste is catered to with Asian, Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine on offer
The hidden beach club offers peace and tranquility on the shores of Aegean Sea
Another wonder from Aman. You will stay in a vast cottage with your own pool and cabana form which you can gaze out across the bay of Bodrum.Scott Dunn team
A must do trip is to Ephesus. Although it is a long drive it is well worth it to see the myriad ruins and architectural wonders. Stop en route for a sustaining Turkish coffee at one of the many lake side restaurants.Scott Dunn team
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Opened in December 2011, Amanruya is a tranquil all-season resort situated on the northern coast of the Bodrum Peninsula in the beautiful Mandalya Bay. The resort is inspired by the region's traditional architecture and building methods combining Mediterranean and Ottoman design elements. A series of courtyards and terraces on the hillside gives a village feel while still retaining a sense of space. The resort is surrounded by a pine forest and an ancient olive grove.
The 36 pool cottages each have a private garden and pool and are large luxurious spaces featuring a bedroom, living room and an open bathroom area. Styled with local stone, dark acajou wood furniture and white Turkish marble floors, the cottages offer cool accommodation during the heat of the summer months. During the winter, the living room includes an open fire transforming the cottage into a warm, cosy space.
The resort offers four Dining Pavilions serving Turkish, continental and Asian inspired dishes. Due to the variety of microclimates in Turkey, the kitchen is able to offer an ever-changing seasonal menu. Each pavilion offers a different setting and all have sea views. Picnic and in-suite dining are also possible. A Terrace and Wine Lounge and casual dining venue at the Beach Club completes the dining options.
500 meters from the resort down a winding path guests can enjoy the private Beach Club. The Club consists of a series of terraces on which sun loungers overlook the small pebble beach, a jetty and an offshore swimming pontoon. The resort offers a 50 meter swimming pool, tennis court, library, boutique and art gallery.
Two spa suites offer an array of relaxing treatments.
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.
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The 75 square meter 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.
Each cottage enjoys its own spacious garden which leads to a private grey-green marble swimming pool. The layout of the gardens and pools vary. Some pools are square and others rectangular. There are 22 heated pools and 16 are kept at the ambient temperature. The gardens feature pergolas with large cushioned daybeds and two separate wooden chaise lounges with shade umbrellas.
There are four Dining Pavilions serving traditional Turkish foods, continental fare and Asian-inspired dishes including stir-fries, salads and curries. Each venue enjoys a different setting and sea views. Home-baked bread and informal Meze platters make for superb in-suite dining or picnic options. The resort also offers a Terrace and Wine Lounge and a casual dining venue at the Beach Club.
Amanruya offers a three-storey Library with a selection of books and DVDs. There is also a Boutique, an Art Gallery and two Spa Suites.
Private beach club, water sports equipment including pedalos and small sailing boats, 50 meter swimming pool and tennis court.
A number of excursions can be arranged including the ancient ruined cities of Didyma, Miletus, Priene and Ephesus. The region also offers natural distractions including winding trails ideal for hiking, mountain biking or horse riding, and beautiful beaches and forest glades ideal for picnics. Boating and other water sports take precedence throughout the summer months, and a golf club offers avid golfers their fix.
Location & Directions
Amanruya is located on the south eastern Aegean coast of Turkey, on the northern coast of the Bodrum Peninsula in Mandalya Bay.
When to go
Comfortable year-round climate. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, are marked by mild to warm days and cool nights. The summer months from June through August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Winter falls from December through February and days are crisp and evenings can be cold. The year-round temperature range is 6°C to 15°C (January), 11°C to 21°C (April), 22°C to 34°C (July), 15°C to 27°C (October).