Located on an isolated peninsula just north of the popular holiday town of Bodrum, the resort is surrounded by ancient olive groves and set against the hills cloaked in a Mediterranean pine forest.
Known for its vibrant tavernas and the 15th-century Castle of St. Peter, Bodrum was called Halicarnassus in the days of Alexander the Great, and is just one of the many villages, towns and cities in the region with ancient roots. Amanruya is located on the southeastern Aegean coast of Turkey, on the northern coast of the Bodrum Peninsula in Mandalya Bay. Surrounded by 32 islands and islets, the peninsula forms a 174-kilometre coastline well known for its beauty. Scalloped bays reveal sandy beaches while enchanting seaside villages bustle in the shade of olive groves and tangerine orchards. Situated just south of Amanruya and offering an international airport, Bodrum has long been a popular summer destination for Turkish city dwellers. Cafes, restaurants and bars have flourished along the city’s marina which is also the starting point of many day trips to various Greek islands. There are daily flights from Istanbul and many other European airports to Milas-Bodrum International Airport (BJV), located 42 kilometres from Amanruya. The complimentary transfer to the resort takes approximately 30 minutes by car.
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 king-size bed, couches, a dining table and chairs, writing desk, traditional Turkish mangal charcoal fireplace, separate vanity area and large, naturally-lit open bathroom. This features a rain shower and large bathtub from which one can enjoy private garden views. Traditional handmade rugs and throws from Istanbul provide warmth. 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. There are 22 heated pools and 14 are kept at the ambient temperature. The gardens feature pergolas with large cushioned daybeds and two separate wooden chaise lounges with shade umbrellas. All Pool Terrace Cottages are equipped with LCD screen TVs, wireless internet, DVD players, minibars, espresso machines, safety boxes, iPod players, air conditioning, hair dryers and electronic keys.
An access road weaves its way through the trees before revealing one’s first glimpse of Amanruya and its graceful setting. Inspired by the region’s traditional architecture and building methods, the resort ascends through a series of elevated levels, making the most of the sea views whilst offering a variety of courtyards and terraces. From the Arrival Pavilion, Amanruya’s stone buildings flow from and into each other, ensuring the same organic development of space as would characterise a village.
Given Turkey's amazing array of produce and Bodrum's fresh local seafood, the kitchen is able to deliver a seasonal menu featuring Turkish, Western, Indonesian and Thai cuisines. Amanruya’s homebaked bread and informal Meze platters make for superb in-suite dining or picnic options.
Get your fill of local culture and history with the onsite art and carpet galleries, filled with handmade fine artworks. Local textiles, artefacts and jewellery can be purchased at the boutique, located just down the pebble-edge steps. Visit the striking, three-storey Library Tower, and enjoy ocean views from the top floor large through its large picture windows.
Other highlights include spa treatment rooms near the 50-metre infinity swimming pool, a gym and tennis courts, a wine cellar and lounge, an informal beach club with terraces perfect for sunbathing.