Leave it to Amanresorts to scout the perfect piece of real estate on Turkey’s Aegean coast for its next property. August 2011 will see the opening of Amanruya-- located just 30 minutes by car from Bodrum (the ancient port town and present-day resort destination), offering easy access to the region’s yachting enclaves and incredible Classical sites (like Ephesus). Aman junkies will dig the Mediterranean-inspired architectural design; Amanruya resembles a village of courtyards, paths and terraces constructed with local stone—all surrounded by pine forests and olive groves, overlooking the sparkling sea.
The 36 pool terrace cottages sport interior design that also reflects the region: dark acajau wood furniture, hand-carved stone, and white Turkish marble floors. Guests can laze about in their own private pool (and take advantage of the outdoor shower!) or unwind with a drink in front of their own fireplace. If they can pull themselves away from their own private oasis, guests will find classy resort facilities (à la Aman!) to keep them entertained: 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.