nature discovery centre
Surrounded by a Marine National Park and Nature Reserve, Amanyara strives to provide an authentic experience of the island’s unique environment. The resort’s Nature Discovery Centre offers daily activities for guests of all ages to explore the island’s natural wonders, with a full-time naturalist on hand. For Amanyara’s younger guests, there are daily programmes co-created by our naturalist and teachers from the American Museum of Natural History’s Science and Nature department. These include exploration safaris, nature-themed presentations, beach walks, scavenger hunts and turtle conservation, all focused on learning more about the islands’ indigenous creatures. For adults, our Eco Hikes and paddling excursions offer opportunities to learn more about the geology of the island of Providenciales, the dry tropical forest, the medicinal uses of native plants, and the many bird, reptile and invertebrate residents of the island. Guests can also explore the ocean, whether via kayaking or snorkelling, to learn more about the marine biology of the area.
Amanyara’s Turtle Initiative and Adopt-a-Coral Programme are both great ways to contribute towards the conservation of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Turtle Initiative involves guests in cutting-edge biological research that aims to safeguard the Turks and Caicos Islands’ turtle population. The initiative is part of the long-established Turks and Caicos Islands Turtle Project that involves project partners from renowned universities and conservation organisations worldwide. Amanyara has also teamed up with Sustainable Oceans International, an Australian company dedicated to the restoration and enhancement of marine habitats. The collaborative Adopt-A-Coral project allows guests to play their part in the preservation and restoration of the region’s coral reefs.
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