With striking ocean vistas, a blissful beach and surrounded by verdant Caribbean jungle, Amanera boasts an enviable location on Playa Grande. True to brand form, the latest Aman is an exciting new development for its reverent junkies – a soothing sanctuary within an exotic, yet accessible location. A remote, less-travelled part of the island, the northern coast of the Dominican Republic is blessed with remarkable natural beauty. Being one of the Caribbean’s most geographically diverse countries, visitors are spoilt with mountain scenery, desert scrublands and significant colonial architecture.
Amanera is a resort which deftly captures the essence of the island whilst remaining loyal to the inimitable clean lines and Amanesque design brief – in addition to bringing the new dimension of globally attractive golf. Refreshed by his son Rees Jones, Playa Grande Golf Course was originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr and has ten oceanfront holes – impressively more than any other golf course in the western hemisphere. As engaging as the golf course may be, the accommodation is equally alluring with twenty-four freestanding Casitas and a spacious Two-Bedroom Bay View Casita, with twenty-metre pool, all built on the western end of Playa Grande and offering ocean vistas. Perched high atop the sixty-foot-high cliffs, the guest rooms overlook the formidable Atlantic Ocean, whilst being surrounded by private gardens. Guests can, of course, indulge within the ubiquitous Aman Spa, dine on deliciously fresh and local cuisine, relax in the Clubhouse or visit the resort gym.
Outside of Amanera, there is a wealth of natural attractions to discover on the island - from snorkelling in the pristine waters, cruising along the scenic coastline, kayaking and whale-watching, hiking in the hills or visiting majestic waterfalls – plus the cultural history and locals love for dancing the merengue at midnight! Aman has, once again, expanded into a new realm - one geographically outside of their traditional Asia and one which will attract a new high-end leisure client. As always, we applaud their style.