Laid-back luxury in the lush Caribbean jungle...
Nestled within more than 2,000-acres of the lush Caribbean jungle on the Dominican Republic’s remote northern coast, the brand-new Amanera overlooks the ocean and gorgeous golden sands from Playa Grande. Every turn you take, every glance you get is simply stunning. Dotting the property are beautiful little pools with light reflecting off of them, creating a very serene vibe. True to its’ name Amanera—”Aman” meaning peace, and “Era” meaning water—the hotel truly embodies all that it stands for. The allure of this more-than amazing property isn’t just in the name, or the remoteness, but rather all that it has to offer. The Aman name comes with what one would expect an Aman property to offer — it exudes elegance while ecologically sensitive, and privacy, of course, is paramount.
The accommodations—all freestanding casas & casitas—are scattered along the shoreline cliffs, offer the utmost privacy with unobstructed ocean views and a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience. Overhanging eaves shade expansive terraces with outdoor dining and lounging areas, while inside, the floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead to rooms positioned to maximize all views. All casitas feature lofty ceilings and warm wooden finishes, while a selection offer private swimming pools. The design, polished minimalism at its best, is nothing short of spectacular. Large soaking tubs, twin vanities, dreamy walk-in closets, all around high-tech touches (yes, the TV rises from the floor when in use) make the stay feel all the more glamorous — and less of a hotel, more like a home.
On the food front, Amanera leaves no stone unturned and no guest leaves hungry, accommodating any and every dietary restriction. The Restaurant serves locally inspired, fresh, organic dishes. Be it the catch of the day, or the chef’s casabe bread that is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted, you can’t seem to go wrong with anything on the menu. Expansive vistas make the dining experience all the more spectacular. For the perfect sundowner, head to the second-story bar, a prime aperitif spot. While you sip on Mama Juana, watch Juan Alberto Martinez—owner of the DR’s legendary restaurant Babunuco—demonstrate the art of rolling cigars. The property offers other dining options including Club de Playa, set on the beach, and the Clubhouse restaurant at Playa Grande Golf Course. Heading to Amanera for a special occasion? They have a beautiful cigar bar — an ideal place for a dinner party.
For golf-lovers, you’ve come to the right place: Playa Grande Golf Course is one of the most spectacular courses in the world and some would like to call it the “Pebble Beach of the Carribean”. Designed with wide fairways, meticulously contoured greens and Rees Jones’ signature coastal-style bunkers blends seamlessly into the natural surroundings with ocean views from every hole. For those who like the water, there’s every water sport you can imagine from kite surfing to fishing and to whale watching. On land, Amanera offers hiking for all levels with incredible views (perfect for the ‘gram!) or play a match of tennis. If you’re in need of even more R&R (who isn’t?!), retreat to the spa for a relaxing and rejuvenating massage or revive yourself with a beachfront yoga session at sunrise.
At Amanera, the world is your oyster with no request too great and no detail too small. What are you waiting for?
BENEFITS OF BOOKING WITH ITKE:
Upgrade at time of arrival, subject to availability
Complimentary full American Breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay
A complimentary la carte lunch for up to two people per room, once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability