Amanera Residences, Playa Grande, Dominican Republic

Aman reigns as king of the ultra-luxurious resort experience, with properties in 31 breath-taking locations worldwide. The mighty Amanera rises through the green of the Dominican Republic’s tropical jungle to enjoy uninterrupted views of Playa Grande’s pristine sands and the crystal waters beyond the clifftop on which it perches. The resort devotes itself to giving guests privacy beyond compare. Scattered sporadically along the coastline, each of the free standing casas and casitas remains in its own world- in fact you could barely call the room next door your neighbour in this sprawling resort.

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Aman has always made the most of local materials and architecture in the design of their properties, and this ocean-side haven is no different. Rich local woods and artefacts give the rooms a distinctly Caribbean flavour, but like the rum-based a cocktails you’ll enjoy in the resort’s beach-side bar, they’re finished with a modern twist. Lofty ceilings, floor to ceiling glass panes, separate free-standing bedrooms and low tables create airy spaces in which to enjoy the conveniences that come as second nature to Aman, such as a private chef or Casa host, should you wish to indulge.
The ocean-facing outdoor terrace is the ideal spot to soak up the Caribbean’s alluring climate. With both living and dining areas to hand, you can enjoy the great outdoors in comfort, whether that’s for an evening meal or an alfresco brunch. The views are far reaching, unobstructed, and nothing short of spectacular from the resort’s elevated position- in fact, many of the Casitas boast their own pools from which to enjoy it all.
When it comes to dining, Amanera does a fine job of showcasing the region’s fresh and flavoursome cuisine in the refined Aman way. Guests can dine with their toes between the sand at Club de Playa, or at The Restaurant, an indoor dining experience accompanied by those unforgettable Playa Grande views and a locally-inspired menu. The area itself is a watersports-enthusiast’s dream, with kayaking, kite surfing and sensational dive sites all in reach.
Although exceptional enough to stand alone as one of the world’s finest resorts, Amanera is part of a bigger picture. Aman has combined the world-famous Playa Grande Golf Course with the Aman residential experience, introducing a handful of Aman Villas available for purchase along the verdant hills on which the resort nestles.
Image Credit: Playa Grande Club and Reserve