Amanera Dominican Republic
Auto. 5 Carretera Rio San Juan
Cabrera, Rio San Juan
Dominican Republic C.P. 33300
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Ms. Audrey Huttert
5-star Luxury resort
History & Story
Overlooking the ocean and Playa Grande Beach from its cliff-top setting, Amanera is surrounded by jungle and framed by dramatic mountains. The 25-casita resort lies alongside the fairways of Playa Grande Golf Course and has a Beach Club, Cigar Lounge and Spa. Originally designed by golf legend Robert Trent Jones Sr, the golf course has been fully renovated by his son, Rees Jones. An idyllic base for discovering the north coast, Amanera’s experiences include kite-surfing, deep-sea fishing and horse riding on the beach.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
– Amanera lies adjacent to Playa Grande Golf Course and has its own clubhouse located on the course. Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the 7,085-yard course is spread over 370 acres of coastline, with 10 holes played directly on the ocean cliffs.
Perched atop 18-metre cliffs overlooking Playa Grande Beach and the ocean, the first golf-integrated Aman, Amanera is set on the idyllic north coast of the Dominican Republic. Backed by the dramatic Cordillera Septentrional Mountain Range, the resort offers breath-taking ocean views.
Key sites/activities in the area
An idyllic base for discovering the treasures of the Dominican Republic’s north coast, Amanera’s adventures include kitesurfing, merengue dancing, deep-sea fishing, canyoning, hiking, biking, water sports, whale watching and much more.
Amanera offers private tours and rum tastings at the world-renowned Ron Barcelo distillery in Santo Domingo.
Guests can also learn how to roll their own cigars in an evening class led by chef and Maestro del Cigarro Juan Carlos Alberto. Located at Babunuco’s in nearby Cabrera, the evening also includes dinner.
Our Eco Casita includes family-friendly programs, exclusive kids’ activities, an activity booking area and space for outdoor discovery of the natural environment. It’s an educational centre focused on the natural environment of Playa Grande, Dominican Republic. The property does not have a kid’s club but our youngest guests are very welcome and can find tailor made activities thanks to our Concierge team.
Amanera’s 25 casitas are positioned on the cliffs at the western end of Playa Grande Beach, all offering ocean views.
– 2 Casitas: Featuring separate living area and bedroom with king-size bed and sweeping ocean views
– 10 Ocean View Hill Casitas: Located on the hills and offering panoramic views of the bay
– 7 Ocean View Pool Casitas: Offering panoramic views of the bay and a private 10-metre pool
– 4 Bay View Pool Casitas: Offering an expansive terrace with outdoor living/dining area and a 10-metre pool
– 1 Amanera Casita: Offering the finest ocean views of the property and 10-metre infinity pool
– 1 Bay View Casa – 2 Bedroom: Offering panoramic views over Playa Grande Beach and the ocean and a 20-metre infinity pool
Restaurants & Bars
The Restaurant: The Restaurant provides a choice of indoor or outdoor dining settings. The indoor area is divided into two areas, one open to the breezes and the other air-conditioned, both maximizing the spectacular views of Playa Grande beach and the main swimming pool. The outdoor dining terrace, perfect for savouring the spectacular ocean views and enjoying the Caribbean trade winds, complements it. Serving classic continental fare with a light, modern touch, the menu showcases Caribbean and Italian gastronomy and Mediterranean-style seafood.
Club de Playa: Nestled on a private, sandy corner of Playa Grande, serving casual beach-style cuisine including pizzas, burgers, salads, local dishes and Mexican classics, complemented by an expansive cocktail list. Open from 11.00am until 5.00pm.
The Bar & Lounge: The Bar is the ideal place to embrace the sea during the day and the perfect spot to soak in a Caribbean sunset
Designed as a tranquil sanctuary, the Aman Spa offers both single and double treatment rooms and adopts a holistic approach to wellness through relaxation and movement. The extensive treatment menu includes massages, facials, scrubs and wraps, as well as a number of signature Spa Journeys tailored to individual needs. These incorporate the Aman range of chemical-free products, with a nod to traditional energy-based shamanic healing.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Amanera offers multiple venues for both indoor and outdoor events. These include The Restaurant, Club de Playa and the Wellness Casa. A dedicated team assists in venue selection and arrangement, timing, menus, the hiring of professionals for photography, videography, hair and make-up, and entertainment.
Honeymoons at the resort can include private dinners for two, sunset strolls along the beach and spa treatments in the Aman Spa’s double treatment rooms.
Extra Notable Features
The Casa Del Tobacco is a cigar lounge housed in the Casa Grande with a selection of custom-made Amanera cigars
Hotel and Restaurant Awards
Wallpaper Magazine, Best New Hotel
Andrew Harper, Best Luxury Hotels in the Caribbean: Grand Awards 2017
Andrew Harper Hotel Highlights 2017: Best Amenities & More
Grace Ormonde The Top 100 Wedding Destinations to Celebrate Love
Connoisseur Circle, Best Hospitality Newcomer 2016
Architectural Digest, Best Suites
Robb Report, Best of the Best
Andrew Harper, Recommended Hotel
SpaFinder Wellness Travel Award for 2016, Best in Japan