Enjoy a luxurious holiday in the Dominican Republic.
Sitting on the north coast of the serene Dominican Republic, Amanera lies between the two small villages of Río San Juan and Cabrera, embraced by more than 400 acres of lush, protected rainforest.
The name Amanera is derived from aman, the Sanskrit word for peace, and era, which means water in Taíno, an ancestral Caribbean language. Nestled next to Playa Grande’s mile-long stretch of satin beach, the luxury Amanera resort overlooks the rippling turquoise waves and presents utter tranquillity.
The ideal golfer’s retreat, Amanera is home to one of the Caribbean’s premier golf courses. The resort is perfect for enjoying private horseback rides through forests, teak plantations, mangroves and along the beach – or for the adrenaline-junkie, canyoning and rappelling down waterfalls is also an exciting activity. Further to the west lies the town of Cabarete, one of the world’s top-rated windsurfing and kiteboarding destinations, while eastward is the natural deep-water port of Samana, famous for the humpback whales that roam its warm waters during winter.
Accommodation at Amanera includes a range of exquisite Casitas and Casas, with phenomenal interiors and many with private swimming pools. With lofty ceilings, warm wood furnishings and floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to the terrace, a stay here promises unobstructed cliff-top ocean views.
Delight your tastebuds at Amanera Restaurant, serving fresh, organic dishes, or base yourself directly on the beach at Club de Playa; an informal beach club where diners can enjoy local dishes and Mexican classics in a lovely beachside backdrop.
Restaurant and bar
Big game fishing
This resort has a range of room types to suit your budget and party size.
The resort’s premier accommodation, in this 2, 626 square foot villa you will be surrounded by lush gardens offering panoramic views of the beach and ocean and a private swimming pool. Bedrooms feature king-size beds, whilst there are two en-suite bathrooms with dual showers and oversized tubs, five toilets, a kitchen, a living and a dining room, TV room and four private landscaped courtyards. Amenities include: personal bar, personal host, private buggy driven by host, three TVs, WiFi and sound system.
Boasting open views of the ocean, Casita Amanera opens on to a huge terrace, where you’ll find a sheltered dining area and a private swimming pool. The bedroom has a king-size bed, there is a living area. Bathroom with sliding door and freestanding tub and to the exterior is a shaded terrace. Amenities include: personal bar, WiFi, sound system and safe.
Enjoy spectacular views of the bay from high on the hillside from Bay View Pool Casita’s large terrace, which includes a sheltered dining area and private swimming pool with ocean views. Amenities include: personal bar, TV (rises from floor when in use), WiFi, sound system and safe.
As per the Bay View Pool Casita, but without a pool. Amenities include: personal bar, WiFi, sound system and safe.
Offering lofty ocean views from high on the hillside, Pool Casita opens onto an extensive terrace, which includes a sheltered dining area and a private swimming pool. Inside there is a bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom and living area. Amenities include: personal bar, TV (rises from floor when in use), WiFi, sound system and safe.
The Hill Casita offers a more secluded accommodation, with sea views from high on the hillside. There is a shaded and an open-air terrace to enjoy outside, and a king-size bed, living area and bathroom inside. Amenities include: personal bar, TV (rises from floor when in use), WiFi, sound system and safe.
With ocean views, the Casita has a bedroom with king-size bed, living area, bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower and two terraces (one shaded and one open-air). Amenities include: personal bar, TV (rises from floor when in use), WiFi, sound system and safe.
Discover what makes this resort special. Here are some of our personal highlights.
From expeditions into the protected tropical jungle led by naturalists to private watersports classes tailored to all abilities, Amanera ensures younger guests can get the most out of the local Dominican landscape and culture. The Amanera Children and Youth Programme is designed especially for children aged 5-12.
The resort has a world-renowned 18-hole championship golf course, with 10 holes on ocean cliffs. Each hole blends seamlessly into the natural surroundings, giving a unique feeling of isolation from one to the next.
Aman Spa is a calming oasis, where you can enjoy shamanic healing traditions by way of relaxing wellness treatments. You can even have holistic therapies from the comfort and privacy of your Casita.
Playa Grande is one of the Dominican Republic’s best beaches. Relax on a lounger, take a sandy stroll, or enjoy a variety of non-motorised watersports.