Amanera – The Dominican’s Hot New Resort

Founded in 1988, Aman Resorts has become one of my favorite brands in the luxury boutique resort world.   They really “get it”, and know how to blend the correct ingredients of location, service, luxury, design and amenities that produce top-shelf intimate and relaxing resorts.

The newest gem from the peaceful ones (Aman is the Sanskrit word for peace) is located on the Dominican Republic’s northern Green Coast.

Introducing Amanera
Opened this past November, a short hour drive from Puerto Plata airport and you arrive at your own paradise overlooking the sands of Playa Grande. 

The ingredients for Amanera are as follows:
24 casitas and a 2-bedroom casa are perched atop a 60-foot cliff overlooking the beach.  All are designed with an indoor-outdoor aesthetic and many include a private pool.  Your view will be spectacular...!

Dining is handled by the main resort restaurant with a second story bar above.  You can also grub at Club de Playa on the beach, or at the Clubhouse restaurant at Playa Grand Golf Course.  The course itself is a 7,085-yard Robert Trent Jones design, with 10 holes directly on the coastline. 
If golf is not your thing, you can always kayak, kiteboard, hike, fish, or one of numerous other options.  Hmmm…  I think I will just sink my toes in the sand and soak up some rays while quaffing a nice rum beverage.  I would of course be remiss if I forgot to mention the spa and their relaxing and rejuvenating therapies.  Maybe some yoga on the beach at sunrise is your ticket.

Rates start at $950.00/night and climb from there.  Pick your dates, make your reservation and prepare to relax.  You will indeed find… peace…