Nestled within more than 2,170 acres of pristine Caribbean jungle, Amanera – Playa Grande, Dominican Republic overlooks the ocean from Playa Grande, whose golden sands make it one of the region’s most beautiful beaches.
Developer Dolphin Capital’s Amanera is the second Aman resort to relax the Caribbean (following Amanyara in Turks & Caicos) and its first property with a golf course.
Aman resorts radiate tranquility, space, amenities, and zero-edge pools. At Playa Grande, Amanera’s alfresco ambiance is no different—primed for relaxation via “simple luxury” (though Aman rarely uses the L word).
Amanera architect John Heah’s, organic design blends intimately into the surrounding lush landscape “to feel at one with the dramatic tropical location.” Flat roofs cultivate green gardens, cooling all contemporary living spaces—“blurring the line between dwellings and jungle.” Meanwhile, Heah’s owner villas are designed primarily on personal preference.
At the resort’s apex, “Casa Grande,” (Amanera’s bi-level central lodge) houses the open-air main lobby, indoor and outdoor dining, bars, and chic outdoor lounges. The transparent structure is highlighted by imposing concrete eaves, floating stairs, linear zero-edge entrance pools, and a glimmering infinity swimming pool with direct panoramas of the ocean, cascading 60-foot cliffs, soaring palm trees, and lush mountains whose underground springs supply the area with abundant fresh water.
Nearby, 36 independent hotel suites (called “casitas”) hug the serpentine hillside. Each casita offers privacy via manicured gardens, locally quarried stone walls, and overhanging stone eaves that shade large terraces beautified by daybeds and sporadic zero-edge pools.
Warm interiors feature lofty ceilings, rich Asian wood finishes, skylights, electronic shades, and huge picture windows that frame postcard vistas—including isolated Playa Grande Beach, a one-mile crescent of golden sand stretching all the way to a bluff. On the other side is Playa Preciosa (a.k.a. Playa Navio) and its famous 1500s offshore Spanish shipwreck, a popular surfing, snorkeling and scuba site.
More than 500 seaside residential homes could ultimately be built along Playa Grande’s nearly seven-mile coastal landscape, with space and privacy to spare for owners. This limited number of exclusive branded villas will grace private enclaves along Playa Grande Golf Course, near the hotel, perched atop scenic cliffs near Playa Preciosa, and elsewhere in future phases.
Seven customized Amanera Founder Villas (under construction) are prominently featured adjacent to the golf course and Casa Grande lodge. Founder Villas showcase three to six bedrooms ranging up to 3,000 square feet on an acre-and-a-half of real estate. More villas will extend along the golf course, all with ocean and mountain views).
Six Two-Bedroom Villas will integrate throughout the Amanera Resort (near Founder Villas, the lodge and hotel) with similar vistas overlooking the golf course, ocean, and beach. Amanera Villa owners receive a lifetime golf course membership, access to Amanera facilities and amenities (Aman Spa, beach club, pool); and four-seater golf buggies for transport around the resort. The serene Aman Spa currently occupies the far end of the golf course but it’s scheduled for a renovation and relocation within a future centrally-located clubhouse.
The Restaurant, specialising in fresh, organic dishes, features a terrace overlooking the uninterrupted mile-long golden strand of Playa Grande beach. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure expansive views from indoors, and the second-storey bar is the perfect spot for an aperitif. Or, choose to dine right on the beach at Club de Playa, the ocean providing a spectacular backdrop to your dining experience.
WELLNESS & SPA
Inspired by the shamanic healing traditions of the Dominican Republic, spa therapies use locally grown plants and herbs, as well as the Aman range of all-natural products. Massages, facials, scrubs and wraps join signature Spa Journeys as part of a holistic approach to wellbeing.