Aman to Open New Resort in Dominican Republic

By Paul Joseph

Luxury resort brand Aman has announced the launch of Amanera, scheduled to debut in the Dominican Republic later this year.

Located on a clifftop overlooking the q2qPlaya Grande beach, Amanera is surrounded by verdant jungle and framed by the island’s dramatic Cordillera Septentrional mountain range.

The resort will become the first golf-integrated Aman, sited alongside the undulating fairways and challenging greens of the lauded Playa Grande Golf Course, a track distinguished by having the highest number of oceanside holes in the Western hemisphere.

Water is omnipresent and intrinsic in the design of Amanera, which draws its name from the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace’ and era, the word for ‘water’ in Taíno, historically spoken by the indigenous people of the Caribbean.

The resort is situated on 2,000 acres of virtually untouched land comprised of verdant peaks and lush jungle with centuries-old trees and royal palms stretching across nearly seven miles of continuous Atlantic seacoast on Hispaniola’s northern shore.

The surrounding region, meanwhile, is notable for being both pristine and sparsely populated, offering a variety of scenery that includes starkly beautiful desert areas, dramatic waterfalls and sleepy towns.

Designed by John Heah, the resort is set between the beach and golf course amongst landscaped gardens and offers extensive dining, spa and recreational facilities, and 25 ‘Casitas’ (small houses) each demonstrating a raw, organic design that complement the natural setting.

By Paul Joseph