Amanera Resort: jewel of the Dominican Republic
Aman Resorts are one of the most poignant luxury brands to have come to be in recent years and are famed around the world for their minimalist architecture crafted in tune with each location’s local culture and environment. Couple that with a staff to guest ratio of four to one and you can expect the most exquisite service of your life. Note that although the service very much follows the ‘nothing is too much trouble’ ethos, it’s somehow subtle and completely unobtrusive. Amanera Resort is the brand’s second offering in the Caribbean (behind the exceptional Amanyara) and is set amid the verdant Caribbean landscape overlooking Playa Grande, which is undoubtedly one of the best beaches on the northern coast.
Designed by architect John Heah, the 2-Bedroom Bay View Casa is the crowning glory of the stunning Amanera Resort in the Dominican Republic. Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and perched on a clifftop above the glistening sea, panoramic views of the turquoise bay don’t get any better than this. We’re not saying that the additional 24 casitas dotted along the cliffside aren’t equally as stunning, but the two-bed provides that little bit of extra space, privacy and grandeur. Let’s face it, sometimes you just want a bit of peace and quiet – and Amanera delivers!
You can enjoy your very own private swimming pool that stretches 506 sq. ft. across the front of the property as well as access to a private host and chef should you feel inclined to a real pampering. The rooms follow Aman’s award-winning formula for success, making use of indigenous materials throughout such a rich woods in the living spaces and marbles in the many bathrooms. It’s a classic, and I can totally see why it’s proven so successful! The separate living, dining and TV rooms all welcome the natural light with floor to ceiling windows allowing for epic views of the bay, whilst overhanging eaves provide the much needed shade to enjoy the Caribbean lifestyle in the outdoor lounging and dining areas. The whole thing is perfect for families looking for a relaxing time overseas (and because of the amenities, you can actually relax). As I sat reading a book on the terrace overlooking the bay, I realised that I’d stepped into a paradise that took my luxury experience to a new level. Not through thrills, extravagance and opulence (though I can be quite the material girl on occasion), but through authenticity and character, coupled with privacy and tranquility. This is a suite that needs to be experienced to appreciate that sometimes less truly is more.
The resort itself is the ideal escape for friends and family alike, as it has unparalleled amenities for everyone including a spa, gym, cigar room, library, tennis court and a kids’ club all on site. The Playa Grande Golf Course boasts 10 ocean-side holes, each as theatrical as the last and is famous worldwide for its sensational backdrop.
The resort is also offering a limited number of custom built properties for sale neighbouring the resort, crafted in the same unique style with access to all the amenities available at Amanera. The Amanera Residences offer the opportunity of a lifetime to own luxury property in one of the world’s most breath-taking locations. Where do I sign?!
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