Earlier this year, I visited the Dominican Republic, an island within the Caribbean, located just two hours south of Miami. Known for its warm people, the Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring beautiful nature and beaches, intriguing history and a rich culture. The island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the north and the Caribbean Sea in the south, and it has some of the world’s most incredible beaches with golden sand and clear turquoise water. The island is the perfect destination for travelers wanting to keep active, as there is no shortage of ecotourism activities within the island’s national parks, mountain ranges and rivers. The Dominican Republic is also the number one destination for golf within the Caribbean, offering 20+ world-class courses and one-of-a-kind views. Finally, the island has a rich and warm culture that comes to life at night. Evenings in the Dominican Republic are filled with dark rum, cigars and all-night dance sessions of the merengue. Without a doubt, the Dominican Republic is a unique travel destination not to be missed.
Choosing where to stay in the Dominican Republic will be an easy decision because no other property compares to Amanera. Meaning “peaceful water,” Amanera is part of Aman Resorts, a collection of small, exclusive resorts in unique locations. Their destinations are renowned for their space and privacy and are meticulously designed to frame their natural settings. Amanera is the group’s first resort in the Dominican Republic as well as their first time pairing the unique Aman experience with golf!
From the moment you land at the Puerto Plata Airport in the Dominican Republic you will feel welcomed because a representative from the property will greet you at the airport and escort you through a separate customs line as well as assist you with luggage. You will then be transported to Amanera in a luxury car, where the beautiful beaches and soft-golden sand await you. The property is only a short 60-minute drive from the Puerto Plata International Airport.
Amanera is nestled within the pristine Caribbean jungle, overlooking the mile-long golden sands of Playa Grande. Infused with the Aman spirit, it’s an exotic yet easily accessible destination. Amanera has 25 beautiful villas, with sleek and modern décor as well as the latest high-tech features. If you want more privacy, you can book one of their villas with a private pool. The resort has both indoor & outdoor restaurants with delicious food and excellent service. While visiting Amanera you can stay as busy or relaxed as you please. The property has an incredible infinity pool that overlooks the golden sands of Playa Grande and an excellent golf course right on the water as well as a luxury spa and fitness & yoga facilities. If you want to explore the island, nearby boat trips are offered as well as surfing and water activities. There are also great hiking trails easily accessible from the property.
Luxe Tip: Be sure to enjoy a private beach dinner (or drinks & appetizers) on Hole 17 of the golf course. It’s a unique experience and the perfect place to catch an unforgettable Caribbean sunset.
Images by: Katie Frederick with Ever After Honeymoons
Address: Highway 5, Cabrera Rio San Juan 33300, Dominican Republic
Phone: +1 809-589-2888
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