Amanera, Dominican Republic

If you haven't heard of Playa Grande Beach in the Dominican Republic, Aman is about to change that. The super-luxury resort group has picked a dramatic site above this glorious 1,600-metre beach for its latest property, Amanera, opening late this year. The setting is spectacular - a clifftop backed by the jungle-clad mountains of the Cordillera Septentrional and dropping sharply to the Atlantic. It promises to be a typically exceptional Aman, with 24 one-bedroom casitas (and a two-bed Bay View Casa) enjoying sweeping ocean views, a spectacularly situated golf course, and private beach club for dining, watersports and lazing in hammocks. Aman's début golf resort will have its own clubhouse with bar, restaurant, gym, pro shop and signature Aman Spa. CEO Olivier Jolivet says the group's début in the Dominican Republic is "the perfect example of how we take an unexpected destination and within it find the most exceptional and dramatic location to create a sybaritic hideaway unlike any other."



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