Amanera, the second Aman property in the Caribbean, has announced a scheduled opening date of late 2015. The property will be located on a dramatic clifftop overlooking the crescent-shaped Playa Grande beach, surrounded by verdant jungle and framed by the island’s dramatic Cordillera Septentrional mountain range. The resort will become the first golf-integrated Aman, located along the famed Playa Grande Golf Course, a track distinguished by having the highest number of oceanside holes in the Western hemisphere.
Amanera 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. Located on 2,000 acres of virtually untouched land, the resort is remote and peaceful, boasting just 25 rooms, more than half of which boast their own private pools.
The best room? The two-bedroomed ‘Bay View Casa’ that enjoys the resort’s finest cliff-side position with panoramic views of the ocean and Playa Grande beach. It includes a 65-foot infinity-edge swimming pool, expansive terrace, and glass-walled living and dining room. The bedrooms are situated on either side of the central living area, both offering the same exceptional ocean views and spacious en-suite bathrooms.
The resort center is ‘Casa Grande,’ a main house with a three-tiered water feature with ocean, golf course and jungle views. In the center is an open air bar and lounge, dining area and curved swimming pool.
The resort’s informal beach club, the Club de Playa, is tucked into a sandy cove on Playa Grande beach, the island’s most beautiful. Guests have access also to Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed Playa Grande Golf Course, with its soon-to-open Aman Clubhouse with another restaurant and spa. Other facilities will include a pro shop, fitness centre, tennis courts and an Aman Spa.
Designed as a tranquil sanctuary, the Aman Spa will offer both single and double treatment rooms and will adopt a holistic approach to wellness through relaxation and movement. The extensive treatment menu will include massages, facials, scrubs and wraps, as well as a number of signature Spa Journeys tailored to individual needs. These will incorporate the Aman range of chemical-free products with a nod to traditional energy-based shamanic healing.
The resort’s fitness center will offer a full range of cardiovascular and strength equipment and a personal training studio. Additional wellness facilities will include a steam room, sauna and relaxation room.
Unlike many resorts in populated Punta Cana, Aman is located on the north coast, a much less developed area known for its beautiful natural landscapes. We can’t wait to see the property when it opens!