Amanera, Dominican Republic
Set on a clifftop above Playa Grande, Amanera provides a secluded retreat amid the verdant landscape and golden shores of the Dominican Republic’s appealing north coast. In this location, the Balinese-style property affords exploration of the natural environment, both on and offshore, as well as cultural connections. Trek through protected jungle reserves and dive down to underwater caves and shipwrecks. Gain insight into the herbal medicine traditions of the Taino people on a forest walk and delve into local history in Puerto Plata. The resort is made up of ocean-view casas and casitas with private pools and a panoramic ocean-view restaurant Casa Grande, where dishes inspired by local culinary traditions are served in a terraced space overlooking the beach, and the Beach Club, which is tucked into a cove of Playa Grande. The jungle-shrouded clifftop spa offers treatments that are inspired by Taino healing traditions and sporting facilities include a clifftop golf course.