Río San Juan, Dominican Republic

The combination of style and comfort makes this beautiful resort the perfect destination.

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Property Overview

Amanera, which means ‘peaceful water,’ is set on the idyllic north coast of the Dominican Republic. Backed by the dramatic Cordillera Septentrional Mountain Range, the resort offers breathtaking ocean views and access to the spectacular private clifftop Playa Grande Golf & Ocean Club. Nestled within the pristine Caribbean jungle, overlooking the mile-long golden sands of Playa Grande. It’s an exotic yet easily accessible destination, located a short seventy-five minutes from Puerto Plata International Airport.


SmartFlyer Exclusives

  • Welcome note from agent to guest prepared by resort
  • Full American breakfast
  • Room upgrade based on availability upon check-in
  • $100 USD Food and Beverage credit to be used once during the stay
  • Early check-in and late check-out, depending on availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Agent Tips

  • Pool Casita, Bay View Pool Casitas and the Amanera Casita all have private pools.
  • The resort offers ample adventures in the surrounding nature reserve, including canyoning and waterfall rappelling. Humpback whales migrate to nearby Samaná Bay between January and March.
  • Guests can sign up for a ceviche cooking class!
  • The Sunset Experience, complete with light bites and local cocktails, is not to be missed.

Privacy and personalized service; chic yet exotic.

The twenty-five 'casitas' provide expansive indoor and outdoor living areas surrounded by lush tropical gardens. All 'casitas' are one bedroom with a separate living room area, and fifteen of them offer private, heated swimming pools. With sleek and modern décor as well as the latest high-tech features, you have all the comforts of home (and more!). For the ultimate chance to spread out, the two-bedroom Bay View Casa is ultra luxurious.
Pool + Gym

Variety with wonderful views.

Amanera offers a heated pool with wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean. Many of the casitas also have their own private pool. Additionally, the property offers a variety of classes such as High Intensity Interval Training, as well as Technogym equipment upon request. For a highly tailored workout experience, opt for a personal training session or personalized yoga class within the privacy of your own casita.

Heal and realign.

The Amanera signature experiences provide healing treatments inspired by the moon cycles to realign yourself using Mother Nature’s ingredients, lunar energy, and holistic hands-on techniques. Plants inherited from local shamanic wisdom are used reflecting the healing tradition of the island’s indigenous Taíno Indians. All signature journeys begin with a foot ritual, holistic consultation to personalize your treatment, a Palo Santo smudging ceremony and conclude with a Larimar chakra balancing meditation.

Specializing in fresh, organic dishes.

The Restaurant features a terrace overlooking the uninterrupted mile-long golden strand of Playa Grande beach. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant ensure expansive views from indoors, and the second-story bar is the perfect spot for an aperitif. Or, choose to dine right on the sand at the Beach Club, the ocean providing a spectacular backdrop to your Dominican dining experience.
  • Bar
    Overlooking the resort and Playa Grande with open air seating, take in the sunset views whilst enjoying a gentle ocean breeze. Explore signature Dominican flavors exhibited through expertly crafted cocktails or sample six kinds of local Rum from the island.
  • Who's it for?
    All guests are welcomed to the peaceful home of Amanera.
  • Location
    A seaside hideaway situated on Playa Grande’s mile-long stretch of beach, Amanera emerges from over 2000 acres of lush, protected rainforest.

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