There are very few hotel brands that captivate me like Aman Resorts. Every single one of their properties is designed like a dream. Crisp, clean lines, tranquil locations and an ambiance that evokes a sense of calm, which is appropriate since Aman is the Sanskrit word for ‘peace.’ I am completely obsessed with Aman properties, so it is no surprise that I am dying to review the latest addition to Aman’s harmonious international collection, Amanera.
Located on a clifftop overlooking the crescent-shaped Playa Grande beach, Amanera is surrounded by jungle and framed by the island’s Cordillera Septentrional mountain range. The resort is the first golf-integrated Aman property, with challenging greens on the amazing Playa Grande Golf Course, a track recognized for having the highest number of oceanside holes in the Western hemisphere. Amanera features 24 Casitas and one two-bedroom Bay View Casa.
Casitas enjoy unobstructed ocean vistas from an expansive terrace, outdoor seating and lounging areas and through floor-to-ceiling windows from the spacious, living and sleeping areas. 13 of the Casitas boast private swimming pools, and every Casita is accessed via a winding pathway through a private garden. Talk about a secret hideaway!
The two-bedroom Bay View Casa has the privilege of sitting on the resort’s finest cliff-side position with panoramic views of the ocean and Playa Grande beach. As if that isn’t enough, there’s a spectacular glass-walled living and dining room, seamless indoor/outdoor living areas with access to the ocean and pool on one side and a private garden on the other, en-suite bathrooms, twin reflection pools at the entrance and a massive infinity swimming pool that stretches across the terrace.
Should you decide you just have to leave your room, Amanera also offers Club de Playa beach club where guests can relax in a hammock under the coconut palms, take advantage of water sports and even send the kiddies to the children’s club for their own adventure. Need more relaxation after the beach club? Head over to the spa and have your choice from an extensive treatment menu that includes massages, facials, scrubs, wraps, and a number of signature Spa Journeys that embrace Aman’s commitment to holistic wellness. Still not enough? There’s also a bar and lounge, cigar bar and several dining experiences.
Just looking at the pictures has me head over heels in love. Looks like the Hotel Whisperer has another luxury property to add to the review list. Stay tuned because Amanera is calling and I am definitely going to answer!