Rio San Juan - Dominican Republic


Overlooking the golden sands of Playa Grande beach, high up on the Dominican Republic's Atlantic-facing north coast, Amanera is surrounded by pristine jungle and backed by a dramatic mountain range. The 25-casita property includes an Aman Clubhouse and several Aman Villas to own, and lies alongside the spectacular clifftop fairways of Playa Grande Golf Course – its 18 holes originally created by golfing legend Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and recently updated by his son, Rees Jones.

Perched atop 60-foot cliffs at the western end of Playa Grande beach, Amanera offers extensive dining, spa and recreational facilities. Designed to maximise the extraordinary views, each of the 24 one-bedroom, freestanding casitas enjoys unobstructed ocean vistas from an expansive terrace. Every casita is accessed via a winding pathway through a private garden, and 13 have private 10-metre swimming pools. The two-bedroom Bay View Casita enjoys the finest setting on the property, with panoramic views of the ocean and Playa Grande beach, a 20-metre infinity pool and a private footpath down to the sand.

The property's main pavilion, Casa Grande, offers sweeping views at every turn. It houses the bar and lounge, a discreet reception, a library and a convivial cigar bar, and leads to Amanera’s signature restaurant with its indoor and outdoor dining areas. Beyond the restaurant is the main swimming pool. Club de Playa, the informal beach club, is tucked into a sandy cove on Playa Grande beach and offers a casual dining area, water sports equipment and a children’s club.  

Casitas & Casa

Amanera's 25 casitas are positioned on the cliffs at the western end of Playa Grande Beach, all offering ocean views.


Amanera's luxury Casitas dot the lush Playa Grande coastline with unobstructed ocean views. Overhanging eaves shade expansive terraces with outdoor dining and lounging areas, while inside, the floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead to rooms specially positioned to maximise views.

All Casitas feature lofty ceilings and warm wooden finishes, while a selection offer private swimming pools.


Annual resort closure from 28 August to 20 November 2022



Rates per casita/casa per night, based on single/double occupancy, room only, 18% government tax and 10% service charge included.

B&B, half board and full board rates upon request.

from from
Casita 2 090.00 USD Bay View Pool Casita 3 250.00 USD
Hill Casita 2 335.00 USD Amanera Casita 3 930.00 USD
Pool Casita 2 825.00 USD Bay View Casa (2 bedroom) 7 740.00 USD
Contact us to get the best available rates for your travel dates
special offers & packages
Resort services & facilities 
White sand beach 40m swimming pool Amanera Spa
Two tennis court Full range equipment gym Kickboxing classes
Dance classes Meditation and Yoga sessions 18-hole 'Playa Grande Golf' course
Kite Surfing Large choice of water sports Whale Watching
Horse Riding WiFi Internet access Library & Boutique
Resort highlights
Dining experiences 

Casa Grande Restaurant : offers fresh, organic flavours from the Caribbean, Mexico and the Mediterranean, the chef draws on the culinary traditions of the Dominican Republic to offer a menu of finely spiced, flavour-rich dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lounge Bar : perfectly poised to take in the drama of the ocean vista – a panoramic backdrop to complimentary afternoon teas, evening sundowners and private, expert-led rum tastings.

Club de Playa : down on the beach, tucked into a sandy cove, offering local recipes and the classic dishes of South America for lunches, private-dining events and special-occasion dinners.

Amanera Spa

Cocooned by the lush Dominican jungle and high on a cliff, you find the peaceful Amanera Wellness Casa. It is designed as a sanctuary of tranquility and fully integrated into the tropical environment. The forces of the earth, ocean and sky tune the body and mind with the rhythms of nature, enhancing your wellbeing and assisting your spiritual journey.

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.

A selection of spa massages, body treatments, facials, and beauty services use locally grown plants, fruits and herbs as well as the Aman range of all-natural products. All are available at the Wellness Casa and may beprovided in the privacy of your Casita or Beach Pavilions.