Amanera to open in the Dominican Republic

Aman Resorts has announced the launch of Amanera, a 25-casita luxury resort, set to open in the Dominican Republic in the last quarter of the year.

Amanera draws its name from "aman", the Sanskrit-derived word for 'peace' and "era", the word for 'water' in Taíno, historically spoken by the indigenous people of the Caribbean.

The 2,000 acre property, designed by award-winning architect John Heah, sits atop 60-foot cliffs and will be a "golf-integrated" resort.

Guests can choose from 25 casitas with organic designs realized with natural materials, such as stone from local quarries, handmade tiles, and Dominican art and artifacts. The casitas all have flat biodiverse roofs that cultivate green gardens, cool living spaces and further blur the lines between dwellings and jungle.

The resort features a variety of amenities including a spa with both single and double treatment rooms, a fitness centre, an open air-bar, a cigar bar, a restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining areas and an informal beach club.