Experiences at Amanera

Tropical jungle, the ocean and golden sands

Amanera’s position at the meeting point of jungle and ocean provides endless possibilities for exploration. Engage in watersports such as surfing, kayaking or paddle boarding; discover island wildlife on guided jungle nature walks and hikes, or make enriching cultural connections exploring colonial architecture and local fishing villages near Playa Grande.

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A jungle on the doorstep

Take a guided trek through the protected jungle reserves surrounding Amanera and discover astonishing biodiversity, including resplendent tropical flora and more than 160 species of birds. A private horseback ride through hundreds of acres of forests lining the shore of Playa Grande takes in teak plantations, quiet coastal villages and the abundant natural spectacle of the Dominican Republic. And, for those in search of more challenging escapades, there are mountains to ascend, canyons to traverse and waterfalls to rappel.

Explore Dominican culture

From the historical treasures of the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe in Puerto Plata to local music performances, architecture tours and cigar-rolling masterclasses, the Amanera team can easily arrange private cultural excursions personally tailored to guests’ interests.

Reef and Wreck Diving 

With an average water temperature of 80F (27C), minimal current and a visibility up to 100ft (30m), the dive sites on the North coast of the Dominican Republic are perfect for beginners and experienced divers. The Atlantic dive sites might not offer the same variety of sea life and colors as the Caribbean Sea, but they do offer fun dives and unique experiences such as wreck dives or cave diving.

From exhilarating adrenaline rushes to delving into the marvels of underwater life, the Caribbean offers an abundance of experiences to savor. Continuing westward along the coast from Amanera, Cabarete Bay emerges as a renowned kitesurfing haven globally. The Amanera team stands ready to facilitate private lessons with top-tier kiting experts, alongside opportunities for surfing and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Moreover, for those drawn to the depths, wreck and reef diving adventures can also be organised for an unforgettable exploration beneath the waves.

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Adventures on the ocean

Amanera is a haven for water sports and excursions on the Caribbean Sea. From surfing and kayaking to big-game fishing and coastal cruising, a world of adventure awaits off-shore. Close by, Cabarete Bay is one of the world’s best spots for kitesurfing.

Golf Course and Playa Grande

Nestled on the picturesque Playa Grande Beach along the Dominican Republic's stunning Gold Coast, the resort is also situated in proximity to the Rees Jones-designed golf course. The course is renowned as one of the region's most spectacular and offers an unparalleled experience. Each of the 18 holes boasts captivating ocean views, with ten holes directly overlooking the water, perched dramatically on the cliffs, including the memorable final five. 

Family activities

With jungle expeditions led by naturalists, private watersports classes tailored to any level of ability, and a calendar of special events tailored to children, Amanera ensures younger guests and families enjoy a stay packed with memorable moments, returning home with new skills and memories to cherish.