The name Amanera is derived from aman, the Sanskrit word for peace, and era, which means water in Taíno, an ancestral Caribbean language

Destination Amanera, Playa Grande

Sitting on the north coast of the serene Dominican Republic, Amanera lies between the two small villages of Río San Juan and Cabrera. Further to the west lies the town of Cabarete, one of the world’s top-rated windsurfing and kiteboarding destinations, while eastward is the natural deep-water port of Samana, famous for the humpback whales that roam its warm waters during winter

Airport Transfers 

Amanera is approximately 75-minute drive from Puerto Plata (POP) and Samaná El Catey (AZS) airports. The Amanera team can arrange car services for guests transferring across the Dominican Republic. For further information, please email [email protected] or call +1 809-589-2888

Private Air Transfers

Amanera can assist with private helicopter transfers to and from any Dominican Republic airport. Flight time from Puerto Plata (POP) and Samaná El Catey (AZS) is approximately 20-minutes and 1 hour from Punta Cana (PUJ). Learn more about international charter flights and helicopter options through preferred partner RYL Jets here


The Dominican Republic enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round, with average temperatures of 77°F (25°C).

Daily average high: 31°C (88°F)
Daily average low: 20°C (68°F)

Conditions are ideal for kitesurfing and windsurfing year-round. May through October sees the hottest weather. Short, tropical bursts of rainfall cool off the heat year-round; rainy season runs from November to January.

What to pack

Light clothing is recommended year-round, but bring a sweater for evenings during cooler months.

Conditions suit swimwear in all seasons; sports shoes are recommended for light tours.

Golf shoes and a glove are recommended for Playa Grande Golf Course

Language & Currency
Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic, while English is also spoken in more built-up areas. The Dominican peso is the unit of currency. Major credit cards are accepted in larger establishments and ATM machines are widely available, although some only accept cards without chips
Don’t Forget...
…The Dominican Republic operates on Atlantic Standard Time (AST), four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The electrical current is 110 volts at 60 cycles per second, which is suitable for US appliances. Converters and plug adaptors are available at the resort
A doctor is available 24-hours a day for Amanera guests

Please check with your nearest embassy or consulate prior to travel. Most visitors do not need a visa to enter the Dominican Republic. The Tourist Card some visitors will require will be arranged by Aman’s fast-track airport service


The Amanera team can advise and assist with any other travel arrangements, including transfers and private flights. For more information regarding private charter flights and helicopters through our preferred partner RYL Jets, please email [email protected] or call +1.310.684.3192

Airport and GDS Reservation Codes

List of nearby airports to fly to Amanera: 
POP - Puerto Plata – AZS - Samana

GDS Hotel Reservation Codes - Amanera: 
Amadeus – AM POPAME, Galileo/Apollo – AM B7969, Sabre – AM 284176, WorldSpan – AM POPAR, Pegasus – AM 65643