A hidden jewel at Java’s centre Amanjiwo rests in the shadows of the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, Borobudur, which reopens to visitors from 1 March 2023.
From adrenaline thrills to exploring the wonder of life below the waves, the Caribbean is there to enjoy. West along the coast from Amanera, Cabarete Bay is one of the world’s most celebrated kitesurfing spots. The Amanera team can arrange private lessons with leading kiting professionals, as well as surfing and SUP sessions.
Ocean giants such as marlin, tuna, wahoo and sailfish are frequent visitors to the seas around the Dominican coast. Amanera can arrange expert-led full- or half-day fishing expeditions from Laguna Gri Gri, 10 minutes from the resort.
Between January and March each year, humpback whales gather to breed in the waters around Samana Bay, a short journey along the coast from Amanera. Private whale-watching trips can be arranged, bringing guests up close and personal with the friendly ocean giants.
Set off from Rio San Juan and take a kayak or stand-up-paddleboard east along the coast to Laguna Gri Gri, where the mangroves provide an important ecosystem for many species of birds, fish and reptile. Along the way, look out for sheltered coves, where schools of fish leap out of the water, and sea urchins and oysters dot the seabed. After exploring the mangroves, pause at a natural pool and snorkel the still, warm waters of the lagoon.