Wellness and Fitness at Amanera

Inspired by the shamanic healing traditions of the Taínos, the jungle-cocooned clifftop spa combines Caribbean plants and herbs with enriching natural blends from the Aman Skincare range. Amanera’s holistic approach encompasses a menu of massages, facials, scrubs and wraps, as well as transformative signature Spa Journeys.

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Nourishing Journey

Designed to nourish the individual in body, mind and spirit, this immersive three-hour spa experience incorporates three rituals, each developed to cleanse, restore and re-empower. It begins with a body scrub and wrap using jade powder, calendula oil and Himalayan salts to stimulate circulation and soften the skin, followed by a deeply relaxing full-body massage to dissipate muscular tension, and ending with a soothing face ritual that leaves the skin rebalanced and radiant.

Local ingredients enrich treatments

The Papaya Oat Wrap is an anti-inflammatory body wrap promotes healthy skin and reduces signs of ageing due to its abundance of minerals and vitamins such as A, C and E. The ingredients are rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, which destroy free radicals and prevent further damage. While you are cocooned, a fresh banana honey mask is applied in a stimulating facial massage.

Beach Circuit

Boost metabolism and build strength, conditioning and endurance with a beach-circuit workout, using the natural landscape of the Dominican Republic as an outdoor gym. Begin with a soft-sand run on Playa Grande for a natural resistance challenge, then tone arms, legs and abs with conditioning squats, planks and lunges during a total body workout.

Taíno medicine walk

Take a walk through the virgin forest for a fascinating introduction to the herbal medicine traditions of the Caribbean Taíno people. Amanera’s expert spa guides reveal the secrets of the health-enriching remedies to be found in the island flora, showing guests how to harvest and prepare their own natural healing blends, like those used in the Amanera Spa’s Moon Rituals.

Dominican-inspired Movements: Bachata, Merengue and Salsa

Experience the traditional rhythms of the Dominican Republic with a fitness-boosting dance session with Amanera’s expert instructor. Whether learning the basic steps or practising advanced turn patterns, the practice improves strength and coordination, encourages harmony between mind and body, and improves wellbeing.

Moonlight Yoga

Unite body, mind and spirit with a moonlight yoga session. Beginning with a sacred moon ritual to release negativity, this is an opportunity to let things go, remain calm and learn to breathe through difficult moments. By  encouraging healing, forgiveness and surrender, this practice leaves participants feeling pure in spirit, with awakened senses.

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Lunar healing with larimar

Unique to Hispaniola, larimar is a rare blue gemstone believed to encourage physical and emotional healing, closely linked to the phases of the moon. Amanera’s signature lunar journey therapies pair the chakra-balancing influence of larimar with a palo santo smudging ceremony, a traditional Dominican ritual featuring the aromatic smoke of the sacred wood.

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Amanera Spa Journeys

In this peaceful Dominican sanctuary and its breathtaking surrounds, verdant life abounds on the shores of the Atlantic, fed by pure mountain waters beneath sun and stars. Guests have the opportunity to encounter the divine that the ancestral Taíno recognised in nature and to reap the empowerment and emotional freedom offered through connecting with its energies and their counterparts within.

Two immersive, multi-day journeys known as Atabey Connection and Anichi Healing draw on Taíno wisdom to transform each individual’s state of consciousness, awaken their inner purpose and reignite their passion for life. 

Aman Advanced Facial

Made in Japan, Aman’s new functional skincare line, Essential Skin, is infused with powerful rice bran and indigo extracts, to achieve noticeably lifted, more radiant skin. Combining products from the Essentials Skin line with exfoliation and manual lifting techniques, the Aman Advanced Facial stimulates face muscles to improve the skin’s overall texture.

The treatment begins with ultrasonic scrubbing to loosen and remove oil and debris from the pores. Supported by electric muscle stimulation and massage to firm, and cryo bulbs to eliminate puffiness, the complexion appears brighter and tighter. The treatment continues with the application of a marine mineral mask to deeply hydrate, followed by Aman x 111Skin Nourishing Gold Algae hydrogel face and eye masks to achieve an exceptional glow. For a wholly rejuvenation process, the facial can be extended to incorporate a 15-minute scalp massage.