The Dominican Republic was once described by Christopher Columbus as, “the most beautiful land eyes have ever seen”. Now, its colonial charm, wildly dramatic landscape and expansive stretch of raw coastline, is once again being recognised, with this Caribbean slice of paradise tipped to be the 2015 destination by Condé Nast Traveller, and a 2015 Kuoni Worldwide Trends report predicting the rise of the Spanish Caribbean, with a special nod to the Dominican Republic.
Dolphin Capital, a world leading residential resort developer, recently launched its latest luxury real estate and lifestyle offering: the “Amanera Villas”. Homeowners are now able to buy a part of the luxury lifestyle experience, so commonly associated with the Aman brand. Larger Amanera Villas start from $7 million, while the two-bedroom villas start from $4 million.
These branded residential villas will form part of the first Aman in the Dominican Republic, setting a new standard for luxury in the Caribbean, in addition to being the first golf-integrated Aman in the world.
The resort stretches out over 2,000 acres of glorious and virtually untouched land made up of verdant peaks, lush jungle with centuries-old trees and royal palms on nearly seven miles of continuous Atlantic seacoast on Hispaniola’s northern shore. A site to take even a seasoned traveller’s breath away!
Meanwhile, the lauded and challenging 370-acre Playa Grande Golf Course, originally designed by golf legend Robert Trent Jones, Sr., has been fully renovated by his son, Rees Jones and overlooks the crescent shaped Playa Grande beach.
Tucked away within their own private enclave and secluded within the Golf Course, the exquisite Amanera Villas capture the enchanting and arresting inherent nature of the Caribbean, whilst maintaining a contemporary edge to their style. Ranging from two to six bedrooms, their floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive outdoor terraces add to the allure of these homes, not least because each and every residence is perfectly positioned, replete with sweeping views over the cyan waters of the Atlantic Ocean beyond.
Residents will have access to the facilities available at Amanera, including use of the Aman Spa and the resort’s well-equipped fitness centre. The beach club will also be at the disposal of all residents and is situated in a wonderful sandy cove on the Playa Grande beach, one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. Here, guests and residents will be able to enjoy waterfront dining with unrivalled views, while away an afternoon on hammocks under the coconut palms, and even take to the seas to try their hand at the numerous water sports on offer.
Home to nine international airports, and easily accessible from major international cities including Miami, New York, London and Frankfurt, this destination is simply awaiting exploration, by guests and residents alike.