Amanera, Playa Grande, GOLF's Top 100 Resorts
Amanera, Playa Grande Resort
  • Location: Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic
  • Rooms: 20+
  • Courses: One
  • Amenities: Two restaurants / beaches / spa / pool
  • Also good for: Best for Luxury

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6 things you need to know

  • Best time to go: November through April.
  • Daily stay-and-plays start at: $1,650
  • Golf experience: A Rees Jones oceanside stunner.
  • Best non-golf amenity: Nature walks around the mountains encircling Playa Grande.
  • While you're there: Dive into the kitesurfing.
  • Insider tip: Take advantage of the hotel transportation. Amanera is more than an hour from the airport, on mountain roads.

Travelogue

On the Dominican Republic’s Gold Coast on Playa Grande Beach, this all-casita-and-casa resort is a monument to upscale luxury. Surrounded by natural beauty it’s an outdoor-enthusiast’s paradise with endless water sports, outdoor yoga and spa treatments, plus hiking in the nearby mountains. The Rees Jones-designed course is one of the more spectacular in the region. All 18 holes have a view of the ocean with 10 holes directly on the water, clinging to the cliffs, including the last five. It’s a closing act you won’t soon forget.