Amanera, a new property from Aman Resorts, is due to open along the north coast of the Dominican Republic in the fourth quarter of this 2015.

This would be Aman’s second Caribbean property, joining the Amanyara in Turks and Caicos.

The 2,000-acre clifftop resort will be the first golf-integrated Aman property, sited along the fairways and greens of the Playa Grande golf course.

Amanera draws its name from the Sanskrit-derived word for “peace” and “era,” the word for water in Taino, a language spoken by the indigenous people of the Caribbean.

Accommodations are 25 casitas that feature the use of natural materials, such as stone from local quarries, handmade tiles and Dominican art and artifacts.

The casitas have flat biodiverse roofs that cultivate green gardens and blur the line between dwellings and the surrounding jungle.

Each casita has an ocean view, expansive terrace, outdoor seating and lounge areas, and high-ceilinged living and sleeping areas. Every unit is accessed via winding pathways through a private garden and 13 casitas featuring their own 32-foot private pools.

Casa Grande is the heart of the resort, constructed so that it appears to float above a three-tiered water feature with views of the ocean, golf course and jungle.

Casa Grande includes an open-air bar and lounge, a library, a cigar bar and a restaurant.

Beyond the restaurant will be a curved swimming pool.

Other facilities include the Club de Playa on Playa Grande beach, a children’s club, a fitness center and the Aman Spa.

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