Pristine white sand beaches, lush tropical forests and refined design can be found at these luxurious new getaways.
Amanera, Dominican Republic
The Aman brand’s second property in the Caribbean (adding to the existing Amanyara in the Turks and Caicos) opened on the still-wild north coast of the Dominican Republic in November. Set on a cliffside overlooking Playa Grande beach on the Atlantic, the property has just 25 modern casitas designed by architect John Heah. The minimal, clean-lined interiors are complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the ocean and (if you book one of the 13 casitas that have them) a 32-foot private pool. Golfers are in luck: there’s an 18-hole course set within the rainforest, as well as guided hiking and mountain bike outings, kayaking, kiteboarding, and nature walks through the resort’s 373 acres of jungle.