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 and Merengue

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.

Featured wellness experiences

From 14 to 18 August 2024

Wellness Retreat with Lindsay Mensen

Recalibrate on a contemplative Caribbean island with yoga instructor and nutrition expert, Lindsay Mensen. As the founder of holistic lifestyle company KYN, Lindsay brings a wealth of knowledge to this four-day retreat hosted at Amanera on the Dominican Republic’s north shore.

Until 15 December 2024

Wellness Escape

Daily spa treatments, an in-casita signature lunar bath experience, yoga and meditations sessions, fitness workouts, and more.

Visiting wellness specialists

A stay at Amanera grants access to leading wellness practitioners and certified experts in their field. Ride waves with one of the best surfers in the Dominican Republic, seek out dedicated tennis coaching, master the ancient art of yoga or gain guidance from life coaches and hypnotherapy masters. A full program of resident and visiting professionals ensures a year-round calendar of wellness specialists on the shores of Playa Grande.  

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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.

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.