Playa Grande: Dominican Deluxe

Playa Grande: Dominican Deluxe
Illustrations/Gary Hovland
Aman Resorts has created a world-class, luxury retreat in a quiet part of the northern coast of the Dominican Republic
Three decades ago, Adrian Zecha’s search for a beachfront home in Phuket, Thailand, led him to open a small resort he called Amanpuri. The term “boutique resort” was not yet in vogue, but the escapist luxury property drew a passionate and loyal following. Today, there are now almost 30 Aman Resorts worldwide, and “Aman junkies” are among the most devoted customers in travel. The brand spans four continents, with urban properties, mountain properties, and even UNESCO World Heritage Sites. But one luxury travel niche Aman has lacked has been a golf property—until now. The Dominican Republic has long been the king of Caribbean golf, but its hidden gem is the Playa …
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