A spectacular bay-cradled setting on the island’s verdant north coast
Claiming its own private peninsula on the Dominican Republic’s north coast, ÀNI offers an all-inclusive, 4.2-acre (1.70-hectare) private resort, designed exclusively for a single group of guests.
Set in manicured gardens with breathtaking, 270-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and direct access to the sand-fringed bay known as La Piscina Natural, the resort can accommodate up to 28 guests across eight Ocean View Suites, two Bay View Suites, two Ocean View Junior Suites, and two Garden View Junior Suites. These are positioned on either side of the property’s palm-lined, central avenue as part of Villa Larimar with its sunrise vistas, and west-facing Villa Amber with its additional manmade beach and cobbled path to the sea.
Named for the region’s precious gemstones, both villas overlook expansive infinity pools and offer an abundance of living, dining, and entertainment areas. ÀNI’s discreet and dedicated team of over 30 staff members is available around the clock to tailor every detail – from special dining, cultural, and wellness moments, to kids’ activities and exploration of the region – to ensure a bespoke experience that defies expectations.
A stay at ÀNI is all-inclusive, from every personalised meal and spa treatment, to tailored excursions and kids’ activities. This means no hidden costs or price lists; just pure relaxation and the time and space for guests to focus on what is important to them
Offering elevated, oceanside living with a sleek Tropical Contemporary aesthetic, ÀNI’s suites are positioned on either the western (Villa Amber) or eastern (Villa Larimar) side of the peninsula to maximise their panoramic sea, bay, and garden views. Six of the eight Ocean View Suites (two Amber and four Larimar) are completely free-standing. Two double-story structures (one Amber and one Larimar) each house one of the remaining two Ocean View Suites downstairs, along with two Junior Suites (named Ocean or Garden depending on their views). Upstairs, each double-story structure offers a Bay View Suite.
Featuring spacious bedrooms and open-plan bathrooms with vaulted pine ceilings, coconut wood details, and a soothing palette of white, neutral, and sea-hued soft furnishings, the suites all open onto private terraces and/or garden courtyards and offer 55-inch Smart TVs, hair dryers, Nespresso coffee machines, mini bars, and bathroom scales.
GUEST ACCESSIBILITY: Every guest is welcome at ÀNI, and those using wheelchairs will find design elements to ensure ease of movement and comprehensive access to all facilities and areas. The property offers smooth, flat pathways, and slopes where necessary. A pool lift for getting into and out of the water is available on request and bathroom handrails and a shower wheelchair can be provided.
Three of the eight claim sunset ocean views as part of Villa Amber, and five claim sunrise ocean views as part of Villa Larimar. Two share a living room (with a 65-inch Smart TV) and a kitchenette (with microwave, mini bar, and Nespresso machine) with two Junior Suites and an upstairs Bay View Suite. Suites feature a private terrace with twin chaise lounge and sunken dining table for two overlooking the sea, a striking backlit onyx wall in the suite entrance, a king-size bed (can be made up as twin), large bathroom with twin basins, freestanding bath, separate rain shower, and WC and an outdoor shower in the private garden courtyard. Suitable for guests with accessibility needs.
Enjoying an elevated position on the second floor, one Bay View suite overlooks the bay of La Piscina Natural as part of Villa Larimar and the second overlooks El Hoyo Bay towards the mountains as part of Villa Amber. Featuring private bay-facing terraces with seating for two, a striking backlit onyx wall in suite entrance, a king-size bed (can be made up as twin), large bathroom with twin basins, free-standing bath, separate rain shower, and WC, and access to downstairs living room (with 65-inch Smart TV) and kitchenette (with microwave, mini bar, and Nespresso machine) shared with Ocean View Suite and two Junior Suites.
The Ocean View Junior Suite opens onto private terrace with views towards the ocean, while the Garden View Junior Suite opens onto a private garden courtyard. With twin beds or a king-size bed, an ensuite bathroom with rain shower and access to the shared living room (with 65-inch Smart TV) and kitchenette (with microwave, mini bar, and Nespresso machine) shared with Ocean View Suite and upstairs Bay View Suite.
ÀNI’s dining philosophy centres on creating beautiful settings in which to savour exquisite cuisine, with every meal an unforgettable, full sensory experience. Creating memories to be savoured long after the last mouthful, every meal is included as part of your guest privileges, from sun-kissed breakfasts overlooking La Piscina Natural, to romantic dinners beneath the stars. Our attentive beach butlers ensure refreshments are constantly at hand, and a beach barbecue lunch takes ÀNI’s unparalleled service right to the shores of the Atlantic.
Dining at ANÍ Dominican Republic includes:
Our chefs draw their inspiration from local flavours as well as cuisines from all corners of the globe. Cooked with soul and known for its hearty generosity, Dominican fare introduces the Republic’s favourite ingredients, from grilled lobster with comforting tostones (fried plantains) to classic sancocho stew with a side of mangú mash. Showcasing the rich culinary heritage of Latin American, our menus also feature Asian and European cuisines, ensuring that every taste is accounted for.
Choose to dine in a particular location or let us surprise you. At ÀNI Dominican Republic, every aspect of every meal is unique, tailored to the occasion and your personal tastes. As well as the dining area and poolside terrace in each Villa’s expansive Living Pavilion, the Events Pavilion set right on the ocean is another special dining venue. With just over four acres (1.70 hectares) of landscaped gardens and lawns, there are also a plethora of alfresco settings in which to picnic or dine. Our team can set up an open-air banquet just because it’s a beautiful day. Every meal is a special event.
After searching far and wide for our Executive Chef, we were fortunate to find classically-trained Chef Juan Gilberto Mena – a local to our hometown – leading a five-star culinary team just hours away. Whether serving Mexican-inspired fresh tuna tacos, conjuring up an Indian thali feast, or baking up a storm with our younger guests, Chef Juan’s smile is as constant as his food is sublime.
“When it comes to preparing a dish, for me it’s all about guest preferences. And the key ingredient? The compliments I receive after a meal is served. These are my inspiration.”
We can accommodate whatever dietary requirements you and your group may have. With the facilities and expertise to serve Halal and Kosher cuisines, our imaginative and innovative culinary team can also produce exceptional vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free fare. Personal preferences are always taken into account – with no like or dislike too small to be remembered.
CULTURAL IMMERSION: Cooking classes with the Executive Chef, cocktail mixology sessions, cigar rolling class with rum tasting (once per stay), folklore dance class (once per stay) and a visit to the ÀNI Art Academies Dominican Republic.
YOUTH ENTERTAINMENT: Complimentary babysitting, for up to eight hours per day, a daily children’s activity program with face painting, arts and crafts including pebble painting, kite making and flying, and more, kids’ cooking and baking classes, mini soccer, shuffleboard and other games.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE & ENTERTAINMENT: One sunset cruise per stay, guided cycling tours and local walks, stand-up paddle-boards, kayaks, and snorkelling (equipment provided), mountain bikes available for adults and kids, and movies by Moonlight for adults and kids.
SEAMLESS LIVING: Roundtrip airport transfers from Samaná, Puerto Plata, Santiago, and Santo Domingo Airports, one per group, VIP arrival and departure airport experience, unpacking and packing service (as per guest request), daily laundry (excluding dry cleaning), international calling and high-speed WiFi, and Netflix, Apple TV, and Apple Music in every room.
ÀNI’s wellness philosophy is one of simple truth, that wellbeing stems not from striving, but through balance in all things: Waking at dawn for a swim in La Piscina Natural one morning, then sleeping in the next; working up a sweat in the gym, then savouring every page turn of an afternoon reading by the pool. Our holistic approach to sustainable, joy-filled wellbeing incorporates movement, spa treatments, and nutrition, but also immersion in nature and the incomparable tonic of togetherness.
With an entire peninsula at your disposal, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to settings in which to relax. But you may well find yourself drawn to the Spa, also housed within the Wellness Center, if indulgent time out is what you seek. Up to 12 spa treatments are offered per day in two ensuite treatment rooms (one single and one double with a steam room and jacuzzi) including a range of massages (holistic, deep-tissue, hot stone, head, and reflexology), our signature anti-stress grounding treatment, and nail services (manicures, pedicures, and polish changes).
The healing powers of nature are irrefutable. Her flowers, clays, oils, and minerals can soothe, purify, and rejuvenate, while just being in her presence can transform the mind, body, and soul. At ÀNI Dominican Republic, nature is all around, instilling healing awe and wonder through the beauty of the ocean, the vivid greenery of the jungle, the grandeur of the mountains, and all the life they support within.
Beyond ÀNI’s comprehensive inclusions, ÀNI’s expert local team can arrange any possible experience offered along the Dominican Republic’s north coast, inland and inland, ensuring that transportation is booked, and costs are clear. The list below includes Humpback whale- and dolphin-sighting on a private boat, private surfing and kite surfing lessons, personal training and private yoga/Pilates classes, reef and wreck scuba diving, leisure boat rides on Laguna Gri Gri, horseback riding in the mountains, canyoning, cascading, and rappelling through caves and down waterfalls, exploration of Puerto Plata with its historic centre, Amber Museum, colonial architecture, and cable car, beach hopping by boat or day trekking on the Samaná Peninsula, laying golf at Playa Dorada Golf Course, deep-sea fishing, helicopter transfers and tours ands, DJs, fireworks, magic shows, circus performances, and more.
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Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm
1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH