Private island paradise


Beachfront tropical garden





On its own peninsula, Ani Dominican Republic is your private villa paradise. It’s an ideal spot for an intimate gathering with your nearest and dearest, ideal for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration or just some sun-drenched snoozing on the sand. Carved out of the Dominican coastline, the estate’s four acres feel like another world: this is the sort of spot where you and your clan can forget everything but each other and the exquisite surroundings. Each of the two living pavilions – Villa Amber and Villa Larimar –  and all 14 bedrooms have been designed to integrate nature and style – life here is all outdoor showers, gaze-worthy views and freestanding baths. There’s plenty to keep you busy: watersports, bay swimming, three pools – one of which is especially for little Smiths, complete with waterslide – tennis, shuffleboard and pickleball courts, spa…

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First Glance

  • Natural and luxurious, with comfort and privacy paramount.
  • East-facing Villa Larimar offers unspoilt sunrise views, while west-facing Villa Amber enjoys colourful sunsets over the neighbouring mountains.
  • Your private chef will prepare food to be enjoyed in one of the many communal dining spots or on the beach.
  • The two living pavilions are designed to be palatial spaces seamlessly integrating outside and in. They each have a bar, café, television room, pool table and outdoor seating area.

Villa highlights

  • Direct beach access
  • Curated stay
  • Two sea-facing infinity pools

Sleeping arrangements

  • There are 14 suites dotted across this four-acre palm-lined property, all designed with deep earthy tones and natural wood, vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden beams and neutrally-hued furnishings.
  • There are eight 112 square-metre Ocean View Suites, each with a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with twin sinks, a freestanding bath tub and a separate shower. There’s also a furnished terrace and an outdoor shower in the suite’s courtyard garden. Six of the Ocean View Suites are standalone, and the other two are situated within a casita that shares a living room and kitchenette with two Junior Suites and an upstairs Bay View Suite.
  • The two 38 square-metre Ocean View Junior Suites are located in the casitas, each with a private terrace overlooking the ocean, a king-size bed or twin beds and an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower.
  • There are also two 28 square-metre Garden View Junior Suites in the casitas. Each of these open onto a private courtyard balcony and have either a king-size bed or twin beds and an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower.
  • The two 65 square-metre Bay View Suites are located on the top floor of each casita with private terraces, one overlooks La Piscina Natural and the other has views of El Hoyo Bay. Both suites have a king-size bed, a spacious ensuite bathroom with twin sinks, a freestanding bath tub and a separate rain shower, as well as access to the casita’s shared living room and kitchenette.
  • All Ocean View and Bay View suites can be made up with twin beds instead of a king-size bed.

Key kit

  • Bespoke breakfast, lunch and dinner tailored to your preferences
  • Complimentary flowing drinks (including cocktails and wine)
  • Daily snacks, including homemade sorbet, ice cream and freshly baked cakes
  • One beach barbecue lunch a stay
  • Cultural activities including cooking and cocktail mixology classes, cigar rolling class with a rum tasting, a traditional folklore dance class and a visit to Ani’s Art Academies that help support local talent
  • Movies by moonlight on the lawn
  • Mountain bikes, paddleboards, kayaks and snorkelling equipment
  • 12 complimentary daily spa treatments per group
  • Babysitting for up to eight hours a day and a tailor-made children’s activity programme to keep little Smiths entertained
  • A team of 30 staff members exclusively for you and your group
  • TVs in all the bedrooms with Apple TV and Netflix
  • Free WiFi
  • Apple Music
  • Daily laundry service (excluding dry cleaning)
  • Packing and unpacking service (on request)


  • There are two large fresh-water infinity pools overlooking the bay. Villa Amber’s pool has a manmade white-sand beach.
  • Both pools have a shallow area to accommodate unique in-pool dining and lounging.
  • There’s also a smaller children’s pool with an impressive winding waterslide.
  • There are steps down to El Hoyo Bay from Villa Amber for swimming and watersports as well as swings and slides for little Smiths.


  • The property is on four acres of manicured, lush estate grounds on the Dominican Republic’s private northern peninsula overlooking La Piscina Natural and the Cordillera Septentrional mountains.
  • Sports courts for tennis, pickleball and basketball.
  • Just a few steps from the ocean and two secluded natural bays making it ideal for water sports and ocean swimming.
  • Gym facilities and a spa overlooking the gardens and bay.
  • Guided cycling tours, local walks and a sunset cruise are all also included in your stay.


  • Rural area of the island, close to the fishing village of Rio San Juan.
  • Set 90 minutes from Puerto Plata and Samana airports, just over two hours from Santiago airport and around three hours from Santo Domingo airport; Ani can organise transfers from each of these airports (one a group).
  • Beachfront property, with a natural sandy beach a short trip away.
  • Go hiking through waterfalls, and jump into the waters below…if you dare.
  • Visit the local Ani Art Academy.

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Price per night from $16,640.00