Privacy is king at the Amanera, slated to open in November. Set along the isolated Playa Grande beach on the Dominican Republic’s north coast, the resort is surrounded by 2,000 acres of jungle and mountains. The 25 casitas, set on a cliff top overlooking the crescent beach, are just as discreet: Each has a private garden, and more than half have their own 32-foot swimming pool. From $850.
By Ann Abel. This appeared in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue.