New York is nothing but cold and rainy in February. Get ready for the coming warm weather with a primer vacation to the Dominican Republic at Àni Villas. The tropical island is only a short flight from New York City and features warm, sandy beaches, cerulean blue oceans, and palm trees as far as the eye can see.
The Dominican Republic is seeing a wave of luxury vacationers coming to the country from New York in recent years. Along the northern coast, Àni Villas is offering travelers a boutique, bespoke experience that steps away from the standard vacation on the island and allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new lifestyle.
With other locations in Anguilla, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, Àni Villas offers travelers a unique aesthetic that feels entirely different than the classic island resort. Spread across a series of open-air styled villas to sleep in and shared canopies to relax under, the resort uses an Asian-inspired design to immediately calm the senses. For those still not relaxed by the atmosphere, a dip in the infinity pool overlooking the ocean, to the soundtrack of waves crashing against the rocks, will certainly do the trick.
The staff members at the villas are all outgoing and always helpful. They also each serve as the point person for a myriad of roles on the property. For instance, someone may be there to help with an extra towel at 8 a.m., and then be your bartender at 10 p.m. This also speaks to the range of talent that each staffer has: not only are they experts in hospitality, but they are also great chefs, artists, musicians, tennis coaches, and more.
Àni Villas’ influence extends far beyond the property’s front gates. The company is closely linked to the region through community outreach projects. The luxury villas sponsor Àni Art Academies, together with the Tim Reynolds Foundation, to help artists in the region reach their fullest potential. The villas also work closely with local businesses, farmers, fishermen and more to create experiences for guests that no other resort can imagine.
New York in February isn’t any fun. Between the rain, cold, and potential snow, now is the perfect time to head south to the Caribbean and enjoy a relaxing getaway. The Dominican Republic boasts crystal clear water, incredible food, beautiful sunshine, and all the relaxation New Yorkers need this time of year.