When we think of the Dominican Republic we think of lightly sun-kissed sands, swaying tropical palm trees and of course, that bluer than blue see-to-the-bottom water. There’s no other place on earth that screams paradise more than the Dominican Republic!
So it’s no surprise that this hotspot is a prime holiday locale – in fact, it has some of the most luxurious and top-rated hotels in all of the Caribbean. If your heart is set on visiting these gorgeous coastlines, take a look through some our top hotels in the Dominican Republic.
Riu Merengue Hotel, Bahia Maimon
With traditional thatched roofs and bright bold colours, Riu Merengue stands out from the rest, offering both classic Dominican Republic style and modern amenities. Here you’ll be surrounded by Bahia Maimon‘s towering palm trees and forests, giving this hotel a secluded setting and an exclusive atmosphere.
Located along the north coast you’ll be just a minute’s walk away from the glorious beach, and only a 15-minute drive to the popular city of Puerto Plata. The Riu Merengue Hotel has two large lagoon pools and you’ll have free access to two more at its sister hotel Riu Bachata. If you’re a tennis fan this hotel hits all the marks, with three floodlit tennis courts for you to practice on.
Vh Gran Ventana Beach Resort, Playa Dorada
Located smack bang on Playa Dorada beach is the Vh Gran Ventana Beach Resort. Combine its location with stylish good looks, featuring teal blue and golden interior accents, and it’s no surprise that this hotel snatched up a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Not only that, but the Vh Gran Ventana Beach Resort is just around the corner from numerous shops, bars and restaurants in the Playa Dorada Plaza Mall. Once you’ve taken in your surroundings you can take a dip in the lake-sized swimming pool, complete with swim-up bar and a separate splash spot for the kids.
Sunscape Dominican Beach Punta Cana, Bavaro
If you’re travelling with the whole family look no further than the Sunscape Dominican Beach Punta Cana. This Bavaro hotel is all about the little ones, and has tons of activities for them to enjoy during their stay. It’s got 24-hour, reservation-free dining and a red carpet check-in experience with welcome treats.
During the day children can hang out in the kids’ club with storytelling, crafts and treasure hunts taking place, while teens can play on the games consoles and meet new friends at the disco. If that wasn’t enough, this hotel is located right on the El Cortecito beach and is just a 15-minute stroll from all the shops, restaurants and bars.
Iberostar Dominicana, Bavaro
You’ll be welcomed with exceptional service and hospitality at the Iberostar Dominicana, set on the white sand beach of Playa Bavaro – the ideal destination for All Inclusive beach holidays. Come with big appetites, as this hotel has a whole range of menu options from Mexican, Asian, Caribbean and American Steakhouse a la carte restaurants, plus a buffet.
This All Inclusive packs a punch, with drinks served for a minimum of 12 hours a day and extra dinning options like the choice of six a la carte restaurants, a cafe bar and ice cream parlour. If you’re honeymooning here you’ll receive sparkling wine and a fruit basket on arrival, plus a romantic dinner in a restaurant of your choice.
Luxury Bahia Pricipe Cayo Levantado, Cayo Levantado Island
We end our list with the utmost in luxury and decadence. The 5* Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado. is an adults-only hotel located on its own private island setting, cocooned by pristine sand and incredible seas. This hotel was voted one of the top 25 All Inclusive hotels in the Caribbean in TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards.
The suites here are designed for those who need a little pampering, with king size beds, marble bathrooms and hydro-massage baths. Its health and beauty spa has a long list of treatments to help you relax, from facials, massages and manicures, to a candlelit hot tub for two with aromatic oils.
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