The Dominican Republic has much resorts. Whether you like being secluded in tropical paradise with your lover or prefer to sip cocktails at the pool bar while your kids are at play, this island has a resort that is perfect for you. Between the 100-plus all-inclusive options in Punta Cana and the lesser-known beach havens found in Las Terrenas, you can spend weeks trying to determine where to stay. Luckily, we’ve done the work for you. Here are our picks for the top 5 resorts in the Dominican Republic.
Secrets Royal Beach, Punta Cana
Paradius Palma Real Resort
Casa de Campo, La Romana
Sublime Samana, Las Terrenas
Sublime Samana If you desire an escape from the all-inclusive mega-resorts of the Dominican Republic and prefer a more luxurious and serene experience in an unspoiled part of the island, then the Sublime Samana might be the perfect place for you. Located in the verdant town of Las Terrenas, this resort is quiet yet chic, with a collection of 26 private suites and casitas nestled on the beach. Sublime’s stunning beauty makes it hard to leave the property, but the advantage of being in Las Terrenas is the accessibility to the town, which is filled with great restaurants, and nearby attractions, including Los Haitises National Park and El Limón waterfall.
Highlights: Enjoy the expansive interconnecting pools, natural beach spa and pro-worthy tennis courts.
Best for: Couples, honeymooners and families.
Fly into: Samana El Catey International Airport (AZS) or Las Américas International Airport in Santo Domingo (SDQ)