For many travelers, simply reading the word Caribbean conjures visions of the perfect holiday. Dazzling cobalt waters, powdery soft beaches, fresh seafood and fruity drinks. What’s not to love? There are plenty of choices for a Caribbean vacation, but few offer the versatility and character of the Dominican Republic.
A mere 2 ½ hour flight from Miami and just under 4 from NYC, the Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean’s most popular places to visit. It’s a country with staggering natural beauty, a colorful history, and plenty of world-class resorts to enjoy. Best of all – it’s open for travel! The Luxury Travel Agency has just returned from a journey to check out the best the Dominican Republic has to offer, and we’re keen to share our first-hand knowledge with you.
Luxury Beach Resorts: Astounding Amanera
The Aman brand is celebrated around the world for their outstanding quality – and their property in the DR is no exception. Amanera is a breathtaking resort perched along the lush northern coasts of the island, a 90-minute drive from the Puerto Plata airport. If a gorgeous romantic hideaway is your goal, then look no further! This is a truly exclusive location where you can connect with the real spirit of the Caribbean.
An array of expansive Casitas dot the coastline, each with casually elegant wood furnishings and floor-to-ceiling glass windows for full views of your tropical surroundings. Private terraces and swimming pools provide all the space you need to relax with your loved one. When you really need to unwind, a visit to the Amanera Spa is a life-affirming experience; treatments draw inspiration from the indigenous Taíno people, fostering an even deeper connection to the island and your own self. For an unbeatable honeymoon experience, Amanera ticks all the boxes.
Luxury Beach Resorts: The World of Casa de Campo
Sometimes it can be difficult to pick the best property for a beach holiday. Maybe you’re traveling with a group of friends, who all like different things – or with the kids, who need much different entertainment than you do. Perhaps you just have a huge range of interests and don’t want to miss out on anything! If any of the above applies, then Casa de Campo is the resort for you.
Ever since its opening as the Dominican Republic’s first true resort, Casa de Campo has been delighting guests with its vast range of opportunities. The property sits on a massive 7,000 acres – it’s like your very own city! No less than seven restaurants offer a mouthwatering range of cuisine, while three championship golf courses (including the #1 ranked course in the entire Caribbean) will whet the appetite of any player. There’s a wide range of accommodation, but the stars are the multi-bedroom villas. With sleek modern design, full-sized private pools, and tons of indoor/outdoor space, these are perfect for friends or family. No matter what you enjoy about a tropical holiday, you’ll find it at Casa de Campo!
Luxury Beach Resorts: Elegant Eden Roc
When most people think of the Dominican Republic, it’s Punta Cana that comes to mind – and rightly so. This sun-splashed eastern tip of the island is world-famous for its luxury resorts, with all manner of gorgeous properties set along 32 kilometres of white sandy beaches. There’s plenty to choose from, and two in particular stand out. The first of these is the Eden Roc Cap Cana.
Situated near the southern end of the Coconut Coast, Eden Roc Cap Cana is the Dominican Republic’s only Relais & Chateaux property – so you’re guaranteed an exceptional culinary experience! Accommodations are split into two distinct sections, with guests in the multi-bedroom villas enjoying their own space to lounge around massive private pools. For honeymooners, the Oceanfront Bungalows are the pick of choice; their perch on the edge of the Caribbean Sea is unparalleled. And if you’re planning to bring the kids (but don’t need a whole villa), check out the Luxury Family Suites – each link a master bedroom to a bunk bed room, with separate washrooms and a lovely private pool to keep everyone happy. It’s a versatile resort with something to suit every traveler.
Luxury Beach Resorts: Taste of Tortuga
Just 20 minutes north along the coast is the massive Puntacana Resort & Club, a gated complex with three separate resorts, multiple golf courses, seven exceptional restaurants, and everything else one would ever need for a beach holiday. Nestled within this property is the Tortuga Bay Hotel, the top option for accommodation. With only 13 villas in total, it’s a haven of exclusive tranquility within the much larger development – you might even forget there’s anyone else around!
The late world-famous designer Oscar de la Renta had a hand in the building of this property, so its authentic style cannot be questioned. Interiors are the epitome of breezy Caribbean elegance, with plenty of light shades and pastels echoing the warmth of the island. A meal at the signature restaurant Bamboo is a must, with organic vegetables grown in their own gardens. Of course, guests have access to any of the restaurants within the entire complex – it’s almost impossible to run out of options! If you’re looking for a peaceful escape which also offers unrivaled convenience, Tortuga Bay is the property for you.
The Luxury Travel Agency partners with all of the very best properties in the Dominican Republic and around the world. At our Partner Resorts, we’ll match and beat any rate, as well as provide an array of free benefits such as room upgrades, daily breakfast, spa credits, late check-outs, customized amenities, and so much more! In every instance, your safety and security always comes first. Contact The Luxury Travel Agency today to learn more about your next trip to the Dominican Republic!
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