Best Places to Stay in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean country reputable for its glowing beaches, popular nightlife attractions, and lively events.  While everyone should visit the Dominican Republic at least once in their lifetime, it does take a little bit of planning ahead of time to ensure your travel plans are successful, and you gain the most out of your visit as possible. The first step in the planning process is to find a place to stay during your trip. 

High End/Luxury Stays 

Tortuga Bay Hotel 

Tortuga Bay Hotel is an intimate and small resort, which contains around just 30 rooms. A nature reserve, world-class golf course, and five star restaurants also call Tortuga Bay Hotel home, which guests can enjoy to their leisure. Each of the rooms are classically designed, and are built with balconies and ocean views. The average price to find for a night at Tortuga Bay averages around $750. Popular amenities include a spa, fitness area, 3 restaurants and 2 bars, as well as some good coffee spots. If your idea of a vacation includes lavishly sipping a mimosa before your scheduled facial, Tortuga Bay Hotel is the place to go.

Sanctuary Cap Cana 

Sanctuary Cap Cana is a 176 room, all-inclusive luxury resort that embodies everything a DR tourist could want. It rests on a cliff surrounded by the coast, and hosts lively pools, restaurants, and spas. Meant to appear like a Spanish royal village, Sanctuary Cap Cana will make you feel like you’re living a lavish lifestyle. Just step outside your retreat and enjoy everything the Dominican Republic has to offer. About $500 is a normal price to expect at Sanctuary Cap Cana. Amenities include a nightclub, full service spa with 14 treatment rooms, yoga classes, and 5 outdoor pools.

Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana

Elegant, modern, yet cozy, this hotel guarantees nothing but the absolute best. Rooms are decorated with gray and white aesthetic, while providing a feel of comfort and instant relaxation. Bungalow style lodges are set upon the edge of the Atlantic ocean, so guests can enjoy both the beach and the resort’s crystal clear pools. Popular amenities include an incredible full service spa, fitness classes, designer stores, and 4 high class restaurants. To complete the list, an espresso maker and champagne service are provided for each room. $475-$500 are average nightly rates for Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana.


The Level at Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort

This majestic beachfront resort is a hideaway in itself, set right on a private beach. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy some couple time, as The Level at Melia is an all-inclusive, adults only hotel. 7 bars and a handful of restaurants fill the resort, so guests have their pick of places to eat and sip on cocktails. An elaborate fitness center, spa, and sauna are all provided here as well. It’s also close to many of the Dominican Republic’s main attractions, which makes it pretty convenient to plan out travel days. A price range of $350-$400 is an average nightly rate at The Level.

Cost-Friendly Hotels 

Grand Paradise Samana

A four star hotel that averages at $108 per night, Grand Paradise Samana is a steal. This resort overlooks Samana Bay, decorated by pools and towering palm trees, appearing like a wall painting. Amenities include a buffet eatery, Italian restaurant, 4 bars, beach club and disco, and a pool bar. 2 outdoor pools, a kids area, and live entertainment is also offered, making Grand Paradise a fantastic cost-friendly choice.

Todo Blanco, Las Galeras, Samana 

Todo Blanco is a small hotel consisting of only 8 rooms, and looks like a Greek sanctuary of some sort. The classic, modern design is tempting enough, but this budget-friendly resort is also placed directly on the beach. This hidden hotel is masked by palm trees and beautiful greenery which leads to the ocean, and just the roof and some of the building’s exterior glamorously peek out. Around $115 is a normal price for a nightly stay at Todo Blanco, which is much more conservative than some other high end hotels in the Dominican Republic. Each of the gracious hotel’s rooms are built with a terrace Ocean front. In addition, bar service is provided, and popular restaurants and shopping centers are nearby.

Ecovilla Coral Garden

A restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, and bar are all popular commodities here, and the hotel also offers both a continental and vegetarian breakfast. This property is decorated with bright pops of colors and unique accents such as bookshelves in the units and artwork. Hence the name, the building is surrounded with garden landscapes, outdoor tables, and rustic elements. Ecovilla Coral Garden also has a children’s play area, so it’s perfect for traveling families. $70-$150 is an average price range for a nightly stay at Ecovilla Coral Garden.

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