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The Best Dominican Republic Luxury Resorts to Visit

The Dominican Republic is the second-largest island in the Greater Antilles chain. Sharing the island with Haiti, the country is known for its beaches, resorts, and golf courses. Santo Domingo, the capital, and Punta Cana, their star tourist destination, are the best points of entry by air. The island is also a major port for cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean and Celebrity.

While vacationing in any of the best Dominican Republic luxury resorts, there are plenty of things to see and do. Santo Domingo’s Zona Colonial displays the diverse cultural traditions of the Dominican Republic. Some of the world’s most tranquil beaches can be found in Punta Cana. For those looking for a break from the rainforest, the backwaters include waterfalls to swim in as well as coffee trails to explore. Zip lining is also available for the more adventurous travelers. These and other activities can be found at a number of resorts, some of which are listed here.

Amanera

Nestled on a cliff between jungle and the glimmering waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Amanera offers stunning vistas of the Dominican Republic’s north coast beaches. With access to the pristine Playa Grande beach, the resort boasts several water sports activities and back-to-nature adventures.

Enjoy a private horseback ride through teak plantations and quaint coastal villages for a laid-back way to experience the Dominican Republic. For adrenalin junkies, there are also mountain climbs, canyon trails, and waterfall rappelling. The dive center at Sousa has perfect conditions to take in all the ocean has to offer and is perfect for both novice and experienced divers.

After a day of activity, unwind at the spa with some traditional Tainos healing techniques. Each experience here is tailor-made to guest specifications.

Eco Del Mar

Located right on the beach in Cabo Rojo, this unassuming property offers a unique way to experience the Dominican Republic. Camping may be as far removed from luxury as one can imagine, but the tastefully appointed tents and the full set of amenities provided here put that notion to rest.

The safari suites are the most luxurious and comfortable tents available while still offering a chance to sleep under the stars and convene with nature. Boat excursions are the best way to explore nature’s bounty, with tours organized to virgin beaches, local islands, and fishing villages.

Rancho Platon Ecolodge

Built into the wonderfully diverse rainforest ecosystem, this ecolodge offers the perfect getaway for people looking to escape city life. Four types of cabins are available, each celebrating a different aspect of nature, all made with natural timber and right next to trees, waterfalls, and natural pools.

There are plenty of activities to partake in onsite, with the central natural pool being the focus and tubing and water sliding both available to enjoy. Horseback rides and hikes are organized by resort staff, along with excursions to nearby Bahia De Las Aguilas Bay, Enriquillo Lake, and Oviedo Lagoon. The resort is 100% green as it employs several water conservation projects and even generates its own power using hydroelectricity.

Casa De Campo Resort and Villas

Casa De Campo is a haven for sports lovers with a plethora of activities, including golf, tennis, polo, shooting, fishing, sailing, and more. The golfing opportunity here cannot be missed with three meticulously designed courses, one of which is the best in the Caribbean. The villas are a great place to relax after a round of golf, featuring spectacular ocean views, butler service, and a private pool.

The Dominican Republic is home to incredible luxury resorts. It has an evident and rich cultural heritage, has beaches to lay your towel on, waterfalls to swim in, coffee trails to trek in, hikes in the rainforest, and even zip lining for the more adventurous! If you’re looking for the best resort for another memorable trip, check out our list of the best Dominican Republic luxury resorts to visit.

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