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Where to stay in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic offers newlyweds an excellent choice of accommodation options to suit all budgets, including the following 5-star hotels…

Eden Roc At Cap Cana Eden Roc At Cap Cana
Location: Cap Cana, Punta Cana
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD1,606 per suite
Description: This Punta Cana boutique resort is located in a 30,000-acre resort, which includes two 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf courses and a marina. Each suite features a private outdoor pool and a gazebo. Guests of the Eden Roc At Cap Cana have access to the private members-only Caletón Beach Club. It boasts 2 gourmet restaurants and an outdoor pool. Seafood is available at La Palapa by Eden Roc, and sandwiches and salads can be found at the Pool Restaurant and Bar. Spacious suites are decorated in French, Italian and Spanish design. A 47-inch flat-screen TV, a minibar and a coffee maker are provided. Each suite is surrounded by tropical gardens. The resort offers on-site gourmet cooking lessons, catamaran rides and horseback riding. Fishing trips and boat charters can be arranged. Punta Cana International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the resort. Free airport transportation is included in the price. This hotel is affiliated with Relais & Châteaux.

Tortuga BayTortuga Bay
Location: Higuey, Punta Cana
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD1,344 per suite
Description: Featuring a private beach area in Punta Cana, a swimming pool and rooms with hot tub, this luxury and exclusive resort is half a kilometer from the beach and just 4.8 km from Punta Cana International Airport. The rooms at this AAA Five Diamond Award winner have minimalist style and include a fan, sitting area, flat-screen TV and balcony. The kitchens have a coffee maker and microwave, and the bathrooms are private and include a bathtub, shower and bathrobes. The Tortuga Bay features the Bamboo restaurant with decor from an international designer and serves a fusion of Caribbean and Asian cuisine. The breakfast is free. Activities such as fishing, horseback riding, kite sailing and eco-paddle surfing can be arranged at this hotel. The use of bikes and kayaks is for free. Tortuga Bay is 4.8 km from Punta Cana Village and a 30-minute drive from Bavaro Lagoon. The Manati Park is 19.3 km away and Coral Highway is a 10-minute drive away.

Zoetry Agua Punta CanaZoetry Agua Punta Cana
Location: Playa De Uvero Alto, Punta Cana
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD655 per suite
Description: Zoetry Agua Punta Cana is located right on the Dominican Republic’s beautiful Caribbean coast. This luxurious resort features several outdoor pools, a spa and health club, and an open-air restaurant overlooking the beach. Each air-conditioned suite features sleek eco-friendly décor, with vaulted ceilings and natural hardwood floors. They all include a sitting area, a private terrace and a spacious bathroom with a shower, bathtub and free toiletries. The on-site restaurant serves a variety of nutritious, gourmet meals. Guests also receive a free 10-minute wellness or fitness consultation. 24-hour room service is available, and the modern bar serves top-shelf spirits. Activities like snorkeling, horseback riding and billiards can be arranged by the tour desk. The popular surfing beach of Playa del Macao is 8 km from the property. White Stands Golf Course can be reached in a 20-minute drive, and Punta Cana International Airport is just an hour away by car.

Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & CasinoRenaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino
Location: George Washington Ave., Santo Domingo
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD194 per room
Description: Located on the Malecon Avenue near city attractions, beaches and shopping, the Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino overlooks the Caribbean Sea, boasting tropical gardens it also offers a full service Spa. A cable TV, minibar and fridge are equipped in all rooms at Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino. The traditionally styled rooms also include a work desk, coffee maker and in-room safe. Guests of the Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino can dine at Quisqueya Restaurant, which serves International cuisine. Guest can also have a drink or a snack in one of the 3 on-site bars. The Blue Bar & Lounge offers creative cocktails and a light meals. The hotel offers a gym with cardio equipment or tennis courts outside. A business center and meeting facilities are on site for guest use. Car rental desk, concierge and gift shop services are also available. This hotel also offers more than 2000 square metres of business and banquet facilities. The Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino is 3.2 km from the Port of Santo Domingo. The National Palace is one kilometer from the hotel.

Catalonia Santo DomingoCatalonia Santo Domingo
Location: Avenida George Washington, Santo Domingo
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD135 per room
Description: The Catalonia Santo Domingo is a sensational 21-storey building that is located oceanfront at George Washington Avenue, 30 minutes from Las Americas International Airport and only a few minutes away from the shopping district. All rooms are decorated according to our business customers demands and offer free high speed WiFi. Rooms are equipped with a TV. Views of the sea, pool or city are featured in certain rooms. The facilities are complemented with several areas from which you can also enjoy a splendid view: fitness area, restaurant and bars. The privileged views of the Caribbean Sea and the outdoor pool on the 7th floor and an incredible casino are the perfect combination for a wonderful holiday or a business trip. The hotel is located in the Malecon, Blue Mall is 3.3 km from the property. Las Americas Airport is 26 km away.

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Latest update: Dominican Republic hotels: 18 May, 2020

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