The best things really do come in small packages for this enchanting boutique hotel, which delivers on its promise of expressly personal service and utter tranquillity. That is what most guests seek at this romantic, non-all-inclusive. Zen elements in the architecture, design, and mood of this secluded retreat work well in the exquisite natural setting, with indigenous vegetation used in the landscaping. Re-LAX is the operative word with a do-nothing itinerary; the concierges
do offer some pleasurable activities and there’s the allure of the spa. In the handsome suites (go water view), a tone of laid-back luxury is achieved with Asian and Caribbean adornments; all have satellite, plasma TVs, DVD/CD players, robes and slippers, wine coolers, and minibars. Morning coffee, juice, and pastries are dropped off at your door. At the communal infinity pool, chaise longues are outfitted with comfortable cushions. Three restaurants feature Asian, Mediterranean, and international cuisine, respectively. An all-inclusive plan (with amenities like unlimited select wine bottles) is available, too.
Playa Uvero Alto, Uvero Alto, Dominican Republic