If you're looking for a cheap all-inclusive, consider IFA, which has already been discovered by herds of cost-cutting international tourists as well as Dominicans. The beach is beautiful, with warm white sand and pale turquoise water, and snorkel gear, kayaks, and other non-motorized water sports are included. Extensive day and night activities keep children and active adults busy. The seven restaurants will keep you fueled, but get reservations early if you want one of
the à la carte ones. One of the best is the poolside pizzeria open until 7 am. Rooms and villas (cottages) look much better on the website but significant improvements to many have been made and renovations continue.
Playa Bávaro, Bávaro, Dominican Republic
809-221–8555; 877-553–0202-Toll Free