Georgeously designed by architect Sara Garcia, sophisticated Casa Colonial, a small property exuding refinement and relaxation on the quietest end of the long beach, is a surprise among the chockablock all-inclusives of Playa Dorada. In comparison to the design, however, the suites fall flat. They are very comfortable—with Frette linens and an inviting open bath-to-bedroom floor plan—but the suites that do not overlook the beach are not as stellar as the public areas.
The rooftop sundeck is close to heaven—an infinity pool and four warm Jacuzzis overlooking the ocean as well as an eatery here and on the ground floor facing the ocean; spa devotees will savor the Baqua Spa. In short, if you like exclusive boutique hotels, this is the choice on the North Coast.
Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, 57000, Dominican Republic