This outstanding resort sits on an exceptional palm-fringed ribbon of white sand protected by a coral reef that offers great snorkeling from the beach, and a professional PADI dive school. The glorious sea-view pool and Oceana restaurant form an impressive complex and are often the site of weddings, which are well orchestrated here. The spa has had some major renovations, specifically the gym and beauty salon. The kids' Explorers Club (open until 10 pm) raises the resort's family profile. All rooms are decorated in a contemporary style with many having just undergone a renovation. Also, the property includes a fun disco, a glam casino, a Core Zone for teenagers, and 11 restaurants (plus 24-hour room service). The lobby is enhanced with tropical plantings and stylish European furnishings. The Preferred Club level (a gorgeous honeymoon suite) is worth it, for access to the newest (private) infinity pool, private beach, and club lounge with free Wi-Fi.
Playa Bayahibe, Box 80, Bayahibe, La Altagracia, 22000, Dominican Republic