Fodor's Expert Review Sea Horse Ranch

Coastal Hwy., Cabarete, Puerto Plata, 57000, Dominican Republic

This enclave of private homes, each with large front- and backyards and private pool, is an elite bastion set within a vast country club–like setting near Cabarete. This tropical resort community has some exquisite homes with many walking paths; certain homes are available as rentals with either weekly or nightly rates. The equestrian center, with dozens of horses grazing on wide expanses, is a stellar feature. There are five groomed clay tennis courts as well (ball boys are included with a paid lesson). Though all homes include a Dominican housekeeper who cooks breakfast (you supply the groceries) and a gardener, you can also request a chef. Sea Horse Ranch will stock your villa for you for a modest charge, and the complex can also provide a nanny. The Beach Club, the enclave's restaurant overlooking a dramatic cove, delivers to the villas from its international menu.


  • one of the country's most organized, well-managed groups of villas
  • potent security makes your vacation worry-free
  • all villas have free, unlimited Wi-Fi


  • guests usually feel the need to rent a car or hire a driver
  • it's a walk or short drive to reach two petite, communal beaches
  • complex doesn’t have a resort feel



Phones: 809-571–3880 | 800-635–0991


20 villas
Rate Includes: No meals

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