Fodor's Expert Review Villa Castellamonte

Orchid Bay Estates, Casa 10, Cabrera, María Trinidad Sánchez, Dominican Republic Fodor's Choice

When not rented in its entirety, this elegant villa in Orchid Bay Estates operates as a high-end B&B. All eight bedrooms face the pool complex; sumptuous master suites have gas fireplaces. You can swim in the zero-entry pool, bubble in the Jacuzzi, or descend the stairway that leads to a semi-private, golden beach. The home offers as many diversions and amenities as a small beach resort (including a well-stocked wine cellar); the caring staff makes it feel like home. Kids are welcome and love the game room, karaoke, shuffleboard, and more. Breakfast is included, and other meals can be arranged (as can spa services) à la casa. Airport transfers are available from most major airports, with the exception of Punta Cana.


  • for all its grandeur, it's as laid-back as the garden hammock
  • 24-hour security
  • three rooms have been updated with Italian-themed murals


  • beach is rocky and best visited with reef shoes
  • the staff of eight can be too much service
  • Cabrera as a destination is not for everyone



Phones: 829-629–1012-cell | 888-589–8455-toll-free in U.S. and Canada | 702-900–3121-U.S. direct


8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast
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