Fodor's Expert Review The Peninsula House

Camino Cosón, Las Terrenas, Samaná, 32000, Dominican Republic Fodor's Choice

The gorgeous Victorian-style plantation house with wraparound verandas overlooks acres of coconut palms down to the ocean and is one of the best B&Bs in the Caribbean. Co-owner Marie-Claude showcases generations' worth of museum-quality sculptures, paintings, and objects d'art, many of which were brought from Asia and the Middle East, and these elevate the rooms and common areas to a fascinating visual experience. Dinner, available only to guests, takes place in the central open-air brick courtyard. The food, both here and at The Beach, is exceptional, contemporary cuisine, thanks to the supervision and talent of Marie-Claude's partner, Cary. Admittedly, the cost for a room is high, especially since there are no full-fledged "resort" amenities—but we'd recommend that you start saving. Front-corner rooms 5 & 6 are the best; to keep the calm, no small children are accepted.


  • quiet and remote
  • many English TV channels plus DVDs
  • seamless service
  • but waitstaff doesn't speak English
  • seamless service, but waitstaff doesn't speak English


  • very pricey
  • owner's dogs detract somewhat from the formal atmosphere
  • not much to do on-site at night
  • owner's dogs detract somewhat from the formal atmosphere


Romantic, Service, Views
Near the beach


Phones: 809-847–7540 | 809-962–7447


6 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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