Fodor's Expert Review Xeliter Balcones del Atlantico

Carretera Las Terrenas/El Limon Km. 2, across from Porto on Playa Las Terrenas, Las Terrenas, Samaná, 32000, Dominican Republic

This condotel on a large tract of virgin land offers beautifully designed, spacious apartments with dreamy bedding and private Jacuzzis on terraces that are basically outdoor rooms. If a kitchen can be sexy, the European designer kitchens here are just that, with top-of-the-line appliances. However, if you don't want to cook, the resort's glamorous beachfront restaurant, Porto, is right across the road. The pool is lake-size, with a waterfall midway that separates the children's shallows from the deeper adult waters. A fitness facility houses a gym; massages are given in beach cabanas. The initial welcome at the handsome reception building is genuine; citrus-scented towels refresh travel-weary visitors, and golf carts whisk them to their new homes. Weekends, when Dominican families arrive, can be busy, but midweek (especially in the off-season) is very quiet.


  • intelligent and caring concierge staff
  • ideal for longer stays
  • beds are commodious with luxe linens


  • not on the beach (it's across the road)
  • isolated location that requires a rental car
  • phone and maintenance problems continue
  • not on the beach (it's across the road)


Romantic, Service, Family
Near the beach


Phones: 809-240–5011


35 units
Rate Includes: No meals

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