The Dominican Republic is a multitude of destinations. But the country is so large and diverse that you may think you know the Dominican Republic when, actually, you don’t. Sure, you may know about the traditional tourism hubs like Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, but places like Cabarete, like the North Coast, like the wonderful city of Santo Domingo, remain very much under the radar for many travelers. The best way to see the robust, varied soul of this beautiful country is in its EP hotels. So while you may be used to the everything-included vacations that have in many ways put the country on the tourist map, these are the hotels that offer you a real, authentic taste of the Dominican Republic. Here is our list of top-ranked places to stay in the country — the best hotels in the Dominican Republic.
This is the best hotel in the Dominican Republic. The boutique gem has long been the best-kept secret in Punta Cana, and that’s because it’s a luxurious, incredibly thoughtful property. The interior of each of its villas was designed by the late Oscar de la Renta, and it’s that kind of effortless style that pervades the property, home to 50 suites across 15 direct beachfront villas.