Long gone are the days where the Dominican Republic was known only for inexpensive all-inclusive getaways: today the Dominican Republic can match any other destination in the Caribbean for the quality and variety of its luxe hotels, many of which are clustered in exclusive districts in and around greater Punta Cana, the country’s leading tourism destination. (And that includes the ultra-chic Cap Cana enclave).
Here are six of our favorites to check in to right now, both of the EP and all-inclusive variety.
Eden Roc Cap Cana Even some worldly travelers might be surprised to learn that there’s a Relais & Chateaux hotel in Punta Cana. The Eden Roc Cap Cana makes its mark with bright and stylish rooms and excellent dining; with but 60 guest rooms and a beautiful new spa, Eden Roc can deliver the kind of personal attention and pampering you’d expect at a true boutique hotel. Plainly, this is one of the best places to stay in the Caribbean, period.