Caribbean Tourism

Accommodations

Accommodation – Samaná Peninsula

L Occidental Gran Bahía, T5383111, F5382764, h.gr...@codetel.net.do 110-room, charming luxury resort on coast road, 10 mins, 8 km east of town, also 8 villas with pool, all facilities available, less in low season, small beach, good food and service, compact 9-hole golf course, watersports, tennis, horseriding, heliport, shuttle service to Cayo Levantado. L...

Accommodation & Places to Eat - Rio San Juan

Several large all-inclusives have been built in the area, offering lots of facilities and entertainment, including the 941-room Bahía Príncipe San Juan, T2261590, F2261994, on 5-km private beach, awful buffet food. Shuttle bus daily to Sosúa and Cabarete, casino, golf nearby. Caribbean Village Playa Grande, T5821170, F5826094. 300 rooms, on cliff above...

Accommodation – Puerto Plata & Playa Dorada

Puerto Plata Cheap hotels can only be found in the town centre. Most of the upmarket or all-inclusive hotels are along the coast except the Ahmsa Puerto Plata Beach Resort & Casino, at the east end on Long Beach, T5864243, F5874377. All-inclusive, 216 rooms in blocks, nice gardens, pool, well cared for, small tidy beach across the road but best to go to...

Accommodation & Places to Eat- Luperón

A Hotel Luperón Beach Resort, in Casa Marina Luperón. T5814153, F5816262 (high season price), and Hotel Luperón, Calle Independencia, T5718125. F La Morena, Calle Juan P Duarte 103, opposite Esso station, near Codetel. Bath and fan. Places to Eat La Marina, Independencia 47, T5718066. Lunch and dinner, local specialities, credit cards accepted. Frequent...

Accommodation – Las Terrenas

Most hotels are small; those on beach have prices ranging up to ‘B’, but those in town or behind those on the beach can be very cheap. Cacao Beach, T2406000, F2406020, east of Tropic Banana. All-inclusive, 181 rooms, biggest hotel, sailing boats for rent. A-B per person, Aligio, T2406255, F2406169. Italian, all-inclusive, pool, dive centre, good beach,...

Accommodation - Hato Mayor

There are several hotels near the pier, all F, and lots of comedores and restaurants. Don Quixote, T5567911, 6 rooms with 2 beds. Sabana de la Mar, nicely painted outside, cheap. La Tía, T5567318, along the shore, also known as Brisas de la Bahía, bath, fan, restaurant. Inland, about 2km on the road towards Hato Mayor, is Hotel Bella Montana, T2485982.

Accommodation – East of Sosúa

LL-L Sandcastles Beach Resort, T5305817, F5712000, just outside Sosúa. Private beach, restaurants, self-contained, shuttle buses into Sosúa. L Occidental La Esplanada, T5713333, F5713922, ohrd...@codetel.net.do 210 rooms, all-inclusive, near casino. Hotel Villas Carolina, T5713626, F5711737. 61 all-inclusive units with kitchen and sitting room, 1 and 2...

Accommodation - San José de las Matas

In town, on the main square, Oasis, with disco, pizzería and ice creams. On the dual carriageway into town, F Los Samanes, T5788316. Bath, basic, dirty, water intermittent, local food in restaurant. Nearby is El Primitivo. There are several restaurants and cafés.

Accommodation – Santiago de Los Caballeros

A-C Aloha Sol, Calle del Sol 150, T5830090, F5830950. Rooms and suites, smart, upmarket, cool, restaurant D’Manon with local and international food. B El Gran Almirante, Av Estrella Sadhalá 10, Los Jardines, on road north, T5801992, F2411492. Popular with business visitors, quite good, casino. B-C Hodelpa Centro Plaza, Calle Mella 54 esq del Sol, T5817000,...

Accommodation & Places to Eat – Jarabacoa

B-C per person, FAP Rancho Baiguate, T5744940, F5861170, owned and managed by Omar and Estela Rodríguez. Lovely countryside setting beside river, extensive gardens, 27 rooms from standard to luxury, or small, medium and large, hot water, good bathrooms. And also 2 dormitories with 9 bunk beds in each with showers, toilets, lockers and shelves for students/...

Accommodation - Constanza

AltoCerro, T6960222, F5306193. New and highly thought of. F Mi Cabaña, clean, bath, good, T5392472. Others are La Casa, hotel and restaurant, Sobeyola and Lorenzo, average price in cheaper, basic hotels F.

Accommodation & Places to Eat- Bonao

There are cheap hotels near the market and on the highway are many paradas, posadas and plazas turísticas. The best is Plaza Jacaranda, 3 km north of Bonao, with shops, snackbars, a/c restaurant and B Hotel Jacaranda, T5255097. Also recommended are the two Restaurant Típico de Bonao, one in the town, the other 6 km north on the autopista. The area is...

Accommodation - San Cristóbal

F Las Terrazas, a government-owned hotel in the centre. Is best avoided, nothing works. F Constitución, Av Constitución, T5283309. Central, basic. On the road to Santo Domingo are a couple of small hotels, F La Ruta, with small breakfast, has a helpful owner. Several basic restaurants around Av Constitución. A famous local dish is pasteles en hojas, made...

Accommodation - Barahona

LL-L Amhsa Riviera Beach, Av Enriquillo 56, T5245111, F5245798. Newly-built all-inclusive outside town with own beach. 108 good comfortable rooms, many with balconies, buffet meals, pool and poolside bar. It is possible to negotiate a cheaper, room-only rate, especially out of season. Coral Sea Divers on site, excellent diving at nearby reefs and in the...

Accommodation & Places to Eat - Baní

E Hotel Caribani, Calle Sánchez, T5225281. Hotel Brisas del Sur, T5223548. Cheaper hotels to be found near the market on Máximo Gómez. Disco Sur, on three floors, in the centre. Places to Eat Pizzería Mi Estancia on Padre Billini. Huge pizzas, good value. Imogen Café, Duarte esq Uladislao Guerrero. Fresh food in open air setting. Restaurant Rancho Escondido...