There are plenty of options for accommodation in the country and this range from luxury resorts to budget accommodation. One can also opt for home stays and houses for rent. Most of the hotels charge a heavy duty tax and this may or may not be included in the room rent. Always check before you book the hotel or you will end up paying 15 percent more than the actually rates. Everything from a beach shack to a five star resort can be had in the Dominican Republic. If you can arrange it, it might not be a bad idea to go stay with some of the locals in the nearby villages as well.
Dominican Republic luxury resorts to stay in the island include the following:
The Bannister Hotel
The Bannister Hotel is located in Samana Bay which is one of the most popular places in the entire country. There are plenty of things to do and see in the region as well. The hotel offers studio rooms, one bedroom suites and two bed room suites. The hotel offers a total of 54 rooms which are in a Cabana type. The rooms are equipped with most of the modern facilities a traveller may require and this included TV, bath tub, and hair dryer and so on. Most of the rooms have their own kitchen and you can prepare your own meals. Or you can simply sip a beer and relax on the balcony of your room.
The place has an intimate feel but the prices are quite steep and can set you back quite a bit of money. Some of the facilities in the hotel include swimming pool, spa and gym. The gourmet restaurant at the hotel offers some of the most delectable foods in the country. You will be treated to a fresh array of sea food and fusion dishes. Sample some of the finest wines while you are staying at the hotel. The hotel also offers equestrian facilities for its guests.
Hotel Be Live Hamaca
This four star resort is one of the best in the country and it offers a range of services which include swimming pools, tropical gardens, terraced rooms and a range of restaurants. There are 617 rooms in total at the place. The price may vary anywhere between $100 and $500 per night. The hotel is located barely ten minutes away from the Las Americanas International Airport and this provides easy access to guests. The facilities for recreation in the hotel are quite unparalleled and they include gymnasium, spa swimming pool, pin pong table, golf, and playground and so on. There are six different restaurants in the hotel and they offer Mexican, Chinese, and Italian cuisines. The Spa at the hotel is one of the best in the Caribbean region and you can treat and pamper yourself to some extra ordinary massages. Nightlife at the club is excellent as well and the hotel offers five different swimming pools to its guests. This is one of the best if not the best all round option in the Dominican Republic.
Santa Beach Resort and Casino
This resort cum spa is an ideal place to relax and unwind. The facilities at the hotel include eight restaurants, swimming pools, spa, entertainment center, golf tours and much more. Prices may vary according to the season and you can expect a minimum of $150 per night. There are four international restaurants at the hotel and you will be treated to a variety of cuisines. You can arrange day trips and picnics to nearby islands through the hotel as well. Most of the facilities in the hotel are world class and the rooms are equipped with everything you can possibly need. This is one of the few hotels which have a licensed casino as well. If you are a punter then you can play games such as blackjack, poker and roulette at the tables. Entry to the casino is free and you will be given a free drink as well. El Pirata is the night club at the hotel which offers international music. Activities such as wind surfing, kayaking, diving, snorkeling and surfing can be arranged as well.