We traveled to Santo Domingo to meet up with our daughter interning at the Canadian Embassy for the summer. While we loved our escape one weekend to our first all-inclusive at Natura Park Beach Resort in Punta Cana, our visit to Las Terrenas and the La Dolce Vita Residence was our kind of vacation.
A quick 2 hour bus trip from Santo Domingo brought us within walking distance of the hotel. We were quickly and warmly received at the registration kiosk and were taken to our unbelievable unit-a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom 'villa' overlooking the gorgeous Caribbean, and the hotel's pool, and beautifully maintained grounds. We had a kitchen, indoor living room, and outdoor dining area with an additional sitting area which I really enjoyed using to read while I waited for 'the girls' to awake.
The beach is gorgeous with very little seaweed, and you can walk in this community feeling safe. The restaurants are fabulous and the hotel had it's own restaurant. We didn't use it but it was always busy....we walked into town to enjoy restaurants right on the beach. Great value anywhere you went.
We were just there for 2 nights and we had the best side trip. We rode horses to the waterfalls in Limon (Limon Falls!!!). We organized a $30 package (each) to take the horse ride, enjoy an unbelievable swim right under the falls (perfectly guided by 2 Dominican Republic lads, followed by a great lunch at the host restaurant. WHAT AN ADVENTURE FROM START TO FINISH!!! One warning....it's very easy to take a bus from right in front of our hotel to Limon. We didn't realize that transportation to Limon wasn't included an took a taxi organized by the hotel ($60 for a 15 minute ride return!!!). It was our fault for not figuring it out so we paid. Either take the bus, or negotiate a better price.
OTHERWISE....the continental breakfast brought to our 'patio' each morning was great and we could not have had a better location, or better accommodations at what I considered an extremely reasonable rate.
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- Also Known As:
- La Dolce Vita Residence Dominican Republic/Samana - Las Terrenas