My boyfriend and I just returned from a trip to the DR, where we stayed in Santo Domingo and Cabarete. The country is a little hectic (which was to be expected), and Natura Cabana was a wonderful retreat from all the craziness. We stayed in the Piedra Cabana, which was so nice and had everything we needed. It was great to have a fridge and a little stove so we were able to eat lunch on the cheap and keep our beers cold for after the beach. Our favorite part of the day was coming back from kiteboarding for an afternoon swim on the beautiful private beach and then sitting on our awesome porch to relax before dinner. The food at the restaurant is wonderful, and our waiter Arolfo (sp?) was so so friendly, as was all the staff. Everyone is multi-lingual and very helpful.
I took one yoga class while I was there which was great, but it was difficult to swallow the $20/class price. Nonetheless, I think it's an awesome service they provide, and being in the "open-air yoga temple" facing the beach pretty much makes it worth it (the teacher is very good too, and handles teaching to varying levels well).
The only recommendation I would make with regard to this hotel is that if you are going to stay there, you should probably rent a car (which I would do in Puerto Plata). We did feel like if we hadn't had a car we would have felt a little isolated.
Overall we had a fantastic experience here and would definitely consider staying here again!
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- NATURA, immersed in the tropical beauty of Cabarete, is an ecological paradise renowned for its architecture and decor, which fosters the call to tranquility and rest. ... more less
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