Tortuga Bay Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Designed by Oscar de la Renta, Tortuga Bay is a 15-room boutique hotel set within the posh development. In addition to its massive suites, amenities include a world-class golf course, an on-site with private lagoons, the , nine premier restaurants, and one of the best stretches of beach in the D.R. If you need anything else, the resort provides a cell phone so you can call your "villa manager" at any hour. Guests even get VIP passage through security at the airport.
Sivory Punta Cana Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Made up of 55 massive suites, the Sivory rests on one of the most remote stretches of Punta Cana (a 90-minute drive from the airport) and is surrounded by dense tropical plant life. All suites feature two-person Jacuzzi tubs, two-person showers, and private, intimate balconies -- all ideal for a romantic getaway. In addition to its premier spa with outdoor "bucket" showers, the hotel has three exceptional restaurants on-site, as well as a wine cellar stocked with over 8,000 bottles.
Casa De Campo Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The D.R.'s classiest, most famous resort since 1974, Casa de Campo's massive, 7,000-acre property comes with three world-class golf courses (including Teeth of the Dog, arguably the best course in the Caribbean), an on-site horse stable, an immaculate beach, a luxurious spa, 20 restaurants (including the internationally acclaimed Le Cirque), and even a replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean villa.
Sanctuary Cap Cana Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Perched like a small Mediterranean town on a remote cliff overlooking the ocean, this 176-room resort comes with beautifully decorated rooms, four sparkling pools, and breathtaking views throughout the property. Bedrooms are large and have canopied four-poster beds and deep soaking tubs in the bathrooms. Both the beach and spa -- with its flower-laden treatment rooms, fantastic hot tubs, and even its own -- are among the best in the D.R.
Zoetry Agua Punta Cana Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This secluded 52-room getaway is an hour from the airport on a bumpy dirt road, but it feels more like a million miles from Punta Cana's mega-resorts. Giant rooms come with gorgeous terraces and private plunge pools, a top-notch spa, and two high-quality restaurants, making the Agua one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the D.R.