Sivory Punta Cana Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Made up of 55 massive suites, the Sivory is surrounded by dense tropical plant life and sits on one of the most remote stretches of Punta Cana (a 90-minute drive from the airport). Every suite features a two-person Jacuzzi tub, a two-person shower, and a private, intimate balcony -- all ideal for a romantic getaway. In addition to its premierwith outdoor "bucket" showers, the hotel has three exceptional restaurants on-site, as well as a wine cellar stocked with over 8,000 bottles.
Casa Colonial Beach and Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
At the end of an unmarked road behind a wrought-iron gate, theboutique hotel is discreet from the start. Even the cheapest comes with an outdoor and Caribbean-chic decor -- sisal rugs, , and mahogany four-poster topped with Frette sateen linens. A large separates the bathroom from the bedroom, allowing guests to watch from the massive . The resort's 24-hour on the roof of the has gorgeous views of the ocean as well as four intimate Jacuzzi . Plus, the resort's is a unique refuge from the outside world.
Natura Cabanas Rating: 3.5 Pearls
An eco-boutique hotel with a privateand only 11 low-key , the are located just outside the beachside cafes and windsurfers of . The stone-walled, thatch-roofed bungalows range in size from studios to a three-bedroom suite. Being eco-friendly, there are no TVs, no phones, and no air-conditioning (though the beach provides a great breeze). All the lightbulbs are energy-efficient, and guests must manually activate (and then shut off) the hot water when showering. But the amazing stone are brimming with flowers. For features, there are yoga and Pilates classes two to three times daily inside the on-site , which overlooks the ocean.
Tortuga Bay Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Interiors here are fashioned by fashion icon Oscar de la Renta, and the feature comfortable four-poster with crisp, white Frette linens and unique wicker canopies. have coral floors, deep , large stand-up glass , and toiletries from -- about as good as it gets in the D.R. The best part: the nightly turndown includes a drawn bath with floating red flower petals and tealights. The -- one of the D.R.'s best -- offers all the luxury treatments.
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, and breathtaking throughout the property. are large and have canopied four-poster and deep soaking in the . Both the and -- with its flower-laden , fantastic , and even its own -- are among the best in the D.R.
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Located on a remote stretch of the Samana Peninsula -- far from the cruise-ship crowds -- the Gran Bahia has one of the most beautiful beaches in the D.R.come inside detached one- and two-story structures, and each has a powerful Jacuzzi . The full-service Bahia Spa invites couples to its upscale, indoor facilities or inside its , located near the . For an all-inclusive, service is excellent, and the a la carte dining is a cut above most other Dominican resorts.
Excellence Punta Cana Rating: 4.0 Pearls
at this adults-only resort, renovated in 2011, definitely have romance in mind. Lighting is soft, the plush four-poster and pillow-top mattress are divine, and there's a in the room itself -- not inside the . Private include a swinging hammock for lazy afternoons. The meandering snakes around the property, offering more quiet privacy than the traditional pool. Plus, the serves a better cocktail than most Dominican all-inclusives. The excellent staff pay special attention to honeymooners or couples who are celebrating anniversaries, and they'll even stretch a ribbon over your door to let everyone else know.
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Theall-inclusive resort is on its own private island off the scenic Samana Peninsula. come with king-size four-poster that evoke a clean, classically Caribbean feel. The marble , reminiscent of a Greek bath, has a big enough for two (although snugly). Every room comes with a huge , which is almost the size of the room itself. For even more privacy, there are several , available with both indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, which dot the lush by the .
Zoetry Agua Punta Cana Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This remote boutique hotel is so serene that all guests can hear are waves pounding the shore and water trickling through the resort's serpentine. have beautiful dark-wood floors and Frette linens. A simple bamboo screen separates the bedroom from the three-part , which includes two Grohe vanity sinks, a wood-and-slate , and a trimmed in a light pebble motif. The -- one of the best spas in the D.R. -- offers free access to the spa pool, steam room, and sauna.
Catalonia Royal Bavaro Rating: 3.5 Pearls
The most striking feature at this adults-only all-inclusive resort is ... the silence. No kids, no boom box by the pool, and no entertainment in the evening. Alegria Spa provides free access to its , , , and and is right around the corner from the resort's beautiful .offer large lounge areas furnished with armchairs, love seats, and coffee tables along with the king-size and a broad with a . Warm marble feature spacious stand-up and large . The
Paradisus Palma Real Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Luxurious Punta Cana. Circling a jungle-like , the rooms start at a massive 560 square feet, and they all offer , , and multi-head . At nearly 38,000 square feet, the is supposedly the largest beachfront free-form pool in the D.R. Poolside, you can even swap romantic stories with a Spanish-speaking parrot or ask love advice from a spider monkey named Mario., high-quality , a superb , and endless all make the Paradisus one of the best all-inclusives in