We’ve slept in more than 100 beds all around the D.R., from designer boutiques to party-hardy crash pads. These rooms — with excellent beds, incredible views, posh bathrooms, and great design — are our absolute favorites in Punta Cana!
Starting at 650 square feet, the Sivory's rooms are bigger than many studio apartments in New York. Each room sports a desk, two couches, picture windows, a giant four-poster bed, a two-person Jacuzzi, a two-person shower (with multiple shower heads), free Wi-Fi, and a comfortable balcony. Modern appliances include large flat-screen TVs and DVD players.
Each of Tortuga Bay's 15 massive rooms were designed by world-renowned fashion-industry icon Oscar de la Renta. Elegant yet distinctly Caribbean in style, the rooms all have four-poster beds topped in a unique, woven canopy dome. Most balconies overlook the ocean, and wide swinging windows allow tropical air to pour in. Nightly turndowns include housekeepers drawing the Jacuzzi tub and placing candles and floating rose petals around it. Features include 37-inch plasma TVs, DVD players (with a free DVD borrowing library), iPod docks, and bath products from L'Occitane (arguably the best toiletries available in the D.R.)
Composed of only 53 chic, high-tech suites, guest rooms at the Agua are huge -- you can easily fit in a dance party between the bed and the terrace. White Frette linens complement dark wood floors and furniture in the Garden Suite, while a bamboo screen separates the bedroom from the bathroom, which comes equipped with two Grohe vanity sinks, a wood-and-slate shower, and a deep soaking tub. For entertainment, the room has a JVC flat-screen TV, a DVD player, and free Wi-Fi -- a rare treat in the D.R. A Frette robe and slippers are also included.
The Ocean Junior Suites are like bungalows at the bottom of a cliff, opening directly onto to the beach. Inside the room, a long hallway leads past a walk-in closet with silky robes and plenty of space for two weeks' worth of luggage. In the bedroom, beds come with metal posts and canopies overhead. A latticed archway partially separates the bedroom from a sitting area, where a rattan love seat and chair face the large flat-screen TV and Philips DVD player.