Cabarete and Sosua, Dominican Republic
Offering eco-friendly bungalows in a lush, friendly setting, Natura Cabanas is a taste of serene, northern coast luxury for a remarkably fair price. Guests enjoy delicious, fresh food, a clean, crowd-less private beach, daily yoga and Pilates classes, and a fabulous spa. It's quiet, and a bit rustic without TV, phones, or Wi-Fi in rooms, but that's the point. What to Do When You're Off the Grid: Natura Cabanas is situated on a gorgeous private beach -- one of the best on the D.R.'s north coast. The hotel can arrange outings to nearby waterfalls and horseback riding trails, and it's only a 10-minute drive to Cabarete, which has a lively nightlife scene, and is a center for extreme sports including kitesurfing and windsurfing.