The best dominican hotels for summer 2012

According to the popular website TripAdvisor, the following are the Dominican Republic’s most popular hotels for the summer season.

Best hotels in Punta Cana

Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resort & Club. The rooms of this five-star boutique hotel, operated by Puntacana Resort & Club, were decorated by world-famous Dominican fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. The decoration has been inspired by the rich local pre-Columbian culture.

Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel. The 274-room adults-only all-inclusive resort is, according to Tripadvisor, one of the world’s best hotels. It has been defined as a paradisiacal destination by Apple Vacations and is ideal for weddings.

The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real.  With exclusive access to a made-in-heaven beach area, this all-inclusive resort boasts seven restaurants, eight bars and 554 suites with Jacuzzi.  It also features 102 Royal Service suites and two Presidential suites.

Iberostar Bavaro. All-inclusive, five-star facility, featuring two-story 75 bungalows, shops, pharmacy, ATM, disco, casino, internet, entertainment center, spa, fitness center and a large pool area overlooking the beach .

Sanctuary Punta Cana. Located in the Cap Cana complex, the facility features 176 suites. The complex recreates a small and romantic colonial city.  The facility has access to three golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus.

The best in La Romana

La Estancia Golf Resort. Designed by world renowned PB Dye, this exclusive golf resort also offers deep fishing, diving, horseback riding and tennis facilities.

Casa de Campo. Considered to be the most complete resort in the Caribbean, it has been placed several times on the list of the World’s Best Golf Resorts. The 300-room structure, also offers 1,500 private villas, and three Pete Dye designed golf courses.

The best in Puerto Plata

Casa Colonial Beach & Spa. Boutique hotel in the Playa Dorada complex, featuring 50 rooms.  It is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Club Hotel Riu Merengue. Five-star. all-inclusive, 610-room facility, located in the Bay of Maimon, 10 minutes from Puerto Plata, the north coast’s most important city.

BlueBay Villas Doradas. In Playa Dorada, this all-inclusive, adults-only, features 244 rooms.

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