The 20 best hotels according to Canadians

The Riu Palace Bavaro tops the list of the top 20 hotels in the Dominican Republic, according to the users of, one of Canada’s most important travel websites. This top-20 list reflects the opinion of travelers who voiced their opinion between May and July of this year.  Included in the list are hotels from the Bahía Príncipe, Excellence and Fiesta chain of hotels.

The list is, as follows:

  1. Riu Palace Bavaro (Punta Cana)
  2. Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda (Punta Cana)
  3. Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar (Punta Cana)
  4. Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado (Samana)
  5. Excellence Punta Cana
  6. Riu Palace Macao
  7. The Royal Suites Turquesa (Not All-Inclusive) (Punta Cana)
  8. Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe
  9. Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo (Samana)
  10. Iberostar Costa Dorada (Puerto Plata)
  11. Grand Palladium Palace (Punta Cana)
  12. Riu Palace Punta Cana
  13. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
  14. Barcelo Bavaro Beach
  15. Elegant Majestic (Punta Cana)
  16. Iberostar Dominicana (Punta Cana)
  17. Princess Bavaro (Punta Cana)
  18. Princess Grand Bahia Cayo Levantado (Samana)
  19. Dreams Punta Cana

20 – Sosua

The Casa Marina Beach Resort was chosen as the best resort in the north coast village of Sosua, and Casa Marina Reef, also in Sosua, was chosen in the category “Best Value for Your Money.” Both hotels belong to the Amhsa Marina Hotels & Resorts chain.  They are situated one next to the other.

The 677-room Casa Marina Reef features five restaurants and eight bars; daytime and evening activities; a sports program that includes ping pong, billiards, cycling, beach soccer, volleyball, kayaking, snorkeling, boogie board, banana boat, taxi boat, and scuba diving. The Casa Marina Beach Resort features 300 rooms.

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