“’Casa Bonita’ is the lodge you’ll never want to leave” is the headline given to a story published on this beautiful boutique hotel. So says Boston Global travel writer Necee Regis in an article on this idyllic lodge situated in the Dominican Republic’s southwest region.
Says the article: The “’Casa Bonita’ Tropical Lodge is situated on the far corners of a natural reserve located in the country’s diverse southwest terrain. The three-hour drive from Santo Domingo’s International Airport to the southwest province of Barahona offers the visitor a glimpse into one of the country’s most ecologically diverse regions. Private one-way transportation for two can be arranged for approximately US$210. One thing is for sure: once you reach the lodge, the visitor will never want to leave. “
Casa Bonita is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and its 12 rooms and suite feature simple wood and wicker furniture, private balconies, and ecologically-friendly amenities. But who wants to spend time in one of these beautiful rooms, when “Casa Bonita” offers so much more?
The article explains: “While relaxing by the pool area the visitor will enjoy the magnificent views of the nearby mountain range to the north and the majestic Caribbean Sea to the south. Visitors can algo go canoping in the nearby forest. Also available: horseback riding through quiet mountain trails, a relaxing massage at the Tanama Eco Spa, situated in the nearby forest. The spa uses indigenous elements such as coffee, cocoa and pineapple in its many beauty treatments and steam baths, body wraps, facials and therapeutic massages. All massages are given in massage tables situated along the nearby river.
The journalist also says that “Casa Bonita’s” excellent outdoor restaurant offers visitors top-quality fresh seafood, organic farm products, and homemade cheese, jam and bread. The hotel can also arrange transportation to visit nearby beaches and eco-tours of the nearby Jaragua National Park.
Lodge rates are as follows, says the article: “Deluxe rooms (US$211 all-inclusive, double occupancy); double occupancy, including all meals and beverages (US$340).”