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What We Love

  • Private balconies with views of the mountains or the Caribbean
  • Friendly and attentive service at this family-owned resort
  • The infinity pool, with its sea views
  • A plethora of activities can be arranged through the resort

What To Know

  • Rooms have air conditioning
  • Free parking and WiFi
  • Santo Domingo is about 130 miles away

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Eco friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Family-owned hilltop eco-retreat on the Dominican Republic’s unspoiled southwestern peninsula

The Look

Flourishing green mountains form the backdrop for this secluded hilltop resort on the Dominican Republic’s unspoiled southwestern peninsula. Made up of 12 rooms, the family-owned Casa Bonita puts ecological wonder within reach, in the form of vast Jaragua National Park. And after a horseback ride, a cycling adventure or a hidden cave trek, a dip in the infinity pool followed by a sunset dinner of fresh-caught fish in the open-air dining room will feel just right.

Bed and Bath

Transformed from a private summer house into a boutique escape in 1991, the property has 12 cabanas that have either a kingsize bed or two double beds and are minimally decorated with wooden furnishings and accents, tile floors and thatch roofs. The graphic art adorning the otherwise spare walls is by acclaimed conservation photographer Eladio Fernandez. The spa-like bathrooms have open showers, sand-tinted tiles and cool wood surfaces. The private balconies off each room have 180-degree views of the Caribbean or the mountains. There’s also a small wine cooler in every room, which can be stocked in advance of your arrival for a fee.

Beyond

Despite its secluded location, Casa Bonita’s restaurant uses the freshest local ingredients, including daily deliveries of fish from nearby Barahona. The simple breakfast menu includes sweet crepes, while the standout dinner menu digs deeper into Dominican flavors, with dishes like zesty shellfish spaghetti or pork chops with passion fruit sauce, served in the open-air thatch-roofed dining room. Once they’re settled in, guests can immerse themselves in the natural surroundings. The resort’s wide variety of active adventures in Jaragua National Park, an immense nature reserve, will keep you busy; from horseback riding and cycling to nature walks and birdwatching excursions, the resort can arrange it all.

In the Area

Down the hill from the resort, Bahoruco Beach has some of the best surf in the area. Grab your board and hang ten with the locals. Immerse yourself in the thermal waters of Canoa, which top out at 108 degrees, and let the natural properties soothe your body. For an equally refreshing experience, take a dip in the cool rushing waters at Villa Miriam, a private waterfront villa. Discover ancient pictographs and rock engravings in the caves of Jaragua National Park, a lush ecological treasure that includes a sun-soaked pebble beach. Many attractions in the area are just off the Barahona-Paraiso highway, including such small villages as Paraiso and Cachote, secluded beaches and scenic overlooks worth a photo op. The resort can help you plan an itinerary or arrange a tour.

How to Get There

Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge
Carretera De La Costa Km 17
Barahona, 00000 Dominican Republic

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 335 Reviews
Jungle River Suites Adventure!
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing weekend surrounded by nature, the river suites are immerse in the jungle right in front of the river, Spa service and treatment are one of the best I’ve had in the world, including a Temascal. Would definitely come back very soon 🙏🏽

best in the Dominican Republic
Reviewed 6 days ago

In terms of location , vistas, protected forest and streams, CASA BONITA is the best spot the Dominican Republic has to offer.Spa is loving en the treatments are excellent . Restaurant menus also very good.I loved it !

Nice place with an excellent cuisine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Possible the best hotel in Barahona. Great food and excellent service.
Rooms are nice and offers all basic standards. Wonderful Spa very unique and offers you the possibility to enjoy the beauty of the area.

Amazing Boutique Hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

This is one of the best places I have ever stayed! I love how it is small, but has everything and more you could ever want in a hotel. The service was amazing and the food was delicious. And the spa is a must do!! It is a little bit of a journey to get to this location, but it is SO worth it once you are there. Way better than the touristy locations, worth the drive!!!

Casa bonita
Reviewed 2 months ago

best place to stay in if you are visiting Barahona, friendly staff, the room was very clean, food serve at the restaurant was great, very nice setting and views of the area, A1+, but you may need to book a least 30 days in advance.