Le Sivory by PortBlue Boutique – Adults Only
What We Love
- Plenty of non-motorized water sports and excursions
- Wine cellar with 8,000 bottles at Gourmond restaurant
- On-site spa with a sauna, jacuzzi, therapeutic pool and fitness center
- Free WiFi
- READ MORE: Dominican Republic, Two Ways
What To Know
- This is an adults-only retreat; children 17 and under are not permitted
- Long pants, sleeved shirts and closed-toe shoes required for gentlemen at Tau & Gourmond restaurants
- The Punta Cana airport is a 40-minute car ride; La Romana is an hour
- A 10 percent service charge and 18 percent gov't tax per night will be collected at checkout on Jetsetter
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Punta Cana, the manmade resort area at the Dominican Republic’s eastern tip, is good for reliable sunny weather and plenty of beach time along its 20-mile stretch of sand. Removed from the sprawling megaresorts Punta Cana is known for, the 55-room Sivory resort fronts a secluded beach that’s dotted with palm trees, lounge chairs and thatched palapa umbrellas. Walk farther down the beach and you’ll eventually find other resorts, but for honeymooners and romance-seeking couples, it’s hard to beat Sivory’s unblemished beach and wonderfully private atmosphere.
Bed and Bath
The 55 suites are uniformly spacious (the smallest is 650 square feet), decorated in earth tones and sandy shades, and all have balconies or terraces overlooking the ocean or gardens, plus private plunge pools in the Luxury Oceanfront Suites. There are 21st-century extras, too, such as individual air-conditioning controls, wine coolers and soaking tubs for two, or a couples shower with double showerhead. Honeymoon Suites are a whopping 950 square feet, and the staff may just sprinkle flowers and chocolates around the suite — whether you’re on your honeymoon or not.
When you do venture outdoors, there’s plenty to entertain you: boogie boards, kayaks, and snorkels, not to mention a deep sea fishing charter. Or if you’ve been inspired by the natural relaxation of Sivory, there’s also a menu of massages, facials and treatments at the Aquarea Spa & Wellness Center. The sense of romance is restored after dark, with dinner by candlelight (with a dress code) at the lavish Gourmond restaurant, which has an 8,000 bottle wine list; with Mediterranean fare in an alfresco setting at La Veranda; and with successful Asian fusion at Tau, a sexy spot with just eight tables. Afternoon tea and a piano and cigar lounge highlight Sivory’s adult vibe and, more important, the invitation to relax and do nothing at all.
In the Area
The Sivory is not adjacent to a golf course, but the concierge can easily book tee times for you at one of the 18-hole courses around Punta Cana. You can book them with the front desk well in advance of your stay. And if you tire of your own secluded stretch of beach at the hotel, head out to the best of the rest: Playa Cabo Engaño, Playa del Macao, and Playa El Cortecito. Don’t rent a car, since taxis are cheap and plentiful, and there are even water taxis at El Cortecito.
How to Get There
A Girls getaway for relaxation. The resort is lovely and very easy to get around. It is quiet, beautiful and perfect for relaxation. The staff is AWESOME. Spencer, Lonnie, Victor, Santos, Jubbikris, the evening buffet staff, The spa and housekeeping! Everyone treats you like royalty and is quick to make sure you are happy and taken care of. The beach is beautiful and allows you to take long walks along the shore. It is great for Solo travelers, Honeymooners, Couples, Girlfriend Getaways, and absolutely perfect for a Destination Wedding. Highly recommend!
I stayed at Le Sivory for a week with my best friend to celebrate her birthday and completion of her PhD. It was everything we wanted and more.
Most importantly for visitors - this paradise is secluded, small, and very quiet. There are only 110 rooms in the whole place, and since we were there in the “low” season the resort was maybe half full. It only takes two minutes to walk from the lobby to the farthest room. If you want a quiet retreat, this is the place. Also note that there is not music piped through the resort; only the lunch area has music playing. There are two small bars, in the pool area and in the lobby area. The atmosphere is luxurious and relaxing, not party-like.
The food here is lovely and delicious and abundant. The buffet has variety and everything is fresh and prepared with skill and care. We ate at Gastro, one of the restaurants that required reservations, twice. Those were truly two of the best meals I have ever had, and I have eaten and worked in some of the best restaurants in the US (having lived in New York and Chicago and traveled extensively). When I return to Le Sivory (because why would I go anywhere else?) I will try to eat at Gastro every night! (We didn’t care for the other reserved restaurant, Omi. It was adequate but not better then the buffet, surprisingly.) We also ordered breakfast from room service (available pretty much all the time) twice. It was perfect.
The service here is impeccable. We always had everything we needed, and if we called for anything, they fulfilled our request within minutes. Granted, it was not crowded. Everyone is friendly, capable, and eager to please without being in your face.
There are beautiful palapa umbrellas with lounge chairs and lounging beds on the private beach with lots of space between them so you always feel you have privacy. Since this is the last resort on this stretch of the island, the view to the north is beautiful wilderness. Le Sivory is literally at the end of the road.
I will definitely come back to Le Sivory. If you are looking for a place to relax and eat and daydream, this is the place. I can’t recommend it enough. Huge thanks to Patricia and Sebastia at the front desk, Victor at the bar, and all the wonderful servers, housekeepers, and groundskeepers (they climb trees to get coconuts for you!!). It was a truly perfect vacation.
My wife and I stayed at Le Sivory for a week.....total relaxation! Every staff member was totally professional. The beach is perfect with wonderful sand and cool breezes. The slight additional travel time past the gigantic resorts is well worth it. You can just unwind in a beautiful, friendly atmosphere....and if you attempt a little of your high school Spanish the staff is wonderful at helping you along! If not, everyone speaks English so no problem. We will be back.