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
We are recently returned from Le Sivory for a 6-night vacation. The boutique feel and quiet of the resort is fantastic. The beach is not crowded, steps away from our suite (oceanfront with private plunge pool), clean of seaweed, and beautiful. This is a good resort if you’re looking for peace and quiet but it could be a really excellent resort with more attention to detail. First, housekeeping is very inconsistent. Our first night and third night was great, but during the second and fourth nights our washcloths and bathroom rug were not replenished (the rug is necessary because while the shower is large, water seeps out of the bottom). We ordered room service a couple of times and while housekeeping does take the empty plates and trays out of the room, they are then stacked in an opening under the stairwell outside the front door for a day or so. Service at the restaurants also seems inconsistent (there are a couple who are fantastic and go above and beyond—for example, Edison is an absolute gem and always went above and beyond; Victor was also great in bringing drinks to the beach and pool—but there were several others who seem to care less). The drinks at the bars range from mediocre to great depending on who is making them. While at the pool, my husband ordered a mojito (which is on the drink menu) but the bartender was unable to make it because he did not have mint. How does a resort run out of mint? The food at the two restaurants are fantastic but, again, I wish there was more attention to detail. The wallpaper at Gastro Atelier is peeling from the sides and ceiling. Omi is unbearably hot and muggy.
As previously mentioned, we stayed in a luxury oceanfront sweet which was beautiful, but the sliding door to the patio, plunge pool, and beach was ridiculously hard to open and also didn’t have a handle from the outside. I always had to have my husband open and close the door for me which was inconvenient when at the beach and wanted to run in and grab something. This is a serious accessibility issue as I imagine that elderly guests would have a really difficult time with the door, rendering it unusable. We were here with by brother in law and his wife who stayed in the suite next to us and also had the same issue. Also note that they will not bring cocktails to your room—my sister in law tried twice with a room service order and was told no and that she could get it from the bar (which was on the way from the kitchen to our suites, I’m not really sure why they couldn’t bring cocktails). Speaking of cocktails, they could definitely use a greater variety of top shelf liquor—Don Julio, Flor de Cana, etc., we’re not available as options which seems strange for a resort that bills itself as 5-star. The house white wine was mediocre though the house red was decent. Overall we enjoyed our stay and the oceanfront views are unbeatable. Having stayed in previous 5-star resorts in the Caribbean (such as Zoetry properties which are simply amazing), we found the service a little lacking. Bring lots of bug spray, antihistamines, and hydrocortisone cream. While the resort fogs, we found that mosquitoes and sand flies were a huge problem.
We traveled here in February and loved it!
This is a place for relaxation. It is about 40 minutes from Punta Cana along a stretch of beach with 2 other resorts (Zoetry and Excellence).
This hotel is all about relaxation. There are no activities staff. No pool aerobics or beach volleyball. No loud music. Bring lots of books! There is very little entertainment - there might be a singer or guitar or violin player at the outdoor bar by the lobby every other night from 9:00 to 10:00. That's it. And that's fine. You can chat with other people at the bar or just gaze at the ocean.
With just 55 rooms, it is quite small and inviting. We were in a Beachfront Premium Junior Suite and I can't say enough about it. These are all on the second of two floors, with the suites with personal plunge pools below. We loved our view! There is a large picture window looking out on the ocean opposite the bed. So, you wake up every morning to that fantastic view. Our room was lovely and we particularly enjoyed the balcony with it's table and chairs plus built-in loungers. We would sit out there most nights with a glass of wine just looking out at the ocean.
I really liked the fact that, being a small resort, you saw the same servers all the time at the restaurants. You get to know them and they anticipate your preferences - like my husband has coffee and I have tea.
We were not impressed with the OMI Japanese restaurant but the Gastro Atelier was very nice - have the watermelon gazpacho! The buffet was terrific. Lots of fresh meat etc that would be cooked in front of you. Lots of choice, something for everyone.
The beach is very nice, if a little rough. There is plenty of seating in the shade of the palm trees. Be aware though, that there are sand fleas at the beach. I was bitten on my arms and legs dozens of times the first day - my own fault, I didn't spray on enough bug spray. Thank goodness for Benadryl!! Many of the quests had the same problem. They do fog the resort and beach every day, but nature is nature. Having said that, later in the week no one was getting bitten!! Btw there were no mosquitoes when we were there.
I am hard pressed to find a fault with the resort, however there is one small thing that, I think, could be improved on. I hope the General Manager will see this review and act on it..
There are lots of loungers at the beach but they are all mismatched. There are loungers that have been dragged from the pool area, plastic loungers, wooden loungers, hammocks and it all looks thrown together! If you walk down the beach you see the beautiful beach areas at the Zoetry and Excellence. If you walked down to Le Sivory from those resorts and saw the beach area, you would assume that it is a three star just because it looks so junky!! Management, please look into this. Go down to the water's edge and look back towards the seating. It could be quite beautiful.
Don't let this deter anyone though. It is a small thing.
This is a lovely, welcoming, intimate resort and we will definitely return.
this resort is the best very quiet and the staff is wonderful the best in my twenty years of traveling the caribbean. from the pool to the ocean you hardly see any one and if you do everyone are adults relaxing not wanting to party to pass out. what a great find
Relaxation, Peace, Tranquility & Palm Trees...Just returned from our second stay (First March 2018) at Le Sivory and already looking forward to returning.
Le Sivory is a 55 room adults-only all-inclusive boutique resort located on the farthest end of the Uvero Alto section of Punta Cana. Upon arrival one will quickly realize it’s all about peace & tranquility.
Rooms: Each two-story building consists of four individual rooms blending into the resort’s natural surroundings. Rooms are Large, clean and well-appointed with amenities including well stocked mini-bar. All rooms have a huge walk-in double-headed shower, soaking tub and balconies with chairs, small table & loungers. Depending on the grade some are beach front with plunge pools, outside tubs/showers and/or walk-out beach access. Basic rooms have partial or no ocean views.
Beach: Expansive palm tree lined with clean soft sand. Loungers, sunbeds and palapas. Beach is cleaned once or multiple times a day to its natural beauty. Depending on weather conditions the Atlantic surf can range from calm to rough. The Beach Hut offers complimentary kayaks, boggieboards & snorkeling equipment.
Pool / Spa – Large multi-section pool with ample chairs and umbrellas. Spa area has hot tub, multi-section jetted pool, steam room, sauna, and numerous types of showers. A complete array of spa services are available at an additional cost.
La Veranda - Buffet Breakfast & Dinner (No Reservations Required). Breakfast buffet consists of multiple bars – Fruit, Juice, Breads/Pastries, Cereal/Yogurt, Cheese/Meats, Made to order eggs/omelettes, and Hot Items. Dinner buffet comprised of sections – Salad, Breads, Cheese/Meats, Made to order steaks, chicken, fish & pasta, hot items and dessert
La Palapa - Beach Front Lunch Buffet (No Reservations Required). Comprised of sections – Salad, Breads, Cheese/Meats, Made to order steaks, chicken, fish & pasta, hot items and dessert.
Gastro Atelier - Dinner (A la Carte Menu- Reservations Required). Gastro Cuisine at its best! Be sure not to miss the Chef’s Special Menu prepared one a week!
OMI - Dinner (A la Carte Menu- Reservations Required). Fine oriental dinning.
Room Service - Wide variety of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner & late night.
Blue Bar – Services the pool & beach with tropical drinks & top shelf liquor 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Laguna Bar – Serving top shelf liquor 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
Grounds: Well-manicured and tropical. A true natural setting!
Entertainment: A couple times a week near the Laguna Bar evening entertainment rotates between solo pianist, guitarist and violinist.
Staff: From check-in to check-out the entire staff is there to assist and meet all your needs in a friendly, family oriented & professional manner!
Safety/Security: Security is there to protect you and the resort in a non-obtrusive and professional manner. Always felt safe and secure around and off the property.
Misc: Be sure to ask about optional shopping excursions included in your stay. Other excursions and car rentals are available onsite.
Overall: Overall Le Sivory is perfect if you prefer a quiet, relaxing vacation without the crowds, noise and obtrusiveness of medium to mega size resorts. The relaxing, tranquil & peaceful atmosphere and everything summarized in this review is what we love about Le Sivory and yearning to return in the near future! Thank you to the entire Le Sivory Family!!!!!!!!
Hello! We has six wonderful days at Le Sivory where we had 110 of our friends and family join us for our wedding the first week of May. It could not have been better! The resort is splendid! A really beautiful place. We stayed in an ocean front suite with plunge pool and it was perfect. The ocean water was beautiful and the beach was cleaned daily and the weather was perfect. Very relaxed and peaceful and clean.
The staff was very friendly and treated us very nicely. A special thanks to Luna who went above and beyond in planning the wedding and Sebastia who handled the hotel reservations for us and our guests. They worked very hard to make sure things went smoothly. Gerald, who was the on-site coordinator / wedding planner was amazing, and very nice, as was the GM and all of the staff in general. All of the bartenders were great and fun to hang out with when you want a drink.
Our only suggestions would be to wear bug spray at night if it has rained recently and for the hotel to offer premium drink upgrades to guests who are particular about wine and cocktails.
The wedding was beautiful. We had activities and drinks each night of the wedding and they did an excellent job and great service. Everyone loved the food from the Chef and our wedding cake was perfect!!!!!
We are looking forward to going back in the near future.
Thank you for everything, Le Sivory - we will see you soon!!
Jess & Chris