Free shuttle rides (within a 15- to 20-minute radius of the property)
Indulge in a full-body massage at the hotel’s spa
Menus customized to each guest's taste
What To Know
The resort caters to couples more than families, so activities are limited
Swim-up bar service might not be available during slower months
There are no in-room TVs or phones, but the property has free WiFi (though it can be spotty)
The onsite beach is seasonal due to tide, and other beaches are a five-minute drive away, with shuttle service provided by the hotel
Parking on site
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Chic, all-inclusive boutique on a private beach, with a pool, spa and top-notch golf course to boot
On the DR’s less-traveled North Coast, The Palace at Playa Grande is refreshing in more ways than one. With its small size (just 13 rooms in all), the property makes for an intimate escape. You’ll feel worlds away from this island nation’s megaresorts, with their requisite wristbands, buffet food and large-group activities.
Bed & Bath
The exclusive feel extends to the suites and rooms, where dark wood furnishings, bright silks, colorfully patterned throw rugs and gauzy white cotton textiles create a vibe inspired by India but still beachy. Escape is taken seriously: There are no TVs or telephones in the guest rooms. Here, the entertainment is just beyond your front door.
The executive chef puts together three meals a day for guests to enjoy in different locations around the resort. Menus are customized to each guest’s taste; ask for a picnic lunch, and you can dine with your toes in the sand. A small, private beach unfolds from the property (note: it's seasonal depending on the tide), with larger beaches Playa Grande and El Caleton a short drive away. The resort offers many ways to explore the DR, including windsurfing within a 45-minute drive in nearby Cabarete — one of the Caribbean’s premier windsport spots. The staff will even set up a beachside bonfire just for you. Adjacent to the resort is the Playa Grande Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and aptly known as the “Pebble Beach of the Caribbean.” Oh, and cocktail hour starts (where else?) at the pool’s swim-up bar.