Dominican Tree House Village
What We Love
- A rustic and eco-friendly rainforest respite, with breakfast, dinner and more perksThe stunning panoramic rainforest views from each treehouse bungalow
- Swinging through a magnificent rainforest waterfall on the property's rope swing
- The eco-friendly accommodations that ensure you’ll be at one with nature
What To Know
- Bathroom facilities are shared
- There is no WiFi, TV or AC
Deep in the tropical rainforest sit the 20 open-air cabins of Dominican Tree House Village. Life is simpler here at 10 to 40 feet above the jungle floor, and these thatched-roofed, curtain-draped accommodations, each with its own private terrace, are built around an eco-lodge suspended among the canopy. Pathways to this central space, or to the on-site bar or restaurant, form a network of treetop bridges that turn every jaunt to eat or drink into a rustic adventure.
If you’re looking for a different kind of adventure, there’s no shortage of delightful activities available even in this remote locale. From horseback riding to waterfall hikes, ground tours on boat or bike to canopy tours on a zip line, whatever outing you choose can be arranged with the hotel. You can also visit the on-site yoga dome or zip-line, or hit the Caribbean beaches nearby. Whether taking to the water, sand or treetops, or appreciating the eco-friendliness of your room, you’ll feel uncommonly close to nature at this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner.
The hotel’s 20 open-air Tree House cabins are built 10 to 40 feet off the ground on stilts. Each one is enclosed by clean white curtains and a well-built bamboo railing and furnished with a plush queen mattress and soft white sheets. Décor is rustically chic, with hand-woven and wooden accents throughout, a locking chest for valuables and a terrace opening up directly into the jungle foliage. Both cabin and bed are veiled in mosquito netting.While every room does have a 110v power outlet, there is no TV, AC or Wi-Fi, and bathroom facilities are shared. Clean and modern, each of the several community bathrooms are just a short walk from cabins and include a large shower, toilet and sink with complimentary toiletries and a private changing room.
The hotel houses a bar, as well as a dining room that’s located high above the jungle treetops and features organic cuisine. Daily rotating dishes feature local flavors and include traditional American breakfasts and dinners featuring homemade soups, entrees and desserts. Vegetarian, non-dairy and gluten-free custom options are available on advance request.
The Dominican Tree House Eco Village is located on the upper coast of Samana Bay in scenic Samana, in the northeastern section of the Caribbean’s Dominican Republic.
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Oh my goodness. I don’t know where to start, but the experience was just wonderful. The facility is beautiful. We rented three different units and they were all just wonderful. The food is tremendous. The setting is out of a tropical paradise story, but the true star of the treehouse village IS THE STAFF!!!!
Stanley and Alex kept us informed of what was going on and tended the bar whenever we needed something. Christina oversaw everything to make sure all the bases were covered for our comings and goings. And Davide and Ariel made sure our first ziplining experience was truly memorable. Ask Ariel to play his Cuban play list.
The entire staff was as friendly as accommodating as any place I have EVER stayed.
We cannot wait to return.
This place will take your breath away. I don’t think anyone can explain how great the treehouse village is. The environment and location are perfect. The attentiveness of the staff is outstanding. It was by far one of the most profoundly beautiful and hospitable places I have ever had the privilege of experiencing, and I met some amazing people along the way. Whether it be the staff, the volunteers or other guests, they have all made the jungle feel like home.
I am in love with the caribbean food. It's so delicious. Breakfast and Dinner is included. For lunch I recommend Emma's Restaurant at the entrance, they serve the best fresh fish! Mami's Restaurant is located on the beach, where you can also have lunch with a nice view of the sea. Make sure to get some delicious Coco Locos or Pina Coladas while lying in the sun.
I got to spend most of my days at this breathtaking beach. If you want to hang out in the Treehouse Village, there is a nice pool and a waterfall right next to the entrance to take a dip.
I suggest you all do the zipline and use their facilities of biking to the beach of el Valle. I also did the ATV tour and horsebackriding. Both excursions lasted the whole day with lunch provided. The guides along with the scenery were amazing!
I have two words for you. BOOK IT! If you are looking for a trip filled with great memories this is the place to stay, way better than any hotel. I already miss waking up in a Treehouse in the middle of the jungle. Thank you so much for the dance lessions, laughs and good drinks!
Thank you for one of the best times I have had in the Dominican Republic!
My husband and I stayed at Dominican Treehouse Village in April for 3 nights as we were in Dominican for a wedding and had to stay the remaining 4 nights at the wedding hotel.
It was absolutely beautiful - soo green and lush with lots of plants, flowers and trees. We got a treehouse higher up for better views and loved it. It was a bit of a hike to get up there though so make sure you bring sandals with grips and straps - I lost a flip flop once😉. Also they have staff that'll help you bring your bags to your treehouse, I highly recommend this! I hate when they do this at hotels and expect a tip because I can roll my own bag😉, but at the treehouse I was super grateful as it was a hike, hot and you couldn't roll the bags.
The treehouses are small, but with super comfy beds and swinging chairs. Our bathroom only had cold water which was okay for me since it was really hot and humid. If you want hot water you need to either go downstairs to the main area (not an option for us considering distance) or book one of the VIP treehouses at the very top as they have hot water.
There is no wifi but we loved this, we had a chance to play games and get to know the others staying at the resort. The food was prepared fresh daily and was absolutely delicious and they even went out of their way to accommodate my dietary restrictions.
The staff provided a personal touch and you really felt valued. We felt such a dramatic difference when we went to the all inclusive resort for the wedding. It was 5 stars but the service and food were far below the treehouse.
We took the bikes to the beach and enjoyed lunch at the beach. It was great and we did the ATV tour which I was amazing. They didn't rush us at all and let us enjoy each stop! Worth doing for sure!
We loved our stay at the treehouse but I'd say probably 5 days is sufficient for your stay. We met a few couples who were there for 10-14 days and they said that 5 days would have been sufficient to drop everything.
All in all loved the treehouse - such a great, unique experience.
my boyfriend and I just returned from an amazing trip to Semana. I loved the vibes, the staff is like family. the Tree Houses are the thing. it's MAGICAL and beautiful. I needed q few days from work and this was my best scape ever! Kristina, your a star! Nina and everyone else are so sweet. sorry I don't remember all the names. I will be back!
I cannot begin to express how much I truly loved this experience. The treehouses were beautiful and impressively clean. There was absolutely no bug problems which seems to be a common question. The food was delicious and the drinks were flowing. The excursions were absolutely amazing with trustworthy tourguides. I consider them worth every penny. The bike ride to the beach is short and very easy to navigate to. Whether you want to seclude yourself with a book on a hammock or listen to great music with some bachata lessons from the willing staff, this place has everything you need for a great vacation.
Some tips... Ladies, do not bring heels. There is a lot of walking on natural trails as well as spaces between the planks on the crossways (besides its not the atmosphere for that kind of dresswear). Pack yourself a headlamp, flashlight or the flashlight app on your phone. This helps when you get back to your treehouse after hours during the night time fun. Expect your clothes to take a long time to dry. After all you are in the jungle! Pack your own beach and pool towels. I also found that getting Dominican pesos was great when purchasing and tipping off premises.
The grounds are amazing, the property is so well kept. However the most beautiful thing about his resort is the people. They have treated me like family, are so pleasant to talk to and really go out of their way to ensure that you have the vacation you are looking for. Alex, Nina and Christina at the front desk were amazing with check in, logistics, and also booking things to do. Amber, Kelly and Lauren were amazing bartenders who kept the drinks flowing with the friendliest personalities. Michael, Stanley, Ariel and David were always around to socialize as well as make sure you are enjoying yourself. Heck, they'd even get up and dance with you if you wanted to. The staff that made the food including Leo were always there with a smile on their face, watching their guests enjoy the feasts they made. I truly feel that this was not just a resort staff, but a community that takes pride in making you part of their own during your stay. Can't thank them enough for a wonderful stay and memories.