Four-Star Resort Between Tropical Rainforest and the Caribbean Sea
At the four-star Palace at Playa Grande, peacocks parade amid columned porticoes accented by stone statues of Ganesh. Despite the estate’s resemblance to an Indian palace, it’s a Caribbean hideaway on the north shore of the Dominican Republic. There’s a private beach with golden sands, and a tropical rainforest buffers the resort from the surrounding towns. Thrillist Atlanta say the resort is “formerly a private getaway in the Dominican Republic for the rich and famous.”
Deluxe rooms feature local textiles, en suite bathrooms, antique beds, and patios or balconies. An absence of telephones and televisions reinforces the overall sense of serenity. For more relaxation, enjoy a massage at the Palace Spa or head to the villa’s pool area for a tasty cocktail at a swim-up bar.
Downstairs, skilled kitchen staff use local ingredients to craft a regularly rotating menu that may feature beef empanadas and roasted-green-mango salad. The meal plan included with some options includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which you can enjoy on a terrace overlooking the ocean, at the beach, or in your own room. Select options of this deal also include a half-day excursion for two from DR Eco Adventures. Choose from bicycling, kayaking, donkey riding, taking a nature walk, horse riding, crabbing and fishing, row boating, or standup paddleboarding.
Playa Grande, Dominican Republic: Marine Adventure on Caribbean Shore
Steps from the villa, the Atlantic Ocean stretches to the horizon past 1,000 feet of pristine, private beachfront tucked into the mountainside. The resort loans snorkeling gear to those seeking an up-close peek at the Caribbean’s colorful marine life. At a local dive school, instructors certify scuba divers and lead expeditions into the watery depths, where coral reefs, shipwrecks, and underwater mountains await exploration.
Above the surface, the consistent breaks and swells at nearby Playa Grande Beach make it a must-visit destination for surfers. Giant leatherback sea turtles also frequent Playa Grande and can be glimpsed during nesting season, when they come ashore to discuss time-shares.
Forty minutes away, browse the vibrant market and jewelry shops of Cabarete. Perpetual wind gusts rushing southbound from the Atlantic make the area a popular spot for windsurfers and kiteboarders. After nightfall, Cabarete comes alive as salsa dancers flock to the city’s many nightclubs.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) is 48 miles from the property. There is a one-way airport shuttle available for $120 for up to four passengers.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The Groupon covers two guests. Adding occupants above standard is not allowed.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Groupon customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? Resort credits are not included with the Groupon.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? Dinner reservations for the onsite restaurants are not required and there is no specific dress code. For more information about your dining options, please click here or call 809-722-2275.
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