Little Hotels

in the Dominican Republic

El Valle Lodge

, El Valle

A back-to-nature eco hotel of thatched cabins surrounded by tropical forest, with winding paths and a gentle stream leading down to a pristine white beach.

Guest rating 9.9

Casa Enjoy Samaná

, Punta Balandra

A secluded B&B hotel at the far tip of the Samaná Peninsula.

Guest rating 9.8

Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel

, Perla Marina

A hotel, spa and restaurant right on the beach on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

Guest rating 9.2

Hacienda Terra Taina

, Las Terrenas

A secluded adults-only hideaway on the Samaná Peninsula just a short distance from several sandy beaches.

Guest rating 10.0

Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge

, Barahona

A luxury hilltop hotel surrounded by tropical forest and looking down on the glistening Caribbean Sea.

Guest rating 9.0
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Reasons to visit the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the second largest country in the Caribbean, with a history going back 500 years. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, this lush tropical island boasts nearly 1,000 miles of coastline, 250 miles of beaches, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options.

Most famous for the big all-inclusive resorts, the Dominican Republic has room enough for everyone, so lovers of little hotels are well catered for. There’s opulent luxury and back-to-nature simplicity, but every hotel on this page is carefully chosen to provide a top-quality holiday experience.

The beaches are long, sandy, palm-fringed and mostly deserted. Yet this is more than just a place to chill-out, so visitors can take a trip into town and dance with the locals to the pounding beat of the merengue, explore the ancient buildings of the island’s colonial past, enjoy the unique gastronomy or go on an eco-adventure in the national parks, mountains and rivers of the interior.