On the Samaná Peninsula — which some claim is “the prettiest part of the island of Hispaniola” — is a jewel of luxury, the Sublime Samaná Resort in the Dominican Republic. The resort’s site goes on: “Coconut-covered mountains that stretch down to the pristine sandy beaches, crystal-clear water teeming with coral reefs and tropical fish, and awe-inspiring waterfalls descending the lush mountainside define the region and leave much to explore. Whether you are looking to go snorkeling, hike through virgin verdant terrain, or watch the incredible humpback whales frolicking just off the coast, the Samaná Peninsula is a destination for nature lovers and adventurers, and for couples looking for a romantic escape to paradise.” Sound terrific? It’s all at your fingertips at the Samaná Resort.
A glimpse down a palm-tree-lined aisle, or a stop at the main building, will show you contemporary one, two, or three-bedroom suites and casitas that offer air conditioning, floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious baths, private balconies or terraces, fully equipped kitchens, island décor, and either pool or ocean views. All rooms include satellite TVs with DVD/CD players, complimentary Wi-Fi, welcome drink and fresh fruit at your arrival, bottled mineral water in rooms, and plush linens that ensure your complete comfort and pampering. Speaking of pampering — while you’re at Samaná, don’t forget to make a stop at the spa as well: with its golden sand floor and white-linen “walls,” it’s an open-air experience not to be missed. But actually, that phrase applies to this entire resort: with its marvelous modern décor and old-fashioned attention to top-notch service, Samaná is a place you’ll want to visit soon…and revisit often.