Amazing Beach Hotel in the Dominican
One of the most exciting discoveries we have come across in the Dominican Republic this year is Villa Serena Hotel. This stylish boutique hotel has created a picturesque escape that guests are sure to love. The service, property, and suites come together impeccably, which is why we awarded it "Top Beach Hotel in the Dominican Republic 2014".
What's more, it is super affordable. With double occupancy rates starting at $140, it should be high on your consideration list for your next Dominican Republic vacation.
Why we fell in love with Villa Serena Hotel
The Fabulous Location: Las Galeras, Samana is gaining in popularity, and it is no wonder with Villa Serena Hotel paving the way for this area of the Dominican Republic. It is completely the opposite of a "tourist trap". This does not mean it is desolate, there are things to do, and a town is found close by for exploration. But, it is quiet, and it is relaxed. Untainted coastal lines, and thick forests inhabit this area of Dominican Republic.
Note: The closest airport is Samana, which is an hour away. Otherwise it is at least a 3 hour trip from other airports on the island.
Ample Accommodation Choices: Villa Serena Hotel caters to every type of traveller. Solo, couples, groups, families ... there is an affordable choice with a stunning room for every type of globetrotter. They even have a house for rent. Not just any house, a 4,300 square foot ocean front villa with an acre of lush gardens surrounding it, and it too is super affordable. You can check out the rates here.
It's really more of a resort: The name makes it sound like Villa Serena Hotel is quaint and charming, which it is. But don't be fooled, the property is expansive, and includes quite a few resort-like features. There are daily yoga classes, and meditation. Kayaks, snorkeling equipment and bicycles are available free of charge. Pool and beach, lounge areas, and more are all found on the property. Plus, the hotel is able to help you arrange excursions off the property too.
Great Food: It's happened to the best of us, you get to a beautiful hotel, but the food is terrible. This is not a worry at Villa Serena Hotel. Caribbean dishes make up the majority of the menu items; they are all made with high quality produce, and cooked with five star techniques.
The Staff: Something must be said about the incredible staff at Villa Serena Hotel. Their care and hospitality can't be under-rated. They help escalate Villa Serena Hotel from great to excellent.