Less than a year old and on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, the warm and welcoming Playa Grande Beach Club offers a 2,000-acre Caribbean sanctuary of pristine sand, lush forest and luxurious accommodations.
The property’s nine uniquely furnished guest bungalows, which feature elements of traditional Dominican design and range from one to three bedrooms, are nestled along a 1-mile stretch of wild, virgin beach.
The laid-back setting presents ample opportunity for pure relaxation, but outdoor activities also abound. Playa Grande is a mecca for surfers and body boarders, and snorkeling in the waters off the beach reveals a stunning underwater landscape complete with sunken ships and cannons.
Land-based activities include mountain biking, horseback riding, golf and guided hikes in the nearby national nature preserve, among countless other options for passing the time in paradise.