The Palace didn't start as a luxury hotel but rather a private residence. But now it is open to the public to get a glimpse of what it must be like to live like royalty! The location is ideal. The Cliff House is literally built into the ocean-side cliff. The main building (The Palace) is set back across wonderful landscaping and terraced walkways with fantastic views. A third building (the guesthouse) has 4 guest rooms as well.
This is an ideal location for a relaxing and private vacation. Meals are set out by the staff on the back porch which receives a wonderful breeze all day. Other covered porches and gazebos offer relief from the sun when needed. The pool is comfortable and refreshing. Local wildlife includes resident chickens and peacocks.
However, all of these amazing facilities pale in comparison to the tremendous staff whose only mission seems to be to pamper you and make you feel like you are the only guests in the hotel. To be fair, on two nights, we were. But the morning, afternoon, and evening staff were attentive, courteous, helpful, polite and right there whenever they were needed. The service is truly world-class--unmatched at all but the most exclusive luxury international hotels.
Details: Location on the ocean, not as some Google Maps put it in Rio San Juan. Look for the kidney-shaped pool. ATM available in town; staff will give you a ride. Get a ride from airport thru the hotel to save hassle; meal plan available at hotel too.
Each and every one of our guests is considered royalty. Whether it be a cool drink served poolside or a relaxing massage by …More
OMG!!!!! what a experience we have, when the time was getting close my wife was freacking out, because of some of the reviews that she read about the hotel.. but we decided to go on and go. which we are glad we did the hotel is amazing the staff is excellent, food great. the beach was like 1 minute walk from the hotel and you go thru this nice bridge, by the beach you have the 24 snack/ drink bar. it was a amazing experience for me and my wife it was her birthday weekend. rooms are big, clean, pure white, the bed comfortable. we sit by the beach under the moon light it was so romantic and pacefull. WE DEFFENETLY WILL RECOMENDATE THIS HOTEL TO ANYONE THAT WANT TO HAVE A GREAT TIME. ohhh our check in was done within 5 minutes of our arrival to the hotel. NO COMPLAIN. JUST PLENTY OF COMPLIMENT TO THEM. THANKS TO BLUE BAY VILLAS, FOR MAKING OUT STAY MEMORABLE FOR LIFE!!!!!!.
JUANA / GUILLERMO.
I spent 4 nights at this hotel at the Christmas Holiday. I really didn't know what to expect. The pictures on both Trip Advisor and Expedia do not reflect the beauty and ambience of this hotel. Everything was immaculately clean. The grounds are beautiful. The restaurant is small and RIGHT on the ocean with a fabulous view. Our room was on the first floor which was great as we could sit on our small patio and see the ocean. Manager Ted, an American from Texas, is on the property daily and very available to talk with which is always great to know that management is actually tending to business. The rooms are simple but very clean with a safe, a smalll frig and very ample bathroom. TV and internet work! Housekeeping is very good and the hotel staff was super friendly and accommodating. The restaurant had very good food with great prices and also will bring food to you at the pool. The food was fresh and well prepared and I loved getting my morning cappucino or latte at the bar. Best thing about the hotel is the location, a 5 minute walk to all the bars and restaurants on the beach. Also, one block from the ATM and the grocery store which has everything you could need for snacks and even full meals. Traveling as a single woman with my two adult daughters, we felt safe even at night (early in the evening) walking to and from the restaurants on the beach. Access to the beach is easy, right on the property, and you can walk/run for several miles on the beach.
Mindy from Vermont
Opening in 2002 the Velero Beach Resort in the idyllic beach setting of Cabarete is internationally known as a paradise for …More
We spent our honeymoon at Villa Taina and absolutely loved it. We did not want the all inclusive experience because we wanted to explore the country and get an authentic feel of the Dominican and the people. While the hotel is located in a "tourist town", we still feel that we got to experience the locals and all the area has to offer. The bartenders at the hotel bar are outstanding and very fun to be around and the beach crew is very friendly. You can Kiteboard, Windsurf, Paddleboard and sometime surf right in front of the hotel.....as well as rent all the equipment to do so from the hotel. There are 8-10 Bars/Restaurants on the beach next to the hotel and are all within about 300yds of the hotel. If you want to explore and go other places you can talk to the hotel travel agent and they can set up any activity you would like to participate in.....Whitewater kayaking, horseback riding, swimming with dolphin at Ocean World, 27 waterfalls excursion, etc. THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!!
Kyle from Charleston, SC
Nestled in the heart of Cabarete, a popular tourist destination and windsurfers paradise, Hotel Villa Taina is an exclusive …More
My boyfriend and I just got back from Natura. The Cabanas were gorgeous and the food at the restaraunt was amazing. Steps away from thr beach, felt like a private beach! Sounds of the ocean at night was so nice and calming. I will definitely be coming back!
Traveller from chicago
Natura Cabanas is an eco sensitive beachfront boutique hotel and spa in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Ecotourism defined as …More
WE LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE HOTEL, THE ONLY THING WE FEEL DISAPPOINTING WAS THE FACT THAT YOU LOOSE ONE FULL DAY OF YOUR VACATION, BASICALLY FORCE TO ATTEND A PRESENTATION TO BUY A MEMBERSHIP.TO COST A FORTUNE. I WAS SO NERVES BECAUSE WE DID NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE SAY NO TO THE OFFER THEY GIVING US.
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