A secluded Barahona lodge circled by lush mountains, tropical jungle and the Caribbean sea
A country retreat turned family-run boutique hotel, Casa Bonita is an intimate island hideaway with a luxury look and a home-from-home feel. Nestled beside the Dominican Republic’s only biosphere reserve, it has sustainability at its heart. The lodge was made from local thatch and native trees and the hotel restaurant serves local seafood and ingredients from the on-site organic garden. The natural world also finds its way into the woodland Tanama Eco Spa, where therapists use Larimar stones and garden herbs in soothing treatments.Read more[SPLIT]Read less
The rooms at Casa Bonita feature crisp, white interiors and private balconies – with both Caribbean Sea and Sierra Barahuco Mountain views. After breakfast, go straight to the beach and try surfing or snorkelling. Or head out and explore the jungle on a guided mountain bike or hiking trail. To discover the island’s flora and fauna, make time for an eco-tour. You can even learn how to use locally-grown produce in an exclusive organic cookery class with the hotel chef.
Casa Bonita’s exotic setting means you can do as much or as little as you like. Thrill seekers will love the Garden Canopy Tour, which takes you on a 1000-metre journey through the treetops. The area is paradise for nature lovers, too, with plenty of bird-watching spots near the hotel. Anyone craving a cultural fix can arrange an excursion to Jaragua National Park and the Bay Of Eagles. Then, at the end of each day, returning to Casa Bonita’s infinity pool, with its stunning backdrop, is bliss.
Enjoy your stay!