We would highly recommend Villa Ribera Mar to anyone looking for an exceptional DR vacation experience.
Emma, the booking agent is very helpful. All our questions answered quickly, and with local knowlege.
Stephanie, the concierge, made our stay a most pleasurable one. She went way out of her way on many occaisions to help us deal with things like: currency exchange problems, best places to shop for food items, reservations, wedding arrangements, a totally ad hoc unscheduled birthday cake, etc., etc. She is a wonderful person!!
Cleaning crew ladies and Marco [facility services] were eceptionally friendly, helpful, kept everything ship-shape, and resolved any minor issues immediately.
Even the exceptionally patient taxi drivers our concierge recommended made our stay much more enjoyable.
Site security made us feel so safe we never even closed our doors, much less felt a needj to lock them.
Unexpected feature: purified cold/hot drinking water dispenser came with each unit. Made life much much easier.
Still cannot believe the beutiful location and view for the price.
Quad ATV rental highly recommended.
If you have a larrge family, combining the 1st floor duplex with 2nd floor apartment is s great solution.
Restaurants: Porta [east of town] is a must. Their Seafood Rice is to die for. The Italian place on beach [next to La Terrasse] is great for wood fired pizza, Gorganzola Nocchi, et.al. The place on beach at far east end of Fisherman's Village has one of best paella's ever.
Caveat: If you fly into Santo Domingo as we did, highly recommended you ask Emma & Concierge to arrange taxi to Las Terrenas. The roads are good, but direction signs are somehat lacking.