Personal paradise on Paradise Island
What an amazing house, grounds, and view. We spent a week there with our teenage children, and grandparents in tow. This is not out first visit to the Domincan Republic, but this time we chose to avoid a hotel or resort for a more authentic and independent experience. It worked, and we plan to do it again. The guest house looks over the pool, and provided proximity but also privacy for my husbands parents.
The house is v elegant, but also just as comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped, and the bedrooms v comfortable. Mosquito nets are provided, but to be honest the biting bugs seemed much tamer that the ones we deal with in upstate New York.
As the children slept in, my husband and I swam at sunrise each day. Magical! The children are surfers, so the waves at Playa Grande were a bit hit. The beach lives up to its 'one of the most beautiful in the world' reputation. But we also loved Caleton. Local beach vendors provide a good lunch and a cold Presidente to wash it down.
Domincans are such warm and friendly people that our lack of Spanish was never an issue. Indeed our local 'american' guide provided by Victor and Emmanuelle was fantastic. He was helpful, and insighful on anything we asked. Roadside BBQ chicken is a must, as is the delicious fresh yogurt on the road through Entrada are two of the insights we would like to share.
The best part was that while we went on adventures with the children, my in-laws relaxed happily all day at the house enjoying the gorgeous horizon pool, reading books, dozing in the hammock. Having both options made the vacation.
Families with Teenagers,
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