Exquisite nine-bedroom villa, just steps from our beautiful Caribbean beach
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fabulous vacation - it could not have been any better
We had a group of 16 friends staying for 4 nights and we could not have picked a better vacation. Every room was beautiful, Dorka's food was delicious (Italian, Dominican, Spainish and seafood). The tiramusu was fabulous. Pitchi quenched our thirst with afternoon rum drinks and evening cocktails! The location was great - short walk to the beach and near the clubhouse where we could take advantage of the beach chairs. The beach was beautiful but we found lounging at the house / pool also very enjoyable. Paola our concierge stopped by everyday and assisted with arranging for activities and making sure everything met our needs (including arranging a birthday party for 2 of our friends). There was no detail missed by Paola or the staff. We would highly recommend to anyone visiting DR.
Set the standard for best vacation ever!
Our incredible week at Las Arenas has set the standard for our family’s best vacation ever. Our expectations were exceeded from the moment we arrived. The entire, wonderful staff greeted us with delicious rum punch when we arrived and pampered us the entire time.
The property is stunning and the grounds are impeccably manicured. The garden is idyllic and peaceful with its palm trees, chaise lounges, and the ocean breeze. After a croquet match, we would take a refreshing dip in the 30-foot pool, then cool off in the shade of the incredibly comfortable verandas.
Every room in the property is tastefully decorated. The bedrooms have luxurious furnishings, linens and modern bathrooms. The large living room in the central building is captivating and makes you feel like British royalty. Each of us enjoyed quiet time in the stately library, getting lost in the vast collection of books or stretching out to watch a little tv. We were all blown away by the beauty of the open formal dining room the evening we enjoyed a delicious steak dinner for my father’s 72nd birthday. The upstairs terrace overlooking the pool, with its crisp, comfortable white and blue furniture, is where we spent each evening after dinner, talking and playing games. Even with twelve of us in the group, we never felt crowded at all and could each find a quiet nook for time alone.
The staff was amazing. The property manager handled all the details and made everything so easy for us, from travel arrangements to local excursions and golf. The butler spoiled us with delicious drinks (he seemed to know what we wanted before we did). The chef is incredibly talented. We left the menu in her capable hands and we were always delighted. You would blink an eye and your room was made up, your laundry from minutes ago was back clean and fresh, and you were being offered appetizers and drinks. The only thing you had to do was relax and enjoy yourself.
And the options for fun and relaxation were phenomenal. We walked on the beach every morning at sunrise and swam in the clear, crystal blue water. We golfed at La Cana and Corales, swam in the fresh water lagoons, and snorkeled at Blanca Beach. Our three sons (10, 12 and 15) loved driving us in the golf carts to visit the beach and explore the neighborhood.
Everyone in our group agreed it was the most luxurious, amazing vacation any of us has ever had; without a doubt, the vacation of a lifetime.
Perfect stay for our retreat
We chose Las Arrenas to host our annual retreat and it was wonderful. The house and the pool was beautiful and the staff was warm and very attentive. Paola was fabulous in helping each one of us coordinate free time activities as well as private yoga and dance lessons at the house. I think we are all trying to figure out when we can come back!!!
We had a wonderful time with 7 couples. Paola and Pitches were extremely nice to all of us.
Our friends and family had the vacation of a lifetime at Villa Las Arenas. We had a fantastic experience from the easy airport pickup to the amazing food, staff and grounds. The villa is breathtaking and easily accommodated our group of 12 adults. The pool and grounds are well taken care of and allow for a truly relaxing stay. I stayed on the top floor of the guesthouse which was well appointed and spacious. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Pichi was always available to make a cocktail or bring you a snack and always with a smile. Dorka, the chef, prepared delicious meals and accommodated all of our dietary requests. We are still talking about the lobster tails from our celebration birthday dinner. Every meal was delicious!
The property itself is an easy walk to the beach and main club. The house manager easily arranged my spa appointment which was great as well as our boat excursion. The golf carts make it easy to explore the grounds or to get to a restaurant on the property (I'd recommend sticking with Dorka's cooking!). Overall, this was a vacation we will never forget. The only down side was that we had to leave!
Magnificent home, location and staff
We could not have been more fortunate than to stay at the Las Arenas Villa for a family/friend getaway. We celebrated a milestone birthday for my father and my birthday. Each of our guests was completely blown away by the experience. Upon arrival the wonderful staff greets you with a welcome cocktail in hand. The grounds, pool and rooms were spectacular. No fighting over rooms when every room is amazing. Every meal cooked onsite was so delicious that we did not want to try any of the local restaurants. We had two spectacular home made cakes for our birthdays. The house staff shopped to our preferences, but I would recommend you give them just parameters as we could not have dreamed up such delicious food. Who knew a Caribbean Lasagna could be so delicious!
The staff is there for everything you need, but it is like they are ninjas in the shadows. You blink and your room is made, your clothes clean, and food and drinks are prepared.
The golf carts on property make it so easy to discover the surrounding areas. Beautiful beaches, and grounds.
The house manager helped us arrange onsite hair appointments, golf, spa and a private catamaran.
You won't regret your stay and you seriously won't want to leave. I only wish I had more time to be there.