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Casa Bonita

Carretera de la Costa
Barahona, Dominican Republic
TEL: 809 540-5908
TEL: (800) 961-5133

Forgo the mega-resorts of the Dominican Republic in favor of this small, modern hotel, formerly a well-heeled family’s summer residence in Barahona, on the island’s quiet southwestern shore. The streamlined design is courtesy of architect Rafael Selman, who added a mountaintop infinity pool and open-air whirlpool to the 12-room property, where white-on-white spaces are accented by natural higüero wood. The location has a St. Lucia-meet-Costa Rica feel: in-room balconies overlook the Caribbean and the leafy Sierra Barahuco Mountains, and the charming restaurant serves local fare grown in the on-site vegetable patch. Unexpectedly for such an out-of-the-way spot, the staffers at the riverside spa, Tanama, offer a standout hot-stone massage. 

Room to Book:

The upper-floor cabana rooms are closest to the infinity pool.

Insider Tip:

In the early afternoon, pick peaches, papayas, and oranges off the hotel’s trees, and staffers will blend the fruit into a smoothie to cool-off poolside. 



Open / Closes
  • Concierge
  • Destination Spa
  • Family Friendly
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Laundry Service
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • WiFi

Year Opened: 2006

Number of Suites:


Number of Rooms: 12


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