From Punta Cana to NYC, the month’s hottest hotels
DESIGN NOTES: The towers, ramparts and turrets of this sprawling resort are based on 16th-century Spanish Caribbean forts. Near the shore, rustic palm-thatched cabins are nestled in tropical foliage.
ROOM WITH A VIEW: The Terrace Tower Suite overlooks a glistening expanse of turquoise ocean framed by vibrant green vegetation, coconut palms and impressive colonial-style architecture.
WHERE TO EAT: Blue Marlin, the most upscale of the resort’s five restaurants, is perched over the sea via stilts. Be sure to check out the catch of the day, delivered direct by local fishermen.
BEST PLACE TO HANG OUT: Juanillo Beach, with more than 2 miles of palm-lined white sand, is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic.
WHAT’S NEW: Six months ago, they started letting kids in.