Yes, you made the right decision and want to spend your vacation in Bayahibe, one of the most beautiful areas in the Dominican Republic. One question which probably troubles you still right now is the kind of accommodation you want to choose for your best time of the year.
Actually, you have quite a variety of choices on the hand. If you just want to have a good time and not worry about anything, then the all-inclusive resorts are the right pick for you. They are located on the pristine beaches of Bayahibe. You can find well known international hotel chains like the Iberostar, Be Live Canoa, Dreams, Catalonia or Viva Wyndham. They offer you a hassle-free vacation with everything included, from meals in "a la carte restaurants" to extended buffets, over beverages, sports and activities to animation and so forth. And that’s all included in the price, which you pay before you even leave home.
On the other hand, if you prefer a more independent way to spend your holiday, are there the quiet and cosy hotels, lodges or Bed & Breakfast, which convince you with their charm and fabulous service. It gives you more opportunities to explore the village and it’s wide range of eating culture in the uncountable restaurants or local commodores (dominican fast food restaurants) and just to blend in with the locals in one of the bars or the markets. The hotels are mostly located right in the centre of the village and everything is reachable on foot and the stunning beach is just a few minutes walk away. On the following page, we introduce you to a small hotel which is a real treasure, waiting for you to be discovered.
Not only has Bayahibe quite a few all-inclusive resorts, there are also a good number of small independent hotels, lodges and Bed&Breakfasts which are located right in the heart of the village and let you take part in the dominican village life.
The different hotels offer their clients a wide range of rooms in various sizes and prices. Some of them are still family owned and run and you can feel and experience the charm and effort, the owners put in their precious little caribbean pearls.
Mostly a breakfast is included in the room fares and all the daily needed facilities like restaurants, shops, bars and of course the wonderful beach and the ocean are all in walking distance and easy to find.
Hotel Villa Iguana
Hotel Villa Iguana is a gorgeous small and neady family owned and run Bed & Breakfast and located right in the center of Bayahibe in a quiet side street. It is only a 650 feet walk away from the Caribbean Sea and a great alternative to the all inclusive resorts in the area.
It is the oldest guesthouse in Bayahibe and was built in 2000, but freshly renovated in late 2014 and is since then always up to date with their techniques and maintenance so that it can bear the label “Eco Friendly Hotel”. The owner, Alessandro and Kirsten Siviero, are such lovely hosts, who try everything to offer you a clean, safe and atmospheric place to stay, where you can feel comfortable and homy in your holiday. They are not only great hosts with an excellent service, they are also terrific sources of information, guides, chefs and many more. You will definitely enjoy a chat with them during your stay, as they speak English, Italian, Spanish and Dutch!
The small hotel with just 8 rooms offers quite a variety of options for you to choose. From a double or 2 single room, over a fully equipped apartment with a kitchen and seating area for 5 persons, to the romantic penthouse for 2 with a private pool on the rooftop and a stunning view over the village and the sea! How amazing is that?
The hotel offers, included in the room prices, a basic but healthy and vitamin loaded breakfast. For just a bit extra money you can get an extensive breakfast. It also has a community fridge, free parking, hot showers and laundry service. If you need anything else just let them know, they will help you out whenever it is needed.
More than 20,000 happy guests can’t be wrong, so give it a go and visit one of the most popular hotels in the Dominican Republic!
All Inclusive Resorts
Bayahibe is just a small fishing village but offers you a variety of choices when you have to choose a resort for your next vacation.
All the following described resorts are so called „all-inclusive resorts“ and are situated mostly at the white, pristine sands of Playa Dominicus.
But what does all-inclusive mean? All these resorts are holiday resorts, which offer their clients not only accommodation but also all the amenities on site which you need for a perfect holiday like Restaurants, Bars, Shops, Pools, Beaches and many more. Moreover, there is a minimum of three meals daily, soft drinks, most alcoholic drinks, gratuities, and possibly other services included in the price you pay. Normally you book them in a package, together with your flights, which makes your booking easier and your vacations more affordable and you have to pay only once and don’t have to worry about anything else in your holiday.
Some of the resorts are particular built for your specific vacation interests. It ranges from resort just for adults, specialized properties for couples or the family friendly one with facilities for everybody like craft centers, game stations, water parks and entertainment for all ages, such as sports animations or kids clubs.
As you can see, you don’t have to leave your resort to have a good time. But if you want to explore the surroundings, they also help you with booking trips to Saona Island, Santo Domingo or wherever. They will even organise you a certified dive instructor, if you want to go on a dive.
Full service, relaxed holidays!
Be Live Canoa
The Be Live Canoa is a charming five star resort with an exceptional 24 hours all-inclusive service and is the only resort, which we introduce to you that is located at the original Bayahibe beach, just a short walk from the centre and the marina away.
The hotel offers you a great choice of room types from the single junior room over standard and superior rooms with ocean view, up to the deluxe junior suite. All the rooms are arranged in a friendly and homey style and have a private balcony or patio, AC, cable TV, coffee maker, a minibar and a private bathroom equipped with a hairdryer. Specialities that are be offered by Be Live Canoa are the villas, for a relaxed family holiday or the romantic couple. All in all they have 532 rooms.
The hotel provides you all sorts of culinary experiences in their 7 restaurants, where you can choose between buffets, just a snack, or one of the 4 themed restaurants with flavours from all over the world: Asia, Brazil, Mexico. If you get thirsty, there are a total of 7 bars for you to explore and for enjoying a nice cocktail.
The resort has a wonderful arranged and well cultivated garden composition with a huge lagoon style pool area. For the little guests, their Kid's club has a supervised swimming pool and offers even further children activities throughout the day. You cannot only relax and have a good time at the beach or the pool, you can also be spoilt for choice about all sorts of sports and activities on land or in the water.
Their staff is always friendly, speaks English, Italian and Spanish and tries to make your stay the best experience you could imagine.
The resort is also barrier free, so it is also suitable for disabled guests.
The Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus is a 5 star all-inclusive and spa resort of the worldwide renowned Iberostar chain. It is located at the pristine and white sandy beach of Playa Dominicus in Bayahibe and specialised on couples as well as families.
The hotel offers you a wide range of room choices out of their 502 rooms for the best value of your money. It starts with a double standard suit and ranges up to a spa superior suite. Also available is the presidents suite and premium suite if you like to have a more luxurious vacation. All the rooms are set up in above standard and have a private balcony or patio and private bathroom and come with a minibar.
They provide you with all sorts of delicious cuisine. There are great buffets with local and international meals as well as 4 restaurants where you can choose between Mexican, Japanese, Gourmet or Meat dishes. For the evenings, they offer you the choice of different bars with various interiors.
The resort has a beautiful arranged and well set up garden with a huge pool area. For the little guests, their Kid's club provides activities throughout the day. As the resort is a spa as well, they have a great area which is dedicated to treat you in all known manners. They offer 5 different spa rooms and a Jacuzzi.
But if you are not in the mood to relax you can take part and do all sorts of sports and activities on land of shore. It is also possible to make a dive course in the resort during your stay.
Their staff speaks next to English and Spanish other languages and are always helpful to make your stay more enjoyable.
The Catalonia Gran Dominicus - La Romana is a stylish five star all-inclusive resort with an excellent service and is located at Dominicus beach in Bayahibe. The resort features an on-site nightclub, casino and free Wi-Fi in all areas.
The hotel also offers a great range of room options in all price ranges. All the rooms are set up neat and friendly. An balcony or terrace and a minibar are included. They are also furnished with a ceiling fan and cable TV for your entertainment. At all they have 400 rooms for you to choose from.
The Resort serves international cuisine at the on-site restaurants, El Taino and El Patio. There are also several snack shops and bars, featuring specialty drinks and light meals throughout the day.
The hotel is a beautiful set up facility where you can cool off in the hotel’s large pool. In addition you can try its fantastic Jacuzzi with stunning views of the ocean. Your children have their own section inside the pool as well as a Kid's club and activities the whole day. You can relax with a massage at the full-service spa or you can choose amongst different sports and activities. In the evenings, you can have a great time in the Casino with its discotheque.
They are also specialized in organizing the extraordinary experience of getting married on white sandy beaches in the Caribbean.If you are in the mood to swing a few curbs, the La Estancia Golf Club is just a 15 minute drive away from the resort.Their staff is always kind and tries everything to make your stay the best vacation ever. They speak English, French, German as well as Spanish.
The resort also offers facilities that are barrier free and suitable for disabled guests.
Viva Wyndham Dominicus
The Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach is an marvellous resort and ideally set directly on the beach and surrounded by a lush tropical environment.
All of the 613 rooms and bungalows are designed with a tranquil decor inspired by the beautiful island of Hispaniola. The thoughtfully appointed standard superior rooms are just steps away from the beach. The beach and garden-front bungalows are made of coral stone and feature a private terrace with spectacular views. All choices of accommodation have flatscreen TVs, custom bath products, a mini refrigerator included and Wi-Fi is available in the common areas.
The six restaurants feature diverse international dining options with fresh local ingredients including buffets, pizza and Mexican cuisine. You can also take advantage of the on-site bars and lounges, who are serving a variety of snacks and cocktails throughout the day.
It doesn’t matter if you want to relax and hang out at the beach or in one of the 4 swimming pools, you definitely can enjoy your vacation in this resort. Or you can also join all the daily activities lead by an international team of animators, including a children's program, craft making and theme parties.
You also have the chance to spend your holiday actively with dance lessons, exercises in the gym or other sport activities off or on shore. The Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort offers you also meeting rooms as well as the nearby Palace Conference Room to hold a special occasion or event.
The Caribbean and the resort also provide the ideal location for a wedding, with their special wedding packages, which are designed to create you a truly memorable affair.Their staff is always friendly and courteous, speaks English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and tries to make your stay the best one you can have.Furthermore, the resort is barrier free, so it is suitable for disabled guests.
Dreams La Romana
Set upon the eco-friendly beach Playa Dominicus and along the stunning turquoise sea, the Dreams La Romana is the perfect all-inclusive resort for couples and families. It offers the picture-perfect Unlimited-Luxury vacation, where really everything is included.
The resort has a total of 751 spacious rooms and suites, which are graciously appointed and luxuriously equipped with a flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and CD/DVD player. Each one is styled with fresh white walls and color accents. A minibar and in-room safe are also included as well as a furnished balcony with grounds or Caribbean Sea views.
At Dreams La Romana you can enjoy your breakfast in the room and you have limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without any reservation. They have a total of 8 different on-site restaurants including Dominican specialties, authentic Italian dishes and gourmet seafood. Furthermore they offer you an adults-only restaurant which serves French cuisine by candlelight. For the thirsty one, you can choose between various bars in the evening.
This all-inclusive resort boasts with 3 different outdoor pools in a stunning environment. The Explorer's Club for Kids, the Core Zone Teens Club, the spa with saunas and a full-service beauty salon and so much more make sure you get the relaxing holiday you deserve.
If you seeking for more action and adventure, there are activities on land and in the water including snorkeling, windsurfing, dance lessons and an ocean trampoline available. There is also a gym, tennis court and even a full casino, including slot machines and table games on site.
And all the fun is wristband-free!
The employees speak English, Italian, French as well as Spanish and help you to have an unforgettable vacation.The resort is as well barrier free and suitable for disabled guests.