Dominican Republic: Sanctuary Cap Cana
A little more than seven years ago, the 30,000 beachfront acres approximately 10 minutes south of Punta Cana International
Airport that make up Cap Cana were nearly untouched. And while a host of resorts and hotels have begun to pop up all along
its coast since then, walking on the Sanctuary's sprawling oceanfront property still gives you the impression of having stumbled
upon a hidden paradise.
—Brielle M. Ferreira
Dine: Restaurants here specialize in five different cuisines, but if you're feeling a little homesick, you can still fill up on a full American breakfast in bed, complete with bacon and eggs, thanks to the Sanctuary's stellar room service. Just be sure to make it over to the resort's signature restaurant, the Blue Marlin, for lunch or dinner during your stay to get a taste of the incredible grilled tuna, caught daily by local fishermen.
Don't Miss: If you decide to spend your stay in one of the resort's exclusive Monarch Villas, you'll be able to watch the daily pink-and-purple sunsets from your own private porch on the beach,where the pristine white sand is nearly always deserted save for the occasional romantic wedding ceremony. If you find yourself in the mood for a tad more action, nearby Juanillo Beach is where the locals go to catch some rays.
Rates start at $188 per person; 809/562-9191.