Balcones del Atlantico was the area’s first international luxury hotel development. The property was constructed using local
materials, and the staff members work with a number of community organizations on projects such as coral reef regenesis. "I
wanted something that was the absolute antithesis of what you find in other parts of the Dominican Republic, something that's
rooted in the place that it's in," says Dominican developer Máximo Bisonó, the property's owner. Spread out across 100 acres
on a half-mile of beach are the 86 two- and three-bedroom villas (the property operates as a condo hotel) surrounded by manicured
tropical gardens and pools with swim-up bars.
Balcones del Atlantico rates start at $399; balconesdelatlantico.rockresorts.com.