A party of five of us stayed here for a week and had an excellent time. Arboleda is stunning - the pool, the sunken deck; the kitchen; the balconies. Its the kind of place that still puts a smile on your face even after you've been there a few days. The view across the jungle down to ocean is breathtaking, as is the drive down the mountain to the main road. The english property manager and his wife are just down the hill and were helpful both for basic maintenance and for local tips - for instance they set up our surf lessons. Las Terrenas is a fun town. There is a good range of experiences from the fully local to the fully western. We ate out in a variety of restaurants and also cooked a couple of evenings at Arboleda. The local shops and markets have a good range of produce including great fish fresh caught off the boats and the kitchen at Arboleda is well equipped. The beaches and ocean are beautiful. You definitely ought to rent a vehicle that has high clearance because the road surfaces aren't great, and also some of the coolest places to drive to are "off piste". If you want a combination of luxury/style; want to have a bit of adventure and be in DR (as opposed to behind the gates of a resort) then this is a great option. We're definitely going back.
|Check-in / front desk||Service|
|Young singles||Friends getaway|
|A romantic getaway||Older travelers|
|Families with teenagers||Rugged travelers|