As the most visited destination in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is a very geographically diverse nation with everything from beaches and lakes to tropical rainforests and high woodlands available within its boundaries. With a mixed history involving native islanders, early European settlers and people from the neighbouring islands, the Dominican Republic is an eclectic mix of ethnicities and cultures. Tourism is one of the major sources of income for the country thanks to its numerous attractions like beaches, resorts, year-round golf courses, cathedrals, fortress, World Heritage Sites, national parks, etc. This Carribean nation also has tremendous biological and climatic diversity reflected in its range of natural attractions; from the largest lake in the Carribean, Lake Enriquillo, to the tallest mountain in the Carribean, Pico Duarte. Many hotels and lodges in the Dominican Republic now offer several progressive ecological features like waste disposal management, recycling programmes, biodiversity conservation, reduced electricity consumption, etc. Scroll down to know more about all the eco-hotels in the Dominican Republic.
Experience beachfront living at the spectacular Casa Maravilla Eco Lodge & Beach. Each room at the Casa Maravilla Eco Lodge & Beach is rustic and fitted with all the comforts to enable you to have a relaxed stay. All the rooms have a balcony from where guests can enjoy beautiful views of the garden or pool. Encuentro Beach is at a few steps from the hotel. A terrace, garden, swimming pool, hot tub, restaurant and bar are also available. The hotel also provides free bikes to the guests. This eco-hotel has several tall bungalow-style structures made from natural materials and have thatched roofs, giving the hotel a very eco-friendly feel. Tropical trees and plants surround you at this lovely eco-hotel.
Stay in the lap of nature at the gorgeous Unique Exotic Eco Hotel in El Valle in the Dominican Republic. This beautiful hotel has rooms and suites that are designed keeping the surroundings in mind i.e. they blend it with the lush green foliage and vegetation growing around it. The rooms and suites are rustic, open and airy with a lot of space to move around. Most rooms have a balcony overlooking the jungle and suites have spectacular sea views. The accommodation is made from eco-friendly materials like bamboo, stone, wood, etc. and have thatched roofs too, giving you a feeling of being one with nature. They even have an open-air kitchen where guests can see delicious local food being rustled up by island natives.
With stunning views of the sea, the Bay of Samana and San Lorenzo, Altos de Caño Hondo is a fabulous eco hotel to stay at during your trip to the Dominican Republic. All the rooms of the hotel are very spacious and made with elements native to the area. The rooms are rustic yet comfortable. Guests also have access to natural pools and a tropical garden that will surely make you feel like you are living in a rainforest paradise!
Altos de Caño Hondo
Address: Carretera los Haitises, Sabana de la Mar
Free WiFi Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Horse riding Tour or class about local culture Restaurant Breakfast takeaway containers Terrace
At the private and secluded Cayo Arena Beach hotel, you can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay with nothing but the sounds of the ocean and the wind to keep you company. This adults-only hotel has just four rooms and all the rooms face the water, so you can take in superb views from your terrace or windows. Cayo Arena Beach is also an eco-friendly hotel that provides clean and simple accommodation, with green electricity. The hotel’s other charm is that it is just 10 minutes away from a breathtakingly beautiful key where guests can enjoy snorkelling in the crystal clear waters or even go kayaking in the local mangroves.
Located in the Valle Nuevo National Park, Villa Pajon Eco Lodge is a low-impact eco-hotel that is committed to promoting eco-tourism and the preservation of the lands under its management. The area surrounding this eco-hotel is replete with diverse ecosystems that guests can explore during various activities like hiking, nature walks, bird watching, etc. There are seven cabins on the property that are renovated, but still retain some of their original details like stucco walls, fireplaces and pine beams. Villa Pajon Eco Lodge cabins also have solar panels that generate electric power and each cabin has handmade rustic furniture too.
Other eco-friendly properties
A stay at the Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana resort is not only luxurious but also very eco-friendly. The hotel is committed to protecting and preserving the delicate ecosystem around it through socially responsible and environmentally friendly practices. Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana implements several green initiatives like lowering their electricity consumption at peak hours, a waste recycling programme for PET, cardboard, aluminium, paper, glass, etc., coral reef and sea turtle protection programmes, reducing their diesel consumption by more than 50%, and more. Besides these initiatives, each suite at the hotel has eco-friendly décor, including natural wood floors and vaulted ceilings.
Samana Ecolodge in El Limon, Dominican Republic is totally committed to the philosophy of eco-friendly living. All the accommodations in this eco-lodge are made from natural materials, including their pool which is made from stone. The property runs on solar power, they grow their own fruits, spices and vegetables in a large farm area, and they meet their water requirements from fresh streams and wells running through the land. The eco-hotel has bungalows, cabins and rooms for guests, each one uniquely hand-crafted by the owners. For recreation, guests can go swimming in one of four majestic waterfalls, sunbathing on the beaches, or even do yoga or meditation at the Samana Ecolodge.
Address: 32000 el limon, samana, dominican republic , El Limón, El Limón, Dominican Republic, 32000
As rustic as this eco-hotel looks from the outside, it is just as comfortable and well-equipped from the inside. Living at Aventura Rincon Ecolodge will give you a feeling of staying in a treehouse, and you will notice several eco-friendly features of the house like furniture made from all-natural materials, ecological construction and design of the rooms, tropical gardens, etc. There is an outdoor pool at this eco-hotel and several popular beaches are also easily accessible from here.
Aventura Rincon Ecolodge
Address: Camino Real, La Sangría, Rincón,
Terrace Thermometers for guests provided by property Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Free WiFi Indoor play area First aid kit available Tour desk Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
The beautiful and cosy property of Ecolodge Vistamar in Enriquillo is the perfect place for a romantic escape or to spend some quiet time with family. The owners have paid a lot of attention to detail while building this bungalow-style lodge that also has a tiled roof to give it extra charm and character. Each room at this eco-lodge is spacious, open and airy, and has natural wood furniture and a balcony from where you can enjoy views of the pool and the sea. A lush, tropical and well-kept garden also surround the property. The hotel management also offers an exquisite dining experience to guests in tranquil surroundings of Ecolodge Vistamar.
With lodge-style architecture, exposed wooden beams in all the rooms that are furnished with wooden furniture, Clave Verde Ecolodge is an ideal eco-hotel to stay at during your vacation in the Dominican Republic. Situated in the Las Terrenas region, Clave Verde Ecolodge had villas and rooms that offer views of the mountains and the sea. The hotel calls its villas and rooms ‘Campesino chic’ meaning rooms with a rustic elegance. The 3.5-acres (1.4 hectares) complex of Clave Verde Ecolodge is a natural habitat for native birds and plants, which add to the peaceful beauty of this place.
Eco-friendly living in paradise
The powdery beaches, azure waters, tropical rainforests and high woodlands of the Dominican Republic all beckon you to this amazing paradise. And with so many eco-friendly accommodation options to choose from, there is simply no excuse to not visit this beautiful nation! Do your bit for the environment and opt to stay at one of our eco-friendly hotel recommendations during your vacation in the Dominican Republic.
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