Settle Into the Sublime Near Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Unlike most people who arrive at the property fresh off a plane and short cab ride, I showed up after spending an hour searching for waterfalls on horseback in the Samana wilderness. Basically, I was tired, smelly, dirty… And by no definition sublime.
The moment I walked into the shady, chic reception area, everything changed.
I was immediately relieved of my bulky, mud-splattered belongings by practiced staff and my newly emptied hands were then wrapped around a fresh coconut. At first, you might think the stylish surroundings would clash with such local, earthen niceties, but you’d be wrong.
Sublime makes an art out of weaving local and luxury together in almost every aspect of their experience.
In the three-story main building, 50 one- and two-bedroom Suites (16 for guests, the rest privately owned) form an arc around the property’s centerpiece: a sheltered and soothing pool area that’s a mix of interconnecting canals, larger pools for swimming, beds wrapped in billowing fabrics, grassy expanses and simple walking paths.
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Peaceful Retreat & Epic Pool
Embraced by the jungle, rolling hills and a pristine beach, Sublime Samana is situated on the NE coast of the Dominican Republic's Samana peninsula. The property's 7 acres hold a modern hotel and condos, perfectly and simply decorated.
The expansive pool are stretches from one end to the next, and features daybeds with flowing white curtains - all leading toward the beautiful beach.
Suites are ample in size and well-equipped with kitchens, living rooms and technology. Many balconies have full size Jacuzzies.
Be sure to dine al fresco on the beach at least one night. It's a real treat to experience the locally inspired dishes under the stars as the waves lap the shore just a few feet away.