Do you scroll through your Instagram feed, seeing photo after photo of the soft sands and blue waters that line the beaches of the Dominican Republic? It’s time to stop day dreaming about your ideal Dominican Republic getaway, and start crossing things off of your travel bucket list with Secrets Resorts & Spas!
Internationally known luxury resort destinations—Cap Cana, La Romana, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana—have picture-perfect beaches and every kind of activity and entertainment imaginable. The Dominican Republic is also the #1 destination for golf in the Caribbean and Latin America. This vacation is tailor-made for every preference.
The Five Star Diamond Award is given to resorts that meet AAHS standards as decided by members of the organizations International Board of Trustees. The properties honored excelled in the following categories:
Overall guest satisfaction
Professionalism carried out by hotel staff
Quality of service
“The Five Star Diamond Award represents the best in luxury hospitality, with a primary emphasis on guest satisfaction and services,” said Joseph Cinque, President of The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.
Secrets Resorts & Spas are focused on giving guests a taste of luxury. It’s what we do and what we enjoy. That makes honors from organizations like U.S. News & World Report honoring us all the more special. They explore travel websites, reviews and guest experiences to compile an annual list of the best hotels in multiple categories. Congratulations to the U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels Silver Badge recipients:
We love Fan Photo Fridays here at Secrets Resorts & Spas because it gives us the opportunity to experience our wonderful resorts through the eyes of our guests. They snap photos of everything from beautiful beaches to scrumptious food offerings, and we love to share them with you. This week, we have some amazing photos coming to you from Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. Check them out below!
Jose Mula sent us this romantic sunset snapshot from his vacation to Secrets Royal Beach.
This photo from recent guest Brian Dudley is perfect enough to be on a postcard!
Brian also shared this stunning photo of the Secrets Royal Beach pool and lounge areas.
We love this panorama of the jewel-tone waters in the pool at Secrets Royal Beach, taken by recent guest Brian Stamm.
Guest Christina Muench was greeted every morning by the view of tropical palm trees outside her balcony.
Try out one of our unique beachside huts! Special thanks to Susanne Dresen for sharing this one with us.
Imagine eating breakfast here! Recent guest Phi Lipp can attest to the wonderful experience.
Well, are you ready to pack your bags yet? Visit www.secretsresorts.com and book your stay as soon as possible!
The Free Fall promotion is back and has great offers just for you! When you reserve your minimum three-night vacation to any Secrets Resort & Spa, you will enjoy every third night of your stay for free! Plus, you will be treated to up to $400 in resort coupons to use on things such as spa treatments, romantic dinners, bottles of wine and more! For more information, head over to the Special Offers page on the Secrets website.
Plus, play our Drop & Win game on any Secrets Facebook page where you will be entered to win a three-night stay or you may possibly be the lucky, instant winner of a five-night stay!
Guests visiting Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic will experience Unlimited-Luxury® at it’s best. Beyond the gorgeous landscape of the pristine beach, the gorgeous and colorful Caribbean environment, the gourmet dining and the world-class spa, you should spend some time at a local attraction that will immerse you into the culture of the island. Today, we are featuring a great point of interest for a day trip to Altos de Chavón. Contact your concierge today to help plan your excursion!
Altos de Chavón is a fascinating re-creation of a medieval European town, made hundreds of years after actual medieval times. The idea for the town originally came about when the construction of a nearby road and bridge required a path to be forged out of a mountain of stone. Charles Bludhorn, the man credited with the birth of the Dominican Republic’s tourism industry, came up with the idea to put the removed stone to good use in the creation of a 16th century Mediterranean town, which would eventually become Altos de Chavón when construction was completed in the early 1980s.
The town, designed by Paramount Pictures set designer Roberto Copa in 1976, sits high on the cliffs overlooking the Chavón River in La Romana. Today, the town’s cobblestone streets weave between little shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and bars, a museum, St. Stanislaus Church, an amphitheater and even a design school.
The town is a cultural center for Dominican people and is very popular among working artists. The Altos de Chavón design school is affiliated with New York City’s prestigious Parson’s The New School for Design, and the 5,000-seat Roman-style amphitheater hosts top musical acts, like Duran Duran, and was even the location of Alicia Keys’ “Karma” video! St. Stanislaus Church holds weekly masses and hosts many weddings for couples from all over the world.
Altos de Chavón is a must-see destination during your stay at Secrets Royal Beach!
Congratulations to Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana! Secrets Royal Beach is ranked as the number one hotel on Holiday Check. Holiday Check is a website where guests can find and book their perfect getaway and then share their experience once they have traveled. Holiday Check’s reviews and photos come directly from guests who have stayed at the resorts themselves. The features of Holiday Check include:
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Here’s what some travelers are saying on Holiday Check about Secrets Royal Beach:
“The vacation was a dream. An excellent hotel, extremely friendly staff one was spoiled. The dearest every year.”
– Axel, Age 41-45, Couple
“We have an excellent vacation there, we felt all around in good hands. We were in all areas very accommodating and friendly treated! It was always tried to fulfill every request. The only fault for us was it sometimes very unpleasant smell. On my request I learned the bio purification plant businesses is. Ok, we could accept, better than the sewage into the sea to manage! In this way we want to Willy and santa ( beach bar) very cordial regards we in our hearts have. Greetings to Jensen from the restaurant. We will be back. Many thanks to the whole hotel staff.”
– Hansi & Dora, Age 55
“The hotel and beach simply a dream! It leaves no wish unfulfilled. The staff are very friendly and attentive, it is always so watching that you were satisfied. 24 hours-room -service is also included. The rooms are big and are cleaned daily, the mini bar was always refilled! Audience was mixed, German, French and American. By the pool was in the afternoon always party, but at the beach you can as good as nothing. We would come back any time in this great hotel and can it heedlessly further-recommend! :-)”
– Jasmina, Age 26-30, Couple