You may do a double-take when you arrive on Cayo Levantado. Dubbed Bacardi Island, this tiny green isle once starred in one of the drink’s adverts. With its coconut-white sands, turquoise-blue seas and nodding palm trees, it’s paradise.
The setting is romantic beyond belief. Serene, secluded and right on the beach, you can only get here by boat. Don’t worry, you’re not totally cut off, there are free shuttles back to the mainland, subject to availability. Though once you set eyes on the place it’s likely you’ll want to stay put. When you’re not sinking your toes into the sand, you’ve got two luxurious pools to pick from. Both sunk into spacious terraces, they’re flanked by comfy wicker sun loungers that sit under fluttering white drapes or palm shelters. And there’s also a whirlpool bath and pool bar on hand.
It’s not all about lounging here, though. An impressive list of activities reels off sports like tennis and there’s a state-of-the-art gym, too. You’ll also find plenty to keep you occupied in the water with windsurfing, sailing and kayaking just some of the offerings. And for romantic walks simply follow the sands hand-in-hand and do a circular tour of the beaches.
As for the hotel... from the sophisticated lobby with its polished floors to the sumptuous Moorish-style spa, it’s more like a roomy mansion. It’s the same story throughout. The bedrooms are big and stylish with a lounge area and 21st-century gadgets like a whirlpool bath or shower. And the four refined restaurants make the most of the scenery.
If you’re want to get starry-eyed and spoilt, let us whisk you away to this paradise isle. We can't think of a better place to get marooned.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals and an optional à la carte dinner. Snacks can be ordered 24 hours a day.
National and selected international alcoholic beverages including beer, wine, spirits and cocktails and soft drinks
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities► View all
Including sunbeds and towels.
Don Pablo gourmet � la carte restaurant
For exquisite international cuisine.
You can enjoy the watersports for 1 hour a day.
Rooms ► View all
double room with garden view
Double room with garden view sleeps up to 4 - can be sold as a single. This room comes with bathrobes, slippers, 24-hour room service, flatscreen TV, ceiling fan, coffee-maker and a hydro-massage bath in the bathroom. You'll find this room located in the rear garden view buildings around the island.
beach villa with jacuzzi®
Beach villa with Jacuzzi® sleeps up to 3. This room comes with bathrobes, slippers, 24-hour room service, flatscreen TV, ceiling fan, coffee-maker and a Jacuzzi® on the terrace with a small porch facing.
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Best hotel ever
I am writing this while still here. We chose this hotel because of the reviews and the idea of an island appeal. We are not disappointed. The place is beautiful. Rooms are spacious and all mod cons. Staff are courteous and efficient. Food is excellent . Rep too really informative and attentive without being intrusive. We being me and my husband have been on many good luxury holiday including African safari and Maldives islands and feel this is up there with the best. Hope to return in the near future.Love the placeMore
heslopali_12, Gateshead, United Kingdom
If you plan to go to the Dominican Republic, you want to experience this exclusive and amazing hotel, the location and the staff service can't be better. Be prepared to gain some weight! The food is deliciuos. Chefs Manuel C. and Ruben O. are very dedicated and will take care of you. Thanks to all for the amazing service in the perfect beach.More
unhappy with room in the hotel
All rooms above 11 ie 211 or 311 have a view of the staff changing room and building works. You are woken at 5.50am by staff arriving and again at 6.45am by building works which continue till gone 22.00 hours. We upgraded at a cost of 240 US Dollars to a villa and moved to a totally different world truely 5 star. Villas 15 and above are located near the building works and should be avoided unless you like living on a building site. Meals in the Hotel are good but are very repetative. The Gourmet restaurant Don Pedro excellant, the other two leave a lot to be desired. The staff in the main bar and restaurant are excellant, friendly and very helpful. Buildin work is no where near finished, Thomson lied to us to say that it would be completed by early december but the buildings are not yet up to roof level.More
tiger192page, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Wow where to start!!! This hotel is just amazing.. From the very start on your arrival you get the impression of luxury from this hotel. The warm welcome from staff and a cocktail greet you. We arrived quite late and were fairly tired but the buffet restaurant was still open. The food is excellent quality and very varied. There are themed nights every night from around the world with the food. The staff in the buffet restaurant are very prompt and attentive and you immediately feel welcomed. We had a standard room in the main complex but it was anything from standard. The bed was huge and there was a walk in closet/wardrobe. The bathroom had twin sinks and a huge jacuzzi bath. The room had a nice balcony and had good views of the sea. Everything in the room was very clean and in good condition. If the standard of these 'standard' rooms is anything to go by then I can only imagine what the beachside villas are like!! The room was cleaned every day and there was a turndown service in the evening. The housekeeping staff added the little extra touches with towel art and little chocolates on the pillows which was nice. Plus the minibar was included and restocked everyday. The overall opinion of the staff couldn't be higher. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they are very friendly without being over friendly which you tend to find in some hotels. The bar staff in articulate are good and will come to you at your table or sun lounger to see if you want another drink. The hotel appeared always clean and tidy and nothing out of place. The beach was amazing and was nice and tranquil. We liked the fact that it is private and you don't get any hassle on the beach. There is a public beach area where boat loads of tourists can come over for the day but they don't have access to the hotel area we only ventured down there once as your all inclusive does not count on this beach. It is worth a walk down there as there are sellers for rum cigars artwork etc which is good but haggle and negotiate to get a good price. On the private beach there was ever an issue getting a sun bed likewise by the pool. I would highly recommend making full use of the a la carte restaurants especially don Pablo. The food is out of this world!! From the moment you arrive the staff treat you amazing making you feel special. The food is gorgeous and and the service excellent. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and you will not be disappointed. This is one hotel that I will certainly return to in the future. Excellent all round and not a bad word to say about it.More
Agne M, Kettering, United Kingdom
Young Irish Couple
This review is a little late but my wife (30) and I (32) went to Cayo Levantado for our honeymoon in January 2013. We have travelled throughout the Caribbean and have come to really like Dominican Republic, it's a stunning island and it's fantastic value compared to other islands. We wanted to stay at a luxury resort as it was our honeymoon and CL looked awesome so we decided to go for it. The bus journey from the airport to the harbour is approx 3hrs which feels longer after flying from Manchester but the coach was large, comfortable and air conditioned so it wasnt that bad. You arrive at the harbour at night (nothing new to anyone travelling from the UK;) you fill out a form and walk down the small pier to board a large speed boat which takes about 10mins to reach the island, very cool;) The island is quite small, the hotel has less than 200 rooms which is alot smaller than the typical resort we would stay at. There are technically 3 beaches, one beach is known as Bacardi Beach as it featured in the Bacardi ads, this beach is open to the public / cruise ships from 8am-5pm and there are traders and bars onsite. Day-trippers cannot go beyond the beach onto resort property as there is only one path and there is a security hut on it. But hotel guests can come and go as they please. Bacardi Beach is awesome and the cruise ships only stop by every second or third day so usually its almost always empty;) I cant tell you how beautiful this beach is, the current is quite strong so I would not recommend going out to far but the beach, the view, the atmosphere etc is very special. At first I was a bit disappointed by the size of the two small beaches (maybe 100 meters each) but then you realise the hotel only has 400-450 guests when 100% full so its not that bad, and rarely feels busy. Food and drink was good, but evening entertainment was quite poor, again this comes down to the fact that this is such a small resort. I used the spa once, for a massage, but was disappointed, clearly the masseuse had not been properly trained. We went whale watching 3 times but only once got close to them, such is life, January-March the whales comes into the shallow waters to give birth and raise their calves. Overall this is a beautiful resort, albeit striving to be more than it is, quite small and quiet but it grows on you and by the end of the second week I was a bit sad to be leaving, or maybe that was the 3hr coach trip back to the airport;)More
JasonWhiteIreland, Wicklow, Ireland
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