As promised, Coconut + Concrete Accommodations will spotlight some of the most beautiful yet affordable properties throughout the Caribbean. These features are not reviews (unless specified); they are suggested Coconut + Concrete stays. I like to pride myself on the fact that I've yet to meet a hotel or resort who's expectations surprised me. I know what I'm walking into because I do extensive research (not just Trip Advisor!). Just know that if I wouldn't stay there, you won't find it here.
First up: Alsol Del Mar, Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Where: Cap Cana is an exclusive real estate and tourist destination on the eastern shore of the Dominican Republic. Has been recognized as one of the "best" destinations in the Caribbean. Al Sol Del Mar Resort is beachfront, with all room categories claiming to offer nice views.
Why C+C likes it: It's beachfront (hello!!!), ALL-INCLUSIVE, it's tucked away from the busy-ness that the city of Punta Cana offers, it's close to the airport (about 15 minutes - great for a quick weekend getaway). It is touted as an "ideal choice for an intimate retreat". Alsol Del Mar is a small resort (122 rooms), offers free wifi and the decor is stunning (which is just as important as being on the beach in my opinion). Stay here and enjoy exchange privileges at the two sister properties (Alsol Luxury Village Cap Cana and Alsol Tiara Cap Cana). Prices VERY reasonable too!
Island-hop? YES! Hop a catamaran over to the beautiful Saona Island
*Potential Trip: Flight & Hotel - 6/7 - 6/10/18, JFK - PUJ, Ocean Loft (see below) - Double Occupancy, $827 per person (Interested? Click HERE)