The Balcones del Atlantico, a RockResorts luxury resort, opened in September of 2010 on the Dominican Republic’s Samana Peninsula. It’s the first luxury resort in the area. This villa-suite resort is situated on the shining sands of almost a mile of almost undiscovered beaches, named Playa Las Terrenas after the small nearby fishing village of the same name. You can, as the resort’s website says “walk all day and your feet will never leave the sand.” An up-scale restaurant, name “Porto,” has just opened at the resort and RockResort is offering a “StayFree, EatFree” package in celebration.
Featuring two pools with one swim-up bar, a beach bar, the new restaurant, watersports, tennis, horseback riding, and more, vacationers are never more than a few steps from the beach. Well-known Interior designer, Patricia Reid, is responsible for the chic tropical/ nautical decoration of the Balcones del Atlantico’s 86 two and three bedroom villa suites. The suites range in size from 1,900 to 4000 square feet. Reid’s philosophy is “Simple Luxury.” Her emphasis is on the bright colors of the tropics and natural lighting. Each suite is enhanced with local art, polished coral and granite tiles, and Balinese stone basins and teak counter tops in the bathrooms. Outdoor patios are furnished with wooden tables that seat between two and eight. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet access, and state of the art kitchens featuring Viking appliances and cooking equipment by Cuisinart.
The restaurant, Porto, has the largest and most varied wine list in The Dominican Republic. The food, prepared by acclaimed Peruvian Chef Bruco Tosco offer a unique mix of Dominican and Peruvian flavors. Specialties include a daily catch that will vary with the seasons. Locally caught shrimp in three different and unique flavors is offered by the pound.
A highlight of Balcones del Atlantico is its commitment to the local environment and community with its strategy for sustainable tourism and development. Guests and staff may participate in environmental and community projects through the hotel’s partnerships with Reef Check- Dominican Republic and Pack for a Purpose.
To find out more information or to book your next trip to the Dominican Republic, call us at 866-365-8747!