We LOVED everything.
We were looking for a small village in the DR away from those big resorts full of tourists afraid to venture out of the enormous hotels with no personality where you might as well be in a Marriott anywhere in the World. We certainly found both. Las Tortugas is a marvelous haven in las Terrenas, a fisherman’s village, where Isabelle and Maurizio (and all their terrific staff) made sure that we felt right at home. What we loved the most about this beautiful hotel was the magnificent quiet of its surroundings, where all you can hear is the birds, the frogs, the wind, the palm tress, the rain… We were a five minute walk from an amazing strip of restaurants and paradise beaches (in 20 minutes we walke to Ballenas Beach, for example, from where you never want to leave). We woke up each morning to a smiling and familiar staff who would serve our incredible breakfast, ask us about our day, and tell us stories about their hometown. The cabins are perfectly cleaned every day, comfortable, and the wifi worked impeccably. The hotel environment makes you feel in perfect harmony between the beauty of the landscape and the comfort that you need--a very hard line to accomplish. To make it even better, Isabelle is a true chef. Las Tortugas restaurant is the best in las Terrenas—and the competition is hard as there are some very good restaurants in the close vicinity. Isabelle made her food with love and with a creativity that perfectly played with the flavors of the DR and her own Mediterranean. We made special requests in the morning, a sancocho one day, a pesto soup the next, and she made it with special dedication. We LOVED Las Tortugas, its romantic little pool in the middle of the Caribbean jungle, and cannot wait to go back. Thank you for a perfect stay.