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If you are looking for a stay in one of the Dominican Republic’s best Bed & Breakfasts, look no further! For a relaxing sunshine-filled break, where better than the Dominican Republic; known for its tropical white sand beaches bounded by pastel waters and impossibly tall coconut trees, it’s varied terrain includes rainforest, savannah and highlands; the golfing is highly renowned and the Spanish Colonial architecture is notable. On the north coast of the Dominican Republic, you’ll find the popular town of Sosúa. The main draw is definitely Sosúa Beach, a sheltered cove with an offshore coral reef, tropical fish and colourful plants, its calm waters are ideal for swimming and scuba diving. For an intimate, relaxing place to stay with a lovely, personal service, why not avoid the main resorts and instead check into a boutique B&B, read on for our guide to the Top 3 Best B&B’s in Sosúa, Dominican Republic…

1. Casa Veintiuno

The peaceful and secluded location of Casa Veintiuno (pictured above) is just a 3 minute stroll to the beach and the centre of Sosúa and just a 10 minute drive from the airport of Puerto Plata. This is a very peaceful and exclusive venue with only 3 rooms and a great view of the ocean and sunset from the roof. It has a beautiful outdoor area with comfortable lounge chairs and umbrellas surrounding a fabulous pool and jacuzzi; great both for splashing during the daytime and lounging under the stars come the evening. There’s also a bar serving freshly made cocktails, juices or other drinks; a lounge area upstairs with a terrace and a mini fitness centre. The 3 spacious, modern and sophisticated rooms, have large bathrooms and 2 of them have a beautiful view of the ocean.

While everything is truly excellent at this luxury bed and breakfast, the food at Casa Vientiuno is the pinnacle. The breakfasts are excellent and include a variety of fruits, juices, breads, and eggs made to order, but dinner at their restaurant downstairs was even more special. Probably the best restaurant in Sosúa, the Casa Veintiuno restaurant offers delicious dishes ranging from filet mignon with exquisite Belgian fries to curried chicken, pasta and soup.

2. Garden By The Sea

Garden By The Sea is located 100 yards from a private beach, with central Sosúa a 3-minute drive away and the Puerto Plata International Airport within 10 km. The property is situated in a safe gated community and offers free secure parking. The stylish guest rooms all face the outdoor swimming pool which is surrounded by lush gardens filled with tropical trees and flowers. Each stylish room features a canopy bed with luxury bed linens, a sofa, a microwave and a fridge, plus satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi are provided. A hearty American style breakfast is served in the outdoor cabana. There’s a snack bar and an outdoor covered fully stocked kitchen with both a gas and charcoal BBQ grill so you can self-cater if you wish too.

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3. B&B El Mirador al Mar

Located on a hill in Sosúa, just 0.6 miles from the city’s town centre and beaches, you’ll find B&B El Mirador al Mar. The B&B offers free Meditation sessions, a serene atmosphere and spectacular ocean views. There are 5 apartments which come with your own patio area and terrace, as well as a refrigerator, private bathroom and that all-important sea view which is visible from all the rooms. Breakfast is included and there’s a communal garden and a terrace. Puerto Plata Airport is a 10-minute drive away from the B&B. What’s different about &B El Mirador al Mar is you can practice meditation and yoga, or take a holistic treatment so it’s a great choice if a little R&R is on your agenda.

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