Nature takes center-stage at this boutique-sized enclave, part of the PUNTACANA Resort & Club development. Five miles of pristine private beachfront the property, which is nestled in a 1,500-acre ecological reserve. The leafy setting inspired fashion designer (and Dominican Republic native) Oscar de la Renta, who created the plantation-style suite interiors here. All have balconies and feature such touches as Frette linens and L’Occitane amenities. Beautiful as these serene spaces are, guests are tempted by a myriad of activities, including golf on two 18-hole courses, and tennis and water sports like snorkeling and kayaking. At the end of an active day, the Six Senses Spa (the only one in North America) beckons; many of the treatments are all-natural, making it a great fit for this special place.