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Natura Cabana

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was going to be in the country for a bit and wanted a couple days of solo time. This place is literally magic. Every single detail one could think of, they have already thought of it. The room I stayed in was the “caracol”. Evenings listening to the crickets and falling asleep to the ocean crashing and rain were so peaceful. The grounds are so well kept you can feel how much the owners care for their property. The food was excellent and the chef puts much care and attention into each meal. The small pool offers a refreshing break from the heat of needed and I could literally walk to it right off my porch. The beach is seconds away. It’s unspoiled and a bit wild but so enjoyable as there was hardly anyone on it. The walking in either direction offers the most remarkable views. Practicing in their yoga space and walking their organic gardens and the Buddha path was the reason I chose this place. I wasn’t disappointed. So in summary if you are an uncomplicated traveller, solo or not, looking to relax and enjoy nature’s gifts then you must come here.

We moved to this hotel because we ate at the restaurant and couldn't believe how good the food was! Amazing standard of cooking with a huge variety. We were in a beautiful room with a balcony with a beautiful view. there is no AC but its not really needed as you can wander to the beach and enjoy the breeze at any time (walk to beach is <1minute). Staff were really nice and kind too, making the stay relaxing and enjoyable.

Beautiful boutique hotel in front of a quite private beach. ( must see sunset!!!) Cute individual villa rooms. Friendly, tentative staff. Delicious passion fruit cocktail & catch of the day Ceviche :)

From making the reservation to the moment you check out, this place has it all figured out. And can't say enough nice things about the staff! we specially loved our welcome/tour and the tasty pina colada's delivered to us where ever we were (@ the pool, in our cabin and on the beach!!). The "resort" itself is so beautiful and you feel the warmth similar to being at one's home (make sure to check out the amazing story of how this place was founded) Ad if you ever want to leave (not that you need to) ask the staff for recommendations to the 27 waterfall hike or how to get the freshest local seafood on the beach (playa grande)

Doing business in nearby Santiago, I decided to spend the weekend in Cabarete and stay at Natura Cabanas. The natural setting of the resort is beautiful, lush, tropical. The concept of the differently styled cabanas is interesting, visually appealing, but lacks in execution, and a little too playful I would say. You need to be careful on the stairs from the entrance and bathroom downstairs to the upstairs bedroom to avoid banging your head against the ceiling. Mosquitos are omnipresent, from the moment I checked in at reception, and accompanied me throughout my stay. Mosquito screens have many gaps, so the room was not protected. Although I used the additional screen hanging over my bed, somehow mosquitos found a way to keep me company all night. There is no air conditioning, which shouldn't be a surprise at an ecoresort. However, street noise is not something you would expect at this type of resort. My cabana was located just next to the road, and since there are no windows anywhere in the cabana, all noise gets in. When I got back to the resort after dinner in nearby Cabarete, all gates were locked. It took me 20 minutes to locate the security guard to let me in. Not a pleasant experience late a night. The beach in front of the hotel looks nice, but can be treacherous for swimming. There are many underwater rocks, some difficult to see, so I avoided the beach entirely. The hotel provides a tiny, unappealing swimming pool. Paying almost $200 for a night, I would have expected a more comfortable, relaxing and quieter experience, without problems accessing the resort at night. I am a little exhausted and look forward to returning to my comfort hotel in Santiago.

Natura Cabana is a small hotel with bungalows made for quiet and relaxing. Wifi is available in the rooms if needed. Comfortable bed with mosquito netting when needed, nice porches with chairs and hammocks and a yoga studio with classes or for use. We had a small issue with an expedia reservation and the hotel staff went out of their way to help take care of the situation. The restaurant staff was exception and and friendly. Meant to be a quiet location, not great for kids that want to play in the pool and make noise. Beach was beautiful but the water was a little rocky when walking out to play I'm the surf.

Beautiful and tranquil hotel in the middle of nature. Beach directly in front of the apartments - about 50 meters. There is a a nice swimming pool, lots of shade, which made it seem like a relaxing jungle oasis. The resort is also suitable for healthy lifestyle lovers - daily yoga classes and meditation, vegetarian food choice. Superior apartment equipment including wifi and refrigerator. We ordered the car and the driver for the whole day at the reception desk and super - took us to all the important places in Puerto Plata.

Beautiful and unique surroundings, friendly staff, addicting spa treatments, and tasty drinks/food, chef and dinner experience 5-stars. Really enjoyed the Pilates classes, The surrounding beaches were also lovely and very secluded. You are able to walk for miles and explore on our own. found the locals to be very friendly and helpful. Horseback riding on the beach was a high-point, if your not excited about checking-in to another hotel/resort chain, and looking for something different - this is it!

I was here again for a second time a year later for five days for a yoga retreat that was being held here for our yoga in NYC. I would call this "glamping". Looking back on my previous review from last year which I rated as excellent, it really is more of a "very good to excellent". I would reiterate the excellence of the service and the food which was very fresh from the garden and had lots of variety for a vegetarian experience, especially. We could have opted individually for fish or chicken. The food for me made staying here the crux of the experience and the friendliness of the wait staff. Sleeping for me was the issue both times. I stayed in the Coral room the first time and the Caracol room this time. The coral room is 2 levels with the sleeping upstairs and the bathroom downstairs closer to the back of the property (possible street noise). Your own little villa. Very cute. The Caracol was a king bed all on one floor. It had a nice bathroom and a huge walk in closet. However, it was right in front of the pool and restaurant area. If you want privacy, not too private and definitely noise from the restaurant. I had sleeping issues because these are non-insulated bungalows which allow outside noise in. I think most places get around this with the ambient noise of a/c which they are not equipped with. So bring ear plugs, if this bothers you. I did have great hot water and wifi in both of these rooms which I heard from other guests, was not the same experience. On a final note, I arrived a little under duress this time because our flight from Miami never made it to Puerto Plata that night because of weather and was diverted to Santo Domingo. Long story, but the staff at Natura Cabana was easily reachable and understanding of my plight and made every effort to pick me up whatever time that would be, even in the middle of the night, if that were to happen. If this ever happens to you, the drive is 4-5 hours long on a decent highway. The pick up and drop off to the POP airport is an extra charge of $35. During my time staying at NC it was a monsoon for several days and believe it or not we did not lose any electricity because of their generators, thank goodness.

We spent 5 nights there and it is a lovely place very peaceful during the day but noise polluted by the bar next door at night. This however would not apply to all of the cabanas. The daytime restaurant served breakfast some of the menu you have to pay extra for and there is a smell menu of 4 items that are not charged for, this we were warned about by someone who had stayed there before. Lunch menu was varied and good. The evening restaurant was very nice but not somewhere we wanted to eat at every night. The location is predominantly residential so other eating options are the Italian next to the main gated entrance which was excellent and the bar next door which did not inspire us. Taxis into Cabarerte are 15US$ each way and they do not give change!! Went there one day and enjoyed walking on the beach and lunch which was somewhat cheaper than at the hotel. Watching the kite surfers was also fun. The beach at Cabana Natura is swimable but was quite rough for 3 days as there had been a storm out at sea. It is calmer at low tide.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Encuentro Beach, Natura Cabana is within a 15-minute drive of Sosua Beach. This 12-room, 3.5-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like a private beach and an outdoor pool. Playa Dorada is 19.1 mi (30.8 km) from the hotel, which is near the airport.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy dining at Karaya, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 12 individually decorated rooms provide balconies, minibars, and ceiling fans. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Safes are also available.


Property features

Guests of Natura Cabana enjoy a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a health club. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 35 per vehicle roundtrip. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a steam room, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers.

Room options

Three Bedroom Bungalow

Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

One Bedroom Bungalow (King)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Two Bedroom Bungalow

King 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 241 reviews