The Balcones Del Atlantico is a beautiful resort with an excellent staff! We were taken care of and made to feel right at home from the moment we arrived. This is a brand new resort and we stayed in one of the three bedroom penthouses. Very spacious, each bedroom with it's own bath plus a half bath off the living area. Great kitchen with top of the line appliances. Gorgeous porch with a dining table that seats at least 10 and a very comfortable sitting area. In addition we had a whole second floor patio with our own private hot tub. Two resort pools, one with a swim up bar. I would say this resort is beach front, but not necessarily ocean front. You do have to cross a little street, but the beach is right there. Certainly visible from the front units. This is what makes the beach so beautiful.....pure ocean, beach, palm trees, and mountains in the distance. Not one high rise after another. Just beautiful, beautiful beach. Excellent food in Las Terrenas! We had a fabulous dinner every night! The wine list is a little short, but there are plenty of cocktails. Unfortunately, the resort restaurant is not quite finished. That was our only disappointment,only because it looked like a really fun restaurant directly on the beach! There is a temporary restaurant that was very nice, just not outside or on the beach. The beach restaurant is scheduled to open in April.
It is quite the drive to reach this resort. We flew into Santo Domingo and it was just over two hours to get there. The last half of the drive, although beautiful, is very mountainous and could cause a little motion sickness. Totally worth the drive! Our whole family would love to go back to the Balcones Del Atlantico in Las Terrenas!