"Secret Garden" is the friendly, small getaway hotel where you will feel like home. If you are looking for the perfect beach, a place where you and your family can relax, don't look any further. You've found it.
The "Secret Garden" is a family owned hotel. It actually consists of 5 or 6 small condos, 50 yards from the beach. They have a good size pool (with a shower), and a nice little open breakfast/dinner area.
The condos each have a full kitchen (with fridge, stove, etc.), a really nice bathroom and a large bed. The also have a patio with a table and chairs, where you can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view.
The hotel's property if full of plants and trees (bananas, coco, passion fruit, etc.).
The owners are very friendly. They can help you with the airport transportation, and with just about anything that you might need during your stay. For a small fee you can have Wi-Fi internet access.
Make sure to get the breakfast with the room.
The pool is clean, and has beds around to enjoy the sun.
If you've been to Hawaii and you this that is pretty, you haven't seen anything yet. The sandy beach is full of palm trees and plenty of room for anyone. It is probably about 4-5 miles long and you can easily find spot where you can be alone. It is perfect for couples, and perfect for families.
The waves can be big sometimes, but the water is really warm all year around. I think the best word to describe the beach would be "breathtaking".
The Secret Garden is located between Sosua and Cabarete. They are both good size towns, with restaurants and supermarkets.
If you are looking for things to do, you can rent a car and visit some of the famous beaches in the Dominican Repulic. Like "Playa Grande" or some of the small bays in the area. And if you do, make sure to get a pineapple drink and taste fried fish. The sea food is really good. There are plenty of things to do in Puerto Plata too.
If you are looking for a place to get away from work, from the crowd, this is the place to be. It was the second time we've visited the "Secret Garden", and I just cannot wait to get back.
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