by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | August 01, 2006

Sivory Punta CanaSivory Punta Cana

Here in the Dominican Republic, where sprawling all-inclusives are the norm, Sivory Punta Cana is a breath of fresh air. Tucked away on a secluded beach, this 55-suite boutique retreat blends Polynesian grace with Caribbean flair. Two high-tech meeting rooms offer room for 150; four restaurants offer an eclectic mix of options, from the Asian fusion of Tau to the elegant Gourmond, where an 8,000-bottle wine collection is presided over by Grand Sommelier Jean-Pierre. Don’t miss whiling away a few hours at the Aquarea Spa & Wellness Center. Take a long soak in one of the three hydro-therapy pools, followed by an open-air cabana massage or the signature caviar facial.