02/07/2024 - Grupo Piñero

Cayo Levantado Resort Rated Four Stars in the 2024 Star Awards by Forbes Travel Guide

  • Cayo Levantado Resort has received a Four-Star rating by Forbes Travel Guide, positioning itself as one of the best luxury wellness hotels in the world.
  • Ratings are showcased on, the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruises.

Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruises, today announced its 2024 Star Awards. Cayo Levantado Resort earned a new Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star award. The resort, located in the paradisiacal Bay of Samaná, stands out as one of the main luxury wellness destinations worldwide, integrating physical, mental, and spiritual aspects to revive the body, balance the mind, and nourish the soul.

Cayo Levantado Resort provides a unique experience where guests can journey to a charming island, just a 10-minute boat ride from the Dominican Republic mainland, and live out an authentically Dominican experience keeping sustainability, local culture, lifestyle, and wellness in mind. This relaxing 24-hour all-inclusive resort provides luxurious amenities, boasting 218 suites and villas as the only resort on the island. The suites’ decor is pieced together by local artisan creations, while the rooms' design draws from its surroundings inspired by the coast, the sea, and the island’s flora. The resort offers six restaurants and eight bars, maintaining diversity and sustainability in mind. The resort’s activities are centered around the guests’ well-being, offering options like meditation, sound baths, painting, yoga, and more. Additionally, the resort contributes significantly to the economic and social growth of the region, generating quality jobs and providing professional development opportunities for community members.

"For Grupo Piñero, having Cayo Levantado Resort recognized with Four Stars in the Forbes Travel Guide 2024 is not just an acknowledgment but a testament to our tireless commitment to excellence and creating unforgettable experiences. This prestigious award is the result of the effort of a great team to provide quality service and be a luxury and wellness hotel reference in the Caribbean. We appreciate the distinction while also committing to continue elevating our standards in the hotel industry," expressed Julio Pérez, COO of the hotel division.

Forbes Travel Guide is the renowned global authority in hospitality excellence, and Cayo
Levantado Resort is the latest addition to its illustrious annual list of star ratings.

“This year’s Star Awards reflects the forecasted surge in demand for more thrilling travel experiences,” says Amanda Frasier, President of Ratings for Forbes Travel Guide. “They are delivering at the very top of their game and reimagining the future of luxury across design, dining, and well-being. Our 2024 winners include more special places to visit across the Middle East and Africa, with a record number of list additions for the region. We commend all the 2024 winners for continuing to deliver a fresh new guest experience.”

Cayo Levantado Resort: More than a Destination, a Personalized Wellness Experience

At the heart of serenity, Cayo Levantado Resort invites its guests to experience an oasis of
tranquility with a unique wellness offering in the region. Standing out as an innovative offering, it features the Caribbean's first self-awareness center, Yubarta. This innovative space merges harmoniously with the lush tropical gardens in the center of the island, offering greater vegetation and silence on the island. Named Yubarta in honor of the native humpback whales of Samaná, it provides a unique experience of personal development where each immerses themselves in nature and encounters their inner being.

More than just a vacation, this resort offers a unique wellness experience that invites each
guest to find their hidden rhythm through four paths: Refresh, Restore, Relax, and Renew–
designed to promote reconnection between mind, body, and spirit. To learn more about the value proposition of Cayo Levantado Resort, you can access the website here:

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