Need to know
Twenty suites, including one-, two- and three-bedroom casitas
Check out noon; earliest check-in 3pm (both are flexible, subject to availability).
Double rooms from $204.75, excluding tax at 28 per cent.
An additional guest is $44 per person per night. No extra beds are available per se, but there is a pull-out sofa bed in each room that's most comfortable for children under 12.
At the hotel
Spa, private beach, tennis courts, fitness centre, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: full kitchens, flatscreen TVs with DVD/CD players, bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
Modern, white-washed suites, all bedecked with tropical touches – shell motifs and pebble floors – all Sublime Samana’s rooms are enticing, but you might consider permanently relocating to the stunning Three-Bedroom Casita. Set beside the garden path to the beach, these spacious suites are topped with sprawling rooftop terraces above the palm trees, with panoramic ocean views and a hot tub for a steamy soak beneath the stars.
Canopied daybeds perch above interconnected waterways that flow into two dramatic swimming pools at the heart of the hotel.
After a few hours sunning poolside, sink deeper still into your relaxed state with a premium pampering at the natural beach spa. Just steps from the shore, indulge in a coconut caressing, soothing sun rub or rejuvenating rain massage in one the three breezy pavilions.
Breezy maxi-dress for her, relaxed linens for him and flip-flops all around. Save room for lightweight hiking shoes to explore the surrounding coconut palm-covered mountains or the ecological reserve.
There’s a two-night minimum stay on weekends (four nights during Holy Week and five over Christmas).
Welcome. There is a bistro menu for kids, but note that one of the pools is adults-only.