Everything Was Perfect!

Upon arriving on the secluded, manicured grounds of Villa Cocomar, you completely forget that there is another hustling, bustling world behind the security gates. Our group of 19 stayed here December 1st – 7th, 2019 and everything, everything was perfect! Dean (the owner) stopped by to meet us on the day we arrived. Then sweet Maria, the Head Staff person, made sure everything we needed or wanted was handled that incredible week.She and her staff of 9 went above and beyond to cook 3 meals a day, make sure the houses, pool and grounds were clean, laundry was done, and groceries & alcohol was purchased. It was funny to watch a guy on a motorcycle, loaded down with cases of water, beer & Ice come cruising onto the grounds. How he balanced all of that, I will never know! Much more talented than me, for sure!

The house and ‘apartment’ building were nicely furnished, as was the bar areas, fitness center, boutique, and massage area. The place was simply amazing! We just loved everything about Villa Cocomar. But the best thing was Maria and her crew. I just can’t say enough about their kindness and willingness to accommodate our every need. Honestly, they are what made the weekend absolutely wonderful!

Oh, and peacocks, ducks, geese and a cute goat roam the grounds. So much fun! We highly, highly, highly recommend Villa Cocomar!

Kim Cook
Five Star Rating

80th Birthday

To be honest I wasn’t sure I wanted to post a review because this place is so fantastic that’s I’m scared that everybody will book this from now on. There were 29 of us in the resort for my mom’s 80th birthday! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were treated with the most exquisite service.

Maria the house manager was always available to cater to our needs, Juana and Ana Maria were able to feed our crew and always prepare something Vegetarian for 2 others. Nicco the driver never failed to get us from point A to Point B without any mishaps
In short if you are looking for luxury and service look no further Dean the owner will make sure you have whatever you need!

Villa Cocomar is your own personal resort that you’ll never want to leave.

Ann Marie
Five Star Rating

Villa Coco Mar Reviews
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Excellent Food, People, Service

Excellent food, people, service, security and amenities. Look no further if this what you are looking for in DR vacation experience. Ask for Juan if you would like a local to transport your party to some local establishments and act as your Spanish speaking liaison.

Kevin Smith
Five Star Rating

Great Family Vacation

Large family and friends. Children stayed in their own pirate rooms, with adults in main house. Great food, great service, friendly people, safe environment. Facilities are top notch.

Christian James
Five Star Rating

Best Vacation Ever

Friendly people, safe atmosphere, impeccable service, great food. Dean the owner came by to check several times to make sure everything was going as expected.

Maria Ayres
Five Star Rating

10+ Stars For Service Alone!

We visited Villa Cocomar in June for my husbands retirement gathering. We had 22 including kids. This was an absolute dream vacation that surpassed every expectation!! Maria’s attention to detail, Juana’s gourmet meals, 24hr security, and Nicos tours along with the staff I tell you, it’s a HOMERUN!

Ofelia Tovar
Five Star Rating

Best Vacation Spot in The DR

I’ve been to all inclusive resorts. 5 Star hotels. And everything in between. Nothing compares to Villa Cocomar. My family of 22 people stayed a total of 6 days, and in that time what we experienced was a VERY BEAUTIFUL Villa with a secluded beach. The staff were ALWAYS eager to help, ALWAYS on time with our meals, ALWAYS there to assist.

The Villa has every amenity necessary for a complete vacation. Spa, personal masseuse, great tasting food, and plenty of space to roam around. Plus, personal area over looking the beautiful beach to just sit and relax. Don’t pass this place up! Top notch, indeed!

Gilbert & Jimena Chavez
Five Star Rating

What a Terrific Week

What a terrific week we all had at Villa Coco Mar! All of my guests join Judi and me in praising this wonderful experience. You employ such friendly people who made our stay enjoyable and worry free.

Juan is caring and attentive. Juana and Anna made every meal a tasty experience. I can’t count how many requests for recipes my group made to Juana. The housekeeping and grounds staff were unobtrusive and smiley.

We’ve rented numerous villas and homes over the years in DR and US, but yours shines the brightest. wonderful smile. Dean made sure that all of our transportation and tour activities went better than planned. Maria made the trip unforgettable with her tireless work effort (beautiful too!) along with the rest of the staff to ensure everything went well.

The massage by Miriam was worth every penny and more. The rooms and grounds of the villa were perfect.

This place was far more beautiful than I imagined and close enough to town to enjoy other sites. A huge thank you to the Villa Cocomar team. I hope to be back one day soon! Wishing you continued success

David Weinberger
Five Star Rating

Outstanding in Every Way!

Our vacation at Villa Cocomar was absolutely amazing. 9 couples went to Villa Cocomar to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday and all 18 of us would describe it as spectacular. The bedrooms and bathrooms were renovated, beautiful, spacious and comfortable. There were multiple places to relax outside, whether it be napping in a hammock under a tree, sitting in chaise lounges by the pool, or laying on a bed on the beach. The ocean was warm and clear with beautiful inviting waves.

The pool was refreshing and the hot tub, which was big enough to fit all of us comfortably, was the perfect place to have a cocktail after the sun went down. We spent a great deal of time at the bar next to the pool and at the bar behind the house listening to music, watching football and playing billiards.

The staff is what truly made this vacation paradise. Maria was outstanding at managing all of our needs. The food was incredible at every meal, the massages were an added bonus of luxury, and Carlos was willing to run out and pick up whatever we needed, whenever we needed it. Dean, the owner, went above and beyond to make my husband’s birthday incredibly special and fun by honoring every crazy request that I had… i.e. getting us corn hole boards, beach volleyball, horse shoes, poker cards and chips, Chinese lanterns to release into the ski, etc… We can’t thank Dean and the staff enough for everything and we can’t wait to return to Villa Cocomar.

Kermit Cannon
Five Star Rating


Staying at Villa Cocomar was hands down one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on. Upon arriving to the property we were greeted by the most loveliest staff members, especially Maria who was the house host. She was so polite, friendly and attentive! They have a little shop onsite which carried authentic Dominican souvenirs and wonderful paintings crafted by Maria!

The home was perfect for our party of 22 which included children. There was always enough space and privacy for all of us. Despite safety concerns from the US, I did not feel unsafe once as the property had its own security onsite the entire time. We brought our own alcohol to stock the bar and if we needed more the staff was more than happy to grab our requests from the market.

So many wow factors of this property will make any other vacation hard to beat. Everything from Its private beach, relaxing atmosphere among the coconut palm trees, masseuse in the massage hut, hot tub, bar by the pool equipped with a huge speaker for music, second bar with the pool table, long dining table always prepped to serve authentic dishes from the DR by the staff, exquisite views, taxis ready to take you out on the town and the owner stopping by to greet you to make you feel welcome.

I WOULD DEFINITELY recommend this property to everyone!

Rebecca Landavaso
Five Star Rating

Awesome Business Retreat!

Amazing facility, staff, food, grounds, etc. We honestly couldn’t have asked for anything better for our group. This was the perfect location. I brought down a group of small business owners for a working/learning retreat.

We ran daily sessions in the morning, the bar located in the back of the grounds was perfect for this, protected from the wind, relaxing, and had all of the equipment we needed. We were even able to livestream a speaker in online.

In the afternoons, we kept Meriem busy with Massages. Juana kept us well fed. The food was amazing! Maria ensured that everything we needed was taken care of quickly. We loved having our own “resort” and the pretty well private beach.

We have already booked the Villa for next year!

Breah Robinson
Five Star Rating

Best Place to Stay in D.R.

The staff was absolutely amazing the entire stay; Maria, Julio, Tito, and everyone was like a big family. It was an worry-free experience with 5-star service. I can’t thing of one thing they can do better; Flawless visit and we will be life-long visitors. Thank you to Maria and Julio!!! See you guys again soon.

Five Star Rating


Wow, just wow… from Dean the owner who is amazing and easy to work with, Maria the head of staff at the Villa is outstanding and totally makes this place one of the best places on Earth. All the staff go out of the way to make the stay feel totally like home, no one wanted to leave, ever!

The chef makes amazing amazing food, all meals are like a royal banquet. Security is awesome. I felt like they were my brothers before I left.

We will be back next year! Can’t wait and we only left 2 days ago..

Russ & Sarah Lema
Five Star Rating

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I am the organizer of an annual golf trip for 14 guys. I don’t usually leave reviews but after this stay and comments received from everyone in our group…I had to!

The experience was by far the best we’ve had since doing this the past 4 years. The property was absolutely gorgeous with a breath-taking view of and access to the ocean! Our concierge, Maria, was fantastic in ensuring our time at Villa Coco Mar was unforgettable. She worked effortlessly and tirelessly with the staff to make sure we were happy the entire time.

The food…oh the food! Chef Juana had our mouths salivating and appetites satiated every meal! The magic fingers of Miriam on the massage table were pure bliss! Knowing that Santo and the security team were on constant patrol definitely provided a peace of mind. The hostesses and maids did an amazing job in keeping everything sparkling clean everyday. If anyone is thinking about staying here…don’t think any longer BOOK IT NOW!!!!! You are guaranteed to have your mind blown away by the entire experience. See you again in 2019!

Chris J.
Five Star Rating

I just returned from DR celebrating a milestone birthday. From a previous visit to Villa Coco Mar, I knew this was the ideal location to celebrate with a large group of friends and family.

From the moment I inquired about availability Dean, the owner, was extremely attentive. From securing excellent steaks from Santo Domingo, to finding a great DJ, and also recommending a terrific bartender (Gabriella is very serious about her craft). From the moment we arrived Maria, the house manager, ensured that our stay was flawless. She is extremely professional and an extremely wonderful person.

The food was excellent and the chef baked some delicious birthday cakes. Be sure to take time for an outdoor massage with Miriam …. she is absolutely fantastic. The only downside to the trip was that I had to leave paradise and return to the ‘real world.’ But I’m already planning my next visit to Villa Coco Mar. Dean and the team offer unparalleled service.

Five Star Rating

We stayed at the villa with 15 people. Personally I stayed in the main house and the room was beautiful, clean and well maintained. The bed was comfortable and well presented.

The property is absolutely stunning, gardens and pool were maintained and cleaned every morning and the staff is so welcoming, kind and will do anything for you. Maria went above and beyond for us on more then one occasion and we felt like family by the end of the week. Dean and Maria helped organize a party with a live band one night which went on without any hiccup, a belly dancer who taught classes and a show. We did not have to worry about a thing while we were there and made for a relaxing vacation.

The food was fresh and delicious at every meal and waking up to the smell of cooking bacon is never a bad thing. Everything was more then I could ever imagine. It really was the trip of a life time

Five Star Rating

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE! We brought a group of 9 on a health and wellness retreat and had a fantastic time at the villa!

First of all – HUGE THANK YOU to Dean, the owner, and his team. Dean helped organize every single nuance of the trip from the private driver from the airport for our group to helping put together the best package of tours and excursions for our group and in a way that was economical, efficient and most convenient for our retreaters. His suggestions and recommendations and responsive communication made planning an absolute joy. His team is A+++++ from the villa hostess Maria to massage therapist Miriam to the chef Juana, security and etc.

Secondly, the villa is designed beautifully and the territory is zoned perfectly for different activities from dance fitness classes, to interval training to morning yoga by the pool to health discussion in a shaded area, cocktail hour and etc.

The rooms are elegant, clean and fully-renovated. All bathrooms are stunning and each one has a special unique design. Lastly, we are already scheduled to come back in May 2018 and we can’t wait to experience this paradise once again.

Thank you!

Asiya K.
Five Star Rating

Came to them for my Brothers bachelor party. Nothing but truly exceptional service. I’m aware that this review is short and sweet but, I need nothing else to say! We are returning again very shortly… AGAIN, nothing but truly exceptional. Dean, Maria and the entire staff. 100 stars all around.

Five Star Rating

This was by far the best travel experience I have ever had. I came here with 12 lifelong friends and all of had an absolutely fabulous time.

The staff catered to our every desire. Juana made sure our food was amazing and always kept a wonderful smile. Dean made sure that all of our transportation and tour activities went better than planned. Maria made the trip unforgettable with her tireless work effort (beautiful too!) along with the rest of the staff to ensure everything went well.

The massage by Miriam was worth every penny and more. The rooms and grounds of the villa were perfect.

This place was far more beautiful than I imagined and close enough to town to enjoy other sites. A huge thank you to the Villa Cocomar team. I hope to be back one day soon!

Kermit Cannon
Five Star Rating

I haven’t stayed in many Airbnbs but I can’t imagine that there is any listing *anywhere* that can top this Villa and the experience of staying here.

To start, Dean was extremely communicative from the moment I showed interest in the space. Helping me to plan my trip and even helping us save money on flights, Dean was absolute pleasure of a host.

The space itself is unbelievable. Stretched across the beautiful coast of Puerto Plata, DR, featuring 14 modern bedrooms, including 2 master bedrooms with living rooms, beautiful pool, huge jacuzzi, outdoor dining area , bar and billiards area and personal beach access- the house was beyond what we expected and the pictures do not do it justice!

The service was impeccable. We had 10 people working the estate, making sure we were comfortable, cleaning ever leaf from the pool as soon as it fell, raking seaweed off the beach, cleaning bedrooms and making beds

The hostess Maria is so nice and cool as well as willing to help. The chef cooked us up breakfast lunch and dinner everyday of our stay and I had some of the best pasta I’ve ever had. She is awesome. We were a group of 15 and ALL never felt more comfortable and happy then at this Villa. We literally did not leave the estate for our entire stay as you really don’t have too.

A Few Situations: One of us had a spazz attack and accidentally shattered a glass door while moving into their room within minutes of arriving. Dean was so chill and cool about the whole situation and only cared about our safety. The door was replaced within 2 hours.

One of us has an allergic reaction and the driver went out and got us Medicine at around 11:30 pm Last minute bonfire on the beach, threw us a party at the house, fresh breakfast every morning- I can go on forever- this was one of the best trips we’ve ever been on and it’s all due to Dean, his staff and his house.


Five Star Rating

Villa Coco Mar is the best Villa/resort location I’ve been to in a very long time. Arguable the best. The accommodations, the location, the beaches and most of all the staff are all top notch. The house host Maria was truly amazing and made sure we had everything we needed to make this stay remarkable.

All 14 guests that accompanied me had more than enough space and all give this resort 5 stars. We are already planning a return trip. I recommend this to anyone reading this review. The chefs prepared anything we asked and the food will make you never want to eat anything else. Our drivers took us anywhere our hearts desired at the drop of a dime. Security was not needed but we had guards protecting the Villa for our safety.

Overall, this place is more than incredible.

Jacob Oji
Five Star Rating

I really do not know where to start, the grounds, the atmosphere, the pool, the beach….everything was beyond my expectations and I cannot say enough about the staff, our hostess Maria was incredible. I would also like to mention the home cooked meals that were prepared for us daily were absolutely delish. This trip was life changing.

Shari Granger
Five Star Rating

A few things exceed one’s expectations, Villa Cocomar did. Selecting a vacation spot for our extended family of 21 for Thanksgiving week was a challenge. They are high adventure, fun loving, well-traveled group.

The website was tempting. The gracious demeanor of our host Dean assured us were in good hands. Photos can be deceiving – but arriving at Cocomar – we were instantly gratified. What a gorgeous property. Nestled on several acres alongside a strip of almost private ocean front – we were enchanted. Scattered across the property were “nooks” of privacy and areas to come together. Lush tropical plantings provide beautiful vistas. Whether lounging in the commodious hot tub, plunging in the pool, or partaking in a Zen-like outdoor massage with a caressing breeze or tanning on a tented sun bed, there was always someplace else to discover. A peaceful retreat.

Some went to play tennis nearby. Horseback riding on the beach was an option and then there was Cabarete – a short ride away. Renown for its kiting and watersports galore – it’s a funky “hippytown” with a Latin beat. We were spoilt by the attentive, always on call staff with Maria as concierge. Housekeeping was immaculate.

The meals outside under the white awnings were plentiful, creative, fresh and delicious. We were offered a variety of everything from island fare to traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Catering to so many different tastes was a feat in itself; always delivered with a smile.

All the rooms were beautifully appointed and the outdoor showers a dramatic plus. We loved the gathering for cocktails at day’s end in the little thatched house with walls for a game of pool or listening to Youtube favorites.

Again, we’d like to thank Dean for his warm, genuine hospitality. We carry away treasured memories of Cocomar – that far exceeded our expectations and hope to return.

Alan W.
Five Star Rating

Had to get that out of the way; now on to the longer answer of “why.” When I look at a property, outside of if it can fit your group size/budget, I look for: house accommodations, physical property, staff, perceived ease, and then for the review: it’s the experience.

For the housing accommodations, everything exceeded expectations. We showed up to a *perfectly clean* set of homes (if you do Airbnb enough, you know this is not a given…). The rooms were 100% ready for guests from the moment we arrived. The two buildings are separated by an easy walkway on one side, and a bar with a pool table/lounge on the other. Before we arrived, we were a bit anxious about the two houses not being connected – however, both homes were awesome, and really close together; the separation of the buildings in no way impacted our large group. It also gave people the more quiet option of getting sleep being a bit further away from the main hangout spots of the main home/pool/beach that had the potential to be a bit more noisy when everyone was up.
The property the homes are on is beautiful, and perfectly maintained.

From the photos you’ll see the property is covered in palm trees, a Jurassic park-esque jungle with walkways, and it’s literally on the beach. Absolutely beautiful! There were always areas with direct sun, and areas for shade if you want it. For a beach vacation with a big group of friends, there’s nothing more I could have asked for. Though sort of random, and also totally relevant, everything outside was really really comfortable. Plus there is an actual hot tub next to the pool.

The staff, simply put were A+. Greeted us at the gate, helped with our bags, kept the place immaculate, were always willing to help. There is security on the property. The owner (Dean) stopped by periodically to also ensure everything is running smoothly, and make sure all the food/drinks orders were being picked up. They were awesome and accommodating to all of the requests – which was honestly quite the task with a big group of us. we hired a chef through Dean, and between her, and the house staff, they took care of absolutely everything – setting tables, cleaning up, well worth it. There is even a spa and masseuse on site for massage services during the day, who is amazing.

Additionally, Dean organized a DJ and bartender to come to the property for my birthday party which was very fun. For dinner, he organized a pig roast and bonfire on the beach, which is something I’ll never forget.

The experience of the whole thing: could not have asked for anything else, and far exceeded our high expectations/hopes. Would go back, and have already recommended it to friends/colleagues.

A+ all around. @Dean – thank you for an amazing holiday!! You made the experience for me and my friends all around. I had the best time and I will never forget this!

Cara Buscaglia
Five Star Rating

I organized my friend’s bachelor party at Villa Cocomar. Eleven of us arrived at the house, and immediately my friend said “which one of these houses are we staying at?” That’s how big this place is. It’s like staying at your own private 5-star resort. It is luxurious, beautifully designed, and modern. The photos don’t do this place justice – it’s heaven on earth.

Do yourself a favor and stay here for a memorable time with your friends, they will all thank you for it. Our host, Maria, was superb. She made sure all the guests were comfortable and well fed throughout the day, we even ordered drinks and meals off the menu. There was nothing that was off-limits for us, pampering beyond belief.

The property has its own private beach with the softest sand, and it’s clean too. The beach is beautiful at night too with the moonlight reflecting off the water. Stay up and watch the sunset or wake up early to watch the sunrise. And when you’re ready to treat yourself some more, get yourself an hour long massage with a masseuse. Whatever you choose to do on this vacation – at villa cocomar you’ll make memories for a lifetime. Enjoy!

Alex Sadak
Five Star Rating

This place is a travelers paradise home. Truly remarkable and breath taking property with all amenities.

The staff was extremely kind, respectful and hospitable. There was not even one complaint from our group of 15. Dean is a true gentleman and checked in with me to see if we wanted any activities booked or special requests of food and drinks! He and his staff will arrange for anything to be done.

This trip was unforgettable. We didn’t even want to leave the grounds. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and will definitely be back again. Dean wanted to thank you again for having us. Truly was a pleasure. An amazing time. We will be in touch.

Five Star Rating