Villa Serena has twenty-one spacious and comfortable rooms, all with a large private terrace and a stunning ocean view: a small island floats just in front of you while the waves break around it on never ending coral reefs... Each room has a different theme, mood and charm and is decorated with meticulous attention to detail, reminiscent of Victorian style. You can choose between a room with a king size bed and the one with two full size beds. The atmosphere invites you to relax, read, honeymoon, meditate, write, paint, create, daydream…or just relish the sights, the sounds and the smells...
Villa Serena’s peacefulness, harmony and elegance invite relaxation and rest; its pristine tropical setting offers exploration and adventure. Ocean front rooms with terraces, under coconut trees, surrounded by lush tropical gardens: the splendor of natural beauty.
By the pool or at the beach, you are wrapped by lulling sounds of the waves and winds singing in palm trees. Secluded, still just minutes away from a quaint village and opportunities for exciting experiences... A perfect retreat...LEARN MORE
You are staying in the middle of a large bay abounding in virgin sand beaches, accessible on foot, by boat, by bike or on horseback. Choose between numerous destinations and ways how to reach them: a short walk, an hour hike, ten minute boat ride, half an hour horseback ride… You cannot go wrong: they will all meet your highest expectations!
Villa Serena has it all! A private beach just in front, world's top beaches nearby, a lush tropical garden, a pool, massage center and variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options: yoga, aerial yoga, kayaks, paddle board, bicycles, snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing, hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, four-wheel drives... View all our Videos
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Welcome to the tranquil world of Aerial Yoga at Villa Serena. Unwind and elevate your yoga practice with our unique Aerial Yoga classes. Our stunning location offers a serene backdrop for an unforgettable experience.
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Escape for a retreat to the Caribbean to experience mindfulness on a daily basis with mindfulness seminars, daily yoga, and aerial yoga classes…
About this trip Your Yoga Glow Wellness Retreat includes 7 days and 6 nights at Villa Serena Wellness Retreat Center in Samana, Dominican Republic. This beautiful boutique hotel caters to wellness and yoga retreats, offering an-open air yoga studio with incredible views of the ocean, healthy, gourmet food and plenty of opportunities for adventure or simple relaxation. View … Continue reading “Yoga Glow Caribbean Wellness Retreat – June 8-14, 2024”
Out of 11 exceptional restaurants in the region, we are honored to win THE FIRST PLACE ! We created a special, sustainable dish using fresh, locally-sourced, and seasonal ingredients 🌿🍅, reaffirming our dedication to preserving nature and supporting local communities. We’re deeply grateful to the contest’s organizers, @circuitososteniblesamana, for their vision in promoting culinary sustainability … Continue reading “Villa Serena Wins First Prize at “Summer Plate” Contest!”
Transformative Self Care Sunday, March 3 – Sunday, March 10, 2024 Indulge in a rejuvenating getaway like no other at this exclusive wellness retreat on the breathtaking Samana Peninsula of the Dominican Republic. Nestled amidst pristine beaches, lush jungles, and crystal-clear waters, this retreat offers the ultimate haven for those seeking a transformative experience for … Continue reading “Transformative Self Care – A Late Winter Retreat in the Dominican Republic”
For only 3,300US$ per month!
Move for a month or two, or more, to an intimate, safe setting of a small oceanfront boutique hotel
Optional for individuals or groups. Your retreat is designed to provide you with a rejuvenating and enriching experience. Located in a serene and tranquil environment, our luxurious hotel is the perfect setting for you to unwind, practice mindfulness, and cultivate inner peace. Accommodation: During your stay at Hotel Villa Serena, you will be accommodated in … Continue reading “Your private retreat at Hotel Villa Serena”
Our stay at Villa Serena during Christmas 2021 was wonderful.
The hotel is located right on the ocean in one of the wildest and best preserved areas of the Dominican Republic. Its typical Caribbean style, integrated into the landscape and its private beach make it the perfect destination for those who are looking for something more sophisticated than the typical “all inclusive” resort. This is much better.
The hotel with its little more than 20 rooms maintains a peaceful atmosphere and the attentive and polite staff make you feel as if you were in your own home in the Caribbean, with all the luxuries.
All orchestrated under the magic of its manager, Marina, who treats every guest like family. We will be back for sure!
“Having been born and brought up in the Caribbean and travelling extensively through many of the islands, Villa Serena in Las Galeras offers up a destination I have never seen before, a charming old world feeling boutique hotel, in the uniquely lush gardens of beautiful greenery and wild volcanic rock facing the sunrise of the Atlantic.”
In the very well-kept garden one lies under palm trees, with a view of the sea and the mountains. The water is pleasantly warm and very clean; the small island in front can be reached by swimming. The restaurant is very good, everything is freshly prepared and special wishes are not a problem. If you are looking for peace, you will find it here. A dream.
The setting is absolutely beautiful. The grounds are well kept, we loved the pool and little beach. Beautiful room, comfy bed and stunning view from the porch as we were sitting in our rocking chairs or swinging in a hammock. Delicious breakfast every day.
Everyone was so sweet and kind, from our driver Lamberto to the front desk manager Fernando and manager Marina.
Would love to go back, this time for longer.
Thank you everyone!!!
First of all thank you for a great and wonderful stay! The residence with it’s 20 rooms offers a familiar atmosphere and the perfect surrounding to get rid of all our daily stress and the negative properties of a common city life. Especially the splendid ocean view, the panoramic view to the garden, the incredible air quality as well as the calming quiet around us will certainly make us come back again to your place.
We felt in love few years ago with Villa Serena, it was really love at first sight. Then we decided to get married there last November and it was amazing. The Villa, the place, all the people and staff…they really made the time of our life! We will remember it for our entire life and they are now part of our memories.
Thanks Villa Serena, it was really a pleasure to meet you all and we’ll surely come back as soon as possible.
Best place to stay on the Samana Peninsula!!”
…I have been coming to stay at Villa Hotel Serena for years and the staff and location always make it such a special trip!!!
Villa Serena is fantastic to cleanse your ears from noise pollution and enjoy pure silence. You blend completely with the natural setting and above all – with your romantic partner!
We remember our stay at Villa Serena with great pleasure. Those two weeks were like a dream. The room was prepared wonderfully for our silver wedding – a four poster bed, swans made of towels, and hibiscus flowers all around. The service was just perfect. All the staff was so kind, open and helpful; they have fulfilled all our wishes. Especially Kervin at the reception was extremely friendly. From an early morning swim, followed by a breakfast with fresh fruits and juices, in the beautiful garden, to a daiquiri and a glass of Brugal in a deck chair or a hammock – every day was a pure Caribbean retreat.
Thank you so much, we’re looking forward to seeing you again!
We can’t say enough nice things about Villa Serena. We got married there in January 2016 and had the most amazing experience.
The hotel, grounds, and location are gorgeous while Marina and the other staff went above and beyond making sure that our guests were taken care of. She fielded questions via email and Skype for months before the event and in addition to the ceremony and the reception, helped us organize a welcome party, a group outing to Playa Rincon, and rehearsal dinner at a nearby restaurant. All were fantastic!
If you are considering staying at Villa Serena (or having a destination wedding there), DO IT. It’s a lovely, serene place to relax and watch the waves. We will definitely be back!
My profound appreciation must be expressed for the marvelous and successful cinematic event at Villa Serena during the screening of Planet Ocean in Samana.
Our audience was overflowing the lobby with local citizens who were very engaged and wanted to learn more. Several expressed their desire for more educational engagement through cinema and documentary cinema of great quality.
The management and staff of Villa Serena were gracious and professional and hosted the event in a warm and caring manner.
What a beautiful ocean location to have been treated for a night… All was perfection.
It has been great! Thank you very much for everything. Your attentions have been amazing and we felt as home. The hotel is beautiful and really honors its name. We hope to come back soon!
We thank DREFF for bringing films to unreachable places.
Coming to Villa Serena for the DREFF event was a wonderful experience. The people of the hotel and the village made me feel welcome and I wish I could stay much longer. The hotel is fantastic- I felt like I was on vacation!
I was very impressed how well-organized the event was. The Film was a success because the organizers of DREFF had arranged EVERYTHING! One of the most well-planned Festival I have attended.
The audience of the screening was wonderful as well!… Thank you so much
It is not very often that a traveler’s expectations are exceeded, but my husband, daughter and I recently spent several (not enough) nights at Villa Serena. We were pleased in every way. The room was large, clean, nicely appointed and had a beautiful view through the French doors and from the balcony. The staff was friendly, helpful and courteous. The grounds immaculate and the calm and serene atmosphere most welcome. The food was delicious, service excellent and the chef even took the trouble to prepare some special gluten free breads for us every morning. Our particular favorite was the Yucca bread. I really cannot say enough nice things about this wonderful (and very reasonably priced) destination.
We would all go back in a minute and had heavy hearts when we departed. Thank you, Villa Serena!
“Our stay in Villa Serena was a dream!!! We were delighted!!! Our wedding was so beautiful, fantastic, marvelous; the whole Villa Serena team had prepared it with so much love and care!
We’ll never forget that very special day! Never, never, never! Thank you so much for everything.”
“We arrived tired, depleted and irritable; it was difficult to adjust to the climate and we were scared of the toads. We returned tanned, maybe a little bit burned, and full of vitality.
Our batteries are fully charged till our next visit!”
Thank you, Villa Serena!
Villa Serena is as beautiful and magical as you can imagine. It lives up to its name and surpasses all expectation of Serenity. It is a wonderful and a gem of a place to get in touch with your inner self and delve into new endeavors or to deepen your practice. I felt its magic and beauty and wished that I could stay for a long long time! Even after one week, I felt rejuvenated.
Villa Serena is truly a paradise on Earth and every detail exquisitely thought through – from finding flower petals on our bed to the beautiful manicured gardens that allow the wildness of the tropics to shine through. What a joy not to have technology and just the peace of the beautiful ocean while laying in comfort and sipping on the fine drinks so well made. The staff are incredibly gracious and hospitable and made us feel like a king and queen. The food at the hotel is scrumptious and the rooms are so restful with beautiful and comfortable private verandas and spectacular views. We will never forget our wonderful stay at Villa Serena.
“A fascinating vacation in a dreamlike hotel, crowned by the splendor of the Caribbean sun and sea!
An unforgettable experience!”
Villa Serena is a place to Relax, Restore, and Renew.
The view is magical. The food is locally grown and caught, prepared with love. The staff is helpful, thoughtful and friendly.
Treat yourself. Heal yourself. Return to yourself at Villa Serena. Whether you want to receive the world’s best massage, snorkel/scuba/kayak is some of the most magnificent waters, hike exhilarating water falls, horseback on wide, sandy beaches, or read a book in the hammock, Villa Serena can offer it all.
In a word… paradise.
“When I walked into the lobby and saw the mesmerizing blue of the Carribean water all of the stress that I had carried with me from my hurried life in DC just melted off my body and I was able to take a deep full breathe and know that I did not have a care in the world for the next seven days !”