Simple luxuries. Grand gestures.
Antique vases overflowing with orchids.
Light filtering into every guest room.
Parlors filled with artwork and the collections of a lifetime.
A fine Armagnac poured from a crystal decanter.
Hand stitched linens and the lightest down pillows imaginable.
The bouquet of a fine wine.
A game of chess in the garden. Unobtrusive service.
A place for discerning travelers.
A plantation-style guesthouse set on
a lush hillside overlooking the coastline of
the Samana Peninsula, is my favorite property
in the Dominican Republic by a country mile.