The newest member of Mint Hotels & Resorts, a boutique hotel brand in the Dominican Republic, is Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel & Spa in Puerto Plata.
The 12-bungalow, ecofriendly hotel is set amidst palm and fruit trees and offers its guests fitness programs, two restaurants that use ingredients from an onsite organic garden, a beach bar, a pool and a variety of activities from kitesurfing lessons to jungle ziplining.
The open-air bungalows range from one to three bedrooms; each has ceiling fans and mosquito-netting canopies over the beds.
Ten minutes away is the town of Cabarete, which known for its restaurants, bars and shops.
Mint has six boutique hotels in the DR and offers the option of combination stays at two or more of its locations.