The Balaji Palace Playa Grande, a new resort in the Dominican Republic, has joined the collection of Warwick International Hotels.

It is Warwick's first Caribbean hotel; there are 46 hotels worldwide in the Warwick collection.

The 13-suite beachfront resort on the island’s north coast is an hour from Puerto Plata's airport. Facilities include a spa, restaurants, concierge services, nearby golf, pool and two Jacuzzis.

Suites feature antique four-poster beds, balconies and large bathrooms. All rooms have no TVs or telephones.

Winter rates start at $405 per person, per night, double, with all meals. Several meal plan options are available.

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