The Mellow Dominican Republic

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The beach in front of Natura Cabañas is small, but you can stroll two minutes in either direction and have vast stretches entirely to yourself.
photo: John Kernick
At Natura Cabañas, an open-air yoga studio overlooks the beach, near a complex of spa-treatment rooms and an area for beachside massages.
photo: John Kernick
The restaurant at Natura Cabañas serves dishes such as sesame-crusted dorado and octopus-and-mint salad.
photo: John Kernick
Cabaña Coral, like each of the 11 thatch-roofed bungalows at Natura Cabañas, is unique.
photo: John Kernick
Entrepreneur and former pro kiteboarder Marcus Bohm—pictured with Tiger—runs an array of ventures, including a surf school (321 Takeoff), a sailboard-repair shop, and an international water-sports competition.
photo: John Kernick
Christian and Gabi have been able to mix business with pleasure as instructors at 321 Takeoff surf school.
photo: John Kernick
Restaurants line the beach in Cabarete, a ramshackle town with a sizeable young expat community and backpacking adrenaline junkies who share the beach with families and couples.
photo: John Kernick
Lax is a European-style lounge with a hip, good-looking crowd, like this group of Norwegian tourists.
photo: John Kernick

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