January 10, 2014

Sivory . DR

Last month, the husband and I went to the Dominican Republic for vacation. 

We stayed at the Sivory Boutique Hotel, which was about 40 minutes from town (Punta Cana) and a $120 cab ride, so needless to say, we didn't venture out very much. 

But that was fine with us, we were looking for an uber-relaxing spot where we could just chill out and read a book on the beach. 

I don't have pictures of all of my eats, because of the choice of mood lighting in some restaurants in particular, but I will make sure to note all of my positive experiences. 

First, at our resort, I started most mornings with granola, soy milk and sliced bananas. 

Followed by a walk on the beach...

For lunch, I loved their Grilled Vegetable Stack, ordered without the cheese. Normally in a veggie stack, you have the usual - eggplant, onion, peppers, zucchini. This stack also included tomato, white potato and sweet potato.

A side of crispy plantain chips is always a good snack. 

By the pool, hummus with crispy beet chips, olives and tortillas was my go-to. 

Along with fresh coconut water. 

They have an Asian restaurant on site that has an amazing veggie stir fry. And if you let them know your dietary restrictions ahead of time, they're happy to accommodate. 

Next door, at the Zoetry hotel, they have three restaurants with great veggie options. Just let them know ahead of time. Also, a very strange thing we encountered was many hotels are not prepared to serve customers who are not guests of the hotel. So...again, ahead of time, talk to reception and you'll have no problem. You normally just have to pre-pay. 

It's definitely a more rustic beach experience than Turks + Caicos, our normal beach destination, but it was a very pleasant change. 

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