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Vignettes of Samana (Dominican Republic), Part One

I have a soft spot for the Dominican Republic. Not only was it the very first Caribbean island I ever visited, I also adore its people—they’re so welcoming and friendly—and love its shallow, sandy beaches full of beautiful sand dollars and shells.

Before my epic United Kingdom/Marrakesh trip in July, I was invited by Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts to come out to Samana to check out their gorgeous all-inclusive properties there and experience some of the European-popular province’s attractions. It was a fantastic experience: one brimming with adventure, delicious dips in the water, amazing seafood and wonderful people.

Here’s the first set of photos from my trip.

Be sure to check out my stories from the trip on Huffington Post as well as on Travel Pulse

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Our first stop was the lovely, beach house style resort of Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo and the nearby town of Las Terrenas.

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We also spent some time visiting small villages and farms, meeting with the locals, and doing some snorkeling and swimming at the gorgeous Playa Rincon, which doesn’t see a lot of tourists because it’s a bit hard to get to and the dirt road that leads to it is kind of rough. The beach is definitely worth the trek though, and it’s probably my favorite on the island.

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Enjoyed these photos? Keep an eye out for the second set, to follow soon…

 

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3 Comments

  1. I have been to Cayo Levantado a couple of times and each time it was awesome. Takes you away from the stress of life in London. The best thing about it is the people. Even though they don’t have much they are so welcoming and friendly.

    Next time you are in Dominican Republic Michelle you should visit Casa Ventiuno in Sosua. It is the best place I have ever been to.

    • “Even though they don’t have much they are so welcoming and friendly.” – I completely agree! I’ll definitely check out Casa Ventiuno, thank you!

  2. Pingback: Vignettes of Samana (Dominican Republic), Part Two | Another Spur on the Road

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