In 2009 the Bay of Samana was first included on the list of the world’s most beautiful bays. Since then, the bays and beaches included on this inclusive list have appeared on various international publications and attracted the attention of tour operators specializing in exotic tours.
The Bay of Samana has an added attraction: it is the only place in the Caribbean where you can watch the humpback whales that every year, between February and March, travel to the region to mate and deliver their offspring.
The Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club
This exclusive Club was created in 1997 and features the most beautiful bays and beaches in some 20 countries. The Bay of Samana and Rincon Beach became the first bay and beach in the Caribbean to join the Club. Based in France, the Club works to preserve, enhance and promote the natural, cultural and economic wealth of bays throughout the world.
It also seeks to encourage a serious dialogue “on the problems associated with tourism, preservation, landscape enhancement and local economic development.”
The Club list includes beautiful bays, such as: Bay of San Francisco (U.S.); Ha Long (Vietnam); Des Chaleurs, (Quebec, Canada); the Gulf of Morbihan and the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel (France), among others.
Tours to Samana
Explora Dominicana (http://exploradominicana.com/)
Runners Adventure (http://runnersadventures.com/)
Flora Tours (flora-tours.net)
Otium Tour Operator (http://www.otiumtour.com/index.html)
Escapada de Samana (http://escapadesamana.com/es/inicio.html)
Samana Province offers guests a wide variety of hotels, inns, lodges and villas, including boutique hotels. Some hotels feature all-inclusive options. There are excellent facilities in the city of Samana, the capital of the province, as well as in the beachfront communities of Las Terrenas and Las Galeras.