The Bay of Samana, on the Dominican Republic’s northeast region, was included in 2009 on the list of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World. Situated in Samana Province, the beauty of the bay is a true spectacle. The region is known for its impressive landscape, world-class pristine beaches, excellent Dominican seafood dishes and top-rated hotels. No matter where you are in the province, the beauty of Samana will always take the visitor’s breath away.
Samana’s Oceanfront Boulevard
The Essence of a Hard-Working Town Mixes in With the Splendor of Samana Bay
Every year, between the months of January through March, thousands of national and international guests leave from the Bay’s dock on well-guided tours that will take them to see the annual pilgrimage of the humpback whales. It’s in the waters of the Marine Mammal Sanctuary where these huge mammals come together every year to deliver their young and to mate. The three-hour tour will take visitors on a journey that will teach them everything they need to know on these gentle mammals.
There is a strong African-American influence in the town of Samana. It is in Samana that the first Afro-Wesleyan Evangelical Church of Samana was built, in 1800, thanks to the help and support provided by the Methodist Evangelical Church. This church is a true icon of the region’s cultural diversity.
Xeliter Vista Mare
This beautiful condominium complex offers guests a spectacular view of the Bay of Samana and nearby offshore keys. During the whale-watching season, guests can see the gentle mammals as they make their way through the bay. The complex features 87 ocean view 1-4 bedroom apartments, plus a top-quality restaurant, two swimming pools, beach and many other activities.
Luxury Hotel Bahia Principe Samana
This new Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts is the newest all-inclusive adults-only facility of this hotel chain. The hotel offers 149 rooms, a swimming pool, four bars, three restaurants, a private butler service and 24-hour room service.
The Bannister Hotel in Puerto Bahía, in the Bay of Samana
Situated on a nearby hill, where the local mountains seem to magically blend with the sea, the hotel is part of the “Puerto Bahia” residential complex, strategically overlooking the Bay of Samana. Featuring 31 suites, a full-service marina with capacity for 107 boats, a spa, gymnasium, swimming pools, tennis court, the first “Café del Mar” in the Americas, elegant restaurants, bars and boutiques. Other restaurants include: Spanish, Japanese, Italian, and contemporary cuisine.
“Cafe del Mar”
Also in “Puerto Bahia,” this particular cafe is the perfect spot to relax after a full day. The sunsets are truly romantic and spectacular. The Cafe is a replica of the famous 30-year-old “Cafe del Mar” in Ibiza, Spain. The Café offers guests excellent music, an oceanfront infinity swimming pool, excellent food, wine and other tropical drinks.
By Yamirys Liriano