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  • La Samana, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

La Samana, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

by Terrie Mead last updated on 05/19/2009 Disclaimer

TRAVEL DATES: 20 APRIL - 24 APRIL 2009
RESORT: GRAN BAHIA PRINCIPE CAYACOA
TRAVELED AS: COUPLE
CLIENTS OF TERRIE MEAD, ANYWHERE BUT HERE!, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

REVIEW:
My clients traveled from Washington, DC to Santo Domingo. Arrival and transfer from Santo Domingo Airport to Gran Bahia Principe Cayacoa was smooth, however be aware of the 2 hour ride to resort.

The following remarks are quotes from AWBH client to specific questions during feedback session about trip to the DR:

1) How was the food? Was it what you expected for an all-inclusive resort? Would you go to another all-inclusive resort?
I thought the food was great, and there was plenty of it! This was my first all-inclusive and I’d go to another one!

2) Plentiful restaurants, or could have been more variety?
Only one restaurant seemed to take our reservation but that was ok. I was there more for the beach and snorkeling, etc. I suggest making reservations to the restaurants prior to arriving. They fill up quickly!

3) How was the junior suite? Too small? Clean? Good, bad, ugly view?
The junior suite was great! Awesome ocean front view and it was always clean.

4) Activities close by? Or, did you need to get a cab? Did the resort offer transportation?
All of the water activities were right on the beach so it was very convenient.

5) How was the beach? Dirty? Clean? Big?
Big and clean! Lots of chaise lounges with umbrellas.

6) How about the pool?
The pool was great as well, and it had a swim-up bar!

7) What activities were available at the resort? Or, from the resort via tour or sightseeing?
We went snorkeling, scuba diving, rented a speed boat. Very relaxing.

8) Scuba worth it?
The scuba was great, had I been able to get my ears to pressurize. (Her boyfriend was able to scuba) So I snorkeled over the shipwreck instead!

9) How was the snorkeling? Whale watching?
We didn’t do the whale watching, but the snorkeling was great!

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