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Samana Bay

Dominican Republic
809 538 2042
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Whale watching, Group tours/walking tour
Description: This bay is best known for the frequency with which humpback whales and dolphins are seen here.
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English first
Horley, Surrey
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Attractive harbour; local shops and restaurants and a taste of Dominican culture. Visit the two churches - one English and the other Dominican

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The City of Champions
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The bay itself and the surrounding waters are crystal clear but we noticed numerous condoms in the water. Quite disgusting when you think about it, people spend thousands of dollars to holiday there and you come across this.

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Lindsay, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great shopping & bartering! Find some village made goods and learn about the local culture. Bring your cameras and some US currency to barter with. There's also a local grocery store where you can purchase vanilla and coffee for low costs.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Being a follower of the great outdoors, mountains and beautiful beaches, I was very well served. Just our little journey from the airport to our hotel for a period of 45 minutes gave us the chance to take enough pictures to fill our winter evenings. To enjoy your trip to the fullest in Samana, please book excursions from your hotel.... More

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Cambs. UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The local town was more like a village. It is made up of a church, lots of tourist shops, all selling the same stock. You must barter hard. Everything starts at 25 dollars, we never paid over 5 for anything. Be prepared to walk out, they soon drop the price. There was new shopping mall being built when we were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

this place is well worth a visit I went on the los haitisis tour via a catamaran it was a wonderful trip and highly recommend it

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Huntsville, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were in Samana in Feb.28 2014 for a week, we stayed at Grand Paradise Samana. The bus ride is a hour and a half to resort but goes by quick. When you get on bus at airport your rooms are assigned to you which was nice. A very nice resort, very clean, the beds were really comfortable. Food was... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
112 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went out on a fairly small boat to do some whale watching and were well rewarded for our effort, it was more than a little choppy and many of our party fell ill to the motion, we were more fortunate and clung to get some reasonable pictures. great trip.

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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were constantly harassed by locals from the moment we got off the shuttle to when we got back on to go up to the resort. The locals always want to sell you something and tour you around. Even when you ask them to leave you alone they just keep following you and asking for money. We tried to lose... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

After a couple of days in Punta Cana, (D.R.), we decided to head for the day to Samana for a full day tour. After a short plane ride from Punta Cana Aiport, we headed in a AWD truck, safari style towards their closest rainforest. The ride was bumpy, we got drenched by a strong passing rain shower, but the fun... More

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