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Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island)

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Address: Dominican Republic
Description: A short boat ride off the north coast will take you to the island of Cayo...
A short boat ride off the north coast will take you to the island of Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island), with its beautiful white sand beaches.
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I did a day tour from Punta cana that included this beach. It was beautiful. The only downside is chairs were filthy. I forgot my towel and had to pay $5 to rent one. I had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I did a day tour from Punta cana that included this beach. It was beautiful. The only downside is chairs were filthy. I forgot my towel and had to pay $5 to rent one. I had a pineapple drink that was ok but it had ice in it and samana is one of the poorest cities. I got sick that... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stayed at the resort on this island. The resort was excellent and this beach is nice the only drawback was the vendors tend to pester you a bit.

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Montreal, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The island is worth the detour even if your not staying at the hotel. Take the day and go to the public beach as it is the most beautiful side of the island.

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I meant the the Brazilian Restaurant was excellent place to eat . the waiter were great. They just kept coming to the table and offiering the best meat. It was Don Pable Restaurant was very slow service. And there Buffet area was also great. The Staff was so pleasent and very freindly.. Need to correct. on my review. Thank you... More 

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Sto.dom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is an Island at 10-15 minutes outside Samana. It is very famous because in the ’80 Bacardi shoot a commercial here and now is also called Bacardi Island. It was a nice experience even though 2/3 of the Island are restricted because one side belong to the hotel that you can find there and the other side to the... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just Go, as we did, it was fantastic from start to finish. The quality and quantity of food is top class. You can eat in all the Al a carte restaurants as many times as you like. The staff are polite and extremely helpful throughout. The only negative was we only had a week. ENJOY

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Passaic, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Love this place😍😍 In this place you will find the best food and one of the best beaches in DR. I hope you like this place as much as i do.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I arrived to Samana and had already arranged to get to the island on a speed boat through a friend of mine. The boat ride was about 10 minutes long. As we approached the island I was blown away by the turquoise waters and palm trees. Upon arrival to the public part of the island I walked through a path... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went on an excursion with the wife - beautiful water, cool to compliment the hot sun. Fun little shops and good music with soft sand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Enjoyed the white sand, the fresh local cuisine and food for sale on the island. Water was clear and beach was clean.

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Address: Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Samana Province

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