We rented a 1 BR condo from the owner, very pleased with the rate. Incredible view of Samana Bay. Two private beaches for this community of about 100 units. Gorgeous beaches but a very steep paved walk up and down! Pools are lovely, food is great, good attentive service. Prices ok in restaurant but 28 percent service charge adds up. Not too full, was very peaceful, with other guests both Dominican and international. One US ex-pat said he prefers this to the all-inclusive resorts. Pretty isolated, local Dominican communities nearby, poor, few things to buy and no regular markets. A $20 taxi ride one way to Samana town, which is still pretty basic. We didn't have a car, so didn't get out much but we were very happy here. Did a fantastic tour with Terry 's Tours to national park and Cayo Levantado.
Internet in bar / restaurant makes it kind of a community center. Made some good friends. Feel very secure here, gated community, security guys always on beach. Great waves, which as a bodysurfer I love.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vista Mare is a place where style and service converge in such a way that it will forever change the way you view the word vacation. The resort is located on Samana - Las Galeras Road (RD 5), just 55 minutes away from El Catey International Airport, and 30 minutes away from the soon to be opened golf course Las Terrenas Country Club. At Vista Mare you will enjoy of luxurious accommodation with spacious bedrooms, bathrooms, private terraces and many other amenities such as concierge services and personalized attention at the swimming pool area, to assure you have plenty of time to relax. Vista Mare is the best in modern hospitality. 87 ocean view residences, fully equipped, divided into 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom Apartments. Designed to be ideally located on a hill site of breathtaking views of the private beach, located in a secluded bay of turquoise waters. Amenities and facilities in the hotel: A la Carte Restaurant, Bar Lounge, Mini Market, Gym, Concierge, Swimming Pool, Two Beaches of Exclusive use, Cable TV, Internet, Beach Club, Kids Club, 24/7 Security, WIFI Internet available in common areas and mini bar in each accommodation. Vista Mare features an A la Carte menu with the best local and International meals prepared by our skilled chefs. Fresh from the ocean seafood and imported meats combined with our tropical atmosphere to make your dining an enjoyable and unforgettable experience while choosing your preferred dish from our varied menu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at El Cayo Restaurant.The location is ideal for outdoor activities such as sailing, excursions, trekking, sightseeing and one of the most spectacular attractions in the Caribbean, the yearly whale watching season. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vista Mare Samana Hotel