Been here for 4 nights, and I must say this place is outstanding.
It takes 2 1/2 hour to get from Santo Domingo to Samana by bus - Caribe Tours has good buses and a fine schedule and it is cheap (610 pesos for 2 persons).From Samana it is easy to get here by local Taxa (price is about 300/400 Pesos).
We had an apartment in block VI no. 301, and what a view!
In the apartment there is dishwasher, washing machine and Dryer.
The wi-fi only functions at the reception and in the restaurant and it is free of charge.
We had all our meals at the restaurant, and that was ok though the service was a little slow. The lunch and dinner menus are often breaded or with fat sauce - seems that every thing is easy prepared - but well tasting. The house wine was good. We did not choose the all inclusive and were glad because it was cheaper for us to pay each meal separately.
The view from the restaurant is amazing too.
There are 2 nice beaches to go to inside the hotel area, but access is by steep road and some steps.
The west beach are with sun beds but both beaches are wonderful.
We went to Samana one day and hired a local Taxa for 300/400 pesos and we had a good trip and good lunch there.
We definitely can recommend this place.
- 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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