We agree with previous reviewers, this is a stunning place. We ate dinner at the restaurant every evening and the chef is great, service also, if you ask for the head, English speaking waiter. Our only complaint is that you really need a car to get down to the beach, and we were discouraged from renting one by the lack of good rentals available in the AZS airport, and by the advice (warnings) on TA forums. Our condo (beautiful!) was near the office, pool, and restaurant, but we missed access to the beach down a too steep road to navigate on foot. Otherwise, we would give this place 5 stars.
We were disappointed to NOT see whales from our balcony the 4 days of our stay in mid Feb. We spent many hours looking, so don't set your heart on it.
Also,the place was almost too quiet during the day...pools nearly deserted. (Would have enjoyed someone to chat with, occasionally)
but the condo, and its views are indeed spectacular, and the office folks were very accomodating.
- 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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- Vista Mare Samana Hotel