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Leaning against the bridge

Hidden by the "Bridge to nowhere" is a small and beautiful beach frequented mainly by the guests of... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Luiz C
Cascais, Portugal
Very pretty beach to see

This is a very nice beach to visit. While it is on the grounds for the Grand Bahia Principe... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Jaime G
Kitchener, Canada
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Santa Barbara de Samana 32000, Dominican Republic
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All reviews nice beach public beach plenty of sunbeds nice place to visit grand bahia bridge locals starfish resort
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Hidden by the "Bridge to nowhere" is a small and beautiful beach frequented mainly by the guests of the Hotel. It has a bar (belongs to the Hotel) and a diving center.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Luiz C
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice beach to visit. While it is on the grounds for the Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa, the beach is also accessible to locals from Samaná. The sand is very nice and soft but there are a lot of shells that nip...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

The very cool place for a vacation. Stayed in Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa. The resort is nice, clean and unique layout. We would go back to Grand Bahia anytime.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

This is an inexpensive, all inclusive place; views are astounding and food is enjoyable; you will enjoy your stay.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

The beach is the least favorable part of the resort. Because of the beautiful mountain the resort sits in, the rain water runs down the mountain into the ocean resulting in the ocean being a color far from turquoise blue. Depending on the way the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

Sometimes garbage from the nearby town will be floating in the water. Once in the water the footing is like quicksand. And it's way too small.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Glenn F
Reviewed February 24, 2018

This is a fairly small but very tidy beach . Although it is a public beach it is predominantly used b guests of the Gran Bahia principe cayacoa hotel and has plenty of sun beds and palm covered parasols for everyone . The beach has...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Stayed at Cayacoa hotel for a few weeks in January 2018 and naturally visited this beach. The beach itself was not that impressive, but the walk to the islands via the beach is enjoyable (but hot!!!). And the view is stunning. There are a lot...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Cleanest I've ever seen it,water was calm and clean enough to snorkel and see starfish,huge shells,nice beach visit if in city.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

The beach is ok but the bridge is a must. Eat breakfast or lunch and then take a slow scenic walk on the bridge that gives unforgettable views of the bay and the amazing view of the water clarity as you walk to the other...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Laura M
October 9, 2015|
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The Playa Cayacoa is a beach right under the hotel (reached via the hotel elevator) intended to be a guests only location, fully prepared with lounge, chairs and hotel bar. Although there is the idea of a private beach, it... More