Grand Paradise Samana
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- Continental Breakfast
- Outdoor pool
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Paradise Samana Las Galeras
Travel Blogs from Las Galeras
I spent the next two days engaged in about the closest thing to a beach vacation I'd spend in the Dominican Republic with two daytrips from Samana town to other parts of the Peninsula. On Sa*************ed northeast to Las Galeras, a sleepy beach town near its northeastern corner. A short distance away lies Playa Rincon, said to be one of the two or three most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. Playa Rincon is certainly quite remote and ...
... in the D.R. to be quite tolerable and didn’t even miss air
conditioning the several nights I stayed in places that were only equipped with
a ceiling fan.
I found my own private beach at Playa Las Flechas east of
Samana, one of the places that make the claim of being the first place in
Hispaniola Columbus went ashore. It was my kind of beach – one where I was the
only one on it and the waves were strong enough to make frolicking in the water
... on the beach including a hummingbird which you can just see at the top of one of the photos I will add here. On the day when we went on our trip, people from other hotels were going to spend the afternoon on our island's public beach as part of their excursion. There's quite a few shops and restaurants on there during the day. We can go on there if we want to, but there's no point when it's busy with intruders and all the sellers try to sell you stuff. It's much nicer when ...
... cocktails? Do we take the lilo or not? Sleep or read? As you can see, each day has been a struggle.... Last night we ate at Don Pablo, the gourmet restaurant. It was nice. We both had crab cream, then Simon had tuna tartare, filet mignon and creme brûlée. I had baked Camembert, seabass and crab and a Mille Feuille which was basically baked caramelised apples so I'm not quite sure what they think Mille Feuille means. Today we went on our rescheduled trip to Los Haities ...
... older man rode by on his moto, stopping to see if I needed a ride. He was just as drunk as the other guy, so much in fact, that I could smell the rum on his breath as I sat behind him. But he was surprisingly adept at navigating the substantial potholes and ominous puddles along the dirt road, bringing me safely to the hotel.
As we pulled up I was surprised to see two young men in plain clothes sitting with rifles in chairs on ...