Grand Paradise Samana
Travel Blogs from Las Galeras
... Dominican wife and their 3 and 8 year old children (impressive!). The grounds were more open and country style with one small and one large bungalow behind the main house. It was very quiet and relaxing, almost urging me to stay put. I did take a day trip to Las Terrenas, another day trip to El Limon waterfalls, another day trip to Playa de la Valle, I spent another day at Playa Rincon and generally just chilled out! Exercise in the ...
... 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 ...
... worse, especially in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Typical in Latin America most houses are only partially finished. Many do not have glass windows, just metal or wooden shutters. Roofs are corrugated metal. Yards are open soil and an eroded mess. I can’t imagine what they use for sanitation. There is little work, as evidenced by men hanging around with nothing to do. I’m not smart enough to know the answer, but we should never take for granted the quality ...
... a mansion in a small beach village in the north of Samana, and 16 of us piled in for three nights of partying. The house looked like a drug lord owned it, and was just 15 mins walk from an incredible beach.
The first day we went to Playa Rincon which is meant to be one of the nicest beaches in the Caribbean. We played, drank beer and sun bathed for the whole day, ...
... Tina kindly pointed out she could see my scalp now my hair was thinning and I would put suncream on it, great, yet another reminder of middle age!
We had a nice sail away then decided to watch a film and in the cinema area saw water for
elephants which was good but we got to dinner late as it was closing so got the dregs of the buffet. We swapped out our film for a new one but fell asleep watching it. Still ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking