Gran Bahia Principe Cayacoa
Travel Blogs from Samaná Peninsula
... people got seriously burnt. My factor 30 was pushed to its limits, but I evaded the burn. That night, there was a beach party in a beach bar for the peace corps with a huge mixture of locals and Americans getting drunk. It was really fun, but I sweated shed loads.
The next day we chilled at the nearer Playita which was just as incredible. Everyone was feeling a little ...
... for this excursion was that it included the beach chairs, a fairly private area on the beach away from the larger crowds and use of snorkels, kayaks and water tubes. Joanne and I enjoyed just relaxing.
I especially liked the pineapple drinks (alcohol served in a pineapple cut out in the middle) - YUM YUM. There were coconut drinks but I waited too long to get one - they sold out.
All around ...
Monday 14th November 2011
Grand Turk to Dominican Republic
Woke up at the crack of dawn and headed for the stretching class which was a bit of a shock to the system. Haven't stretched seriously for a good few years so am creaking, plenty of yoga looking bods about much better then me so need some practice for sure. Stayed for the body conditioning which was entertaining. The instructor said pick weights that ...
... in the
living room not doing much of anything. It just felt so good to be "off
duty" and surrounded by people I love. During a break in the rain, we all
made our way down to the road the led to the beach. Having little dry
clothing left, and feeling a need for a break from socializing, I opted to
hole up in my hotel room when the rain picked up. After a little while,
though, I caved and made my way alone down the road which had ...
... against us. But what we did find was one of the more authentic towns we’ve been to, one of the best hostesses we’ve encountered, and some really nice people. Food was good, sometimes great. Beautiful beaches that we only touched the surface of.
Most mornings are nice - breakfast in the open air while everyone is still happy. Most evenings are spent on the porch. Me with a beer and a cigar, Callista trying to catch a gecko, and Farida ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Gran Bahia Principe Cayacoa Samaná Peninsula
El hotel no cumple la condicion de resort, es pequeño, esta sin acabar, y tiene muchos defectos.
Nous avons séjourné au Gran Bahia Principe Cayacoa dans la semaine du 10 février 2007. Nous avions quelques craintes concernant la plage... Mais ne vous inquiétez pas, le sable est brun c'est vrai, mais il y est tellement agréable de s'y baigner.... L'hôtel est magnifique et la bouffe excellente. Nous avons visité les merveilleuses plages l'ile de Cayo Lavantado et la page de Last Terranas. Il est très agréable de pouvoir aller en ville à pied ou avec la navette de l'hôtel et que dire de la température... du soleil et encore du soleil. Le personnel est super gentil, ils ont toujours un beau sourire. Concernant les spectacles en soirée, il devrait profiter d'avantage de la belle terrasse. Nous avons eu droit à quelques soirées avec des musiciens, mais ils devraient miser plus sur la terrasse et laisser la discothèque en disco pour ceux que ça intéresse. Une semaine c'est pas assez......
My husband and I stayed at the Cayacoa from Jan. 30 to Feb. 6, 2007 and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.
Nous sommes allez a Cayacoa de Samana du 25 janvier au
I will first talk about a place I enjoyed tremendously. Samana is a paradise to me. Untouched and not yet fully exposed to the aggressive tourism industry. Samana people are proud people who have what they need to live. They live on a day by day basis. Money is not an objective in their lives and they will spend it all in one day and start over tomorrow. This is what I loved about them. They will not push you to buy something or do something. They will respect your decision. Remember, they are a proud and kind people who are welcoming you to their paradise.
HOTEL: The hotel was very clean, and so were the rooms. The only glitch that I found was that to make the toilet flush properly, you had to keep the flush button pressed for about 2-3 extra seconds. Also, when everybody takes their shower at 11 A.M., there tends to be a shortage of hot water. But other than that, everything was perfect. We had chosen a "partial ocean view" room, and what that means is that you get a view on the inner court of the hotel, and beyond that inner court, you see a small bay where Samana village is located. It is very pretty, but you don't get to see much water if you're on the second floor or below.
The check in at the Cayacoa was a pleasure (apparently they were opened two months ago). They had a welcome package with keys, towel cards, map of the hotel, hours of operations waiting for us (friendly, fluent and organized). We also got some of the best rooms in the hotel 505 and 507. The rooms are located on the highest floor facing Samana Bay (501 to 510 should have the same view). Also the hallway outside room 501 to 506 is open on the land side which gives you a great view of Samana harbour and downtown Samana itself (definitely worth an elevator ride up to get a few shots of the town).