Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa
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... in the afternoon, dinner and a couple nights of drinking/dancing at night. The perfect vacation to me. It was such a welcome break after a year of work in chilly San Francisco.
After seven nights in Las Galeras - which I highly recommend and would absolutely return to (but next time I would fly in to El Catey airport) - it was finally time to move on. I had an old friend to see in Cabarete, the kite surfing capital of Dominican Republic.
... As I followed the bamboo boardwalk covered in blue tarp and sand, I felt weird walking with my back to a guy carrying a loaded rifle. But he seemed harmless enough and was willing to chat and answer my questions. We had a hard time understanding each other even though I was speaking Spanish, as their grammar and vocabulary are different, as well as their accent (sounds Italian to me and they don't pronounce "s" making words like ...
... I have no doubt that raw sewage goes straight into the bay. The only time in recent years I have seen such dirty water was in St. Petersburg, Russia. That’s a city of 6 million people. This immediate area has about 200,000.
We boarded an old but serviceable bus, which is typical of this region. Our tour guide was a very nice local man named Luis. Typical of local guides he gave us the chamber of commerce view of the local area. He assured us there ...
Having fled the hospital for a few days, I joined up with US Peace Corps for their Fourth of July celebrations up in Samana. I was instructed by my friend Yvette to approach any white person on the bus and they surely would be heading up for the same party. After many awkward stares and glances, I wandered over to them and it turns out she was right.
Her group of friends ...
... aldea" to meet with some kids and give them some school supplies and medicine. When we got there it was a little awkward,
c'mon who wouldn't right?
So a group of girls that spoke Spanish (including myself) we started gathering all the kids together and start singing some traditional Spanish songs, that was fun for sure. I was able to think of my childhood and how lucky i was when i was there age, most of them weren't wearing shoes ...
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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).