Cayo Levantado beach in Samana Dominican Republic.

Las Galeras Activities • Bacardi Island in Samana Bay Dominican Republic.

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Cayo Levantado,
Haitises Park,
Cascada Limon,
Playa Rincon,
Cayo Levantado,
Cascada Lulu,
La Playita Beach,
El Valle Beach,
and Whale Watching.

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  • Cayo Levantado (Bacardi) island in Samana Bay Dominican Republic.
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Cayo Levantado Island

Samana Bay, Dominican Republic

Cayo Levantado island, also knowned as Bacardi island is located in Samana Bay, at a distance of only 7 Kilometers (About 4 Miles) from the Port of the town of Samana. This is a "not-to-be-missed" place to visit when vacationning in Samana. Cayo Levantado is a tiny island of about only 3 square kilometers in size. We can easily say that this is the BEST BEACH near the small town of Samana, pure white sand beach with crystal clear waters that is totally idyllic, gorgeous and exceptional... paradise truly found.

Cayo Levantado Island Samana Dominican Republic. Best Beaches in Samana Dominican Republic.

There are actually 2 beaches on Cayo Levantado island, one that is open to the public and the other one that is private and accessible only for the guests of the Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado hotel. On the public beach side you will find many restaurants serving fresh fish and seafood caught the very same day, small bars with tropical drinks and nice cold beers and also many shops selling authentic hand made artifacts from Dominican Republic. Public bathrooms can be found in two different places on the island, you can also pamper yourself with a relaxing massage done by professionals.

Cayo Levantado island is also knowned as Bacardi Island because of an advertising campaign done for the Bacardi rhum in the 80's. Something very unique on the island is a small aquarium area with Sea Lions that are brought out swimming in the waters of Cayo Levantado public beach to perform, entertain and do private photo sessions for guests and tourists alike.

The island is only accessible by boat, most departures are from the main dock of the Port of Samana town, on a 50 foot vessel serving the island every day, cost per person is about $8 USD for round trip leaving around 10:00 AM. You can also arrange a private trip by talking to the locals at the main dock of Samana ( or closer to Las Galeras in any of the small villages spread along the litoral of the bay ) who will take you there on their small 18 foot boats called Yolas, prices will depend on your group size, your personnal schedule and your negociation skills.

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