True Beach Lovers can’t seem to get enough of the Dominican Republic–and for good reason! Punta Cana is a pumpin’ party, and La Romana is the ultimate beachfront retreat. But have you ever checked out Samaná? It’s an ecological paradise situated in a protected bay on the island’s Atlantic-facing coast. It’s arguably the best-kept secret in the Dominican Republic, so here are our must-see sights that will have you swooning over Samaná in no time!
You’ll definitely want to take a boat ride out to this picturesque paradise. This small island in Samaná Bay is home to calm, shallow waters, sugar-white sands and palm-lined beaches–it’s the ultimate backdrop for a beach day! Just imagine yourself with your toes in the sand, a book (or a piña colada) in hand and a million shades of blue surrounding you. Plus, if you work up an appetite, there are restaurants and vendors on the beach waiting to serve you. Ah, the good life.
El Salto del Limón
If you’re looking to get out of your lounge chair for the day, you have to explore Samaná’s crazy cascading waterfalls! To reach this natural beauty, you’ve got to strap on your hiking shoes (the hike’s only about a mile and a half, so nothing too crazy) or you can saddle up and journey on horseback. Cool off in the freshwater emerald pool and marvel at the waterfall’s magnificent 130-foot drop! You’ll be falling in love in no time.
If you want to scratch off one of the world’s top ten beaches from your beachin’ bucket list, listen up. This sandy spot stretches for three gorgeous miles, so if you’re the type of True Beach Lover who adores unspoiled, natural beauty, you’ll be in heaven. The contrast between the crystal-clear waters and the lush green mountains is the ultimate photo backdrop, so don’t be afraid to snap a beach selfie that will totally make all your friends back home jealous.
If all of these must-see sights haven’t already convinced you to pack your bags, maybe these luxury beach resorts will do the trick. Check out our favorite featured resorts on the shores of Samaná and start planning your vacay today!