All-Inclusive Resort on Samaná Peninsula
From overhead, the first thing one notices about Grand Paradise Samaná is the sprawling grove of palm trees that surrounds it. The grove stretches all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, making the resort feel like a remote, exotic hideaway. There’s plenty to keep you occupied here, though: at the nearby beach, jet skis and kayaks are available for rental, there are two swimming pools and several restaurants onsite, and downtown Samaná is only about 30 minutes away.
The ocean is steps from the hotel—take advantage of complimentary snorkeling gear, windsurfing, and catamaran rentals. On land, play horseshoes, practice archery, or, for an additional fee, go horseback riding. At night, the resort comes to life with traditional Dominican dance shows and an after-hours discotheque.
During your all-inclusive stay, you can indulge in unlimited food and beverages from one of the many onsite restaurants. Sea Scape serves fresh seafood, and Michelangelo has a menu of upscale Italian entrees, served in a villa-style dining space. Cocktails flow liberally at the five onsite bars, one of which sits footsteps from the shore.
Samaná, Dominican Republic
The Samaná Peninsula juts out from the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, soaking up the balmy subtropical temperatures of the South Atlantic and Caribbean Sea. Its tucked-away, sugar-sand beaches are its biggest draw, followed by its exotic landscape: according to Frommer's, it's “as Casablanca as the Caribbean gets.”
El Salto del Limón waterfall is among Samaná’s most breathtaking natural features. You can ride horseback through the surrounding forests to get to the falls, which tumble over 165 feet of rocks and tropical vegetation. On the Dominican Republic's mainland, Los Haitises National Park is home to mangrove forests and limestone crags that peek out of the water.
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