Discover Cayo Levantado in Samana Dominican Republic

The Dominicans take pride in this heavenly islet off Samana knwon for its natural treasures. Surrounded by two glorious beaches and their coconut trees sloping over crystal clear water, fields of bright green grass stretch out and small paths cut their way across a small tropical forest. Playa Grande is located near the pier whereas Playa Honda is accessible only from a sign-posted track. A favourite place to picnic for visitors as well as Dominicans, these beaches should be avoided at the weekend because the islet is tiny and quickly overcrowded. Allow a two hour boat ride to get to the islet (approximately £5 return) from the embankment in Samana. To sum up, if you can avoid the flow of tourists, you should visit the Cayo Levantado.

  • Cayo Levantado, Samana, Cayo Levantado in Samana, Islands and beaches, Samana, Dominican Republic
    Cayo Levantado, Samana

    The Dominicans are proud of this idyllic little island off Samana for the natural treasures found there.

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  • Aerial view, Cayo Levantado in Samana, Islands and beaches, Samana, Dominican Republic
    Aerial view

    It'll take about two hours to get there by boat from the quayside in Samana and will cost around US$7 (£4) for a return ticket. Basically, if you can avoid the hordes of tourists, you'll find everything you need here.

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  • An idyllic beach, Cayo Levantado in Samana, Islands and beaches, Samana, Dominican Republic
    An idyllic beach

    Surrounded by two extremely beautiful beaches lined with coconut palms leaning towards the crystal clear water.

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  • The Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, Cayo Levantado in Samana, Islands and beaches, Samana, Dominican Republic
    The Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado

    Part of the island is reserved for guests staying at the upmarket Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado resort.

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  • An upmarket resort, Cayo Levantado in Samana, Islands and beaches, Samana, Dominican Republic
    An upmarket resort

    The Gran Bahia Principe boasts two huge swimming pools, a spa, a fine selection of restaurants, very comfortable guest rooms, and an idyllic beach.

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  • The Playa Grande, Cayo Levantado in Samana, Islands and beaches, Samana, Dominican Republic
    The Playa Grande

    A favourite picnic spot for both tourists and Dominicans, these beaches are best avoided at the weekend since the islet is tiny and quickly overcrowded.

    © OT Republique Dominicaine
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