Hotel Casa Marina Bay Hotel 3 star
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LA ISABELA Las Galeras, Dominican Republic -
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The Casa Marina Bay is located 30 minutes from Las Galeras. This is a resort offering a classic "all inclusive" service, with a comfortable infrastructure.

This hotel review is a translation from the French by the agency Traductéo.

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    Location 3.0 /10

    Located on the beach of Las Galeras, 20 minutes from the airport Arrollo Baril and 30 minutes from the town of Samana, this resort is rather conventional but offers comfortable infrastructure. It faces an absolutely splendid bay.

    Accommodation 6.95 /10

    All 50 bungalows (72 square meters) were constructed in 1986. Then in 1988, the hotel added 200 rooms (35 square meters each), all located within a few dozen meters from the beach. In most of the rooms, you can admire the sea at leisure, right to the horizon, through the palm groves scattered here and there. The rooms are spacious and equipped with two double beds. The bungalows offer one double and 2 single beds, which is particularly practical for families with children. Note that some 50 rooms are equipped with a minibar and a fridge. Specify your preference upon reservation.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    The hotel covers a large compound site. A fence and a security guard guard the hotel's boundaries. You are quite isolated, which makes direct contact with the surrounding population difficult. The only way to get into the centre of the town of Samana is to use the shuttles from the hotel. Otherwise, you can rent a car, a motorcycle or a scooter, but prices are rather high given the taxes that plague this country.

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    The schedules are flexible so that you can eat at almost any time of the day. The buffet is open from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for breakfast, then from 12:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and finally, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner. A restaurant serving an a la carte menu allows you, if you request it in the morning, to taste local specialities. The swimming pool and the beach are each equipped with a snack bar, open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. The only disadvantage is that all these places are extremely noisy. And it is virtually impossible to eat in peace !

    Beach 7.45 /10

    Despite the beautiful bay which protects it from the wind and the waves, the nearest beach does not impress with its size or beauty. It is definitely more difficult to access due to the presence of palm groves and sand, contributing to its tropical charm. But algae mars the sea water in some places and corals and rocks may occasionally put your feet at risk.

    To know

    The Casa Marina Bay is a hotel / resort in all its splendour : everything is included in the service, you can eat and enjoy entertainment to your heart's content. But the place exhibits nothing distinctive. Only the beach and the palm groves are there to remind you that you are in the Dominican Republic.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, physiotherapy, stretching, keep fit

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, (2), gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, volleyball, beach volley, basketball, horse riding, mountain bike, sailing, kayak, paddle boats, dance, archery

    • Safe

    advantage

    • The site (on the Samana Peninsula)
    • The beach protected from waves and wind

    disadvantages

    • The water is not clear because of the presence of algae
    • Beware of rocks and corals in the water
    • Noisy entertainment

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Lourenco A. Lourenco A.  
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      • Package deals in août 2011 Posted on 2013-10-28 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Pavillon/Paillote/Maison)

        c'est un paradis sur terre et de plus les gens vous accueil comme si vous étiez de la famille

      • Advantages

        l'endroit c'est un paradis sur terre éloigné de tout nous ne sommes pas l'un sur l'autre

      • Disavantages

        pour y arriver apres l'avion il vous faut 4 heures de bus

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      • Overall Score 8.25/10
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