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Cayo Levantado

Cayo Levantado is definitely heaven on earth!

This is a concept of one hotel, one island like the Maldives. The 5-star hotel, which opened its doors in 2006, is administered by the Spanish hotel group Gran Bahia Principe. It is part of the « Don Pablo » collection, the prestigious group of the Gran Bahia Principe resorts. There is another one in the Dominican Republic, the Gran Bahia Principe Ambar located in Punta Cana.

The hotel is located on the beautiful tropical island of Cayo Levantado in the Samana Bay. Roughly 70 km from the Samana international airport and then a boat ride to the island (about 90 minutes from Samana airport or four hours from Puerto Plata airport). This luxurious hotel offers 201 suites in a main building and several villas, including 23 superior rooms, 52 junior suites, 96 superior junior suites, 21 deluxe junior suites and 9 superior beautiful beach villas with Jacuzzis on the terraces. An ideal place to celebrate a wedding or for a honeymoon.

The hotel is located southeast of Cayo Levantado, while north-east is the public beach, popular for tourists from the cruise ships. Note that the site of the hotel is privately owned and tourists from the public beach can not access the site. However, guests of the Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado have access, free of charge, to the public beach on the island.

Cayo Levantado has two private beaches exclusively for customers of the hotel. You can order your favorite drinks and cocktails lying on your lounge chair in the shade of a coconut tree. It is the luxury for all! (please note this hotel is NOT for adult only but rather for everybody, including families. There is a kid club on the site and several activities are offered for children). This hotel is rated # 5 on the 426 hotels in the Dominican Republic (# 1 in the province of Samaná), 4½ of 5 based on feedback from TripAdvisor travelers.

Several excursions are offered from Cayo Levantado, but the most popular is undoubtedly the observation of humpback whales that breed in the region between January and March. There also visit of the famous beach « Playa Rincon » in Las Galeras, the nice fall « El Limon » near Las Terrenas and the visit of National Park « Los Haitises » that we have several videos and photos. Feel free to book an eco-tourism excursion or simply relax at the hotel and enjoy the site or even indulge in a message at the health center Bahiaspa offering several services for all tastes. Click HERE to see the prices of health packages offered at the hotel.

We hope our website will help you discover this small paradise island of the Dominican Republic. Besides, if you want to know more about the province of Samaná, we also have a website dedicated to this province, visit : samana.destilino.com.

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We like to share our travel experience, especially since the advent of this new medium of the Internet. Our first site online was in 1998. We travel regularly. It is a passion for us and an opportunity for you to discover what we have been fortunate to visit!

Discover what we had the chance to see underwater! We have hundreds of photos of fish, coral and other colorful underwater species as well as videos in Flash format. You'll probably be surprised to find so much variety! We also have a section dedicated to our most beautiful photos and many useful informations to know. Good snorkeling or diving!

Enjoy your visit!

Normand and Lily