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Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná: Dominican Republic's Hidden Gem in an Ecological Paradise

Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná: Dominican Republic's Hidden Gem in an Ecological Paradise

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Jun. 24 2022, Published 3:15 p.m. ET

Picture this: the soft whisper of waves, the breeze rattling the leaves overhead, and a cliffside view that offers rich verdant green behind and crystalline blue waters ahead.

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If this sounds exactly like the dose of Mother Nature you need after a trying year (and it's only June) - there's a place waiting to welcome you and soothe your soul.

In the Dominican Republic lies a hidden gem known as Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná - the perfect blend of comfort and wilderness, set in an ecological paradise. Here's what you need to know about Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná so you can plan your vacation ASAP and get away while the summer breezes are high.

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Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná - a Hidden Gem

If you're looking for a vacation spot that's a little off-the-beaten-path and affordable but luxurious, Samaná is up your alley. But leave the kids at home, this boutique hotel is adults-only.

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Offering seclusion, adventure, comfort and class, Samaná was named the number 3 best all-inclusive in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor and number 18 best in the world in 2018.

On the wild edge between the Dominican Republic's Samaná Bay cliffs and the water below, guests can enjoy eco-excursion adventures like whale watching, sailing, or snorkeling.

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The rooms embrace a neutral palette, with soft whites and creams to set the stage for a relaxation night, helping you energize before another day of exploring and adventure.

Choose between 143 rooms, lounge poolside or visit the spa - then choose between 5 restaurants and 5 bars all while receiving the kind of luxurious service Bahia Principe Luxury resorts are known for world-over.

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No matter where you're spending time on property, it all comes with the kind of views most people only dream of - but you can make reality. Perched on the cliffside, Samaná is the perfect place to unwind in the warm summer breeze and enjoy the beauty of nature from the comfort of your own paradise vacation.

Wellness and a connection with nature are core tenets of the Samaná experience, and the resort's team shares in a statement, "To immerse in extreme relaxation and harmony, Bahia Spa, the brand’s signature on-site spa overlooking the Samaná bay, offers the unique Mamajuana massage which features an oil infused with an herb and tree bark national rum, special couple VIP massage, hot stone massage, aromatherapy session, luxury touch facial, among others. Additionally, visitors can also experience outdoor massages at the palapas (gazebos).

Off- site attractions at the Samaná peninsula are a must, to say the least. Whale watching is an unparalleled opportunity for tourists to encounter humpback whales in a beautiful yet safe environment. The Dominican Republic’s Samaná Bay is host to more than 3,000 humpback whales that travel every year from the North Atlantic to the island’s warm waters during breeding and mating season. Thousands of tourists engage in whale watching during the season, which runs from January 15 to March 25. In 2021, 18 calves were born in the sanctuary’s shallow waters, and the 2022 season reached a record of 100,000 tourists. The Samaná Bay is ready to receive visitors who want to experience whales and their calves approach the surface to breathe, flipper, roll in the water and come near the boats."

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Whale, what are you waiting for?

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Visiting the Dominican Republic - If You've Never Considered it Before, You Should.

But while you're staying at Samaná, you aren't limited to what's on property.

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The Dominican Republic is an oft-overlooked vacation destination that should be on everyone's bucket list. It's the perfect blend of history meets the present, and capital city Santo Domingo has Spanish landmarks like the Gothic Catedral Primada de America, which dates back 5 centuries.

Relics of a colonial past remain here and there, but the island nation (which shares its geographical location of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west) is also a modern destination which offers the beauty of the Caribbean with none of the hassle and busy hustle of other nearby countries.

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With the tallest mountains in the Caribbean, DR offers a wide variety of natural wonders to explore, from mountains and waterfalls to beaches, forests, and local agricultural hubs.

Dominican Republic offers all the beauty and adventure of its neighbors, with none of the pretense.

So pencil it into your Bucket List, and move Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná to the very top. While DR is beautiful year-round, there's something special about those warm summer days salt breezes.

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