Cayo Levantado Beach Escape and Barbecue
Samana, Dominican Republic
- Boat ride: Climb aboard for an enjoyable and scenic ride through Samana Bay. Watch mountains rise in the distance as you near your island resort destination.
- Caya Levantado: Relax on pristine white beaches, swim, and shop charming craft boutiques. Snorkeling gear, sun floats, kayaks, and other fun stuff is available for rent.
- Lunch on the beach: Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included, along with a delicious lunch of barbecue-grilled specialties with all the fixings.
About This Samana Tour
Want to get a quick island getaway into your island getaway? Then escape with us to beautiful Cayo Levantado. This picture-perfect speck of paradise in Samana Bay has it all: palm-lined white-sand beaches, great snorkeling in clear turquoise waters, and more.
You may hear Levantado referred to by its other name: Bacardi Island. Don't go looking for a Bacardi factory, though. A Bacardi rum commercial was filmed there in the 1980s, so the association – and the name – stuck. That said, sit back on the beach and feel free to order up a rum drink – it's included (and unlimited) during your visit there, along with an assortment of tropical drinks, beer, soda, and juice. You'll also enjoy a barbeque lunch right on the beach.
Climb into a hammock for an afternoon snooze in the breeze, then refresh yourself with a plunge into the bay. There are also quaint little shops lining the beach, selling all manner of locally made souvenirs. Ready for something different? Return to your beach chair and turn it in a different direction. The views are gorgeous no matter where you look. This is island hopping, Dominican style.
The island paradise that almost wasn't
In 1868, Dominican President Buenaventura Baez was hot to sell the Samana Peninsula to the U.S. – the cash would have financed an army he needed to stay in power. After the U.S. Senate squashed the deal, he leased the peninsula to the Samana Bay Company, an American-based company, for 99 years. But the company fell behind on its payments after just three years, and Baez's successor killed the contract, allowing relieved Dominicans to reclaim their property.
Meet your driver in the Hotel Lobby of either the Bahia Principe El Portillo or Bahia Principe Cayacoa. Call the operator once you are at the designated meeting point.
Take extra precautions to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Even on cloudy days, the UV is stronger than you may think.
Participants must be able to get in and out of the boats. Travelers with limited mobility are welcomed; however, not suggested for travelers in wheelchairs. There is some short walks on cobblestone and beach sand.
Beach, Family Friendly, Shopping
Beverages - Soda & National Alcoholic Drinks
Lunch - Local Favorites
English, French, German, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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