Grand Paradise Samana

, Samana

Availability

  • SGL
    DBL
    TPL
    MAX
    MAX: 3AD+1CH, 2AD+2CH ASK PRICE

    This room is an ideal spot for people with free and adventurous spirit, or for those who need perfect leisure and rest.

    With cable TV, safety deposit box ($), minibar (soft drinks), full bath, terrace or balcony.

    Bed size:2 double beds

  • SGL
    DBL
    TPL
    MAX
    MAX: 3AD+1CH, 2AD+2CH ASK PRICE

    This room is an ideal spot for people with free and adventurous spirit, or for those who need perfect leisure and rest.

    With cable TV, safety deposit box ($), minibar (soft drinks), full bath, terrace or balcony, garden.

    Bed size:2 double beds

  • SGL
    DBL
    TPL
    MAX
    MAX: 3AD+1CH, 2AD+2CH ASK PRICE

    Living and bedroom area with mezzanine, full bath, terrace and kitchenette. The room offers all sources of having fun and spending good time in the Hotel.

    Offers living and bedroom area with mezzanine, full bath, terrace and kitchenette, cable TV, sofa-bed, minibar (soft drinks), walking closet, safety deposit box ($), Internet service (wired — $), garden, pool or ocean view.

    Bed size:1 queen size bed and 2 twin beds

General

All Inclusive resort located in the Samaná bay, at Las Galeras, 45 minutes from the Arroyo Barril National Airport and 25 minutes from the town of Samaná.

Amidst an exotic and unspoiled natural environment, this resort is an ideal spot for people with free and adventurous spirit, who delight in natural milieus, or for those who need perfect leisure and rest.

Even in the midst of the quiet to which this palce invites you, there are facilities, recreational activities programs, adventure sports and exoturism excursions constantly available.

Hotel Amenities

  • Adveture sports
  • Catholic church
  • Ecotourism excursions
  • Clinic
  • Cayo Levantado
  • Salto El Limón
  • Las Terrenas
  • Rincón Beach

Entertainment

  • Daily activities program and night entertainment
  • Scuba diving lesson at the pool (1/2 hour per stay)
  • 2 Swimming pools, 1 children’s pool area
  • Open-air natural sea aquarium ($)
  • Aerobics at the pool and at the beach

Non-motorized water sports *:

  • Catamaran
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayak
  • Billiard and table games
  • Kiko’s Kids Club
  • Tennis (night — $)
  • Horseback riding ($)
  • Shuffleboard
  • Badminton
  • Horseshoes
  • Archery
  • Ping Pong
  • Minigolf
  • Volleyball
  • Boccia

** reservation required

Complete All-Inclusive Details

  • All meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks daily.
  • Scuba diving lesson (1/2 hour per stay)
  • Domestic drinks including wine by the glass with lunch and dinner.
  • Entrance to disco (drinks are included)
  • Daytime tennis, volleyball and water aerobics.
  • Non-motorized water sports including snorkelling, sailing, catamaran and kayaks, plus windsurfing (limited to one hour per person, per day)
  • Use of bicycles (limited to one hour per person, per day)
  • Supervised Kids activities program for children ages 4-12.
  • Exciting nightly entertainment.
  • All current hotel taxes, gratuities, and service charges are also included.

Facilities

  • Children's activities
  • Garden
  • Golf
  • Great sea/ ocean views
  • Kids Pool
  • Lounges/bars
  • Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court
  • Water sports

Samana

Samana

Samaná is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic. It is known for its mountains of which it is almost entirely formed. Samaná has numerous beaches, and with the 6 November 2006 opening of the new Samaná El Catey International Airport, it is bound to become one of major tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic.

It was discovered by Europeans on January 12, 1493 by Christopher Columbus who was greeted with a barrage of spears and arrows from native Taíno warriors. It is said that this was the first instance of violent opposition to the Spanish conquistadors in the Americas. The Samaná Province is also home to what are known in the Dominican Republic as Americanos de Samaná (Samaná-Americans) where descendants of free black Americans immigrated beginning in 1824. They took advantage of the pro-African immigration policy of then president Jean Pierre Boyer when Samaná was under Haitian rule. This migration to Santa Bárbara, Samaná began with 34 African-American families. Naturally, this African-American culture distinguished themselves from the rest of the Dominican Republic as they maintain many elements of 19th century African-American culture—such as their brand of English, food, games, community organizations, African-American names, manners, music and some recipes that have been preserved as a result of their isolation, which until the 20th century was accessible only by boat. Most are of the African Methodist Episcopal and Wesleyan faith brought to the island by their ancestors.

Samaná is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the Dominican Republic, yet remains one of the least known by Dominican natives in general and foreign visitors in particular. Its tourist industry has not yet exploited the full potential of its location: the tropical forests, coconut groves, hundreds of cozy alcove beaches with turquoise crystal clear waters, waterfalls, protected national parks, a protected bay, a peninsula.

Samaná is one of the breeding places of the humpback whale. Thousands of humpback whales come to the coast off Samaná from January to March.

At one time proposed to be the capital of the country, Samaná was to be sold to the United States as a military base during Pedro Santana’s presidency, but the deal was never realized, because the United States felt that the cost was too much.

A highway connecting the Samaná peninsula to Santo Domingo is finally opened to the public in 2008. It halved the driving time from 4 hours to 1.5 hours as it is a straight 120 kilometres (75 mi), connecting from just east of Santo Domingo (near the SDQ airport) to just west of Sanchez. There is a significant tourist development evident throughout the Samaná peninsula, particularly that of large all-inclusive resorts, in anticipation of the increased tourism to follow the road’s completion.


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