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A Hidden Gem, Nestled in Stunning Caribbean Destination

A Hidden Gem, Nestled in Stunning Caribbean Destination


Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná offers guests the gift of wellness, adventure and relaxation in a sublime ecological oasis.



SAMANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (June 23, 2022) – Tucked away between the verdant hills of the Dominican Republic and azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, Samaná is an ideal year-round getaway. This destination is perfect for summer travelers seeking to escape the busy tourist hotspots for an off-the-beaten-path break, while winter travelers can expect to cross of bucket list items by indulging in eco-excursions such as whale watching in Samaná Bay. Samaná is home to three of the brand’s all-inclusive hotels including one adults-only hotel under the Luxury brand, and two family-friendly hotels under the Grand brand. The adults-only boutique hotel, Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná was named the No. 3 best all-inclusive in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor and No. 18 best in the world in 2018.


In a sea of popular Dominican Republic destinations, Samaná is beyond compare. While Punta Cana is popular for its impressive resorts, and Puerto Plata is known for its city-like charm, Samaná’s main appeal is its natural beauty and attractions – one of the most beautiful scenic places in the entire Caribbean Sea. For those looking to reconnect and rejuvenate, Samaná is the place to go. The northeastern province is noted for its abundant raw beauty, including everything from miles of golden and turquoise waters, to tangled mangroves, serene beaches, and unapparelled waterfalls. Those prepared for a fresh take on the Dominican Republic, will unwind on a journey of peace and freedom.


To complement Samaná’s rich atmosphere and local experience, Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná offers a wonderfully hidden adults-only retreat.  Samaná’s coastlines provide the ideal blend of comfort, seclusion, thrills, and scenery, making this property the ultimate location for travelers seeking a lovely intimate feel. The 149 well-appointed rooms at the Bahia Principe Luxury Samaná look out over the beautiful city of Samaná. Its innate splendor will surprise visitors who seek a balanced/wellness journey meanwhile providing a warm and soothing ambience that allows for guests to disconnect.


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.


Los Haitises National Park is another must-visit attraction featuring rich biodiversity and caves marked with native Taino hieroglyphs. Travelers can also go horseback riding through the jungle and visit Salto del Limon, a beautiful cascading waterfall. Several beaches and beach towns located within the province of Samaná have a laid-back appeal and offer paradisical escape of wild beaches, kilometers of brilliant white sand and crystalline waters. The largely untouched Playa Rincon can be best accessed by renting ATVs or by booking a guided tour with local operators while Las Terrenas, a beach haven with European influence, has waterfront tiki bars that are mostly owned and operated by expats.


Travelers can benefit from the multiple flights into Samaná El Catey International Airport and Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic’s capital.  A new highway connecting Santo Domingo to the Samaná peninsula allows guests to reach their destination in under two hours. Airport transfers are included in most of Bahia Principe’s package bookings. This hidden sanctuary, on the Dominican Republic’s northeast coast with unmatched beaches, lush greenery, and mountainous vistas is just waiting to be discovered.



About Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts

 Grupo Piñero’s Bahia Principe hotel chain has a presence in the Dominican Republic, where it is the market leader in terms of the number of hotel beds, as well as the Riviera Maya (Mexico), Jamaica and Spain (in the Canaries and Balearic Islands). Year after year, the Bahia Principe hotels receive a large part of the most prestigious international awards for quality that are given in the vacation industry. Alongside its high-end hotel facilities, the Piñero family’s company also manages two large luxury home resorts: Playa Nueva Romana Residences & Golf (Dominican Republic) and Bahia Principe Rivera Maya Residences & Golf (Mexico). The company has also developed other lines of business in the tourism industry, the most notable of which include the tour operator business (Soltour and BP-USA Travel) and a destination management company (Coming2).


Grupo Piñero is a family-owned Spanish tourism group with a presence throughout the entire value chain in the vacation industry. It holds the top rankings in international leadership within the sun and beach travel segment, basing its value offerings on three main foundations: its ability to inspire trust, its service which pursues excellence, warmth and attention to detail, and unique quality for price in its different segments of activity. Grupo Piñero manages 8 million tourist stays per year for customers from more than 30 countries.