A land of coconut coves and cascading waterfalls

Samana holidays should all begin with the words: "Welcome to Paradise." This beautiful peninsular on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic boasts glorious white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, tropical rainforests, stunning mountain peaks and year round warm temperatures.

Welcome to paradise

Still relatively unspoilt with coconut coves and cascading waterfalls, forests come alive with the chatter of green parrots accompanied by the acoustic talents of the harmless cicada insects, all harmonised with palm trees blowing gently on the warm Caribbean breeze.

The scenery is just as stunning below sea level as above making snorkelling and scuba diving an absolute must on Samana holidays. Vibrant coral reefs, fascinating marine life, underwater pinnacles rising from the ocean bed, along with tunnels and caves to swim through making memories that will last a life time and images you may never see again.

January to March sees the best time for whale watching trips, the mammals gather in their thousands as mating season begins, listen to the humpback’s courting song, and watch the proud display as the males try to impress their ladies. Just across the bay lies Los Haitises National Park, the most stunning mangrove reserve in the Caribbean , witness humid sub tropical rain forests, cedar and mahogany trees, Hispaniolan parrots and stunning waterfalls.

Currency: Dominican Peso

Language: English

Time Difference: GMT -4

Religion: Roman Catholic

Fantastic beaches and rolling waves, an area of stunning natural beauty

The beaches to the north of the peninsular; Playa Bonita , Cozon , El Portillo or Los Terranas offer excellent waves, ideal for surfing as does the beautiful Plata Rincon beach. To the south are Playa Galeras and Cayo Levantado a small island shielding the bay from the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Samana city is also worth a visit, originally discovered by the Americans it is still a mainly English speaking place today.

Horse riding and walking are extremely popular on holidays in Samana as they give the chance to see more of this wonderful peninsula, as will a four wheel drive through the mountains, with breathtaking views of the rugged yet lush green landscape. Shops in Samana are largely located in the hotels and consist of souvenir shops and boutiques. Restaurants offer international cuisine with street stalls selling pollo fritto, batatas and pescado. Accommodation is mainly hotel based, some offering all inclusive luxury while many supply a room only basis giving excellent opportunities to sample the local restaurants.

So if it’s a taste of paradise you are looking for, then Samana is definitely the place for you as it is one of, if not the most beautiful place in the Caribbean . Oozing with natural beauty, step off the plane and forget that the rest of the world exists. Book your holidays to Samana online at Latedeals.co.uk today and prepare to lose yourself Robinson Crusoe style, in this little piece of heaven.

Places to Visit

Samana City

– Samana city is a fantastic place to visit with it’s unusual history, in 1824 it was settled by two shiploads of freed American slaves and still today many residents speak English as a first language

Los Haitises National Park

– Can be reached by a short boat ride across the Bay, you can only enter the park with a certified guide. The Park has one of the most important rainforests and mangrove reserves in the entire Caribbean, complete with keys and caves

Caving – Samara

– Samara has an abundance of caves to explore, offering sightings of petroglyphs and pictograms from the days of the Indian settlers. The site in Samana is known the first battle between the Indian settlers and the European conquerors – the Battle of the Arrows