Cayo Levantado

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This idyllic island resort takes you out of everyday life and into a Caribbean paradise of palm-speckled beaches and villa accommodation.

Find the ideal Caribbean escape at Cayo Levantado’s public beach or island resort. Hop on a boat from Samana and discover this isolated islet off the south coast of the Dominican Republic. Savor a day surrounded by white sands, clean waters and swaying palms.

Day visitors will have free access to the island’s public beach on the northern side of Cayo Levantado. Though visitor numbers can be high in peak season, the spacious beach remains relatively empty for most of the year. Find a spot and spend the day tanning, reading a book or bobbing in the refreshing, clear waters.

The public area offers a number of food, drink and relaxation services. Try local cuisine at food stalls or enjoy an icy cold beer in the heat of the day. Often, Dominican street bands will provide background music while you eat. Performers may ask for tips, but this is optional. After a meal, restore your weary muscles with a visit to an oceanfront massage hut.

Along the pier, find a number of stalls selling coffee, rum and jewelry made with local jade stones. Visit in the evenings to haggle for the best prices. Get your photo taken with street performers for a small fee.

Stay overnight or for a week at the island resort, which offers over 200 rooms. Accommodation ranges from less expensive junior suites to superior suites, though even the cheaper options can be pricy. The resort includes access to a number of luxury amenities including secluded pools, international restaurants and bars near the water.

For a marine adventure, take a diving or snorkeling tour. Sights around the islet include wrecks, reefs and fascinating coral formations. Alternatively, go on a whale-watching cruise and spot majestic humpbacks in migration season.

Cayo Leyantado is a 10-minute ferry ride from Samana on the south coast of Dominican Republic. Organize tours through Samana travel agents or the island hotel.

Top Hotels Close to Cayo Levantado

Bahia Principe Luxury Samana - Adults Only
Bahia Principe Luxury Samana - Adults Only
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carretera Samana, Las Galeras, s/n, Los Cacaos, Samaná
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Samaná. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (264 reviews)
"This was a very unique resort - such beautiful views. You couldn’t sleep any closer to the ocean. Ocean has a perfectly sandy floor with beautiful water. It’s not the crystal blue, but it’s still gorgeous."

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Bahia Principe Luxury Samana - Adults Only
Cayo Levantado Resort - All Inclusive
Cayo Levantado Resort - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Isla De Cayo Levantado, Samaná, Samana, 32000
Stay at this 5-star luxury property in Samaná. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
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Bahia Principe Luxury Samana - Adults Only
Bahia Principe Luxury Samana - Adults Only
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Ctra Samaná - Las Galeras s/n, Samana, Samana (province)
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Samaná. Enjoy WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Playa Las Flechas and Cayo Levantado Beach are located ...
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