By Maria Bashi, Ms. Career Girl
When going on a romantic getaway, it’s important to book adult-only hotels. Not only are adults-only resorts generally more quiet and relaxing, these are usually the resorts that are intentionally romantic. They’re designed to ooze luxury and romance. Afterall, luxury and romance go hand-in-hand.
Dominican republic all inclusive adults only resorts in Samana are particularly unique. Hotel rooms at the Bahia Principe for example are particularly focused on couples. Rooms are spacious and premium and have personalized service. Here, there is an opportunity to have privacy; rooms overlook the beautiful and tranquil sunsets as the hotel sits on the coast facing south.
What is important with romantic getaways is an element of exclusivity. Having space for you and your partner to enjoy fine dining and leisurely activities in peace in the most important thing. Luxury resorts in Samana tend to have incredible food, too, with blends of authentic local cuisine and recipes from other cultures. Don’t forget, you end up just eating in your resort rather than finding other restaurants because the in-house options tend to be high quality, nearby and plentiful in choice.
This is how to redefine paradise on your romantic getaway. The resort is the most important aspect (although not the only aspect of course). Indulging in luxury means to have a variety of facilities available on-hand. To give you some ideas: a la carte pillow options, butler services, pool bars and private beaches are some things to consider when booking. Thankfully, there are plenty of opportunities for this as the Dominican Republic remains one of the most popular destinations for honeymoons.
Before heading off, excursions should be planned and pre-booked. There is a lot more activities and day-out opportunities in Dominican Republic than people expect. Purchasing beforehand is a good way to weigh up all the opportunities, and it also means you save time when you get there. This is a great way to save money, as the prices are usually higher when there (i.e. with most walking tours).
Samana bay also has the Cayo Levantado island nearby – also known as Bacardi island. Samana and Cayo Levantado island are 7km apart, so this is an obvious choice for a day out. The island is only 3 square kilometers in size, but it has an incredible beach and small-island feel to it. The sand is pure white and the ocean waters are astoundingly clear. There are both a public beach and a private beach that is just for Bahia Principe guests. Fresh fish and gorgeous seafood can be enjoyed along with some tropical cocktails.
A perfect way to end the romantic holiday in Samana is to visit the Santa Barbara which lies in the same city. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can jump in The Lemon Waterfall. Humpback Whales can be discovered on a romantic boat trip, too, and Los Haitises National Park isn’t too far away either which has a couple of endemic species.
La Churcha is a popular attraction, a 19th century church which was constructed by freed slaves. This is symbolic of Dominican freedom and Santa Barbara has various other sites too! You can also find shopping centres such as La Plazita, which still remains a cozy square and has a wide variety of stores.