I did this excursion in October 2007....It was pure bliss! I didn't know what to expect, but we knew we didn't want to go into Samana, we decided to spend the day in "paradise" and that is exactly what it was. There was the most beautiful beaches, beach chairs, great water to swim in, you could rent snorkel equip, get a beach massage and shop the local vendors. We got some lovely local jewelry and a great island drink. I felt like I was on Giligans Island and this was my best Caribbean Experience, I hope you enjoy as much as we did!