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Old August 15th, 2007, 09:32 PM
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we'll be doing a Samana stopover on the Pearl in Oct. and know little or nothing about that side of the D.R.--Any help for planning a day would be greatly appreciated
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we'll be doing a Samana stopover on the Pearl in Oct. and know little or nothing about that side of the D.R.--Any help for planning a day would be greatly appreciated
It is very rare I suggest only using the ships excursions, but this is one time I would either stay on board, walk to the little flea market and then head back or use NCL as your tour guide. The island, like much of DR is very poor, we did not find the people friendly at all and really were totally unimpressed as were most we talked to on the ship. I am sure some people will say the island is wonderful, it probably is under the right circumstances, we just didn't feel comfortable.


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thanks Nita, we kind of felt that way last year while in Santo Domingo, very unimpressed and the poverty level was extreme. we were kind of hoping Samana would be a nicer side, Will probably just book an NCL excursion
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From your name it seems you're a golfer. See if the ship offers a golf excursion to the Teeth of the Dog.... one of the most beautiful golf courses I've played anywhere in the world.
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Thanx Kuki--tried to get on last year while we were in Casa de Campo but no tee times--heard it's a great track!!I see your posts a lot and enjoy them. Apparently you're not familiar with Samana?--Just need to know how to spend the day---hate to just book an NCL island "beachday" or stay on the ship--doesn't seem to be much else
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I will be stopping In Samana as well on the Dawn this December. We probably will do a NCL excursion. since there doesn't seem to be much there.
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I was in Samaana last March. They were building a Casino and Shops right acroos the street from where the tender drops you. I am not sure if its finished yet. We did a local sites tour, but there really wasnt anything worth seeing as the area is pretty well undeveloped. I thought the people I met were friendly, but it is a very poor area.
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We're going to try the Mangrove Exploration by Kayak at Los Haitises National Park. It sounds like a pretty place. We'll end up at Cayo Levantado.
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If you are interested in fishing please take a gander at http://www.casadoradodr.com/fishing.html

Capt Roberto can hook you up for a 4 hour trip out of Las Galeras, a few miles from the tender dock.

You can also negotiate him picking you up at the tender dock and dropping you off back after fishing.

Did a lot of research for things to do in Samana but didn't find anything that seemed fun...other than fishing that is...

Haven't taken the trip yet but I am reserved for a 4 hour trip once we reach Samana...hopefully the tenders will running and we can port.

If anyone hooks up with Capt Roberto prior to March 2008, I would appreciate some feedback...and thanks in advance.
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Go to Cayo Leventado. Take ship excursion. The island and beaches are beautiful. The drinks are served in fresh pineapples or coconuts. Delicious
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Go to Cayo Leventado. Take ship excursion. The island and beaches are beautiful. The drinks are served in fresh pineapples or coconuts. Delicious
And no one makes a Pina Colada like they do in DR. After having one there you will never like one you have anywhere else.
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