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Old August 27th, 2010, 12:15 AM
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When the ship gets to Samana, do we have a choice of going to Samana city or coya Levantando.
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Cayo Laventado is a shore excursion you have to purchase through the ship. It is well worth the money and was one of the most beautiful beaches we have been to. There are locals selling trinkets they are very nice and not to pushy. They have live music playing at the beach (it is not real loud so not annoying) they also have a beach barbecue the food is at a reasonable cost and it was very good. The beach itself is incredible, palm trees in the sand. Crystal clear water, we saw starfish just a few feet out and it was very good snorkeling there too. Obviously I highly recommend going there.
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We did a shore excursion to cayo levantado..was very nice there. We got a day pass to stay at the Grand Bahia resort on the island and had use of the pool, dining rooms, beaches, towels and beach chairs. Has been one of my favorite spots of all my cruise stops. We did not go into the town of Samama at all so I can't comment on that.
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how did you get the day pass??/ I would love to do that.
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Viv, We were on NCL Pearl and they offered 2 different excursions to cayo levantado. One to the public beach there and one to the resort. Hopefully your cruise will offer that choice..good luck!!
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I didn't see that they offer 2 one to the beach and they other to the beach plus activities.
I wonder if I can take the water taxi over to the resort and get a day pass there??
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thanks again for the info about cayo
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...you can always find a third party tour guide to do anything you want, but the ship won't wait for you if you fall behind...

...the third party tours are almost always indirect and adjacent to your line of sight when you exit the terminal...
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thanks, I think we may do that, we have gone on our own before and it worked out OK.
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Just to clarify, if you want to visit Cayo Levantado island when coming on a cruise ship you can only do so through the cruise line. No one is allowed to bring cruise ship guests to the island except the cruise lines themselves. A nice little illegal monopoly that they have been given by the local government.
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