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The secret's out - Samana set to become Dominican Republic's next hot destination

  • 01-Dec-12 12:39
  • Samana
  • Caribbean News Now

The Dominican Republic is best known for the sun sea and sand all inclusive experience at the wildly popular Punta Cana, this is all set to change as with Jet Blue the first airline to add twice weekly flights to the secluded Samana Peninsula from the US. Apart from its waterfalls, and tropical forests holidays in Samana are ideal for whale watching. Holidaymakers can see the majestic humpback whale in action up close, a truly once in a lifetime experience.

The secret's out - Samana set to become Dominican Republic's next hot destination

For most, the thought of Dominican Republic holidays, will instantly conjure up images of a relaxing all inclusive sun, sea and sand getaway in the island’s popular Punta Cana district. While Punta Cana has certainly earned its spot as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Dominican Republic, the Samana Peninsula has been winning over the hearts of those travellers willing to explore beyond the beaten path. With American airline Jet Blue recently announcing its decision to add twice weekly flights to Samana Peninsula from New York, holidays in Samana are set to become even more popular with travellers.

Scott Laurence, Vice President of Network Planning and Partnerships at JetBlue, Scott Laurence, expressed optimism that the popularity of Samana would take off with Jet Blue customers, “We have no doubts our customers will rush to learn everything that this tropical location has to offer…Samana is a destination we've long had our eye on… Dominican Republic's Samana Peninsula features pure ecological bliss with breathtaking coastline, Los Haitises National Park, El Limon Waterfall, secluded beaches and charming towns like Samana, Las Galeras and Las Terrenas”

Beautiful beaches, awe inspiring waterfalls, and inviting tropical forests just begging to be explored are just some of the things that holidays in Samana have to offer. However, the region is probably best known for its whale watching, a unique experience which in itself is an amazing selling point that can be used by the many Samana resorts and hotels to attract more travellers. Since Jet Blue’s announcement, The Vista Mare Samana resort has been one resort to take advantage of this opportunity by promoting whale watching in Samana this winter.

The Vista Mare Samana, with its beach front location has been ranked as the top viewing spot for humpback whales by the World Wildlife Fund. Guests at the resort can view these majestic creature in action form the balconies of the Vista Mare apartments or alternatively, the hotel can assist with arranging excursions out to the water to view the whales up close. Travellers interested in this once in a lifetime experience can stay at the Vista Mare from as little as $140 per night for a one-bedroom condo $395 per night for a four-bedroom condo, rates include daily housekeeping.

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