Dominican Getaway

Published: November 29th 2017
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4 hour flight to Samana, DR

Just back from a 2 week getaway to escape one of the most unpleasant months of the year at Sauble...cold, high winds and no neighbours.

Carolyn & Ken (family) had been to Cayo Levantado twice and recommended it...we agreed!

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Sauble in NovemberSauble in November
Sauble in November

good reason to get away!
Dominican GetawayDominican Getaway
Dominican Getaway

Just 2km long with mostly low rise buildings, adults only, it was a great place for us to spend 2 weeks. We were in villa #5.
The dock and main lobbyThe dock and main lobby
The dock and main lobby

All visitors arrive by boat, 3-4 km from the mainland.
Huge roomHuge room
Huge room

We have been to a few resorts but have never experienced such a spacious room and balcony.

we have had rooms smaller than our balcony here.
Lush groundsLush grounds
Lush grounds

The resort has a very large staff to manage and manicure the lush grounds.
exotic plantsexotic plants
exotic plants

we spent many hours walking the island's paths, enjoying the beautiful gardens.
Seafood buffetSeafood buffet
Seafood buffet

A pretty spectacular seafood spread; only oysters missing.
Don Pablo's restaurantDon Pablo's restaurant
Don Pablo's restaurant

with 4 a la carte and 3 buffet restaurants there was no shortage of choice.
lower poollower pool
lower pool

we spent a few very pleasant hours here
by the beachby the beach
by the beach

Marlie's favourite spot
little beachlittle beach
little beach

not Bondi, but good enough for our needs
beach palapasbeach palapas
beach palapas

the resort was at about 1/2 capacity; another reason to go in November.
by the poolby the pool
by the pool

not hard to enjoy being shopping, cooking or cleaning for 2 weeks!
day tripday trip
day trip

we took an excursion to a National Park, by boat...a challenge for the guide who had to speak Spanish, English & French.

important breeding ground for fish, crabs etc.

these were drawn by locals before the arrival of Columbus....this area is one of several that lay claim to being his first contact with America.
Home againHome again
Home again

we were treated to a great view of Toronto on our approach to landing.

29th November 2017

Peaceful Getaway
Wow - nice you guys - Move to Kingsville - our weather is awesome(LOL) - closer to get to the Detroit Airport - looked at your pictures twice this morning - love them - I am in process of making my famous Tourtiers (meat pies) for Christmas -
29th November 2017

RDB 25th
Just learned that May 11th is the date to circle. Please try to be there!

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