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a day trip to paradise

Posted in american dream, beach, life, nature, paradise, travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 06/09/2009 by Walter

We operate the catamaran Sonia from a private dock in Miches.

a cozy day-trip by catamaran to enjoy paradise:

Miches – Media Luna – Cayo Levantado – Miches

Picnic in Media Luna, a small sand island in the middle of Samana bay.

From Miches we depart with the “motor-catamaran Sonia“, after one hour we make the first stop in “Media Luna“, a sand shoal in the middle of the Bay of Samana. Its low tide and we can leave the catamaran to take a drink and prepare a quick breakfast picnic on the small sandy island. A large coral reef surrounding the sandbank. Some of us take the snorkeling equipment for to explore the colorful underwater world. After some more Margaritas we took off in direction Cayo Levantado, the Bacardi dream island.

"Cayo Levantado", the Bacardi dream island in the bay of Samana.

Here await us a dream beach and a fine lunch in the beach restaurant. The sand there is so white and the turquoise waters crystal clear, its excellent for swimming and snorkeling. After lunch we have some time to swim or relax on the beach. Known for its fantastic beach where the bacardi commercial was filmed, this small island in the Samana Bay is the stuff of legends, apparently linked to bounty hunters and treasure.

Bacardi Insel 1Bacardi Insel 3

dolphins in the bay of Samana

Dolphins in the bay of Samana

As conclusion, on the way back to Miches more than 15 minutes we were accompanied by a group of jumping dolphins. Today we learned that paradise is reality, we found it in the bay of Samana …….

Thanks to the staff of “Rancho La Cueva” for this unforgettable day in the Dominican east coast!

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