After the passenger change in Jamaika we had a sea day which was pretty windy. The day after we reached the Dominican Republic again. This time we were in the north on the peninsula Samaná, in the Bay of Samaná. This area of the Dominican Republic is not very touristy. With only a few all inclusive hotels it is rather an area for Dominicans to spend their vacation. Therefore it is all very typical and not really busy. What a wonderful place. To me tourism in the Dominican Republic always was Punta Cana and thousands of hotels. Not really our style of travelling.
As the Bay of Samaná is pretty small our ship had to use tender boats again, which was a lovely experience again as I like small boats!
We were able to watch a guy roll cigars. It smells pretty good and it is amazing how fast the guys work. Obviously he likes his own stuff as he was smoking the entire time he was working 🙂
One small little town we went to was called Las Tenerras, about one hour by car from Samaná.
A couple of months ago Las Terrenas beaches were much wider and bigger but Hurricanes Irma and Maria took most of the beaches and now the ocean comes pretty close to the roads. Fortunately the beaches were pretty much all the Hurricanes took. Las Terrenas is still a very charming little town with a nice carribean flair to it.
On the way back to Samaná the Ocean is a steady companion when you look out of the window. The water is a lovely turquoise blue and green.
When we left Samaná again we passed what is called the Barcadi Island. It gained its name from a TV commerical from the 1970s for Barcadi. Also that night we were able to manage a pretty cool sunset on the way to St. Kitts and Nevis.