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Emerging destination in Dominican Republic gains market share
Published on November 21, 2012 Email To Friend    Print Version

SAMANA, Dominican Republic -- One of the Dominican Republic's off-the-beaten path tourist hubs, the Samana Peninsula, is still one of the least known regions on an island famous for its many popular hotspots.

Jet Blue's new twice-weekly flights (which launched last week on 14 November) between New York's JFK and Samana's El Catey International Airport (AZS) is the only service between the US and this emerging tourist destination.

The area's seclusion has made it a magnet for upscale getaways, and Vista Mare Samana is no exception. Built facing the spectacular panorama of Samana Bay and the island of Cayo Levantado, it offers guests extraordinary vacation experiences in their beautifully appointed one-, two- or three-bedroom condo apartments.

An excellent choice for groups or families looking for all the comforts of home with the amenities of a five-star hotel, guests at Vista Mare can choose from 87 airy, light-filled apartments with floor to ceiling glass doors, decorated in sleek Island Modern.

Ranked as one of the best places in the world to observe the humpback whales by the World Wildlife Fund, Samana fills with visitors vying for a chance to see these magnificent animals. Guests at Vista Mare, however, can fully enjoy the show from their ample balconies -- it's the ultimate front row seat.

On-site, Vista Mare has a swimming pool with waiter service, two private beaches and a beach club, a modern gym where guests can practice yoga, Pilates and aerobics, the full-service Xaixu spa, a private meeting room, and the gourmet El Cayo Restaurant for a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner with an endless view. Wi-Fi is available in common areas. Vista Mare is also an ideal spot for a destination wedding, complete with a wedding planner to take care of every detail.

Rates for Vista Mare during whale season start at $140 per night for a one-bedroom condo to $395 per night for a four-bedroom condo; no minimum stay is required and daily housekeeping is included in the rate.
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