Hotel Casa Marina Bay: "All inclusive Hotel" Las Galeras Hotel Tip by Olympia75

Las Galeras Hotels: 4 reviews and 7 photos

  My room !
by Olympia75

A 2 weeks stay in a 200 rooms hotel...
Very nice and clean rooms (although some bungalows would need a little refreshment), with 2 queen size beds, hair dryer and small fridge bar in most rooms.
The buildings have2 floors, which means that if you are in the ground floor you can access through your window. 1st floor rooms have a balcony, while ground rooms get to the gardens.
The gardens are nice, there is a small "lake" next to the beach, tortles, horses, chickens and a peacock !
The 2 pools (1 for volley, 1 for swimming) are rather small and only 120 cm deep.
You will find chairs at the pool and the beach and towels are delivered for free and can be changed everyday.

Casa Marina Bay is a good choice for families and for people who want to have a quiet vacation ; the disco was often empty and nothing seemed to happen after the evening show.
Of course, there are various excursions organised by the hotel (Cascada del Limon, playa del Ricon, see the whales in winter...) but there is no real action going on in the surroundings. Also, if you don't need to have everything beeing organised for you, I'd recommend that you do theses excursions on your own (local taxis etc).

Unique Qualities: Very nice and smiling staff, varied food (3 restaurants : 1 main, 1 snack bar at the pool, 1 snack- bar at the beach).

Morning : great fresh fruit drinks, fresh fruit (papaya, melon, ananas) and a whole variety of different breads, salted and sweet choices, minute maid omelets and crepes...

Noon : You can eat at the main restaurant (huge choices) or at the beach (chicken or fish on the grill + choice of salads, fruits and sandwiches) or at the pool bar : snacks and sandwiches

Afternoon : Don't miss the crepes at the pool bar !!! yummy

Evening : Main restaurant (great choices) or make a reservation for pasta-pizza at the pool restaurant or at the beach restaurant (1/week). Wine and "specials" will be charged in that case (I found it expensive... 35 $ for lobster... !)

Also it is not very big, nor large, beach is absolutely beautifull. Just like a postcard... and is surrounded by grass and palmtrees. The sand is incredibly thin and white, the beach on the way to Las galeras (a beautiful 10 mn walk by the beach) is gorgeous too...
because of the coral reef there is not much depth which can also be an advantage.

Last but not least, the extremely nice and dynamic teem of dancers who have a show every night (they have 14 different shows !). Everyone was admirative of the quality of the shows : choregraphics, costumes and general quality are very high !

Address: Casa Marina Bay, Las Galeras, Samana, Dominican Republic
Phone: (1) (809) 538 00 20
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2004
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