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Islands/Areas Similar to Samana in the Dominican Republic?

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Hi, I am looking for recommendations for an island to visit in March that has a similar character to Samana peninsula in the DR. Visited there last year in January and absolutely loved it, but life is short and I try not to re-visit the same area, at least not within a year of previous visit.

What we loved about Samana:
(1) as Fodor's says, "exploring its preserved natural wonders and relaxing on the beach" ; i.e. combination of interesting hikes/physical activities off the beach and beautiful beaches to enjoy as well.

(2) its distinct "flavor": really felt like it had its own culture, cuisine and character

(3) relatively undeveloped (we stayed in LasTerenas)

(4) lots of good options for small, relatively inexpensive hotels

Not interested in opportunities to gamble, fine cuisine/fancy restaurants, dressing up to go out, shopping, high rise condos/all-inclusive resorts on the beaches or cruise-ship crowds.

Have already visited St John and loved it for many of the reasons noted above. St Lucia looks like it would fit the bill but the airfare is prohibitively expensive.

Flying from the East Coast and would probably transfer in Charlotte, NC, Miami, or San Juan.

I'm thinking about Vieques, PR, somewhere else on the mainland in PR, or one of the out-islands of the Bahamas, specifically Cat Island or Eleuthera. A little worried that the Bahamas will be too cold in mid-March.

Thank you for any suggestions!

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