Looking for beautiful clam beach in the DR

Nov 19th, 2001, 06:39 AM
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eliz
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Looking for beautiful clam beach in the DR

I went to Samana two years ago - not cheap, but very beautiful. One problem though - I found the water to be rough (we faced the Atlantic) - the sand was so churned up that you couldn't snorkel. I am looking for a truly beautiful beach - No waves, white sand, shallow for long stretches. I would like it not to be too crowded either. And I can't spend too much money so that's why I'm picking the DR. Too much to ask for? Any suggestions? How about Punta Cana?
 
Nov 23rd, 2001, 09:34 AM
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Boca Chica - is billed as the largest swimming pool in the world. If you want swimming pool type calmness and a shallow sloping beach, then Boca Chica is for you. Note: It is close to Santa Domingo, so weekends may be crowded.

Also, try driving east to visit several other beaches like Jaun Dolio, Bayihibe, Catalina Island and Soana Island. Never been to Punta Cana.

I agree the north coast is chopper water. Last year, I visited Samana during whale watching season (Jan -Mar). I also went by Cayo Laventado, Las Terranas, Sosusa and Playa Dorodo.
 
Nov 24th, 2001, 05:03 AM
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Lisa
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Yes, the northern part of the DR is on the Atlantic. I would recommend Punta Cana for the beautiful beaches and blue Caribbean waters.
 
Dec 4th, 2001, 06:09 AM
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I was in Punta Cana Melia Caribe Tropicale. Beautiful resort and beach, calm water. We floated on rafts all week, was wonderful and relaxing.
 
Dec 11th, 2001, 01:32 PM
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Just returned from a week at the Casa del Mar resort at Bayahibe (near La Romana) and didn't see a wave all week. The water is clear and calm with good snorkeling right off the beach. The resort is a reasonably priced all-inclusive and is very nice.
 
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