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Cayo Levantado Dominican Republic Cruise Port Guide


As cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered ashore. The island is privately owned and houses the five-star Gran Bahia Principe Hotel. If your ship anchors off Samana, tours to Cayo Levantado can be purchased on board; if your ships calls at the island itself, just hop in a tender and you're there.

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Cayo Levantado is a small island in Samana Bay. Legend claims that bounty hunters came here long ago. Pirates of the Caribbean? Well, if they didn't find treasure, they did find paradise. And, due to the fact that this island is pristine, many other modern-day treasure seekers have Cayo Levantado on their radar.

The sand here is white and powdery; the turquoise waters crystal clear - perfect for swimming and snorkeling. And, there is plenty to eat here. A few huts and facilities will have you trying all the local cuisine. Sun, beach, food, sand... paradise indeed.

Cayo Levantado is also called Bacardi Island because some of the palm trees look like the ones in the Bacardi ads. Remember that because of the popularity of paradise (Cayo Levantado), several hundred tourists venture here daily.

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1 Dominican peso = 0.029499 U.S. Dollars

There are ATM machines around, some resorts have them, but they are mostly in the cities and towns, not the resort areas, so don't rely on this as your only source of cash.

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Opening Hours and Holidays:

Mon-Sat 0800-1200 and 1430-1830.

1 Jan New Year's Day.
6 Jan Epiphany.
21 Jan Our Lady of Altagracia.
26 Jan Duarte's Birthday.
27 Feb Independence Day.
Good Friday. 
1 May Labour Day.
22 May Corpus Christi.
16 Aug Restoration Day.
24 Sep Our Lady of las Mercedes.
10 Nov Constitution Day.
25 Dec Christmas Day.

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