Hi fellow travel addicts!
I've been posting a lot the past few days, trying to narrow down a DR destination for my spouse and myself. I think I may have decided on Bayahibe. We are scuba divers, and I've found through this website and Scuba Board that Bayahibe has the best scuba diving. I've been searching for some general information on what the town of Bayahibe is like, but am not coming up with much.
In addition to scuba diving, we also enjoy laying on the beach, trying different restaurants, and spending a few hours at a quieter bar chatting with random people. :) We are not big party-people, so nightclubs are not high on our list. Also we are not big shoppers, except for the requisite cheesy souveniers for family members.
So far, the only thing I know about Bayahibe is:
--Small fishing town
--Lots of scuba operators
--A few all-inclusive resorts
--Two beaches: one public, one private
We rent apartments by the week when we travel (as opposed to staying at an all-inclusive or a hotel), so we will need to go into town for restaurants and bars, etc., rather than relying on restaurants/bars at the resort.
My questions are:
--How many and what type of restaurants are available in Bayahibe?
--Bars/pubs? How late are they open at night?
--What kind of shopping is available?
--How is the public beach?
--Is there a place we could rent a moped/scooter/bicycle to possibly take a day trip to the National Park Este? (We are both mopedders at home here in Minneapolis, and have lots of experience driving mopeds.)
Muchas gracias, amigos!!! Thanks so much in advance for your help with my silly questions!