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Best Beach?

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Best Beach?

Hi everyone just planning things we want to do on our 2 weeks and just wondering where the best beach/beaches are? Obviously like most people we are looking for the picture postcard caribbean beach with powder white sand and lovely blue sea with not too many people on it! Not too much to ask for! Any suggestions....we are staying at the Bachata....also would be useful to know how far and how to get there.

Thanks all! : )

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1. Re: Best Beach?

Unfortunately, you will not find "powder white sand & lovely blue sea" type beaches on the North coast of the D.R. There is a nice public beach in Sosua, which is a 25minute taxi ride from the Riu. Or you can go to Cabarete which is another 10-15 minutes from Sosua...lots of beach there & it is "home" to all the kite-surfing.

At the Bachata, the best part of the beach is in front of the Merengue Village (old Mambo resort)...lots of 'carmel colored' sand & not as much coral or stone to bother your feet when getting into or out of the water. There is also a beach bar at that end, so you won't have to walk to far to find yourself a libation !!

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2. Re: Best Beach?

A bit far from the Riu, about an hour and a half or so, Playa La Ensenada and Punta Rucia have white sand Unfortunafely, it's complicated to get there. You'll need a local driver.

There are some good beach photos on TripAdvisor but much better ones on Flickr

tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g4156412-Punta_Rucia…

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Punta+Rucia+

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3. Re: Best Beach?

Also look at playa Caleton and Playa Grande near rio San Juan which is about an hour and a half to the east.

BObK

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4. Re: Best Beach?

Yup not the best choice for the perfect sand etc that u want Punta Cana would have been better.. Good luck thou..

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5. Re: Best Beach?

Thanks for all the info guys.... any beach right now will look pretty good compared to the grey and miserable skies in London!!

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6. Re: Best Beach?

I agree dark and gloomy here too in MOntreal... cant wait for the beach and heat.

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