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Arrived at CL!

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Arrived at CL!

Arrived at CL today. Flight passed pretty quickly with good in flight entertainment and plenty of leg room - glad we didn't pay extra for this! Was cloudy with a touch of rain during transfer but really warm and then a pretty choppy boat ride to the island. Booked a junior suite superior and WOW it is amazing. In villa 4 with a sea view and it goes way beyond our expectations. Decided to order room service today as its already 1.30am UK time but looking forward to exploring the island tomorrow. First impressions are very good.

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Good to hear you made it safe and sound. You folks from the UK have such a long journey so you must be tuckered. Have a good holiday.

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Good call on the flight we upgraded two trips ago when it was only £65 each way on the way out well worth the extra especially with having dedicated check in line. On the way back not... This trip the people at El Catay with dedicated check in line waited longer than us guys in steerage cos they only had only desk open and we had 9, this year the cost to upgrade was £230 each even I cant drink that much on a plane lol.

Villa four is lovely and I hope that you enjoy the stroll to the beaches and pool, finish up each day with sometime at the jacuzzi pool just total relaxation. You will be starving by breakfast, which is good cos there are lots of really good things to try, have some hot chocolate, they add cinnamon to it - fab and do try the fried milk, like lightly battered vanilla cream dusted with suger, to the left of the omlette man with all the other french toast stuff. Also the mango, sun ripped mango, totally fruitier than you get in the UK. My tip is try to eat and drink something each day that you have never tried before.. receipe for a happy holiday and expanding waist band. Hope you have a totally fab time.

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We were in 4202 -the view is fabulous!!!

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6:00am and hubby's body clock is telling him it is morning! Sitting on the balcony listening to the waves lapping over the shore. Feels a bit early to start exploring, maybe after a coffee. Wifi is great, best ever!

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Order up your coffee from room service and ask them to bring a pot of coffee and a pot of hot milk - the guy that brings it is great - it really is a fab way to start the day until you body clock adjusts, should take about 48 hours, but it really is the best part of the day - you lucky people.

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Didn't think about ordering coffee from room service, will remember that next time. Was trying to start off being good but having had breakfast and lunch that will be an impossibility! Food is just as amazing as the resort and the room.

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Airport in samana,,,anything to watch or be aware of,,,,,, I Guess time shares are everywhere....... Travel time from airport to port,,,,,,, boat ride,,, 20 minutes or less!!!!! Any info greatfully appreciated.... 9 days till arrival from toronto

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I agree brewerdave, that's the one we are in!

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Samana airport pretty good, only one flight in and by the time we'd got the tourist card and gone through passport control the cases were off and waiting for us. 45min transfer to boat and 15-20 min transfer to island. Long day but couldn't have been any more straightforward! Beautiful place, you won't be disappointed.

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Leaving a week sunday... Booked earlier in week,,,,,saves waiting!!!!!!!