As so many reviewers have said, this is a picturesque place with a very comfortable vibe. The rooms are very clean and quiet. Maurizio couldn't be nicer and the dogs are friendly, as long as you don't wake them up. Claudio's cooking was a very nice surprise with homemade pastas leading the menu.
For swimming and sunning, the beach in front of the hotel is ok, but La Playita which is a 20 minute or so walk is nicer and has a couple of places to eat as well. Rincon beach is about a 30 minute drive, or shorter boat ride and is beautiful with several food options. Expect to pay 300 pesos for 2 covered lounge chairs at La Playita and a bit more at Rincon.
We took a boat ride for whale watching from the beach in front of Todo Blanco. It takes you to the Playa Fronton area where the whales are and can be pretty bouncy if the sea is choppy as it's a small boat. Playa Fronton was a big dissapointment. It's an ok beach, but not as nice as the others. If you're going to pay for a boat ride, Rincon is a much better choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beachfront Boutique Hotel Todo Blanco in Las Galeras, Samana Peninsula in Dominican Republic. One of the Best Rated Hotels in Las Galeras. Great location downtown right on the beach. Come spend an unforgettable vacation with us ! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Todo Blanco Hotel Samana, Dominican Republic