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Chalet Tropical Village
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Marsha and I chose Chalet Tropical Village entirely because of the wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor, and especially because of what people said about Sarah's energy and guidance. And everything exceeded expectations! We spent a week in the largest chalet and never stopped admiring the unique, artistic stone and wood construction of the building.  We enjoyed delicious breakfasts of fruit and pancakes on our porch, were directed to great swimming at several different beaches (one a fifteen minute walk and two a motorboat ride away), ate very well at Dominican and Italian places in town and grilled fish places on the beach , hiked all over the neighborhood, and never felt far from Sarah's bright, guiding energy.  When we had questions Sarah was always available to fill us in, give us options, arrange for transportation, etc etc. She really enjoys it when her guests have a good time. You can't do better than that. She even arranged for Jupiter and Venus to shine brightly close to one another in the night sky! I'm not sure how she managed that...

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

We just loved staying with Sarah and Furvio, such gracious hosts and welcoming family. The location is walking distance to the beach could not be better. Playita was serene and lovely swimming at the entrance of Playa Rincon.
The place is adorable....such a fantastic art piece of color and function...so spacious and great kitchen set up and outdoor environment. Sarah is so willing to help you figure out how to make your activity plans and weave your way through the DR culture. Las Galeras is likely the best of the Samana penninsula! Dont miss it! El Cabito and Playa Rincon are must sees:) Hope to come back soon! Thank you so much! L& A

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Akos1340
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

When we finally arrived to the Chalet Tropical, through the winding roads of Samana, we were relieved to find a quiet gated mini-village with gorgeous flora and hammocks all around. Everyone in the town knew Sarah, and she was happily there to greet us upon arrival. The Chalet 2 was incredibly charming and rustic. The delicious Dominican breakfast was most enjoyable on the front porch. Most importantly, the town felt safe and secure at all times.

It was a 5 minute walk into the small town of Las Galeras. The 10 minute back road trail to the Playita was fun and felt like a secret. During our visit the beaches and town were flooded with French holidayers, making the locals ready to over-charge for every meal and/or service. However, nothing is to be underestimated in this beautiful island village on the edge of the Dominican Republic. The Chalet and our whole vacation was worth every cent and every second.

Room Tip: We recommend Chalet 2 for a couple or small group, not the safest for children. The casa Taina was clean and classic with a large kitchen, definitely family friendly.
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1  Thank Rio5d
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

We just experienced a great five days at Chalet Tropical. The rustic setting allows you to enjoy the natural beauty of the coast and the area. Sarah, the owner, is great! She is so enthusiastic, fun to talk to and will help organize excursions. She was able to get fish from local fisherman for us to prepare at the chalet... it was delicious! The closest beach is simply beautiful with calm, clear waters; it's a very relaxing environment. One of my favorite parts of my days at chalet tropical was enjoying the mornings on our chalet's patio sipping on Dominican coffee enjoying the warm breezes and the peaceful courtyard at Chalet Tropical.

One piece of advice I would give: Against Sarah's advice we rented a car. In the end it was expensive and unnecessary. Thus, I would not rent a car. With the money you save by taking public transport, you can rent a boat to take you to another beach. And again, Sarah will be happy to help you organize any excursions. Thank you for everything Sarah!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank tortbort
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Chalet Tropical. The chalets are incredibly imaginative, fun and beautiful! This gorgeous place surpassed all of my expectations. It was exactly what I had hoped to find and it was very reasonably priced. I'm so grateful for that - I'm sure you could charge much higher prices for such an incredible place. I really appreciate that this was an affordable luxury! Thank you, Sarah! You made it so easy to plan this trip. It was so relaxing but you still helped us make sure that we got to explore and experience the peninsula! We can't wait to come back for an anniversary!

Room Tip: Everything here is perfection!
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Thank csb_12
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