Cayo Levantado Resort – Samana Bay, Dominican Republic

by GO GlobeHopper

Located in the picturesque Samana Bay of the Dominican Republic, Cayo Levantado Resort, formerly known as Bahia Principe, beckons travelers to indulge in an unforgettable tropical getaway. Set on its own island against the backdrop of turquoise waters and lush greenery, this all-inclusive resort offers a luxurious retreat for couples, families, and solo travelers alike.

⦿ To watch our tour of the resort, visit our YouTube video HERE and use the highest-quality playback settings. Or, keep reading for valuable information, as well as the pros and cons of the property.

Accommodations at Cayo Levantado Resort cater to diverse preferences, with several room styles available. Guests can choose from spacious rooms, suites, and villas, each decorated with modern amenities and an island flair. Whether you opt for a cozy room or a lavish villa, expect comforts such as plush bedding, a minibar, air conditioning, and a private balcony or terrace offering beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.

As seen in the video, the resort boasts a variety of dining options, with multiple restaurants serving a range of cuisines to tantalize every palate. Indulge in international dishes, savor authentic Dominican cuisine, or enjoy fresh seafood delights by the sea. With several bars scattered across the property, guests can unwind with tropical cocktails or enjoy a refreshing beverage while lounging poolside.

Cayo Levantado Resort presents an array of amenities to ensure a truly relaxing and enjoyable stay. Dive into crystal-clear swimming pools, soak up the sun on pristine beaches, or pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa treatment. Fitness enthusiasts can stay active at the resort’s gym. Additionally, Cayo Levantado Resort offers facilities for weddings and special events, making it an idyllic destination for romantic getaways and celebrations.

For adults seeking tranquility and relaxation, the resort features an exclusive adults-only section where guests can enjoy peace and serenity away from the hustle and bustle.


  • beautiful location
  • diverse accommodations
  • diverse dining options


  • crowded during peak season
  • with the resort situated on an island, it limits options for exploration and makes excursions a little more difficult because guests need to return to the mainland
  • although the resort is billed as family-friendly, there is very little for kids
  • very little to do after dark
  • staff members are generally accommodating, but some guests may encounter language barriers, which could impact communication and service quality
  • Wi-Fi may be inconsistent in certain areas of the resort, making it challenging for guests who rely heavily on internet access for communication or work-related purposes.

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