From the Santo Domingo Airport to Bayahibe
From the Santo Domingo Airport to Bayahibe takes about 1 ½ hours. Bayahibe is a small town in the province of La Romana. It is on the Caribbean side of the island located on the south-eastern portion of the Dominican Republic. The Santo Domingo Airport is not the closest airport, but most of the time the flights from this airport are less expensive and you have a greater choice of flights/carriers when arriving at the Santo Domingo Airport making this airport the preferred for Bayahibe.
History of Bayahibe
It was a small quant fishing town that was founded in 1874 and now transformed into a one of the best vacation destinations in the Caribbean.
Places To Stay In Bayahibe
There are two main sections to Bayahibe – Dominicus and Los Melones. On the Dominicus side you will find the all-inclusive resorts and on the Los Melones side you will find private residences (houses, condos, etc.) and small hotels.
Reasons To Visit Bayahibe
Bayahibe is one of the best destinations in the Caribbean as it offers the traveler a lot while still being affordable. You have your choice of either staying in a private residence, a small hotel or one of the larger all-inclusive resorts. There are many restaurants and bars to pick from, multiple public beaches, as well as great diving and daily excursions to an uninhabited island (Isla Saona) just off the coast. It is easy to get to from the largest airport in the county – the Santo Domingo Airport.
Things To Do And See
Many of the things to do and see can be arranged by a local tour company. If you are staying in a resort, representatives there can help you arrange these excursions, and, if you are staying in a small hotel, private residence or just want to arrange this before you arrive you can simply do a Google search for things to do in Bayahibe. If interested in a tour of the first city of the New World (Santo Domingo) we suggest you contact us -as we have an exceptional tour.
Divers will find spectacular coral formations and three shipwrecks – the Atlantic Princess, St George and Coco. Some of the clearest waters on the island, lots of coral, and shipwrecks make it a great opportunity for either your first-time dive or for those experienced divers -another dive to add to your memories.
Nature enthusiast will find lagoons, flowers, vegetation and wildlife, including a variety of birds in this park. There are caves that the original inhabitants of this island (Tainos) used to live in. Manantial de La Aleta Cave and Jose Maria Cave, among other caves, still have archaeological remnants from when the Tainos called these caves home. Walk down the rugged trails filled with tropical vegetation and wildlife until the trails dead ends at the white sandy beaches of Bayahibe.
There are two main public beaches -Playa Dominicus and Playa Bayahibe- where you can rent a lounge chair for the day for just a few dollars, or you can just bring a towel and relax on the soft white-sand of the beach. There will always be a restaurant/bar close by for you to take a break from the Caribbean sun.
One of the best ways to experience the Caribbean is to be on it. You can go fishing, take a boat to out to one of the uninhabited islands, or just take a tour on the Caribbean.
Probably the #1 excursion for visitors of Bayahibe and the #2 excursion for the southern side of the Island. Board a small boat out to the large catamaran waiting for you on the Caribbean, sail around the Caribbean while enjoying your favorite rum drink and listening to Dominican music. You will sail along where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic and then over to the Park of the East where you will find a natural swimming hole in the Caribbean. You will you debark to swim and while there you will see starfish, various birds and fish. Then onto the uninhabited island of Isla Saona where you debark once more, enjoy the white sand beaches, the clear blue water and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch. At the end of this excursion you will be brought to the main land on speedboat. This excursion packages together some of the best the Dominican Republic has to offer: incredible natural beauty, great food & drink, the Caribbean, music, rum, beer and an all-around great time. This excursion is highly recommended by the author. Contact us for more info
A short drive along the coast will take you to the Colonial Zone and once there you will be transformed back to 1500’s as you walk down the streets in the first city in the new world. Explore the buildings, streets and architecture from the time of Christopher Columbus. This world heritage site is a must see and is one of the most popular tours on the whole island. This excursion is highly recommended by the author. Contact us for more info
You can find places to rent paddleboards, kayaks, snorkeling gear, windsurfing, small sailboats, fishing gear, etc.
Restaurants and Bars in Bayahibe
There will be plenty of local bars and restaurants for you to pick from that will be either a short walk or a short taxi ride from the beach, your hotel or your private residence.
Need Help Getting From Santo Domingo To Bayahibe
If you need help getting from the Santo Domingo Airport to Bayahibe, please contact us for pricing and availability. Our reservations department and many of our drivers speak English.