Holidays to Bahia Maimon serve up a multi-coloured underwater world, and virgin-sand beaches that are so secluded they should come with 'Do Not Disturb' signs.
Bahia Maimon is one of the Dominican Republic’s most secluded corners. This luxury resort on the island's northern coast is a chic retreat with supermodel good looks – it's got a turquoise bay on one side, a fabulous beach on the other, and is surrounded by miles of rolling hills.
The beach is an 800-metre curl of pale sand that shelves gently into the Atlantic Ocean, so it’s perfect for armband-clad children. Snorkellers will be in their element exploring the coral reef, too. It almost comes up to the shoreline, so you don't even have to swim far to get to it. There’s also a watersports hut that hands out kit for windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and body boarding. You can take a break at the beach bar, where chairs are set out on the sand beneath swaying palms.
For such a secluded retreat, Bahia Maimon still has plenty going on. There’s a parade of brightly-painted clapboard shacks on Caribbean Street, where you can shop for local handicrafts or get a massage. And the entertainment is first-rate, packing in cabaret shows, Dominican music, and late-night discos. Plus, you’re only a five-minute drive from Ocean World, where you'll find an adventure park and a marina.
Close to Puerto Plata
Puerto Plata – a vibrant city that beats to the rhythm of salsa and merengue – is just a 15-minute car journey away. Not only are its streets bursting with restaurants, bars and shops, but it also has must-sees like the 16th-century San Felipe Fortress, the Amber Museum, and the open-armed statue of Jesus. The latter sits at the summit of Mount Isabel de Torres. Ride the cable car from the town centre and you'll be able to see it up close.
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