Cayo Levantado, popularly known as Bacardi Island, is a tiny island located in Samaná (in the northeast of the Dominican Republic (in front of the Samaná Bay, about 20 km from Samaná International Airport, in the wildest and most remote area of the Dominican Republic.
The island is small, only one kilometer long, but with great natural treasures. It is associated with paradisiacal beaches with tall coconut trees, exuberant vegetation, and crystalline beaches full of abundant marine life.
Cayo Levantado is the perfect place to get away on a day trip from the beautiful region of Samaná to enjoy a day of snorkeling, kayaking, sun, and beach, in one of the most charming Caribbean areas. Its sands are white and delicate, and its waters, with incredible visibility and shades of blue, are full of colorful tropical fish, where it is straightforward to spot starfish and shells very close to the shore.
How to get to Cayo Levantado?
There are two ways to get to this Bacardi Island paradise:
The first is to do it on your own with the boat service that leaves from the Simi Báez pier in the town of Samaná. The journey takes between 10-15 minutes (depending on the state of the sea).
The second option is to combine it with one of the excursions offered in the area, such as the excursion to Salto del Limón and the excursion to Los Haitises National Park. In the end, it is cheaper because transportation is included in the price of the tour, and you take the opportunity to see the natural wonders that the wild Samaná region offers.
Where to stay to visit Cayo Levantado?
You can stay at Cap el Limon, a sanctuary for those seeking peace of mind and privacy in the midst of nature, without sacrificing amenities and convenience.
An incredible secluded location with fully serviced luxury homes on more than 500 acres of private land, including a picturesque beach with a restaurant embedded into lush, breathtaking nature.