About the property
- Villa2690 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Whale Watch From The Bedrooms! Gourmet Kitchen. Shaded Ocean-view Terrace. BBQ.
Location, location, location. Villa Punta Coral is beautiful and private and quiet and wonderful. The price includes cleaning for up to 5 hours a day, 24/7 security, internet and WiFi, flat screen television with satellite and electricity. The villa sleeps 6 to 8 comfortably. Two bedrooms downstairs with king beds and a mezzanine with two queen beds. There are overhead fans and mosquito nets over all the beds. Except for the waves crashing on the cliff, it's so quiet.
If you're here mid-December through mid-March you're in for a treat. Humpback whales pass by every day!
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- Apr 2, 2018
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Amazing home, stunning view
When my family and I arrived at Villa Punta Coral we were thrilled with the home. The on-line photos are wonderful, but they don't do justice to this gorgeous home. The house was quiet and secluded, and the only sounds we heard were the sounds of the wind and the waves. The care takers were very attentive and helpful. Sandra prepared dinner for us on our last night there, and it was phenomenal. We were able to spot whales almost everyday. It was such a treat for us to wake up and enjoy an oceanside cup of coffee every morning! We felt very comfortable and very safe here during our two weeks stay. We had a rental car, which I would recommend, and it was an easy drive to Las Galeras and surrounding villages. We would definitely stay here if we visit the area again!
Thanks for your kind words about Villa Punta Coral. We are happy to know that your stay was so enjoyable. It is our pleasure to be able to share this lovely villa with guests from all over the world. The owners are continually upgrading the property and its amenities, and the caretakers, Radhames and Sandra, work hard to ensure that our guests are comfortable. We sincerely hope you will have the opportunity to stay with us again one day.
VILLA PUNTA CORAL PARADISE ON EARTH
En primavera ya fue la segunda vez que pasé uñas maravillosas vacaciones en Villa Punta Coral.
La Villa se encuentra en un lugar muy tranquilo, aunque a poca distancia de pequeños supermercados locales y restaurantes con cocina local o francesa. La finca esta amueblada y decorada con mucho gusto y ofrece todas las facilidades que se puedan desear: un paseo en el jardín, descansar bajo las palmeras, cocinar al propio gusta en la cocina perfectamente equipado o en la barbacoa al lado de la piscina... Para los madrugadores como el sol sale del océano y disfrutar del desayuno a la vista de este impresionante espectacula. En resumen, Villa punta Coral me tiene encantada, y tengo muchas ganas de volver allí cuanto antes.
Muchas gracias por este comentario halagador! Es una villa impresionante y estamos muy contentos de que hayan disfrutado tanto. Esperamos sinceramente que ustedes puedan venir de nuevo en poco tiempo. Con la nueva carretera, es más fácil que nunca para llegar hasta aquí desde Santo Domingo ... Gracias por estar con nosotros!
A most memorable stay
I stayed at Villa Punta Coral for about 6 months. I clearly remember my first impressions as being "Waaw"! And that never changed as time went by. The caretakers are such friendly people and alway willing to help, while respecting my privacy. The serenity of the location was ideal for me, so I could get a lot of work done in a stress-free environment. There's something magical about waking up to a deep blue ocean every morning, sipping a coffee in the early morning sun and working from an "office with an ocean view". Cooking and entertaining people was a joy thanks to the fully equipped kitchen and the large table outside. While I ran my errands using motoconchos, I would recommend having your own vehicle if you want to discover the area. The various beaches, such as Playa Rincon and La Playita, are a must, and there is no better place than here to enjoy nature at its best.
I highly recommend Villa Punta Coral for a truely relaxing Caribbean stay.
I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Punta Coral so much. It is a very special location. Though you forgot to mention the humpback whales, cruise ships and sailboats that passed by your "office" almost daily! Because of the new highway from Santo Domingo to Samana, it's easier than ever to reach the villa so many of the guests who visit come for a week or less, but the villa is also perfect for people like you, who need to, or choose to, stay in touch with the outside world via phone and internet as the service at the villa is excellent. And the long term rates are so reasonable. Hope to see you and your family and friends here again soon!
Visit and you'll understand why Las Galeras and the Samana Peninsula attract so many international travelers. The area offers miles of often deserted beaches including famous Playa Rincon, which can be reached by car, boat, horse or on foot. Both ends of the 6 km white sand beach have restaurants and one end boasts a fresh water creek, perfect for rinsing the salt off. Fronton Beach, accessible by boat or on foot, is a favorite with technical climbers. Go by boat and your captain can arrange for someone to catch and cook you fresh fish, right on the beach. Madama Beach is one of the cutest beaches ever and is usually deserted. Arrive by horse, boat, or walk from town in about 1 ½ hours. El Valle Beach, off the beaten path, has 2 restaurants which specialize in, guess what, fish. “The longest zip-line in the Caribbean” is nearby, and ends at sweet little Lulu waterfall, where you’ll find tree houses for rent. Quiet Colorada Beach is a nice spot to hike to with a picnic and Rincon Beach is only 15 minutes away on foot. Boats from Las Galeras can also drop you off and pick you up when you’re ready. La Playita is a few minutes’ walk from Las Galeras and gets busier every year, but the protected beach is kid-friendly and has 2 restaurants. You can get a reasonably priced massage right on the beach, snorkel, play volleyball, or rent a chaise lounge and do nada. The main beach, at the end of the road in town, has a cooperative, thatch-roofed restaurant run by 15 local women who take turns cooking and miraculously manage to cooperate most of the time. This is also the spot to rent a boat and captain.
Several scenic horseback riding trails take you through colorful gardens and villages on your way to a beach or whale watching lookout. Or arrange to camp on the beach overnight.
Several companies offer snorkeling, scuba diving excursions and certification. Las Galeras is a fishing village and the locals will happily take you out to fish for capitan, dorado, and other things I know nothing about :-) If you love sashimi and catch a tuna, put it on ice immediately and the on-site property manager, Jose, can prepare an authentic Japanese meal for you.
The Samana Peninsula is considered one of the top 10 destinations in the world to watch humpback whales and Las Galeras is super busy for the months the whales are here breeding and giving birth, Dec. through March, which is pretty much the only time Las Galeras has anything resembling a night life. Bachata, merengue and salsa from the 2 discothèques doesn’t stop until the wee hours and most Dominicans are terrific dancers so even those in your group who don’t dance will enjoy themselves. Those who do like to dance will have no shortage of willing and eager partners.
Though there’s no organized system of biking trails, there are plenty of places to ride, both off and on paved roads. There are also ATV’s and motorcycles for rent locally.
I recently went to El Limon waterfall for the first time and I’ve lived here for 10 years. Even though we’d had several months of drought, the amount of water flowing over the falls was impressive. I got divorced a while ago and have no one to rub my back anymore so spent about an hour underneath it getting some much needed stress relief. Next time I go, I won’t go on Easter Sunday though. It was packed. For less than $30 we got horses (I think they were donkeys, but that’s okay ‘cause it’s not so far to fall), guides and a “typical” lunch. You can go on foot, too, but know though that even if you go on donkeyback, the last half mile is STEEP. Not bad on the way down, but if Uncle Albert smokes 2 packs a day and weighs 200 kilos, you might want to leave him at the stable and take lots of photos.
Las Terrenas is just past the waterfall so if you get an early start you’ll have time to explore the beaches there, grocery shop at a supermarket, check out some really nice gift and jewelry shops, and/or have dinner.
Los Haitises National Park can be an interesting day trip. As can Cayo Levantado, aka Bacardi Island-because Bacardi Rum once filmed an ad there. Hint: Bacardi Island, especially if you’ve had too much rum, is much easier to remember than Cayo Levantado.
For such a small, sleepy village, Las Galeras has an impressive variety of restaurants, though during low season many of the European owners close up shop and go to France, Italy or Germany to drink good beer and wine and gorge on fine cheeses and hearty breads so you may, especially at lunch, find yourself eating the bandera-the flag-which is what Dominicans call their “typical” lunch of white rice, red or black beans and chicken, beef or pork. Try the eggplant. Even if you don't like eggplant
Great news! We got a bank a few years ago, and sometimes the ATM machine works. We’ve also got a few simple grocery stores, a decent pharmacy, and a nice gift shop whose name I can’t remember right now. Ask for Fany. She has some beautiful things you won’t see in any other shops around.
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