Best Hotels in Las Galeras, Dominican Republic

Las Galeras in the Dominican Republic is a small town in a dense jungle, more like a village in size. Very few hotels are served on a luxurious all-inclusive system, and tourists are more individual and passionate about wildlife. This is a great place to reboot: the endless ocean and spacious beaches under the palm trees.

The resort is located on the Samana Peninsula and this geographical point is closely connected to Las Galeras. It was discovered by Christopher Columbus, and since that time the territory belonged to Spain. There was no hurry to populate the peninsula, many countries liked the location, and the French encroached on tasty territories. Only by the end of the 18th century appeared the capital of Samana and Las Galeras as a small village.

The name of the district and the village came from the Spanish word “galleys” – the main transport for slaves of those times. Within a few centuries, the population of Las Galeras had grown to 8,000 people, which is already a lot for the village. Locals catch fish, farm and receive tourists.

Las Galeras is located on the easternmost point of Samana, and beyond it only the mountains and the ocean. This is the main reason that the resort has the most calm and peaceful environment, the water in the ocean is always +27 degrees, and deserted beaches are always happy to guests. What else do you need for a perfect holiday? A cozy and neat hotel will become a home for a tourist during a holiday, and there are a lot of such things in Las Galeras.


The exclusive TODOBLANCO Hotel is close to the Dominican Republic’s most beautiful beach. Your vacation will be unforgettable, and it will seem that paradise is created especially for you.

The resort can hardly be called a hotel: the interior is so simple and at the same time elegant that it seems that you live surrounded by wildlife, while being in comfort. Such hotels are still endowed with the prefix “eco”, because the whole territory is in absolute harmony with the outside world.

Rooms are decorated with natural wood and fabrics, and have access to a veranda overlooking the ocean. The rooms are cool even in the hottest season. The spacious bathroom is its own “island” for a relaxing holiday after exploring the surroundings and activities on the beach.

Guests can relax on the beach, in the garden or in the shared patio area. There you can rent barbecue facilities and have a picnic on the veranda. Rooms are serviced around the clock, including delivery of dishes from the restaurant.





Excellent guest house a short walk from the centre of Las Galeras. This is an option for economical, but very cozy accommodation: guests are offered rooms of one type – a standard for two. The bedroom has a large balcony and a living area with a work desk. The house stands in the thick of garden trees, so every morning guests are awakened by the singing of birds.

It takes an hour to get from Samana International Airport, so the owners recommend booking a transfer during which they will tell you about the traditions and features of Las Galeras.

You will have to walk about 10 minutes to the beach, but the way to it is beautiful and convenient, it is a wonderful walk in the morning and evening. On-site facilities include a swimming pool with all amenities, a sun terrace and a gym. Las Galeras is popular for snorkelling, cycling and fishermen.

The guest house has a small but very cozy restaurant. The variety of the menu and the quality of the dishes are monitored by the owners themselves, and guests feel at home. Cafés and supermarkets can be found in the surrounding area, and meals and groceries can be delivered to your room upon prior request.

In Le BDM PLAYITA you can live with your pets, you only need to inform about it in advance.





Las Galeras is proud of its luxury eco hotels, and the Chalet Tropical Bio-Hotel is one of them. According to numerous reviews of guests, this is the best “natural” accommodation option: chalets and bungalows in the national rustic style are so in harmony with nature that guests simply forget that they have ever lived in the city.

The 3 star hotel operates on a bed and breakfast system and is one of the most profitable options in Las Galeras. Getting into this hotel, a word in the wild jungle, it is difficult to imagine that it is located almost in the center of the city with a developed infrastructure: clothing stores, supermarkets, ATMs and cafes.

If you rent a car, as many tourists do, it is very easy to explore all the surroundings and get to the airport. One of the large nature reserves, Monumento Natural Cabo Samaná, is very close by.

Guests of the hotel are pleasantly surprised by the service, which develops in the Dominican Republic quite slowly. Breakfast is very nicely served, and very tasty coffee is prepared, and you can eat sitting at the table overlooking the ocean. The whole territory is guarded, and nothing interferes with a quiet rest. The tropical design of the houses merges with the greenery of the garden, and the staff shows warmth and hospitality. Guests unanimously say that you want to return to this hotel: the service is excellent, and the prices for this quality are very reasonable.




Hotel Villa Serena

The hotel stands on the first coastline of the Bay of Las Galeras, where the unique nature is preserved, and the thickets of coconut palms hide the endless beach.

The buildings of the complex are built in the old Victorian style and are ideal for beautiful wedding photo shoots. There is a private beach, and the path from it lies through a beautiful garden.

The territory is large, and it seems that there is room for everything: spacious family rooms with access to the terrace, a well-groomed garden, a gama and sun loungers by the pool. The rooms are decorated in a tropical style, in soothing pastel colors. The bathroom has all the accessories and towels are changed daily.

A continental breakfast is included in the room rate, but half board can also be booked.

A great bonus from the hotel is the free use of bicycles, diving equipment and even a boat.

Hotel “Hotel Villa Serena” is loved by tourists from all over the world for the French-Caribbean atmosphere, for the well-groomed beach with golden sand and a varied menu in the restaurant. The chef is attentive to everyone and prepares, among other things, dietary and vegan dishes.




El Pelicano Apart-Hotel

A beautiful complex of apartments is in the list of the most popular in Las Galeras, here you can stay for one or two nights, but guests, reading positive reviews about the place, are happy to spend the whole vacation. Agree, if the hotel becomes a real home during the holidays, then the impressions will remain the best. When booking accommodation in “El Pelícano”, guests get full information about the surrounding area, excursions and convenient and inexpensive transport.

The complex consists of 10 spacious rooms with modern interior and good appliances, located in the city center. Each apartment has an equipped kitchen, air conditioning and comfortable beds. La Playita beach is just a few minutes away, the building stands in the greenery of the garden and is guarded. The area is really beautiful and unique in natural terms: the neighboring beaches are known all over the world, humpback whales are seasonally found in the ocean, and tourists explore the mountains on foot or on horseback.

After a quiet holiday on the coast or in the garden of the hotel, it is interesting to walk to the center of Las Galeras, visit cafes and restaurants, souvenir shops and just look at the local rhythm of life.




21 Palms

The guest house offers accommodation in the concept of “bed and breakfast” and makes the dream of many tourists real: to fall asleep to the sound of the sea and look at the stars that do not fade under the lights of the city. Every day begins with the sun, birds singing on the tops of palm trees and a clear ocean.

Hotel “21 Palm” was built by private owners in 2015: it is 4 bungalows of 2 floors and a bar, all located in palm thickets and 5 minutes from the beach.

On the Samana Peninsula there are the most beautiful beaches not only of the Dominican Republic, but also of the world (they are called natural monuments), so living near them is a great success.

Each bungalow is quite spacious: on the ground floor there is a living area, one bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, on the second floor there is a second bedroom with a separate bathroom and a sun terrace with a magnificent view of the sea. The interior is simple but comfortable, there is everything you need for living. Guests can use the jacuzzi for a large company.

Breakfast is served every morning in the bar, and guests share their experiences over a great cup of coffee. The owners of the guest house carefully monitor the quality of products for the kitchen and follow European standards.




Paradiso del Caribe

Las Galeras Apartments are next to La Playita Beach and a kilometre from the city centre with shopping areas and restaurants. The hotel consists of 19 apartments in a modern style (in stone and wood finishes), spacious bathrooms and a furnished terrace. There is a kitchen with all appliances for self-catering. Products are brought by the owners from the supermarket or the guests do the same thing themselves.

The price of the apartment includes only breakfast, the rest of the dishes are ordered from the menu, there are many restaurants in the area, and every evening you can arrange dinner in a new institution.

It features an outdoor pool and windsurfing, diving and snorkelling equipment on the beach. Guests of the hotel are delighted with the pool area and its decoration (garden greenery and wooden bridges). The city center is close, and there is everything the most necessary for the tourist: supermarkets, souvenir shops, ATMs and restaurants. A very interesting activity is a boat trip to the neighboring beaches, and such transport is given out for free on the beach. The staff speaks mostly Spanish, the level of English is low, but they always help, and there are no unresolved questions.





Las Galeras Hotel

A small 3-star hotel on the first coastline, 6 rooms are offered for accommodation. According to the Dominican tradition of hospitality, small private hotels are managed by the owner, and “Las Galeras Hotel” is no exception.

Triple rooms and studios are equipped with a kitchen with dining area, several beds and a spacious bathroom. For the convenience of accommodation of all guests there are 2 balconies with furniture.

The location of the complex is very advantageous: in the area there are several beaches to choose from, cheap and high-quality restaurants, shops and ATMs.

Wi-Fi works quickly and confidently throughout, there is a nice swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

The room rate includes breakfast, quite simple, but rich.

If you did not plan to stay in a luxury 5 star hotel, even after paying a lot for it, then “Las Galeras Hotel” is the best choice on the peninsula. In the Caribbean, the practice of private hotels is well developed, and value for money decides a lot.




Las Galeras Village

Eco-complex in Las Galeras for a relaxed and harmonious holiday. It has everything suitable for holidays with children, ecotourism, weddings, spiritual practices and yoga classes. In short, it is a secluded and quiet area where everyone can recuperate.

The complex is called a “wellness village”: 10 rooms in houses with kitchen, living room, bedrooms, separate bathrooms and sun terraces. The interior is decorated in an Art Nouveau style with paintings by contemporary artists and laconic furniture.

Yoga classes are held near the outdoor pool, on the garden lawns and in the common relaxation area.

Local cuisine is best sampled at the hotel’s restaurant, where breakfast is served every morning. The central Las Galeras Street is 1 km away and offers a wide range of shops and cafés.

The complex has a wellness centre with jacuzzi and massages, while diving and boating can be enjoyed on the coast.




B&B Aparthotel La Isleta

Apartment La Isleta are located on the first coastline of Las Galeras Beach and are a complex of bungalows. The rooms are decorated with wood, everywhere there is furniture with a national flavor, and each has a spacious terrace. Bungalows are surrounded by exotic garden plants, in the center of the garden – an outdoor pool, in the evening it has beautiful lighting.

A lot of the owner’s efforts are invested in the architecture and planning of the complex, and the guests feel that they are at home, and most importantly they want to return here. The place is very quiet, this is how you need to relax from the bustle of the city.

The houses are large, great for a family holiday. To the beach just a few minutes on foot or even faster by car, on rented transport guests travel around the surroundings and admire the unique monuments of nature.




Las Galeras is a paradise in the Dominican Republic, be sure to come here for a complete reboot of body and soul!