Orchid Bay Beach

Tucked into a rocky cove, this tranquil beach offers visitors a chance to escape from urban Dominican Republic while still being just minutes way.

Located in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 1.0 mile southeast of Cabrera, Orchid Bay Beach is on the Northeast edge of Hispaniola. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Orchid Bay Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches in Caribya offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more cramped because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is easily accessible by the coastal road to the east of Route 5.

Amenities and Ambiance

With nothing to see but the rocky cliffs to the side, and the sloping coast behind you, looking out into the shimmering sea and feeling the warm sand is the gift that this tropical paradise has to offer visitors. It is small however, and several groups can easily start making the beach crowded.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Orchid Bay Beach offers those who visit a calm and tranquil haven, thanks to the fact that the surrounding area contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Orchid Bay Beach on the Northeast coast of Hispaniola; it's located near attractions like Cabrera's Central Park, which is not very far away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Orchid Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cabrera's Central Park Park 0.9 mi. NW Hispaniola

Cities and Towns


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from smaller lodgings in the area.


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you dine at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Antojos Cafe. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Orchid Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Antojos Cafe (809) 589-8068 -- -- 1.0 mi. NW
Cafeteraa Pilrevir (809) 589-7444 -- -- 1.0 mi. NW
Chicos Tropical Cafe (809) 589-8585 Caribbean, Tex-Mex Very Casual 1.0 mi. NW
Chori-Pan (809) 589-7444 Italian -- 1.0 mi. NW
Manny's Bar Restaurant (829) 446-6025 ext. 9 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. NW
Restaurante Choripan (809) 589-7144 Creole Very Casual 1.0 mi. NW
El Babonuco (829) 338-8707 American Very Casual -- --
Micary Cafeteria (809) 589-7233 -- -- -- --
Mira Mar Restaurant -- Creole Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, Orchid Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Hispaniola.

Vacationers may also want to visit El Breton, located three and a half miles to the northwest.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Caribya; then again, a trip to Orchid Bay Beach could end up a family favorite.


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