Playa Anadel

Located in the Samana Peninsula, Playa Anadel is on the South edge of Hispaniola. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. It's often said that Playa Anadel is one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Most other beaches in the Dominican Republic may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Playa Anadel, but tend to be busier because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

Amenities and Ambiance

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Playa Anadel. In addition, lounge chairs are available for use at this destination. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the Dominican Republic's South coast. It is close to Shipwreck Maritime Museum, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of the attractions in the area.

If you want more information on the history of the Dominican Republic, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One attraction of this sort is St. Peter's Church, which is a mile and a half to the west-northwest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Anadel
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Shipwreck Maritime Museum Museum 1.3 WNW Hispaniola
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 1.5 WNW Hispaniola
Parroquia de Samana Historical Site 1.5 WNW Hispaniola
Whale Museum Of Samana Museum 1.7 W Hispaniola
Museo De La Naturaleza Museum 10.1 SSW Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

Playa Anadel is in the Samana area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Tourists at Playa Anadel who are seeking further attractions will want to consider going to Samana, which is not far away and is an active, busy area.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers will find a fairly wide range of resort and hotel options to pick from in the area that encircles Playa Anadel. The closest of which can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Playa Anadel
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Nilka -- -- Hotel
Chino Hotel 1.5 mi. WNW Hotel
Hotel Docia 1.5 mi. WNW Guest house
Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa 1.6 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Samana Spring 1.6 mi. WNW Hotel
Hotel Bahia View 1.8 mi. WNW Hotel
The Bannister Hotel 2.7 mi. W Resort
Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado 2.9 mi. SE Resort
Grand Bahia Principe Samana 3.1 mi. SE Resort
Hotel Las Ballenas Escondidas 4.1 mi. E Hotel


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is Cayenas del Mar Beach Club. This restaurant serves delicious American food. They also specialize in sandwiches. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Playa Anadel
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cayenas del Mar Beach Club (809) 538-3114 American Very Casual 0.0 mi. W
Taberna Mediterranean (809) 994-3634 Mediterranean, Spanish Very Casual 1.2 mi. WNW
Le Royal Snack (829) 994-2951 French Very Casual 1.4 mi. WNW
La Hacienda Grill & Bar (809) 538-2383 Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. WNW
La Mata Rosada (809) 538-2388 French Informal 1.5 mi. WNW
Chino Restaurant (809) 538-2215 Asian, Chinese -- 1.5 mi. WNW
Tierra y Mar (809) 538-2436 Creole, Italian Very Casual -- --
Cafe del Mar (809) 503-6363 Spanish Informal 2.9 mi. W
Sol y Luna (809) 495-0888 Caribbean Very Casual 4.1 mi. E

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Playa Anadel on Hispaniola.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Bonita Beach, found definitely within a car's reach. Others might prefer Cayo Levantado, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots.

Another option worth considering is Las Galeras Beach, located ten miles away.

Perhaps Playa Anadel is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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