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Set in a town of the same name just 10 miles east of La Romana, the beach at Bayahibe is great for swimming and snorkeling because the waters are so calm, but simply relaxing under the shade of a palm is a popular option as well. Excursions to the pristine islands of Saona and Catalina for snorkeling and diving regularly embark from Bayahibe.

Positioned in the vicinity of La Romana, northwest of Bayahibe, this beach is on the East edge of Hispaniola. You might want even if you are not staying very close. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, might enjoy stopping by Bayahibe for a few hours. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

How to Access The Beach

Bayahibe is located in front of Hotel Casa fel Mar and Dream la Roma at the end of Dreams la Roma Entrance Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Bayahibe is a large half-moon shaped expanse of beach that is lined with majestic palms and powdered with soft whit sand. The beach is a popular tourist destination because of the clear, calm aquamarine waters and is lined with hotels and resorts. Just off the coast, visitors can experience the tranquility of the islands of Saona and Catalina.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You might also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Bayahibe is popular amongst tourists of all ages and interests. From families with children to couples on honeymoon, it is a diverse mix.

What's Nearby


Found on the Dominican Republic's East coast; it will be near other attractions like Dreams La Romana Casino, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If a visit to the Bayahibe isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Bayahibe
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Dreams La Romana Casino Casino 0.2 mi. NW Hispaniola
Bayahibe Tourist Center Tourist Information Service 0.5 mi. SE Hispaniola
Casino Diamante Dominicus Casino 2.1 mi. SE Hispaniola
Casino Dominicus Casino 2.2 mi. SE Hispaniola
Arte Cuseco Art Gallery 2.8 mi. E Hispaniola
Sports Center Sporting Event Venue 8.1 mi. WNW Hispaniola
Bibi Leon Ceramics and Pottery Shop 8.6 mi. WNW Hispaniola
Centro Cultural BoMana Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers 8.8 mi. WNW Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on Hispaniola to this beach is Bayahibe. Bayahibe is noted as a vibrant region.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests will find a decent variety of hotels to pick from in the area that encircles the beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Bayahibe
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Dreams La Romana 0.2 mi. NW Resort
Cabanas La Bahia -- -- Cottages
Cabanas Trip Town -- -- Cottages
Hotel Bayahibe -- -- Hotel
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach 2.0 mi. SSE Resort
Cabanas Elke -- -- Hotel
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace 2.2 mi. SE Resort
Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus 2.3 mi. SE Resort
Catalonia Gran Dominicus 2.5 mi. SE Resort
Hotel Oasis Canoa La Romana 2.8 mi. SE Resort


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Barefoot Grill. The restaurant features American food.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Bayahibe
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Barefoot Grill -- American Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
Bordeaux -- French Fine Dining 0.2 mi. NW
El Patio -- Mexican Informal 0.2 mi. NW
Himitsu -- Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 0.2 mi. NW
Jungle -- Creole Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
Oceana -- International Informal 0.2 mi. NW
Portofino -- Italian Informal 0.2 mi. NW
Seaside Grill -- American Informal 0.2 mi. NW
World Café -- International Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
Capitan Kidd (809) 350-1977 Bar and grill Very Casual -- --
El Cafecito de la Cubana (849) 816-1124 Creole, Cuban Very Casual 0.5 mi. SE
El Mundo Bar and Restaurant (809) 833-0476 Italian, Latin American Very Casual 0.5 mi. SE

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Hispaniola you might like besides Bayahibe.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Caleta Beach, which is close-by and another fun spot in the Dominican Republic.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Dominican Republic, but Bayahibe is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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