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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.

Located in the vicinity of La Romana, northwest of Bayahibe, this beach is on the East edge of Hispaniola. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. The Dominican Republic's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Bayahibe is a little bit further from the crowds, making it a good choice for travelers who aren't fond of huge throngs of tourists.

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 concession stand at this spot is also an option. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, 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


This beach is positioned on the East coast of Hispaniola. It's located near Dreams La Romana Casino, which is one of a number of attractions in the region.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The closest attractions are found 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 closest part of Hispaniola to this beach is Bayahibe. It's important to note that Bayahibe is a highly urbanized region.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of lodgings within driving distance. Some of the closest choices have been displayed in the following list.

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


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Barefoot Grill. The restaurant serves American food.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Bayahibe
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Barefoot Grill (809) 221-8880 American Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
Bordeaux (809) 221-8880 French Fine Dining 0.2 mi. NW
Coco Cafe (809) 221-8880 Café Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
Himitsu (809) 221-8880 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 0.2 mi. NW
Jungle (809) 221-8880 Creole Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
Oceana (809) 221-8880 International Informal 0.2 mi. NW
Olio (809) 221-8880 Mediterranean Informal 0.2 mi. NW
Pizzeria (809) 221-8880 Italian Informal 0.2 mi. NW
Portofino (809) 221-8880 Italian Fine Dining 0.2 mi. NW
Seaside Grill (809) 221-8880 American Informal 0.2 mi. NW
World Café (809) 221-8880 International Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
Capitan Kidd (809) 350-1977 Bar and grill Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Hispaniola besides Bayahibe.

You may also want to consider Caleta Beach, which is an additional nearby Dominican Republic destination.

While the Dominican Republic has many alluring attractions, Bayahibe is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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