As most of you know, in order for us to get a true day off, we have to leave our community. We often take that opportunity to relax and explore this beautiful island. One of our most favorite areas to visit is the Las Terrenas/Coson/Samana area.
From January to March, the whales migrate through the warm Caribbean waters of Samana. There are many companies that offer whale watching tours in which one can see the calving and mating rituals of the humpback whales. This is a MUST SEE! We took a group two years ago and were lucky enough to see a mom and baby breach for us, and two males fighting for a female’s attention.
Normally, we rent a house in Las Terrenas, which is about a 30 minute car ride outside of Samana. We like Las Terrenas because it is a small beach town with numerous shops and restaurants. You can pretty much walk anywhere you want to go. There are many beaches in the area that are clean and relaxing. Various excursions are available such as renting 4 wheelers, visiting the Limon waterfalls, zip lining, scuba diving, surf schools, kite surfing, and more.
This year, we decided to visit Playa Coson, which is a 10 minute car ride outside of Las Terrenas. We stayed at the Coson Bay Hotel and Residences. Were we ever so thankful that we did!
This place is a wonderfully hidden secret! Seriously, I almost want to keep it to myself to maintain its peace and tranquility.
Coson Bay Hotel property sits on approximately 4 acres and offers 42 condominiums. There are 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms and a penthouse available. The average cost per night is $250 during high season and $190 during low season. The property offers a large relaxing pool, beachside seating and beverage service, a restaurant and bar, a gym, and a game room. The staff can also assist in scheduling spa services and tours, such as the ones named above. The accommodations are clean and modern. Coson Bay is 100% family friendly and safe. The staff is AMAZING! We got the opportunity to sit down and talk with Roberto, the general manager, and Carolina, the front desk manager. The pride that both take in the property is refreshing. The mission of the Coson Bay Hotel is to satisfy the clients, the property, and the staff. You could definitely tell that the staff loved and took pride and ownership in their work.
Each condominium offers a full kitchen, dining room, living room, and patio. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. This gives you the option of cooking your own meals. If you prefer to let someone else do the cooking, the property offers a open air restaurant facing the ocean. Their brick oven pizza is cooked on the premises and is the most delicious pizza that I have ever eaten. We stayed three nights and ate pizza every night!
There is a large pool that overlooks the water, with the ocean just steps away. If you prefer to relax on the beach, there are plenty of seating options. Lounge chairs to relax and get a tan, or to nap under the shade of a palm tree. This is a great place for surfers to catch some waves while their family can relax on the beach and watch. There is truly something for everyone!
If you are looking for the excitement and fiesta style atmosphere of an all-inclusive resort, Coson Bay Hotel is not for you. However, if you are looking for complete peace, tranquility, a place to relax and truly checkout of the hustle and bustle of your daily life, this place is exactly what you are looking for!
If you are sick of the cold weather and need a long weekend getaway, we are able to offer you a 20% discount on all rooms. Use the code LUDLAM20 when making reservations!