We arrived at Puerto Bahia Marina in Samana, DR early this morning. The winds were higher than predicted for the entire passage so we kept having to reef to slow down to insure we arrived in day light. So far what we've seen of the Dominican Republic is beautiful. The island is mountainous and lush with vegetation. We heard about a new marina that is inexpensive (Puerto Bahia Marina) and allows access to a very nice resort. The kids are in heaven, there are two infinity pools, a fully stocked game room and a playground. At $35/night we may not be going anywhere for a while.