Not much to do right off the ship, so I definitely recommend an excursion here. We took a taxi with friends to the Dreams Resort, which was $65 each all-inclusive and well worth it. The food was fantastic, the drinks were cold, and there was an option of a lovely, uncrowded pool or the beach. It was a wonderful, relaxing day.
Visited: Jun 16, 2018
We purchased day passes to Dreams Resort and it was so worth it!!!
Visited: Feb 10, 2018
Too much going on with US tourism. Did not venture into the town
Visited: Jun 15, 2019
Here we visited Dreams La Romana resort on a day pass, which had an open bar, lots of good food, a nice pool and beautiful beach. Taxi for 8 round trip was $100, which can be negotiated just outside the port. There are some shops around the port, but quite low key and nothing that appealing. I would strongly suggest leaving this port, as the port is very new and there is almost nothing to do at the actual port other than visit little overpriced shops.
Visited: Feb 10, 2018
Go to the Dreams resort in La Romana. This was NOT an excursion booked through Carnival we found it on our own. A short taxi ride (15 min) from the port. Hotel has visitor pass for the day all food and drinks included!
Visited: Dec 31, 2016
A group of us took a boat excursion for Sanoa Island. All inclusive with lunch and drinks. As many people have complained ahead of me, yes it is not a wealthy country and locals do have to sell to feed their family but it wasn't any more aggressive than any other port.
Grab a $5/person (each way) taxi to a local beach resort...rent a chair and drink rum from a fresh coconut!
Visited: Jul 16, 2016
This a port where a shore tour is your best option OR staying on the ship as a good choice. We stayed on the ship. However, there is now a "straw market" just off the pier where you can purchase local goods.
Visited: Dec 02, 2017
Port itself isn't much - no beaches near by. We took a taxi (for 7 of us $15 each round trip) to Dreams Resort for a resort day ($65 each). It was great!
Visited: Nov 17, 2018
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