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Alex and his boat were amazing! He was such a good host, was incredibly accommodating and allowed us to even stay an extra night because of some changed plans. He helped us with all our travel plans and even let us use his motorcycle to drive around the island which made our time there incredibly more enjoyable. He also gave us a great discounted rate to go out sailing and we loved our full day at sea where we swam and kayaked and visited secret coves that Alex knew about. The boat was comfortable and had plenty of storage for the massive amount of luggage we had (took it around the world). One thing that I'm not sure the listing says is all the amenities of the private resort that the marina is at provides. You have a shower, three pools, some restaurants and bars (not complimentary but access to them was nice) and the option to do laundry. On our last day he even invited some friends over where he made us all piña coladas and a traditional Spanish meal. It was such a relaxing few days we had that felt like we were underpaying for. We couldn't recommend it more!
I had the pleasure of meeting Alex in Samana in January where we shared some laughs, mostly of me trying to climb on and off his boat since I am a bit clutsy. Hahaha. I was visiting the area to see whales. He has a great little boat in the marina where he rents basic sleeping quarters. I enjoyed 3 nights on his boat. It was an experience I had not had before, similar to camping but more relaxing since the water rocks you to sleep like a baby. The amenities you have access to at the marina are the best part. Beautiful hotel lobby with comfy couches, nice showers on the 2nd floor, infinity pools. gorgeous sunsets, complimentary shuttle service from and to the front gate of the community. Restaurants and bars (a little pricey) onsite. Also there is free open internet in the marina. Town is just a short bus ride or motoconcho ride away. I would love to visit this area again in the future. Although I did not get an opportunity this trip, Alex does also do tours of the bay which I will have to plan to experience in the future. So fellow AirBnB travelers if you want a good value be sure to book with Alex. He is a great guy.