Averages for Samana in April
It is quite likely that the year-round fantastic, subtropical weather is what first attracted you to Samana, a resort in the Dominican Republic. The semi- tropical climate of the area ensures that the resort enjoys hours of sunshine daily and consistently high temperatures, no matter the time of the year. A vacation in Samana in April promises glorious, beach-friendly weather without the high levels of humidity of the summer season; ideal for any tourists looking to escape colder climates.<...>
It is quite likely that the year-round fantastic, subtropical weather is what first attracted you to Samana, a resort in the Dominican Republic. The semi- tropical climate of the area ensures that the resort enjoys hours of sunshine daily and consistently high temperatures, no matter the time of the year. A vacation in Samana in April promises glorious, beach-friendly weather without the high levels of humidity of the summer season; ideal for any tourists looking to escape colder climates.
Wet weather in the area comes in the form of heavy showers, but these are usually brief and rarely last for long, so your time on the beach will definitely not be cut short. Although there is a noticeable increase in the total of amount of rainfall since March, April is still one of the driest months of the year. Only January, February and March are drier, while June receives a similar amount of rainfall—64mm spread out over 9 days. The probability that rainfall occurs does increase in the course of the month, though, from 31% to 41%, as the weather moves toward what could be considered to be the wet part of the year (although it remains relatively dry all-year round in this resort). Light and moderate rain are the most common types of precipitation, occurring on 38% and 39% of the days with rainfall. Thunderstorms happen on 18% of those days.
If you want to spend your holiday working on your tan, Samana is a perfect destination for you. April is characterised by 9 sunshine hours per day on average, which is as sunny as it ever gets in this resort. The summer months of June, July, August and September are equally as sunny.
In the afternoon, you won't only be able to bask in the sunshine, but also enjoy temperatures that average 30°C. Even during the night, the average low temperature isn't lower than 21°C. The overall average day temperature this time of year is a warm 26°C. The sea temperature is even higher, averaging 27°C. It is clear that this is one of those places you will want to consider for a sun-centred spring vacation.
Where to Stay
Consider staying at the popular Hotel Playa Caribe during your April vacation. It lies in Las Terrenas, a nice resort town on the coast of Samana. Amenities are plentiful, ranging from a lush garden to a private beach with a bar, a sun terrace, and a tour desk. A popular feature is the quad bike rental service.
For affordable accommodation, take a look at Las Palmas Residences. This four-star complex in Las Terrenas consists of 12 villas, all equipped with two bedrooms and two bathrooms; a kitchen with fridge, microwave and stovetop; a TV and air-conditioning. Additional amenities include a 24-hour restaurant, a bar, a pool, a car rental service and an information desk.
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is arguably one of the most upscale and exclusive places you could stay at in Samana. This adults-only resort occupies its very own tropical island and is surrounded by breathtaking beaches and lush vegetation. This superb resort boasts six restaurants, four bars, Wi-Fi, an exquisite spa and two swimming pools. There is an all-inclusive package on offer as well.
Things to Do
With 9 hours of sunshine per day, April is month that is ideal for sunbathing and swimming. If, however, you want some more action during your holiday, there are plenty of options to choose from. For example, consider going on an ATV adventure. These 4.5-hour trips are a great deal of fun and include pick-up from any hotel in Samana, Las Galeras and Las Terrenas, your own quad bike rental, a visit to renowned Playa Rincon, and stops to swim in rivers.
Whaling has played a huge role in the history of Samana and the Caribbean. They aren't hunted anymore, though, and now, the whales are a major tourist attraction during the migration season from January through to March. Outside of that season, you can still learn a lot about these magnificent large mammals in the Whale Museum of Samana. Many exhibits showcase the migration of whales, the life of a whale and other fascinating facts—a major highlight is the 40-foot skeleton of a humpback whale.
Hit the Beach
Samana's beaches are some of the best the Dominican Republic has to offer and that is reason enough to spend some serious time on them, also because the sea water is 27°C warm this time of year. White sand, azure sea and secluded coves await you in Samana, so don't forget to pack your sun cream as chances are that you'll need plenty of it. A beach that is absolutely recommended is Playa Rincon in the northeast of the peninsula—a secluded beach that is downright world-class.
Eating and Drinking Out
The End of the Road is one of the most popular and best rated restaurants in Samana. Situated in Las Galeras, this restaurant is housed in a thatched-roof hut and couldn't be more charming and inviting. It is particularly recommended as a place to stop for lunch.
Another well-rated place to grab a bite to eat in Las Galeras is Restaurant Il Pirata. With its typical open floor plans, absence of exterior walls, and wooden chairs and tables, this is a very atmospheric venue. The food is exceptional.
Located in Pueblo de los Pescadores, One Love Surfshack is a bar and grill that serves mainly American-style food. This is a great place to have a burger—all burgers are made with local, grass-fed beef, organic produce and freshly baked buns. Other items found on the menu include pastas and seafood.