About Bayahibe and Dominicus
Bayahibe is a little village in Dominican Republic, located about 16 km east of La Romana, near Casa de Campo and Chavon River, on the shore of the Caribbean Sea. Founded as a fishing village in 1874 is now a tourist destination.
Bayahibe Beach, a public beach, is located less than a mile from the village center, and Dominicus Beach is in about three miles distance. Bayahibe serves as an embarkation point for boat trips to Saona Island, a thinly inhabited island with extensive beaches located in the protected National Park of the East. In the vicinity of Bayahibe and Dominicus Beach, numerous large resorts are located.
Scuba diving is probably the most common tourist attraction in Bayahibe – Bayahibe being the best location for scuba in the Dominican Republic. There are numerous scuba diving shops scattered around the main beach that take scuba divers to the many dive sites around the area. There are over 20 official dive sites located near Bayahibe and all are accessible from the dive boats in the area. There are three shipwrecks in the area including the Atlantic Princess, St George and Coco. Bayahíbe benefits from the crystal clear, calm waters of the Caribbean Sea which makes it perfect for many water sports including snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding. Deep sea fishing is another popular activity.