TESTIMONIALS

Dear Bruce & Cary,
Thank you so much for your hospitality. You have enhanced our Dominican experience with a wonderful place to stay and the company of two caring gringos. You gave us a base that made us feel comfortable to get out and explore, knowing we could come back home and really relax. We had an awesome Dominican experience and you two played an important part in that.
Muchas Gracias!

Craig & Donna

Dear Bruce & Cary,
Thank you so much for your hospitality. You have enhanced our Dominican experience with a wonderful place to stay and the company of two caring gringos. You gave us a base that made us feel comfortable to get out and explore, knowing we could come back home and really relax. We had an awesome Dominican experience and you two played an important part in that.
Muchas Gracias!

Craig & Donna

Cary and Bruce,
Thank you again for making our vacation so wonderful. This was our first-ever Caribbean trip, and we couldn’t have picked a better location. We are grateful for your generous hospitality, making arrangements for, and suggesting the Outback Safari trip, scuba diving, horseback riding, restaurants and giving good tips for getting around town. Your house and landscaping is absolutely beautiful– the pictures on your web-site don’t lie! We had ample room in the villa with everything we needed and more. It was pure delight waking up every day to that ocean view. Your cats and dogs were adorable and unforgettable, and so were the horses that we saw galloping along the beach a few times while we were sitting by the pool listening and watching the waves crash into the coral. Every day was a treat. What made the trip even more unregretable was experiencing a cruel change in temperature going from the wonderful Dominican weather to New England’s weather on a Saturday after our return, waking up to 24 degree weather (yes, unfortunately that’s Fahrenheit) to go deep sea fishing. Luckily by time the boat dropped anchor for the first round of fishing, it had warmed up to a balmy 50 degrees with sunshine. Hasta luego!

Chris & Jonelle Rexenes

The Outback Safari tour guides made the day fun from beginning to end. They pick you up and drop you off at your hotel so there are no worries about fetching a taxi and finding your way. From the moment they pick you up, it’s non-stop laughs, and a bit of group singing, too! The guides speak perfect English (and speak in other languages, if necessary)– they know the lands, and the locals, and tell you about both in a conversational and comedic style as opposed to a typical scripted tourist tour. On foot and jeep, we went into the hills, rainforests, through towns, in schools, and swam in a river and boogie-boarded (so much fun!) in the Atlantic . We saw how the locals live, saw them roasting coffee beans on clay stoves, grinding coco beans and transporting water on donkeys. The tour provided a buffet lunch with your choice of beverage whether it was soda, water, beer or rum– beverages were inclusive and available and all day! After lunch, we toured a little zoo where we saw an alligator, iguanas, crabs, and the locals showed off as they held tarantulas, a snake, and iguana. It was the best tour we’d ever been on, and we highly recommend it if you’re staying in the Dominican.

Our first scuba diving experience was very enjoyable and we’d both do it again without a doubt. We met at the dive shop and were transported to a local resort for lessons in the swimming pool. The master instructor, Nate, provided instruction and personal attention for our group of 3 students. He was relaxed and methodical, re-reviewed important safety topics and practice exercises and easily calmed the anxious one in the group (that would be me!) After the lessons, we headed back to the shop, were given wet suits and went to the ocean, accompanied by 2 additional instructors. Now fully geared up and on the boat, we plopped into the water, one at a time. I believe the descent was about 24 feet– they compared the depth to the bunny slopes of a ski mountain– easy and optimal for the newbie’s! I was a little nervous on the way down (it’s weird concept breathing under water!) but one of the instructors stuck by my side to help me through it. We saw a wide range of beautifully bright fish, fish that were cleverly hiding amongst the coral and beneath the ocean floor, fed them a banana and before you know it, time was up! It was amazing and we’ll never forget it. A must-do on the bucket list for sure!