Our second night at the Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, my boyfriend took me out to the beach to photograph the night sky. We were a little mad at the wind for blowing these palm trees around, but maybe the ghostly effect is kind of neat.
Please zoom in to appreciate the drop of gross pond water dripping from our swan friend’s beak.
The Caribbean really is this beautiful on the La Romana side of the Dominican Republic. It really is completely clear, and the sand really is completely white, and there really are this few people in the water at any time at the resort where we stayed. Plus, the water is extremely calm, so it’s amazing for floating and kayaking, although you might get a little bored if you’re a person who likes to play in the waves.
Just some friendly little ducks to greet you on your way to breakfast at the resort. We usually woke up too late to make it to the main buffet breakfast, but there was a smaller breakfast served in the beach palapa that we took advantage of. A couple of dollars tip here and there to the lady who served us there got us even better service (and made it so hard to come back to NYC, where you tip 20%+ and still get attitude).
The resort pool at night. We were a little sad that there was no nightswimming here, but I guess you were supposed to be at the Michael Jackson impersonator show or getting drunk on your all-inclusive drinks at the club. We mostly went for walks on the beach or around the resort and were usually alone.