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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    we did not even make it to LT properly)
    Where was this then ?: "... lots of good quality wimmin, slim, hot, young. and they were sunbathing topless and frolicking in the waves..."

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    on playa bonita and playa coson.

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    Memories.....

    Stayed many times and the people who I worked with were close friends of Gerard the owner and chef. I guess I was lucky to enjoy when he was cooking in the kitchen often. They have some excellent dishes on the menu if you are adventurous.

    It is a quaint hotel with a wide range of different rooms. But the location is superb just a short walk to Punta Bonita and around on to long and beautiful Playa Coson........and I nice walk to Restaurant Luis if you have the energy.......I guess passing the now adult only Wyndham may increase the probability of seeing bathers topless.

    There were plans afoot to build a swimming pool and spa a year or so back. Has there been any progress?

    I love the tranquility of Playa Bonita (albeit the 'olas' can be quite soothingly noisy) and the 3 months I rented an apartment right next to the Atlantis provide me with fond memories.

    Good choice away from the LT traffic and weekend rowdiness on Playa Popi and Playa Las Ballenas.

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    no swimming pool or spa. i see the shore has deteriorated a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    no swimming pool or spa. i see the shore has deteriorated a bit.
    The shoreline in that area always suffered and they built those stone walls but too often they get damaged at this time of year. One bonus is those not to missed photographs of palm trees overhanging the water as they succumb to the beach erosion.

    Around the corner along Playa Coson beyond Sublime Samana very significant beach erosion takes place at the point by Villa Tabiki. That place has lost a lot of land and I wonder if their beach sala is still there?..........

    https://www.google.com.do/maps/place...0df7e0!6m1!1e1

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    i was surprised that the ocean at playa coson was so calm and flat when on playa bonita the waves made it almost impossible to get into the water. is it always like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    i was surprised that the ocean at playa coson was so calm and flat when on playa bonita the waves made it almost impossible to get into the water. is it always like that?
    The far end of Playa Bonita behind the headland called Loma Bonita is always very calm and great for swimming......far end in direction of LT.

    As for Playa Coson it is calm around the headland and all the way past the Nomad Villas up to Sublime Samana where the waves begin to kick in. Again great swimming.

    Once you head around the point at Villa Tabaki you start getting waves again and past Rio Coson along the beach in front of Restaurant Luis it is good for surfing with good waves. The most exposed and wild part of that beach is the very far and that is a good beach walk away but well worth it. At this point the hills come down to the beach and with beach becoming cliffs. When the sea is calm it is absolutely sublime beach along it's length and crystal clear.

    A long but very beautiful and varying beach. My daily jog for six months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    we did not even make it to LT properly. i drove into town but found it a bit stressful to get around. i was driving a new car which was bad enough but a new place made it even harder. narrow streets, no signs to tell what roads are one way, lots of cars and motos. shame because i heard good things about yuca caliente and wanted to try it out. maybe next time.
    Yuca is located on the beach directly accross the street from Peseo Plaza. You follow the one way all the way through LT and you come into the tourist zone. When you see Peseo Plaza on your left, make a hard left and the cemetery wall will be on your right. Go up the street a very short distance and park on your left. Yuca is right next to Casa Azul Restaurant. Yes, great Ilalian. The owner has been in the DR for 20 years and originally from Rome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTSteve View Post
    I had a very good meal there but it is on the higher price side. In the LT area hands down the best consistent quality, quantity and price is Navias. It is a German Restaurant about 1/8 of a mile on the left hand side, past the turn off for Playa Bonita, heading toward Coson. Another place that is always good is Luis' Restaurant on the beach in Coson. They usually have grilled fish, chicken, shrimp and lobster with papa fritas, beans and rice and salad. Recently had 3 1/2 lb. whole Snapper. Price for two including drinks was 1750 Pesos. In LT Casa Azul has the best pizza, La Yuca Caliente has great Italian and for upscale dinning try El Lugar, Tres Caravelles or Chez Sandro. All have great steaks.
    Totally agree on Navia. Outstanding value / quality / imported Bavarian beer etc. . Certainly not fine dining but outstanding food.
    I must also pimp La Thallasa. It is two doors down from Alisei Hotel. It is somewhat newly re-opened and I really enjoyed it.
    The new owners are from France (Marc / Vallerie) . The food was great , as was the service. Both owners greeted us on arrival and thanked us on depature. Last Thursday they brought in a Bachatta band and dancers. It was a most enjoyable evening of great food and music.

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