Samaná Bay is long and rectangular, making it a tranquil harbor for small watercraft. The deep, clear and turquoise water is further protected by Samaná’s location within a cove. This idyllic setting has been enjoyed for hundreds of years. The Pre-Columbian settlers were the Classic Taíno. There were five chiefdoms of these indigenous people across Hispaniola. Today, this bay is a major draw for tourists. Positioned on the point in the background is Grand Bahia Principle Cayacoa. The property is one of several, all-inclusive resorts on the peninsula.