POINTS OF INTEREST
Playa Bayahibe, where several seafood restaurants are situated, is somewhat thin, with hard-packed taupe sand and no lounge chairs. However, as you move away from the village, a 10-minute walk along the shoreline, you'll reach the glorious, half-moon cove where you'll find the Dreams resort. Although you'll be able to get to the cove and the soft sand, bring a towel (the resort's security won't let you use the facilities). At night, when no one is on the playa and the silver moon illuminates the phosphorescence, it's the stuff that Caribbean dreams are made of. Amenities: food and drink; toilets. Best for: partiers; sunset; swimming; walking; windsurfing.