Location Review: Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

Amber Cove Location Review

We will be honest, we were so tired by the time that we made it to Amber Cove. The previous day in St. Thomas really took it out of us!

Given our state of being, we did not really feel like doing too much exploring. Luckily, there didn’t seem to be much to do..and by that I mean there was not anywhere within walking distance of the port, and we could not see anything beyond the mountains.

Unlike St. Thomas or Cozumel, there was not much around the cruise port except some really cheesy tourist shops-not our thing.

Amber Cove is a great destination if you want to sit at the pool they have on site or if you plan on doing an excursion.

We chose neither!

The cruise port itself is really new, built in 2015, and you can definitely tell that it is still an up and coming port. It is a few miles away from the city of Puerto Plata, so if you want to experience the real DR, you would need to take a cab.


Usually, that is exactly what Hillary and I would choose to do, but we just were not really feeling too adventurous that day! (Crazy that we chose to sit still, I know.)

Needless to say, we still had fun walking around the shopping area and drinking mama juana at one of the restaurants. If you have not had this strange drink-you have to try it. Hillary thinks it takes like rancid wine, but Greg loves it.  Bonus: It is apparently “nature’s natural aphrodisiac” 😉

We even got to practice Spanish with our friendly waiter!

We returned to the ship about an hour or two after debarking and spent the rest of the day napping and playing ping pong. With most of the passengers off the ship, it was really nice to be on the boat without feeling crowded (and annoyed).

It is hard to give Amber Cove an honest review, as we do not feel like we explored it to our full capabilities. However, unlike other ports that we love, you really had to go out of your way if you wanted to see or do anything.

In the future, if we booked a cruise that stopped at Amber Cove, we would probably book an excursion. The scenery surrounding Amber Cove was breathtaking and we have no doubt that we would have had a better experience had we ventured away from the port area.

Keep it Kinetic,

Hillary and Greg

Amber Cove

Amber Cove

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