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Macao Beach

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Reviewed yesterday

We recently had some engagement photos done here and the beach was absolutely beautiful! Yellow sand beach with rows and rows of palm trees. Its one of the last local hot spots but unfortunately, there is a new resort being built right behind it. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful unspoint beach (although a major hotel is currently being built there now). Water fairly shallow, but strong and sometimes high waves - great for surfing and body boarding. Stalls on the beach selling food and drinks.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There was seaweed everywhere and the beach just seemed really crowded. We didn't stay long at all. Could've passed on this part of the excursion

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheaMarquetta
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As soon as you get there, you're harassed by hustlers and vendors. They'll take pictures of you with animals, then demand cash.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank noreast2011
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent beach, not yet commercialized. Excellent sand and turquoise water. A few "hut shops" of souvenirs, jewelry, etc. Be careful of the cheap stuff. Well worth the stop to see and surf a little.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OleD670
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There aren’t many public access points the beach although, Dominican Republic has 1,000 miles of coast line. The public access point is a drop off spot for large tour groups and there are several souvenir stands. It’s busy, but markedly less busy than the resort...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken there as part of a dune buggy excursion, and we were absolutely harassed by vendors. I turned around and a man had a lizard in my hand. I said no. He said I take your phone and take photo, you no pay....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. Great areas for swimming and surfing. But change is at the horizon. On teh way to Macao beach you will see already a lot of protesters and you may see the national police in larger...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoeK841
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really beautiful beach with golden sand and a warm sea. I'm not a huge surfer but I would guess the break is ok for learning and intermediate surfers but wouldn't provide much to experienced surfers. All up a great afternoon

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sivivatu83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice white sand protected by a point so no seaweed in area. About a kilometer of beach at least 50 meters wide. The beach that locals frequent however resorts are being built so that will end the local access. Too bad! Has the usual salespeople...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Janet M
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Response from Marcilakes | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Royalton Bavaro about 15 mins from Macao. I didn’t see any resorts in Macao. Royalton Bavaro was excellent.
3 July 2018|
Response from Vanessa M | Reviewed this property |
Chair and shade rental is first come first served. Depending on which part of the beach you visit you can choose from four different restaurants that serve a variation on beach food. This means that you choose between fish... More