Amber Cove - Domenican Republic - Carnival Cruise Line Private Experience
Discovering new sights is one of the beauties of travel, and that couldn't be more true when it comes to Amber Cove, Dominican Republic. In this world full of information on just about everything, Amber Cove is a throwback — it’s the kind of quiet little spot you won’t find on most maps. But you will find it — brimming with bars and pools, plus opportunities for lounging and shopping — to be the gateway to island paradise, Dominican-style. Beyond Amber Cove is Puerto Plata, a town that began life as the first European settlement in the Americas. Its founder? Oh, just a guy named Christopher Columbus… so you know that arriving by sea is the ultimate way to get here. Whether you're looking for a day at the beach, some Dominican Republic adventure or just a little poolside me-time, Amber Cove is just the ticket. a walking path on the island for jogging or casual sightseeing. NCL "Olympic" competitions are frequently held on the island as well as a limbo contest for prizes.
Explore Fort San Felipe, originally built to ward off pirates, which today welcomes curious travelers of all kinds.
This spot is known for its remarkable local amber — actually the clearest you’ll find anywhere in the world.
Take a ride on the wild side on an amazing ATV Adventure tour through the undiscovered Dominican Republic backcountry!
Swim with dolphins, stingrays — and yes, even sharks! — at Ocean World.
Featuring a two-berth port and a 25-acre landside development nestled in a picturesque cove, Amber Cove will provide cruise guests from eight of Carnival Corporation's brands with a convenient gateway to the newest Caribbean destination -- the Puerto Plata region on the island's north coast. Referred to as the "Amber Coast," the region is known for the friendliness of its people, its history and culture, and the beauty of its beaches, mountains, forests, waterfalls and rivers.
Set in a cove among a mountainous and lush tropical landscape, the port features dramatic architectural elements that reflect the area's storied Victorian and Colonial past. The waterfront welcome center hosts a variety of retail offerings, including a marketplace for Dominican crafts and souvenirs, as well as a wide range of unique food and beverage establishments featuring a variety of specialty dishes of the north coast along with an artisanal coffee shop that brews and sells locally grown coffee. At the Sky Bar perched atop a 60 foot lush hill, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the port and cove.
The port also features a zip line and complimentary pool area with a swim-up bar, children's splash pad and water slides. Guests can also rent cabanas, some built over the water and some built on a lush hill providing amazing views.
The Amber Cove port is located in the heart of the Dominican Republic's north coast just outside the historical town of Puerto Plata, which was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492. The region's amber mines are considered some of the richest in the world, as Dominican amber is 90 percent clearer than others and has 10 times more insects than amber found in the Baltic. Puerto Plata was a filming site for the original "Jurassic Park," which was loosely based upon the unique features found in amber stones.
Extensive Excursion Opportunities Unlock the Richness of Puerto Plata
Amber Cove's transportation hub will provide guests with easy access to an extensive offering of shore excursion experiences and attractions, as well as taxis and rental car services. In fact, Amber Cove features one of the most comprehensive shore excursion programs available in the Caribbean, eventually offering more than 40 different sea and landside experiences from the port, including several beach getaways, kayak, paddle board and snorkeling tours, zip line adventures, ATV-like terracross buggy expeditions, Puerto Plata tours, helicopter rides, fishing trips, horseback riding, deep sea fishing tours and catamaran sailings.
Visitors to the city can tour the historic downtown area and main plaza, which will feature artists and entertainment on days that cruise ships are in port. Visitors can also stroll along the famed Malecon, a three-mile-long open air boardwalk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and close to some bars, restaurants and shops. Guests can explore Fort San Felipe, one of the oldest military colonial period fortresses in the region, or enjoy museum tours to see the region's famous amber.
Nearby Ocean World, one of the region's largest marine adventure parks, offers guests popular ways to experience and enjoy a variety of marine animals. Guests can also travel via speedboat to beautiful Paradise Island, one of the Caribbean's top spots for snorkeling and scuba diving, or visit rural coffee plantations and sample traditional Dominican cuisine, rum and seasonal fruit. Or for the ultimate luxury experience, guests can reserve their own private beachside bungalow with the services of a personal chef, bartender and staff.