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Iberostar Costa Dorada  

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Will not return to DR any time soon.
Posted by: David on Jan 1, 2013
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I love the resort, especially the people
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User Rating:  Iberostar Costa Dorada Review: 5.00 of 5

Posted by:  Morgan  on Jul 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jul, 2009
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Arrival: Feburary 2009
Arrived on time. Was greeted with staff and a drink.

Very clean, washroom was very nice and always replenished. Spacious and bright

Restaurants and Bars:
Excellent-went to all the speciality restaurants. Brazilian was the best, food was fantastic. The bartenders were very friendly and helpful,escpecially Ricardo, he is so nice and a great bartender.He had drinks made before the others could think about making them. Can't wait to see him in November 2009.

All manicured and lush. Very clean. Lots of chairs and cushions. All staff very friendly.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
No tours. Visited some people that we met.

Other Comments:
I love the resort, especially the people.

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Totally Revitalized
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User Rating:  Iberostar Costa Dorada Review: 5.00 of 5

Posted by:  Brenda  on Feb 4, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jan, 2010 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
1375 people found this review helpful

The weather was hot sunny - humid - windy usually in the afternoons. Only a few spots of rain - didn't last anymore than an half hour

Your Arrival:
We were greeted with a tropical punch slush drink and our bags were delivered to our room - No lugging up any stars. was totally stressed out and this place was breath taking beautiful and the staff were always wanting to please you - so I completely forgot about all my troubles/worries INSTANTLY. We will always look to book an IBEROSTAR resourt on any future vacations

Very clean and functional - comfy bed - missed having a radio/clock - next time will bring my own

Restaurants and Bars:
Buffet was excellent lots of variety - applause for the CHEFS

Pool and grounds were landscaped beautifuly - lots of loungers never worried about having to reserve - there were some small birds that hang around and made beautiful music early in the morning

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
Lots of activities everyday - did not participate in any as were happy just doing our own thing - NOTHING

Other Comments:
Went to the OCEAN WORLD and had the Dolphin encounter - EXCELLENT - I was giddy as a child - the staff there were wonderfull. Thanks to the tip from our NOLITOURS rep about time share people trying to give you a "TOUR" we did not loose 1 hour of our busy day to that.

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Relaxed and satisfied
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User Rating:  Iberostar Costa Dorada Review: 5.00 of 5

Posted by:  Gord and Laura  on Feb 4, 2011  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jan, 2011 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
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What can we say about two weeks of spectacular weather, hot sandy beaches and the every-present happiness of the Dominican people. It was exactly that, relaxing and satisfying.

We were one of only two couples checking in, so it was an absolute breeze. Most questions we had were answered before being asked. A nice cool non-alcoholic beverage was brought to us while we were still at the counter...a nice touch.

Rooms are large and clean. We stayed two weeks and actually changed rooms mid-way due to the inconsiderate people in the room below us who insisted that each and every door was slammed hard at least 8 times at 1:00 in the morning. They moved us from an upper floor with a view of the adjacent resort to a ground floor beach view. We were impressed with the efficiency and coordination of the maintenance and front end staff. The hotel was not completely booked, so they blocked off a strip of rooms, emptied them and completely re-painted them in two days. We noticed it, but in a good way.

Restaurants and Bars:
As with most places, if you are hungry, you will find something to eat. Nothing stood out as being fantastic, but nothing was horrible either. Neither of us are big on lobster, but the line-up suggested it was very popular. The large centre common area adjacent to the lobby bar and entertainment stage was a great place to sit in the evenings. Waitresses came by frequently and we could sit and listen to the band/pianist/singers etc., sip our port and play cards. The seven piece latin-jazz band was my personal favorite. A la cartes restaurants are nice and provide a change from the buffet. The buffet is quite large and varied, and has a great seating area...rings around rings which break up the noise and give everyone a choice of sitting where they are comfortable.

Beach and pool chairs were always available, even on the Dominican long-weekend (third weekend in January). There was someone cleaning the pool each and every day, skimming and scrubbing the walls. Pool and area are both large and clean. Lots of palapas and shade for those inclined. Beach has a slight sea-weed problem, but is not slimy, rather like grass clippings and has little odour. Crews were out on the days when it blew up on the sand. It is entirely avoidable so don't judge the beach by this. We walked many beach miles each day and this one is not just the cleanest, but also has zero peddlers. Other hotels seem to be swarmed by them and the time-share people. There was a clear dividing line at the Iberostar and we were very happy for this.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
We took in a City tour with the Cable Car (Teleferico) option. This was fine and we saw lots of things we wouldn't have otherwise. We were disappointed though, as the bus driver slowed down to 20 kph so that the guide could finish his speech. They stuck to a schedule for the tour, which included stops at (surprise!) a gift store and amber gallery (with a gift store) and the rum plant (with gift store!). We didn't get to the cable car until afternoon by which time the clouds had moved in and saw the city view only from the car ride up and down. This was good and safe, but wanted to take in the vista at my own speed. As this tour specifically brought in the cable car, we felt they should have emphasized this and taken advantage of the crystal clear blue skies first thing in the morning.

We also did the Puerto Plata Runners excursion. This is a full day trip that takes you out into the country. We stopped at a local school which was a unique experience. Some on the trip had brought bags of school-like supplies; pencils, pens, markers, paper, coloring books etc. These were simply put into a big pile with the bags from the previous tours. There may have been fifty such bags there, so I was not personally concerned that I had not brought any. I can't help identify what it was they needed most, but this kind of supplies seemed to be covered at least. The trip also took us to a family home which was partly self-sufficient. They had solar power, fruit trees, vegetables, animals and even spices all in there little slice of the country. A stop to ride horses along the beach was the highlight for me. Thankfully I was in the front of the pack when my horse decided that he wanted to go home right now. I was told that our headlong gallup up the beach, along a winding tree lined path back to the paddock looked like a lot of fun to the group. They didn't see the sheer panic on my face as I was just trying to hold. The handlers saw me coming in and smiled when I brought him in to a stop. Apparently this was one horse who was used to race others up and down informal beach races. I can truthfully say that I had great time and would do it again in a heartbeat. The 'Runners' tour was very informative and interesting and we highly recommend it.

Other Comments:
Take note of the Dominican Family Day weekend, as most excursions were not operating on the Monday due to the holiday. This place filled up with Dominicans but turned into more of a family picnic/outing than a party. We quite enjoyed the social interaction and family-centric groups.

If there was a negative aspect of the trip it was the return flight. We booked a Transat Holiday so we expected to be a little crammed in on the plane. The flight from Calgary took only 5 hours 20 minutes with a tailwind. The return flight loops through Punta Cana, so you have to sit on the ground there to get the rest of the people off and the fill back up with others returning from their holiday. With a headwind and a longer distance, the return flight was 7 hours 20 minutes. Combine that with an hour plus on the ground and a short flight from Puerto Plata and it makes for a long, long day inside a hot plane.

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Loved it!!!
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User Rating:  Iberostar Costa Dorada Review: 5.00 of 5

Posted by:  Jennifer  on Feb 6, 2011  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jan, 2011 | Leisure | With friend
2268 people found this review helpful

Girls trip!!!! In total there was 8 of us..We never left the resort! Between the pool and the beach we were totally happy! Staff were amazing and very friendly..The rooms were great! The beds were as comfy as home.And they were also very clean.
The food was good, but I would have to say the Brazilian was the best!

Room Number:

No problems!

Clean and comfy! Only complaint was all the doors slamming.You had to make sure that you held on to your door as it closed or it would slam..

Restaurants and Bars:


Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
On the resort..LOTS! There was a lot of activities offered off the resort but we never left.

Other Comments:
I wish I was still there!

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Great Vacation
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User Rating:  Iberostar Costa Dorada Review: 5.00 of 5

Posted by:  Kathy  on Dec 15, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Dec, 2010 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
2321 people found this review helpful

We travelled to Iberostar Costa Dorada from Dec. 2-9th 2010 and had a great vacation. It was to celebrate my 60th birthday, gift from my husband. We had been to ICD 6 years ago, so I was hoping it was be as wonderful as the first time, and it was! The food, service and upkeep of the resort is still top notch. They have had some major staff changes, but it didn't seem to effect the good name they have. Every morning the coffee and breakfast items were delicious, our servers Joseph and Yasbel were incredible. Lunch was usually at the beach resturant, as we went to the beach everyday, all evening dinners were at the buffet, except one which was the "Seafood" Resturant, the grilled salmon that night was delicious! All buffet dinners were different each night with a main course, something for everyone. Their desserts, and breads are always good, what good bakers they are!! The room was spotless each day, including the bathroom. We had a king size bed, very comfortable, and flat screen tv. but didn't watch it much. Our balcony faced the pool, and we sat on it every day in the late afternoon. Weather was warm everyday, cloudy & sun mixture, but enought to get a tan. It was a great stay, and everyone there providing us with great service! Would go back again anytime.

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Overall, I was very impressed by this property and would definitely stay at an Iberostar again
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User Rating:  Iberostar Costa Dorada Review: 5.00 of 5

Posted by:  Kristin  on Oct 1, 2009  >  2 contribution(s) United States of America
Visited on: Oct, 2009
1177 people found this review helpful

Arrival: 10/24 - 11/1/09
I should start by saying I was a little nervous about this trip as we have been to Punta Cana 3 times and absolutely love it there. However, I found this great deal thru Continental Vacations and decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised by the hotel, the beaches and the food. Everything was excellent. On this trip were my husband (43), my son (3) and myself (39).

You do need to purchase a "tourist card" at the airport ($10pp) before they let you thru customs. There is a little booth in the corner. Our transfer from the airport was included in our package and we easily found our driver right outside the main doors. The ride took about 20 minutes and we arrived at the hotel around noon. They told us our room would be ready in about an hour so we went and had lunch at the buffet by the pool.

When we returned, we were given keys to a 1st floor room in Bldg 7, facing the pool. It sounded perfect but when we got there, we found that our view was almost completely blocked by the towel hut/actitivies desk. We ended up moving the following day to a 2nd floor room, facing the pool in Bldg 1 which was wonderful. The resort is actually quite small so there are no real "bad" rooms. You can walk from one end of the property to the other in about 5 minutes.

The room itself was nice (and they all seemed to be identical). We had a king bed with a couch, a chair and a coffee table. There was a small fridge stocked with water, soda & beer and a coffee maker. There were only 2 dresser drawers, but multiple shelves in the closet and a drawer in each nightstand. Two things to point out: there is no clock in the room and the hairdryer in the bathroom was virtually useless (same kind as on the cruise ships - mounted to the wall with that hose thing - terrible). The bathroom was fine - all amenities included. And they do supply wash cloths here (they've been absent at some hotels we've stayed at in the DR).

We did not see our maid the entire time we were here. She did a great job sneaking in and out and everything was always clean and well taken care of. We never needed to bother her for anything.

Restaurants and Bars::
We really enjoyed the food here. Lots of variety and very easy to make reservations for dinner at the restaurants that required them. It seemed that the themed-restaurants had 2 seatings: 6:30 & 8:45 and reservations could be made at the guest services desk near the lobby each day from around 10am to 12noon.

"El Mercado" - This is the main buffet restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We ate breakfast here each day and were pleased with the variety/selection of foods. They offer fresh fruit juices, made to order omelettes, all kinds of meats and potatoes plus a whole lot more. We also ate dinner here several times - they seem to have a different theme each night and again we were impressed by the variety and quality of the food.

"El Bohio" is the restaurant by the pool. We ate lunch here each day (buffet style with lots of options) and then they transform it into a seafood/tropical restaurant for dinner (which requires a reservation). The night we went it was soooo hot, we could barely eat but I don't think it's like that all the time. The food was delicious. They have a small buffet set up with appetizers & salads and then you order your entree off the menu (choice of 5 or 6 things) and dessert.

"La Hacienda" is the mexican restaurant. This was our favorite. Again there is a buffet for starters and salad (which had enough food to fill me up for the entire meal). And then entrees were ordered off the menu. The seafood soup was DELICIOUS and so wss the "Churrasco" steak. The beef in the taco was a little tough as was the skirt steak. Margaritas are automatically served here but you can also order other drinks from the bar.

"El Rodizio" - is a Brazilian style restaurant where they bring skewers of meat (all kinds) from table to table. There is also the buffet here for starters and then you are served a plate with potatoes and a piece of corn on the cob. Then the meats just start coming. Most were very good. Delicious mojitos are served here :) We left totally stuffed.

The Mexican & the Brazilian are the only restaurants that had any air-conditioning (as they were totally enclosed). The rest are all open air with many fans going.

The main bar in the lobby (next to the disco) is BY FAR the best place to get a quality drink. They can make most anything here (try a Caipirana) and seem to have a better selection of top shelf liquors. The beer on tap is Presidente. There is also a bar at the poolside restaurant, one in the theater, one in the main buffet another by the beach and maybe even one more. You never had to walk very far to get a drink.

This is the area where I was most anxious. In Punta Cana, we have stayed at the Melia Caribe Tropical twice (and love it!) and at Breezes once. Both had beautiful grounds with huge pools, pure white, soft sand and aqua blue water. I had read that the beaches in Puerto Plata did not compare to P.C. but what I found was a truly beautiful spot. This particular crescent shaped beach is big and wide with only the Iberostar and one other another resort present. It was easy to take long walks in either direction and there were plenty of loungers, palm trees, shady spots and palapas (which were only down at one end of the property - I actually thought the water was nicer at the other end). The water did have sections where there was a type of seaweed growing in patches in the water but there was plenty of space without it. The water was more aqua green than blue (but crystal clear on most days) and the sand was a more golden color but clean and fine.

There is just 1 huge pool with a free-form shape that kind of divides it into different sections. There is one entrance that deepens very gradually (great for kids) and the rest have wide steps or ladders. There is a volleyball net in one section, one spot where they seemed to do most of the activities and a big jacuzzi-type tub in the very center. It was really nice and never seemed crowded. As others have mentioned, there is no "swim-up" bar but the pool bar is right there. Water temperature was perfect in both the pool & ocean.

As for the grounds, they were beautifully manicured and tropical. Tons of flowers, palm tress, etc. There are flamingos in the lobby pond as well as a separate turtle pond there. Really lovely.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel::
There is a big theater near the main lobby area and there are shows there each night around 9:30pm. They also have a little kid's disco there each night at 8pm. The shows were "entertaining" - something a little different each night. I had read about the "Lion King" show with great anticipation but it seems they only do it every other week and we were on the off week - oh well.

The entertainment staff works very hard, day & night. They have lots going on during the day at the pool plus archery, volleyball, horseshoes, etc. You can do as much or as little as you like - no pressure.

We did the Outback Safari Tour as we had also done it in Punta Cana and loved it. We had a great time here as well. It's a superb organization that really cares about the people, culture and conservation here. It's a full day tour (including lunch that was delicious) and is really worth it if you want to see a little more of the island. We also took a cab into the downtown one day for some quick cigar shopping and a free tour of the Brugal Rum bottling plant (pretty cool). The cable car trip up the mountain was also very cool. We met several people who went to Ocean World and all said it was well worth it.

Other Comments::
A few notes... there were not many Americans here during our stay - lots of lovely Brits, some Canadians, etc. It is also helpful (and appreciated) if you try and speak a little bit of Spanish. Tips are appreciated but not required to receive great service.

There is an open air market down the beach to the right. Unless you need "trinkets", I would skip it. The vendors are extremely pushy and the prices (even with heavy bargaining) were absurd. I know the economy has really hurt the tourism industry here, but the people at this market were really tough to work with. The same goes for the vendors the hotel brings in one night - VERY pushy. It really takes all the fun out of browsing and shopping. There are 2 gift shops at the hotel that offered a pretty well rounded selection of thing at semi-resonable prices.

Overall, I was very impressed by this property and would definitely stay at an Iberostar again in the future. Everyone on and off the resort were very friendly and helpful. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to e-mail me. This web site is INVALUABLE to me when I plan my trips so I'm more than happy to return the favor. The Dominican Republic has become my 1st choice Caribbean destination - you can't beat it! kristin@onsitenj.com

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User Rating:  Iberostar Costa Dorada Review: 5.00 of 5

Posted by:  Lynn  on Apr 19, 2010  >  1 contribution(s) United Kingdom
Visited on: Apr, 2010 | Leisure | Family and Kids
2434 people found this review helpful

My husband and I have recently returned from 2 wonderful weeks stay at the Iberostar Costa Dorada. From the moment we walked into the hotel we relaxed the staff were so attentive and professional.
The various restaurants offered such a superb variation you really were spoiled for choice and staff during service were brilliant.
The entertainment team kept us on our toes and we`ve never laughed so much.
The shows they put on in the evening were unbelieveable.
They really do work so very hard.
The bar staff were amazing, once they had got used to what drinks you prefered they had them waiting on the bar as soon as they saw you walking towards them.
Whilst we feel it would be unfair to single out any one member of staff we must mention the lady who serviced our room Esperenza, nothing was to much trouble for her.
The only possible complaint we could muster was that after 2 days they ran out of Rose wine and no more was forthcoming during the remainder of our stay.
Whilst we agree with some of your reviewers this hotel is not a true 5 star in the European standard it is head and shoulders above anything else around.
Well done to all the staff and we will definatly be returning.
Lynn and Keith Carter

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Excellent Hotel. It's an older property but very well maintained
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User Rating:  Iberostar Costa Dorada Review: 5.00 of 5

Posted by:  Marc  on Nov 1, 2009  >  1 contribution(s) United States of America
Visited on: Nov, 2009
1131 people found this review helpful

Excellent Hotel. It's an older property but very well maintained.


Restaurants and Bars:
Very Good


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Winter holiday at it's best
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User Rating:  Iberostar Costa Dorada Review: 5.00 of 5

Posted by:  Suzanne  on Apr 6, 2012  >  1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jan, 2012 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
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My husband and I have been to the Iberostar Costa Dorada several times (6 or 7) because we truly feel that it is our “home away from home”. We were there from end of January to end of March (8 weeks) and enjoyed every minute of it.
From the lobby to the beach, you will meet employees with a smile and a hola to greet you. The maintenance on the terrace, in the gardens, on the beach and in all common areas is taken seriously - everything is kept clean and tidy.

The food is excellent and you would have to be very fussy not to find something you like. We were there for 8 weeks and always looked forward to meals at the main buffet and at the beach restaurant. We also went to the Brazilian and the Mexican restaurants and also liked the food served. What also helps enjoying your meals is the friendliness of the staff. I would like to name them all since we know most of them but I would not want to forget one – so, thank you all for your service. We really appreciate your smile and your patience when we ask you for a Spanish translation.

Entertainment is very good and I agree with others when they say that these people work very hard. YOU are the champions! The nightly shows are very good and one nice touch that you hardly see anywhere is: there are several nights where there is live dancing music before and after the show either in the theatre, in the gazebo or on the magnificent terrace.

Guest service (where you make dinner reservation, report a problem or need assistance) is staffed with excellent people always ready to help, to make you feel special or to chat with you to practice their French or English.

You will also notice the “camareras” who always served us with a smile in the lobby bar, at the theatre and on the terrace. Keep up the good work!
Management is also very present in that hotel and you can tell that they get involved in the day to day operation of their hotel.

We will certainly be back again and we encourage you all to visit this “home away from home” for your next vacation. We, along with other people call it a “little paradise”!

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Nice resort, great staff!!!
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User Rating:  Iberostar Costa Dorada Review: 5.00 of 5

Posted by:  Tammy  on Feb 1, 2009  >  4 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2009
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Arrival: Feb 3 - 10
Arrival at airport, customs and transfer to hotel went smoothly. Signature rep on bus was friendly however not very outgoing or talkative, he gladly answered all our question en route to the resort but that was it.

Rooms very clean and nice decor. After about 2-3 days in we started to see small ants in the bathroom around the faucet BUT that did not bother us, we just kept toothbrushes and such in ziplock bags so the ants could crawl over that stuff. We stayed at a 5* in Punta Cana last year and small ants on the counters, gotta keep in mind where you are and gotta expect some bugs...

Restaurants and Bars
Wished they had a swim up bar, we really missed that. There is a lobby bar, a bar where they have the nightly shows (opened during that time), a bar by the pool and beach bar. All the wait staff and bar staff where SPECTACULAR!!! Wonderful service whether you tipped or not!!!

There is NO 24 hour bar at this resort, contrary to information we received from our travel companions travel agent, the internet AND responses directly from the resort. They do state that the resort is 24 hours all-inclusive but apparently the little snacks available in once of the restaurants and the 4 bottles of beer/pop in the bar fridge in your room is what they consider 24 hours all-inclusive. If you don't want a 24 hour bar then this won't bother you.

Food was good, the buffet and the pool side restuarant (buffet during the daytime, al la carte at night) all had good food and many choices, we are NOT picky eaters by any means however we did find by end of week that the food was getting pretty repetitive. ALL tasty and lots of choice, but just repeated...

Brazilian restaurant was great, the staff was excellent and we returned a 2nd time cause the dinner was really good.

Mexican restaurant was also very good and the staff very good but of the 32 times we went they screwed some of our orders up both times. STILL food was tasty and a different.

We did NOT make our reservation for the Seafood restaurant. We decided to miss it cause most of our group (5 of 8 people) were wanting a lobster dinner, the only lobster on the menu was some lobster in a pasta dish. We really missed having a lobster dinner this year, we have never had trouble filling this request at other resort previous years.

Over all ALL WAIT/BAR STAFF excellent!!!!!!!!!!!! FOOD VERY GOOD (even though a bit repetitive).

Again the only thigs we really missed at tis resort was the swim up bar, the 24 hour bar and the lobster dinners!!!

Grounds beatutiful! Nice beach, pool was cold BUT because of the rainy weather. They did their best to keep everything neat, groomed and CLEAN a very tough task considering it rained for 6 days straight while we were there...

ONLY compalint I have at all on this topic is against Mother Nature and no fault to the resort!!!

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
Animation staff was absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! Always happy, energized and FUN FUN FUN...We laughed so much and even though they were always on the go they ALWAYS managed to make you laugh, smile and play!!!

Weather was very bad, 6 days of rain and most tours were cancelled over and over the entire time we were there. We ended up going to the font desk and ordering a cab for a day tour, they snuck a guide in on use for tips BUT we were VERY happy to have him when we were touring Puerto plata down town. Approached by children and adults begging and many people trying to sell toy ou on the streets, we were so glad to have him there. Found the city very dirty, garbage everywhere. BUT still an amazing experience!!!!!!!!!! Toured the rum factory also WOOHOO CHEAPY CHEAPY ont he rum!!!

SMALL resort, activities very structured, so there were not MANY things going on at one time making it a bit boring cause we had to follow those daily routines every day because we could not venture out due to the RAIN RAIN RAIN!!!

Other Comments:
Nice resort, great staff!!! I'd class this between a 4 and a 4.5 star except for the staff which deserve a 6* rating!!!!!

Would go back if there was a GOOD SALE but over all we will likely return to Punta Cana next year, to the white sand, the crystal blue water, to a bigger resort with more a la carte restaurants, more activities, a swim up bar and a 24 hour resort...

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