6 of us traveled Nov 3-10. Westjet was great - did not have to pay the $10US for tourist card to enter DR or the $20US departure tax - Westjet covered that for us. Hotel check in was great, no problems (we had read previous bad reviews - i guess we had good luck). Rooms were huge, large bathrooms, a bit dated but very clean (rooms 14301,14302, 14207). Building 14 close to everything.
Food was good but no bacon and our favorite fried plantains only on the first day. Fresh fruit was fantastic especially the mangoes. Specialty restaurants were very good (Pizzeria
great!), lots of choices and great service. Staff always helpful, although a bit crowded and slower when locals were there on the weekend - all good, everyone is entitled to have a good time. Lots of lounging chairs on the beach and poolside - first resort i ever went to with such good availability of chairs.
Night shows were a bit cheesy - but a few more drinks and we were enjoying everything. The beach disco was the best - nice to be dancing and the beach is right there. We were celebrating 2 birthdays - so lots of fun.
We did 2 trips - dune buggy $40US (4 of us) very muddy - lots of fun. And Paradise island - bought from Felix on the beach $62US - a full day - but Paradise Island was slowly disappearing - the tide was very high and the waves were massive - so think twice about that one (maybe the time of year?)
All in all - good fun and value for your money - would return to this resort for the price, but always like to try something new.
Annette, Pam, Tina, Lara, Mike and Simon
building 14 close to everything.
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