We spent our honeymoon at Villa Taina and absolutely loved it. We did not want the all inclusive experience because we wanted to explore the country and get an authentic feel of the Dominican and the people. While the hotel is located in a "tourist town", we still feel that we got to experience the locals and all the area has to offer. The bartenders at the hotel bar are outstanding and very fun to be around and the beach crew is very friendly. You can Kiteboard, Windsurf, Paddleboard and sometime surf right in front of the hotel.....as well as rent all the equipment to do so from the hotel. There are 8-10 Bars/Restaurants on the beach next to the hotel and are all within about 300yds of the hotel. If you want to explore and go other places you can talk to the hotel travel agent and they can set up any activity you would like to participate in.....Whitewater kayaking, horseback riding, swimming with dolphin at Ocean World, 27 waterfalls excursion, etc. THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!!
Kyle from Charleston, SC
This Cabarete hotel is located in the city center, nestled on the beach a short distance from Cabarete Beach, Kite Beach, and …More
WE LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE HOTEL, THE ONLY THING WE FEEL DISAPPOINTING WAS THE FACT THAT YOU LOOSE ONE FULL DAY OF YOUR VACATION, BASICALLY FORCE TO ATTEND A PRESENTATION TO BUY A MEMBERSHIP.TO COST A FORTUNE. I WAS SO NERVES BECAUSE WE DID NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE SAY NO TO THE OFFER THEY GIVING US.
IRIS from LAS VEGAS
This Puerto Plata resort is set on its own private sand beach, a short distance from Playa Cofresi, Ocean World Adventure …More
We reserved the Royal Suites for our second day in teh Puerto Plata area. The first day we stayed at Casa Colonial and it was awsome! At Lifestyles from the begining even checking in was painful, there were a lot of people we had to wait to check in and then wait for the room to be ready. Once we got to the room we were very dissapointed it was not what is advertised in the pictures on the web site, in fact it was old, not kept up to date.
Another issue is trying to make reservations to have diner in one of the gourmet restaurants. this should not be a hassle but here it is. We had a VIP bracelet and we stayed for one night and because of this I have called well in advance to let them know I was concerned that we may not be able to get a reservation and was tyold they will accomodate, when I arrived it was very dissapointing and got no help what so ever; in fact the only restaurants they told us had opening were the mexican, dominican, chinese and the buffet restaurants. We chose the chinese restaurant and was a big mistake because the food was awful, we did not eat all our food and joinned other couples that lefty tgis restaurant and went to the buffet.
There seemes to be VIP areas that are nice and sounds like the villas and presidential suites may be in better shape. I may give this place another shot if I were to stay at one of these rooms and try one of the gourmet restaurants hoping we have a better experience next time
This family-friendly resort is located on the waterfront, close to Playa Cofresi, Ocean World Adventure Park, and Los Mangos …More