Ratings based on 204 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
74% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom midwest

2 star hotel at best

Posted Nov 17, 2014
Pros: Pool bartender was great; ala carte restaurants were good
Staff not very friendly, public toilets clogged, pool had stuff floating in it, no attention to fixing the small things (paint, cracked sidewalks), food at buffet only "adequate," had to wait until 5pm to get into room upon check-in
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Stay in the hotel was not good

Posted Nov 9, 2014
The rooms are not comfortable, take junior master suite and looked standard, does not offer the service described in the web, the photos presented are only 50% of the truth of the hotel, snack food worst, the bars did not have drink, there was ice as is the case of a private bar for my building, so food but should be better for the price, show extremely bad, bad gym, I could not attend at any time, the door card damaged , I had to I place ten times, and that is a new building that I thought would be the best amenities, but it was not, are just as bad as the others in meaningless generally do not recommend this hotel, and have visited other Be live me be delighted, but this visit I am totally unwilling to return.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Croatia

Best vacation ever

Posted Oct 19, 2014
Pros: We had a great room with pool view, staff was very helpful and pleasant, food was great, unlimited drinks and food 24/7 :D Beautiful beach!!
Cons: Cheapen the excursions and local calls. Hotel should provide excursions on their own! Clean the pool more often.
Location: Tobacco factories are a must! Saona island definitely no!!!
Definitely the best vacation we ever went on! Now we have so many memories, wallpaper pictures of palm trees and the warm Caribbean sea :D Definitely worth going and seeing :))) Be Live Canoa probably has the best beach in the surroundings as it's wide with sandy surface and a beautiful view - perfect for taking lots of pictures!! It is very well taken care off, has beach beds and cocktail bars!! You can also dance various types of latino dances with hotels' animators, play volleyball, take kayaks, etc. Food was amazing and we got to taste all different types of food in 4-5 different restaurants (Japanese, Mexican, Brasilian, etc.). Hotel is very romantic and you can have candlelight lobster dinner. Hotel is lgbt friendly. You should book all tours in advance as providers on site are not reliable. Tours and products are expensive. Definitely would recommend going to tobacco factories - Tabacalera de Garcia or La Flor Dominicana. Also recommend buying cigars, cigarillos with flavours and, of course, rum (Barcelo and Brugal). Do NOT go to Saona island! All the tour providers actually give you the same thing but for a wide range of prices, but all you see is a crowded beach full of bees that won't leave you in peace. Water is shallow for about half a mile in distance from the beach, and the tour operators don't really care who is or where who is in the water so they park their speedboats on the beach among the people - too crowded!! Expensive local calls!!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Woodbridge VA


Posted Oct 6, 2014
Pros: Everything
Cons: I feel that the room service could use improvement. Out of the whole week I only received a wash rag one time.
Location: The location is lovely. Plenty of excursions available. But the resort is so big and entertainment happens all day, u don't really need to go anywhere
I never expected to find a resort where everyone that works there is super friendly. No matter whom you walk by you are always greeted with an Hola. The beach is stunning. The entertainment out of this world :D. The food was satisfying. The resort is a little older but they are working everyday to make improvements and I thought that was wonderful. The staff makes every effort to please u and make ur stay a pleasant one. Thinking of going back in February. Wanna say many thanks to Lenin, Randy, Johan, Billy Boy, Willy and Eduardo. Great time
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom DR

Think it twice before you book

Posted Sep 22, 2014
Reserved a King bedroom, and got a double. Made the claim, they were out of King bedrooms. Food was not that good. A/C in the room needed to be checked. Pictures in expedia are beautiful, but just the pictures in expedia.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Denver, Colorado

Great hotel, excellent staff, outstanding location

Posted Sep 6, 2014
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: Update the rooms, although they were clean and well maintained.
Location: There were many local tours of which we took two. We enjoyed both tremendously.
We spent 7 days at the hotel and enjoyed every minute. At check-in, we asked for a different room as the one they gave us did not match the discription of the room we had ordered. The staff immediately made it right with a great room, right on the pool. The food was great with a variety of items at the buffet each meal and additional options for dinner each night. All of the staff were very friendly and accomodating. Went scuba diving one day with the hotel crew and had a fantanstic time. For the price, I don't think we could have done any better!!!
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom GA

Be live canoa- not bad for the price

Posted Aug 18, 2014
Animation team is awesome! Everything else about the hotel is okay, the beach has lots of rocks! Not bad for the price!
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom nj


Posted Aug 13, 2014
If you like new hotels that do not need updating and are not rundown then stay here. The language barrier can be frustrating, you have to pay for wifi, cannot always get reservations at restaurants. Beach is besutiful but the grounds of the hotel need serious tlc. Our newer room was next to a construction site, need I say more. The food was pretty good and the entertainment and club was fun but I would not stay here again
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Good only if you're looking for a deal

Posted Aug 7, 2014
Pros: Beautiful beach, clean room, comfy beds. If you go to the pool early, you can put your towels down to save a nice cabana around the pool!
Cons: Clean the pool better
Location: We did a day tour to Saona Island and it was a fun day! There are people there to set up lots of other day trips too.
I just spent the last 6 days at Be Live Canoa and was relatively pleased with my stay, given the price. I have been to the Dominican Republic twice before and the hotels I stayed at before were much nicer than Be Live Canoa, but also more expensive. First of all, there was a very big language barrier at this resort. The past two times I have been to the Dominican, I didn't experience such a significant language barrier, so I probably should have prepared better. The pool was very dirty. I don't think the filter was working while we were there and there was a lot of debris and a film of possibly sunblock all around the pool. To make a reservation at a restaurant, you had to wake up at 7am or they would be booked. The food wasn't fabulous, but it wasn't awful either. I really enjoyed the Brazilian, Japanese, and Mexican restaurants. My husband, myself, and another couple booked the dinner by the beach one evening-- mine and my husbands lobster was delicious, but our friends couldn't cut through the steak because it was so tough. So if you do the dinner by the beach, get the lobster! We were upgraded to a junior suite for no extra charge and the room was kept very clean. We had trouble getting our fridge refilled a couple times, but I think this was another product of the language barrier. Overall, I would recommend it if you are looking for a tropical getaway for a deal!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler


Posted Aug 5, 2014
Pros: POOL