Decent resort for a truly 'local' experience
Posted Sep 21, 2016
This resort is only 3 stars, so all travelers from the United States be aware: the amenities taken for granted in the U.S. are not standard here. For example, there is no hot water except if you are lucky enough to get up before everyone else takes their shower, the water pressure is relatively nonexistent, so I did not take a shower during my entire stay (the flow was so anemic, the shower head only dribbled), there is a phone in the room but there was no phone jack in the wall. The toilet does not have the same power as modern toilets in the States, and certain practices must be observed . Insects are a part of life, so ants, beetles and mosquitoes will be present because spraying chemicals is not part of Dominican philosophy. Only some of the light switches were operational; unfortunately, I could not enjoy a book at night on the balcony because the balcony light did not work. The concept of security is much looser here than in the U.S.; no fire doors or heavy deadbolts are on any of the entrances to the room. The furniture and decorations are all very old and worn. There is tile missing from the shower and broken fixtures. They only provide one or two towels for guests. There is no internet connection at all except for in the lobby. Food was average. Alcohol flows freely. If you are an experienced traveler who appreciates the immersive experience of visiting other cultures and places, then you will find this resort to be welcoming and comfortable.