Punta Cana

AlSol Tiara Cap Cana


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Enjoy the natural beauty of Cap Cana when you stay at the luxurious AlSol Tiara Collection Cap Cana. Complete with warm colors and exquisite designs, each of the 115 suites are sure to make you feel right at home. All rooms come equipped with furnished balconies or terraces, full bathrooms, daily refreshed minibar, 24-hour room service, and other top-notch amenities.

Experience nature in its most natural habitat via hiking trails, water sports, and a variety of other activities. Cap Cana has even been known as Worlds Greatest New Destination. Add the nearby Punta Espada Golf Course, Marina Cap Cana, and Scape Park Cap Cana to your vacation agenda and you'll never find yourself looking for something to do!

Finding fun nearby is always great, but there's plenty to do in the resort as well. Indulge in a day at the Tiara Signature Spa at Babor, complete with massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures. All services can either be completed in one of the interior cabins or outside in a palapa or on the beach. You can also enjoy two swimming pools, a variety of daily and nightly activities, and family events that include theme parties, cocktails, and live music.

Dine at one of three delicious specialty restaurants, offering options like Mexican, Japanese, and Caribbean style cuisine. You'll also have the option to dine indoors or enjoy your meal from an ocean or pool view terrace, perfect for experiencing the outdoors while you eat. If you'd rather stay in your suite, 24-hour room service is available. Four bars on the property will also have you enjoying a refreshing drink whenever you please.

Perfect for special events, AlSol Tiara Collection Cap Cana offers a meeting room that can comfortably hold 80 people. There are several open spaces that are also able to hold guests for different events. You'll receive assistance with the entire planning process, as well as personalized service throughout the entire event. A wedding coordinator can even assist with planning the wedding of your dreams!

Don't forget that you can enjoy exchange privileges with nearby AlSol Hotels & Resorts, and you're within walking distance of AlSol Luxury Village!

Learn more about Punta Cana.
HOTEL LOCATION
AlSol Tiara Collection is close to the hiking trails, outdoor activities, cliffs, and pristine beaches of Cap Cana. Punta Espada Golf Club, tennis courts, kayaking, and a fitness center are also nearby.
Address: Fishing Lodge Boulevard
Cap Cana, Punta Cana


DR
Local Phone: 844-413-2658
HOTEL FACILITIES
Car Rental
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Golf: CLOSEBY
Punta Espada Golf - transportation to and from the course is available for an additional fee.
The course at Punta Espada Golf Club was designed by Jack Nicklaus and offers eight holes that can be enjoyed by the ocean.
Holes: 0
Health Club / Spa
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Situated in beautiful Cap Cana, AlSol Tiara Collection features contemporary style throughout the entire resort. Each of the 115 luxurious suites features furnished balconies or terraces, full master bathrooms, and other high-end amenities. AlSol Tiara Collection has three restaurants, four bars, two swimming pools, a full-service spa, and more.
Total Rooms: 115
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards:
ROOM TYPES
OCEAN SUITE
One king bed or two queen beds. Includes a living area, furnished terrace, and full master bathroom. All rooms are located at the front of the resort.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Television
Room Safe
MARINA SUITE
One king bed or two queen beds. Located along the marina. Includes living area, furnished terrace, full master bathroom, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Television
Room Safe
ALSOL ROOM ROOM OF THE HOUSE
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Television
Room Safe
MASTER SUITE OCEAN FRONT
One king bed. Includes a large living area, separate dining area, furnished terrace, full master bathroom, and more. All rooms are located at the front of the resort.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Television
Room Safe
OCEAN SUITE SWIMOUT
One king or two queen beds. Includes a living area, furnished terrace, and full master bathroom. All rooms are at the front of the resort and located on the ground floor .
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Television
Room Safe
MARINA SUITE SWIMOUT
One king bed or two queen beds. Located along the marina on the ground floor, with private pool access. Includes living area, furnished terrace, full master bathroom, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Television
Room Safe
MASTER SUITE
One king bed. Includes a large living area, separate dining area, furnished terrace, full master bathroom, and more. All rooms are located along the Cap Cana Marina's grand canal.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Television
Room Safe
DINING
AlSol Tiara Cap Cana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 3 Restaurants at AlSol Tiara Cap Cana:
Xoxolati - Mexican cuisine infused with flavors of the Caribbean, served as a breakfast buffet and a la carte lunch.
AlSol Beach Club - Seafood and deli items served Caribbean style. Take advantage of stunning ocean views as you dine right on the beach.
Blue Lotus - Asian cuisine with a focus on Japanese fare, featuring two Hibachi tables.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Spanish lessons, bingo, wine tastings, cooking lessons, children's activities ($), fishing charters ($), boat rentals ($), and more.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music, karaoke, cocktail parties, beach parties, and bonfires.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Children's activities are offered at an additional cost.

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
not the experienced we had hoped for.
dcuason, Los Angeles, California
Wed Jan 17 10:44:10 EST 2018
nice resort, but def NOT BEACH. avoid room 3111 your view will be men working and forking up seaweed into a garbage bag. that's where we were placed after they said our room is not available. its our one year wedding anniversary. we felt discriminated due to our sexual orientation.i complained about our room due to safety reason and then just like that they gave us another room. the champagne and basket of fruit came to us 36 hours after our anniversary. Food was mediocre. However, my last day there we ate at "beach" club and i had their snapper. that was good. Throughout our stay the wifi was still broken in the rooms. had to go to lobby to use wifi. very inconvenient. This is Dominican Republic we wished we heard more latin music rather than elevator or pop. no motorized or non motorized activities. the drinks were good. n

Excelente ...
Gourgazaud, Windsor Ontario
Tue Jan 16 05:56:57 EST 2018
We stayed at Alsol Tiara in Dec 2017. It was our 4th trip to the Dominican Republic (after Samana, Bávaro and Bayahibe). We speak English, French and Spanish. My native language is French, so please excuse the occasional flaws in this review. Generally speaking, we are almost never disappointed with the resorts that we choose, mainly because we spend a lot of time selecting a place - mostly on Tripadvisor. Furthermore, since we were planning a two-week vacation this time, we could not afford to go wrong. We flew Air Canada Rouge from Toronto. The flight was uneventful. We had to pay for snacks (not very expensive and rather healthy; no cash, just credit cards). The seats were surprisingly comfortable. Note that the cost of the Dominican visitor card is included in the AC-Vacations deal, as well as transfers to and from the resort, which were satisfactory. So, we spent quite a few hours on Tripadvisor looking for the perfect resort in the Punta Cana area. We found out that most hotels in the Bávaro area in our price range would not provide us any longer with what we were looking for, which is : good food and service, quietness, a reasonable size (Alsol Tiara has fewer than 200 rooms), sufficient storage space, no hassle (eg share-time), cleanliness and generally speaking a pleasant atmosphere. We chose Alsol Tiara knowing that it did not have – right on the spot - the dream beach many people look for in that part of the DR, but that it looked exceptionally promising on all other counts. We were not disappointed. We therefore gave it a 5/5 grade, even an A-plus, if the option had been available. The rest of this review will sound a bit chaotic, but we did not try to make it look pretty. Just accurate and useful. Arrival at resort: cold lingette, fruit cocktail, speedy check-in. They take a print from your credit card, which is routine at all resorts, should you decide to crack a few bottles of Dom Pérignon during your stay. Then straight to our suite. Our suite was number 3107, the swim-out type with Marina view. See numerous and accurate pictures of the resort on Tripadvisor. The Marina Swim-out suites are simply terrific. Actually, they have NINE different areas, that is : 1) a wide entrance way, with a tall mirror, a closet with a fridge (replenished daily, or on request), a coffee/tea machine, plus some shelf space, 2) a walk-in closet with enough space for two large suitcases, a four-drawer dresser with a complimentary (laptop size) safe on top of it, and a two-meter recess with enough space and hangers for a dozen garments, including 2 bathrobes. And slippers. 3) the bathroom, with two sinks, a magnifying mirror, cosmetics, face cloths, a shower with both rain and handheld heads. 5) the bedroom with a king-size bed, quite comfortable with a very good mattress (“Beautyrest”), two spotlights for night readers, two bedside tables with their own lamps and shelves, 6) the living room area, with a large sofa, a wide screen TV set, a wicker arm-chair, and a table with 2 chairs for in-room service. 7) Then, beyond a wide sliding door, a covered terrace with an arm-chair, a coffee table and a hammock (with a pilloz)that you can fold up to one side for more space. 8) Finally, your “landing”, that can accommodate a small table and two loungers (If you only find one on arrival, just request a second one), 9) and your own length of the swimming pool. The pool runs the entire length of the building (ten suites). It faces South, so it gets direct sunlight most of the day. Additional remarks: Size: Our suite was about the size of a bachelor apartment in Toronto. The air-conditioning is efficient and easy to control. There is a ceiling fan. There are electrical outlets everywhere + usb ports. No need for converters/adapters if you come from Canada or the US. The soundproofing is very good. Sure, it’s hard to ignore the music at Salsa time in the afternoon, but it only lasts about one or two hours. We had specified that we wanted a room away from the lobby and the Sports bar. We ended up right in the middle of our unit and did not hear a thing from those specific areas. The lobby, anyway, is a quiet, relaxing place. The TV set offers some thirty channels. The reception is adequate for about twenty of them (CNN is quite good). There is more than enough storage space for two people over a two-week stay. In fact, there are even a few extra shelves that accommodate lovely local artifacts. Generally speaking, the suite is nicely decorated. We never experienced any problem with water pressure or temperature. Young children are not allowed in the swim-out suites. Your neighbours are not allowed to cut or swim across your landing and length of the pool. We found a few body length floaters In the water. Marina side suites vs Ocean side swim-out suites : the Marina ones are a bit smaller and cheaper but more private, and actually offer a good side-view of the ocean, of which they are much closer than the Ocean ones. One word about maintenance : exceptional. Cleanliness at its best. The camareras are both effective and discreet. Ours was named Sali and absolutely deserved the tip that we left for her every single day of our stay. Cleanliness could very well be considered one of the trade-marks of this resort. The beach is small, about the size of half a soccer field, but well maintained. Most seaweeds are removed daily. Plenty of loungers and canopy beds. In fact, the swimming-pool system is so varied and appealing that the lack of a picture Bávaro-type beach is not a problem. Besides, the resort offers free shuttles to Juanillo Beach and Api Beach (10 to 15 minutes away), both within the Cap Cana gated area, therefore very secure. Juanillo Beach looks like your conventional Punta Cana beach, only less dramatic with fewer palm-trees. One restaurant, Little John’s, offers decent food and drinks at reasonable prices, allowing you to use loungers and umbrellas. Juanillo Beach is worth seeing, but we preferred Api Beach, right across the channel from Alsol Tiara. The beach is much wider and deeper than the one at Tiara, it has lots of private spaces with loungers and canopies which are free, provided that you buy something to eat and/or drink. We did both. The Api restaurant has a bar, a swimming pool and a (very clean) washroom area etc. The menu is short but interesting : fish fried on the spot (mahi-mahi or red-snapper), grilled meat, pasta with shrimps etc. We ate there twice and spent about US$ 70 for two each time (including excellent fresh strawberry juice, very good mojito and piña colada), which is not exactly cheap but should be considered the cost of a pleasant day in a wonderful setting. By the way, you must bear in mind that the cost of your stay at Alsol Tiara is quite reasonable, compared with most resorts in the Bávaro area, probably because you will have to pay a little extra to compensate for the lack of a picture beach. Generally speaking, the resort is a bargain. One Tripadvisor contributor was considering reserving a room there for the next five years ! This might sound slightly exaggerated … or does it ? The swimming-pools at the resort have an average depth of 1.40 meter. They are well designed, constantly maintained, with a pleasant water temperature. They are connected but divided into specific areas: children’s, swim-in bar, volley-ball, conventional etc … Plenty of loungers and natural shade. The towels can be exchanged any time from a station close to the main pool. Some days they might become scarce, but not for long, and the station – like everything else on the resort – is within steps of your suite. Note that the pools of the swim-out areas are “protected” by a hedge of very prickly but beautiful flowers named “glorias” (or something like that), enough to discourage potential “invaders” ! The resort holds a beach party every Friday. Those who have taken salsa courses near the swim-in bar find an opportunity then to dance with the staff (including the incredible Mr Sexy Belly). The others will enjoy an excellent buffet and order from the grill station. Most tables sit right on the sand : make sure you wear the appropriate footwear ! Entertainment is good, in good taste and unobstrusive. Shows take place on the “bridge” between the lobby and the pools, therefore you can watch them from the lobby’s terrace. Every other (few) day(s) they move to “Luxury”, the sister resort. The food at the resort is to be highly commended. The specialty restaurants (Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Dominican etc), whether located at Tiara or at Luxury, are excellent. The set-out and the service are paramount. There is absolutely no way you cannot find something to your taste. My wife and I love to cook, mostly French but also Italian, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Mexican, Japanese, etc … and we were deeply impressed with Alsol. Of course we can only talk about the cuisine scene there in December, but we cannot imagine that it could go from paramount to mediocre in a matter of weeks. As for the people who complained about the food, we envy them : the daily fare at their home must be consistently worth a three-star Michelin. A word about the Christmas and New Year’s Eve extravaganzas. We could not believe what we saw – and tried. Heaps of artistically presented (including fruit and vegetable carvings) lobster, shrimps, crabmeat, oysters, cabrito, potages, stews, pastry, etc. AND, last but not least, a station of Spanish “ jabugo” or “pata negra” ham, straight from Spain, the king of all hams, which costs a small fortune, even in Sevilla. About wine: the wine list is impressive, so are the prices if you go for the best (Châteauneuf du Pape, Rioja M. de Riscal etc). Some listed wines are not available. In the 30 to 60 US$ range, we recommend Ruffino Chianti and the Beaujolais-Village. If you choose a Rosé, make sure it has been chilled before. The complimentary red, white and rosé house wines come from Spain (including the Tempranillo kind), and are very good. Room service: we tried it once. It was fast and the quality was very good. We did not take any excursions, having been to Saona island, Samana, Taino sites and Santo Domingo before. From our experience, be aware of the fact that Dominican drivers, especially on 4x4’s, tend to be quite daring : in a previous trip, my wife once nearly fell off one that was trying to cross a muddy arroyo. We also remember a catamaran excursion to Saona during which they played deafening meringue music, which not unusual in the DR. Finally, some waterproof outfit is recommended in an area where torrential rain (but short-lived) can happen any time. Other points worth mentioning: The Internet access is OK, considering that you are in the DR. It could be a problem if you need to be in permanent touch with you business, family, etc. The drinks: sometimes slightly watered down, but if you state your preferences they will be as good as can be. Excellent fresh fruit juice is available at all time, along with very good mini-pastries. The sister resort, Luxury, can be reached by golf-cart, but it’s only a five minute walk away. It is part of a very chic marina. It has a large commercial area. The first impression is that of a Sergio Leone “pueblo” minutes before the final shoot-out : empty (probably being in its very early stage). But, as a reconstitution, it is very convincing. Not to be missed. Bugs: a few mosquitoes at dawn (you’re in the Caribbean). Some ants near the pools, but the management will provide you with some Baygon, which will do the job almost instantly. The staff : excellent people, warm, attentionate. Apart from the reception area, where English is perfectly spoken (Amanda, Luis Carlos,etc) most employees speak at least some English, even some French. Communicating is not a problem. Some Spanish will help (psychologically at least). Needless to say, avoid the “hey you !” behaviour … and please have the children take off their shoes before lying down on the beautiful lobby’s sofas. The clientele is mainly Canadian and Dominican, with some Americans, Brits, Russians, etc. Very few Italians, Germans, who tend to regroup in other areas of the DR. The weather : occasional rain when we were there, but it would not last more than a half- hour. Windy at times. Hot or very mild otherwise. Bathing in December was never a problem. Note : last fall’ s hurricanes did not seem to have had a real impact on this side of the Punta Cana area. Remember, by the way, that the resort lies on the southern side of the “Punta” (= cape), meaning the Caribbean Sea side, as opposed to the Atlantic side – not by much but it can make a difference. Tipping: we never felt obliged to tip. From what we saw and heard, not tipping never causes any perceptible change of mood. We did tip: the cleaning lady (daily), the servers at restaurants, bars or stations, and once in a while the maintenance people. All in all, we had a great time. This resort was by far the best that we visited so far in the Caribbean area. After checking the main Punta Cana area (Bávaro in particular) on Tripadvisor, we came to the conclusion that is getting VERY busy : too many resorts crowded together, some of them huge, construction everywhere, time-share solliciting, so-so cuisine, lack of privacy. So, if relaxing in a beautiful setting is your goal, Cap Cana is one of the answers. Of course, since there is not such a thing as the perfect resort, here are a few suggestions: - The management should systematically make everybody aware that your swim-out space is private. - An umbrella on the landing of the swim-out suite would be welcome for those who want to stay close to the water. Talking about the staff, here is a list of the many employees who made our stay quite enjoyable. We probably missed a few. But if we did, let it be stressed that nobody, we mean nobody, let us down: Alexander (lobby + expert in Dominican-Spanish language) Ana and Yeimi (hostesses, restaurant) Bunny (animation) Chanel (shuttle to Api and Juanillo) Dilson (cafeteria) Feliz (wine station) Francis and friends (maintenance) Georgi (restaurants) Henry (concierge) Juan Carlos (reception area, a true gentleman, and very efficient) Junier (restaurants) Luis aka “Sexy Belly” (animation) Moya (chef cum laude) Omar (restaurant supervisor) Roberto (restaurants) Ronald (eggs station) Sali and the other camareras Samuel (concierge) Sandro (Harry Belafonte) Sandy (restaurants + a splendid sense of humour) Silvio and the other BBQ masters Webster (concierge) Wendy (pastry station) “X” (Cocktail master) etc etc …

First visit to the Caribbean.
HCIMAman, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Mon Jan 15 08:20:11 EST 2018
What a fabulous place to go on holiday, we have nothing bad to say about the resort. As Tito would say "excellente", the entertainment was good, the food was excellent and the staff brilliant. It is definitely a 4 star establishment. The best holiday we have had.

We love the Also Family!
thumpersports, Calgary, Canada
Sat Jan 13 09:54:47 EST 2018
We love the Alsol Family! The Alsol luxury villa is our home away from home and we have been there 3 times and can't wait to go back! We were surprised and thrilled to honored as part of their returning family with a wooden arrow located at the Alsol pool with our family name, the Canadian flag and the miles we have traveled to vacation in our home away from home. How Amazing that experience was!!!! We booked at the Alsol but wanted Ocean view so we ended up moving over to the Tiara. We got the Best room in the house! Ocean and beach view and the biggest deck I've ever seen! We loved it! Next time we go we will stay in the Alsol luxury villa, with ocean view, because we love that those rooms have a full kitchen. The food is good but breakfast needs a little work. Its just not what we are use to. I also like that the Tiara puts beer in your fridge and you need to ask room service for it at the Luxury. I don't know why? I would like to mention a few of the employees at both resorts who made our stay Amazing! We LOVE Francisco! We think of him as family! He is hands down the best! He can be found at the Italian and steak house restaurant. He has gone out of his way to provide the best service imaginable to me and my family for 3 years now! My children ask for him by name and go running into his arms every time we see him... He even play's with my youngest daughter's bunny which makes her smile. Francisco introduced us to his friend and fellow employee Carlos 'the monkey' who has been so wonderful to our family. He doesn't miss a beat and is so friendly! Our friend Danllelis is the hostess at this restaurant. She remembered my children's names! after a year of not seeing them!! She greets us with hi fives and hugs and she is so lovely to be around. We had 2 pool side servers who provided exceptional service at the Tiara pool: Alba and Mitchell. They are so nice and always smiling. And I would like to thank Vilidio at the Alsol pool who would bring me and my family fresh drinks with out asking! That was so kind and thoughtful! After not seeing us for a full year, he brought all 4 of us drinks the second he saw us and remembered exactly what we all drink. How awesome is that?!?!? When it comes to making drinks hands down Inocencis is the best bartender at the Also Luxury Villa Lobby Bar. He is on the ball! And he remembered our drink of choice. Very impressed. All in all we love it at the Alsol! We will be back! The Tiara offers a more hotel feel while the Alsol luxury villa feels more like a home to us, a condo. A quick note to those thinking of booking.... Its quiet. It doesn't get very busy. But that is exactly why we go. We don't like busy. So if you want a quiet oasis from home this is where to go.

Beautiful Resort, Incredibly Relaxing and Wonderful Staff
Jeff M, Kitchener, Canada
Fri Jan 12 08:32:20 EST 2018
This resort is a smaller, sister resort to Alsol Luxury Village, sharing restaurants and some services and has 115 rooms. They are in the same marina, connected by a promenade that takes roughly 10-12 minutes to walk from end to end (which, by the way, is worth doing every day because it never gets old looking at the condos and boats in the marina and wondering what life is like waking up to it every morning). My wife and I stayed at Alsol Luxury Village in 2015 and absolutely LOVED IT, so when we found out they had built another resort in the same area, we knew we had to go.

 IF YOU DON’T WANT TO READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW: we absolutely loved our time here. The food is great, the service is fantastic, the grounds are excellent. Highly recommend if you need a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy the sun. If you’re looking for a rager-type vacation, this likely isn’t going to top your list. Although there are events every night, it’s not necessarily geared toward that crowd (at least that’s my take).

I’ll break this down to a few different sections for the rest of you considering staying here and hopefully give some helpful tips along the way.

 THE GROUNDS 
Beautifully maintained. Honestly, the place is meticulous, with lots of thought put to the grounds. There are pools everywhere (literally) and placed so well that there could be a volleyball game/drinking game going on at one side, and 50 feet away at another big pool you’d never know it. Really well done. The marina is just really beautiful too. It feels more like you are in a gated small village rather than a giant resort. It has a very homey feel to it.

 THE ROOM (Swim Out Marina)
The room had everything we needed: a king size bed, big bathroom with two sinks, separate room for toilet and a big shower. The room also had a bar fridge that had drinks (pop, beer, water), a Nespresso machine, a safe, USB charging plugs, a walk in closet… 

 **TIP** Spend the extra $100 or $150/pp for the swim out room. It’s 100% worth it and you’ll likely regret not doing it when you get here. My wife and I would wake up each morning, open the blinds and patio door, jump in the water for a few minutes then lay down beside our own pool for most of the morning. We stayed in the Marina Swim out, which is probably what I would do again next time (over the Ocean Swim out). It’s a bit more private and much quieter.

 **TIP** Ask your housekeeper for more of whatever you like to drink so it’s stocked up on your favourites, otherwise everyday you’ll end up with 2 Sprite, 2 Coke, 2 Diet Coke, 2 Fanta, 2 Water, 2 Beer, which is fine if that’s what you like! We just wanted lots of water, some beer and Diet Coke!! 

**TIP** If you like movies during the afternoon/at night, have kids, or want a back up in case it rains one afternoon, put some movies on a USB stick. The TV’s have a USB hookup, and there reeeeeally isn’t much to watch on TV except HGTV, HBO (which had a good movie on 1 out of every 20 shows) and Cinemax (see HBO note).

THE FOOD
The food here was always very good. You have to make reservations for a lot of the restaurants that can only be made daily (I’d go before or after breakfast every day). The resort shares restaurants with Luxury Village, so some of your reservations will be there, which again, is not a big deal. We’ve stayed on resorts bigger than Alsol and Tiara put together, the walk might take you 10 minutes depending on where you hop on the promenade. Plus it’s really nice at night after a big meal.

For breakfast, the buffet was great. Ronaldo was our go-to guy at the omelette bar and he’s great, and super friendly. 

For lunch, you can hit up the beach grill which is right beside the pool (you literally walk up and can order hamburgers, pizza or hot dogs), or you can grab a seat at the beach restaurant with a bigger menu and have a drink. You could always just call room service if you’d rather, and the menu has a bit of everything, from quesadillas, to chicken breast and veggies to pasta.

For dinner, Tepanyaki was great, the Italian restaurant at Luxury Village is nice (see if you can get upstairs, it’s a bit nicer), and the Xoxolati (same place that serves breakfast) has a nice menu. The surf and turf was excellent.

The coffee bar was a really nice addition and I had a loooot of Americano’s. There is a lobby bar too and the server there, although I can’t remember his name, was great. He said he’d only been there a few months. Great selection of drinks, personally I liked the 12 year old Dewar’s.

 THE SERVICE 
You will NOT be disappointed :)

Special shout out to Yanelis, our housekeeper, who was the sweetest lady ever. Our room was impeccably clean every day, she left us lots of whatever we needed, and when she was cleaning our room one day, she noticed I had some cold medication laying out (nothing quite like catching a cold on vacation). She went out and made me a tea mixed with honey and lemon and brought it out back to our patio for me. She checked in on me every day, and when we were leaving she gave us a big hug. Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable Yanelis, Alsol is extremely lucky to have you.

 Junier was one of our favourite servers, so happy and attentive, and just really nice to be around.

 Henry, who I believe is one of the bellhops, was excellent too. Super kind, took the time to get to know us and made our stay fantastic. 

 There really are a number of great servers here, very friendly, helpful, and attentive.

 GYM 
The gym here is small (it’s actually located on the Luxury Village side), but has everything you might want to have a good workout. My recommendation - find Diony, the trainer at the gym (he’s not hard to find - he’s the jacked dude wearing the bright orange shirt with the big smile). If he’s there, he charges $5USD/hour for a one on one personal training session that is WELL worth doing. Diony is hilarious and will put you through a crazy workout. I did it a few times during the week and it was awesome and absolutely worth it. Thanks for keeping me on track for the week!! 

THE BEACH
 This isn’t a beach resort, but that shouldn’t deter you. If you are picturing walking out of your room and heading to the sprawling beach, this won’t be the right place. There is a small beach (quite small), but if you really want the beach, the resort does offer a shuttle to a beautiful beach close by. It’s the grounds and backdrop that make this place truly unique.

 WIFI
 The Wifi works, but only in the lobby. It was a bit hit or miss regarding speed, but if you just need to check some emails, just chill out and use Facebook/Insta, it mostly works. It sometimes worked to make a quick video call too, but don’t count on that all the time. This didn’t really bother us because we weren’t here to use our phones the entire trip. 

 **TIP** The resort does NOT have an ATM. We brought $120USD in mostly $1 and $5’s to tip for dinners, drinks and housekeeping. We don’t drink much, but we do like to tip, especially for great service, so we went through $120 by day 5. We had to take a taxi from the resort (they set it up - $3 each way) to take us to an ATM where it only dispenses Dominican Pesos (and also costs about $3USD to take out money + whatever fees get charged to you back home). Not the end of the world, just not what we expected. The rough conversion is $1USD = 50 Dominican Pesos. All that to say, bring more than enough USD to save the inconvenience of having to hit up the ATM, and tip your favourite servers/housekeeper generously if you have some left over at the end of the week! There IS a bank that you could take a taxi to, but we were told it’s $20 each way to get to. We opted to spend $6 round-trip and get Dominican Pesos.

 **TIP** Tourist Card/Airport Tax: You will need to buy a $10USD per person Tourist Card when you land in Punta Cana when you get to the terminal by cash (unless you are with Sunwing who gives you one - more on that below). You will also need to pay a $20USD per person Departure Tax, so be sure to bring that with you and set it aside.

 **SUNWING TIP** If you flew Sunwing, they should hand you a $10 Tourist Card on your way off the plane. Make sure you hang on to that. You’ll take a 7 second bus ride from the flight to the terminal where there is a massive line. That first line is to get a Tourist Card from a guy at a small desk in the centre of the room, which you already have (not every airline gives you one, Sunwing does). Skip that line and take your Tourist Card to the next line where they will take it before you go through customs. **TIP** There is a small pharmacy located inside the gift shop in Tiara, and a larger one in Luxury Village that has some things not in Tiara’s, namely, cold medication that I needed. If you need anything more specific, there was a pharmacy that we stopped by that’s right beside the ATM we stopped at and they had just about everything you might need. It's not a terrible habit to get into to bring a bit of everything just in case. We normally do but this time were just too psyched to be leaving for vacation we forgot it. Sunscreen is another big one - bring an extra bottle. You’ll use it all. And you’ll be happy you didn’t need to buy a second bottle here from around $20USD.



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