Punta Cana

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana


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Unlimited-Luxury®   All Inclusive    

Exceptional Values!
Extra Value: Apple Exclusive: Free non-stop transfers.
Weddings: Free symbolic weddings. Receive the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package complimentary when booking at least 7 nights in the required room category or higher. Restrictions apply-see applebeachbrides.com.
Honeymoon: Receive the Dreams Eternity Honeymoon Package complimentary.*
Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay, Play, and Eat Free during select dates.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property is Rainforest Alliance Verified and actively participates in Earth Day, Arbor Day, and Green Week . Other green initiatives include energy-saving bulbs and lamps, partnership with local universities, recycling and waste separation, social responsibility in the community of El Batey, hygienic food preparation practices, and the employment of local employees.

On a sun-drenched, palm-studded beach on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana welcomes singles, couples, and families to a world of Unlimited-Luxury with everything included. This idyllic resort boasts gorgeous beaches, a majestic turquoise sea, three shimmering pools, and tropical gardens.

Eight internationally themed restaurants and five bars, located in stunning indoor and outdoor settings provide delectable gourmet dining options. With Unlimited-Luxury, guests have the option to Sip, Savor & See. This includes complimentary dinner and drinks and live evening entertainment at nearby participating resorts from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. (transportation costs are not included).

Pamper yourself with a variety of unique indigenous treatments at the world-class spa, or get your heart rate going at the state-of-the-art fitness center. With so many ways to play, from numerous daytime activities, featuring an Explorer's Club for kids and a Core Zone for teens, and fantastic nighttime entertainment, a stay at Dreams Palm Beach will be forever memorable.

Elegantly-appointed rooms and suites offer luxury amenities, private and furnished balconies or terraces, flat screen TVs, daily refreshed mini bars with soft drinks, juices, bottled water, and beer, and 24-hour room and concierge services. Upgrade to a Preferred Club suite and receive exceptional services and world-class amenities that include preferred status and amenities.

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*This honeymoon package is complimentary when you book a Preferred Club Honeymoon Suite Jacuzzi Tropical View or higher accommodations category for a minimum of 7 nights. Please request your honeymoon package at time of booking. Not available during Christmas and New Years Eve. Subject to availability and double occupancy only. Taxes and gratuity included. Prices and package subject to change without notice. This package cannot be combined with the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package. Package is only applicable to couples staying within three months of their wedding. Couple must present a copy of their wedding invitation or marriage certificate at the time of check-in.
HOTEL LOCATION
Located on one of the most spectacular palm studded beaches in the Dominican Republic, Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana is only twenty minutes from Punta Cana International Airport.
Address: CABEZA DE TORO
BAVARO HIGUEY


DR
Local Phone: 809-552-6000
Toll Free Phone: 866-2-DREAMS
Fax: 809-685-0151
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite (On site)
Pools
Number of Pools: 4
Outdoor Pools: 4     
Swim-up Bar
Featuring three swimming pools complete with an entertainment areas, an adults only relaxation area, children's pool, and large sun decks with shaded areas. One pool is exclusive to Preferred Club guests.
Golf: NEARBY
Cocotal Golf & Country
Settled on what once was a coconut plantation, the six-time Spanish Champion Jose Pepe Gancedo designed two courses following the lay of the land. Features are strategically placed trees, bunkers, mounds with well-defined fairways and greens.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $125 (approx).
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Beach football, volleyball, bocce ball, kayaks, ping pong
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Dreams Palm Beach features seven restaurants, seven bars,24 hour room service, four swimming pools, full service spa a nd Explorer's Kids Club. Beach:
Total Rooms: 513
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards:
ROOM TYPES
PREMIUM DELUXE TROPICAL VIEW
Features a king or 2 double beds, a larger bathroom, WC, 24-hour room service, flat screen TV, A/C, daily refreshed mini-bar and other upgraded amenities. It also offers furnished balcony or terrace with tropical or pool views.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
DLX TROPICAL VW PREFERRED CLUB
Features preferred lounge, concierge service, private beach area, pillow menu, free in room internet access, upgraded mini bar service, upgraded bath amenities, afternoon hors d'oeuvres & fine liquors in lounge & VIP status & amenities. 442 sq. ft.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
DLX JACUZZI TRPCL PRFRD CLUB
Features preferred lounge, concierge service, private beach area, pillow menu, free in room internet access, upgraded mini bar service, upgraded bath amenities, afternoon hors d'oeuvres & fine liquors in lounge & VIP status & amenities.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE TROPICAL VW FAMILY ROOM
2 connecting Deluxe Tropical rooms. One of the rooms will have a king bed and the other will have 2 double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE TROPICAL VIEW
Features one king, or two doubles, balcony or terrace, bathrobes & slippers, hair dryer, mini-bar with beer & soda, flat screen TV. 442 sq. ft.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
DLX JACUZZI OCNVW PRFRD CLUB
Features preferred lounge, concierge service, private beach area, pillow menu, free internet access, upgraded mini bar service, upgraded bath amenities, afternoon hors & fine liquors in lounge & VIP status & amenities. Jacuzzi. 442 sq. ft.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
PRES STE OCF PREFERRED CLUB
Private bedroom, Indoor jacuzzi, Spacious living room, Separate Dining Area, Private spacious balcony with hammock. Preferred Club privileges. Preferred location with stunning ocean view. 1,327 Sq. Ft. Up to 2 adults.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Satellite
DELUXE OCEANVW PREFERRED CLUB
Features preferred lounge, concierge service, private beach area, pillow menu, free internet access, upgraded mini bar service, upgraded bath amenities, afternoon hors d'oeuvres & fine liquors in lounge & VIP status & amenities. 442 sq. ft.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
HNYMN STE JCZI TRPCL PFRD CLUB
884 sq. ft. Private bedroom with king bed. Indoor jacuzzi. Living room. Private spacious balcony with hammock. Preferred Club privileges. Tropical views.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
HNYMN STE JCZI OCN PFRD CLUB
884 sq. ft. Private bedroom with king bed. Indoor Jacuzzi. Living room. Private spacious balcony with hammock. Preferred Club privileges. Ocean view.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 8 Restaurants at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana:
Barefoot Grill - Delicious burgers and hot dogs served beachside. Open for lunch 12:30pm to 5:00pm
World Cafe - Open air main buffet restaurant featuring a variety of local & International cuisine. Open for breakfast (7am to 11am), lunch (12:30pm to 4pm) and dinner (6:30pm to 11pm). Dress Code: Informal/Casual
Seaside Grill - A la carte restaurant featuring a variety of grilled specialties. Open for dinner from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Dress Code: Casual
24 Hour Room Service -
El Patio - A la carte restaurant featuring traditional Mexican cuisine. Open for dinner 6:30pm to 10:30 pm. Dress Code: Casual Elegance-Men are required to wear long pants with sleeved collar shirt. No flip-flops allowed.
Himitsu - A la carte restaurant featuring Asian cuisine with Tepanyaki grill tables in an elegant oriental atmosphere. Open for dinner 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Dress Code: Casual Elegance-Men are required to wear long pants sleeved shirt. No flip-flops allowed.
Bordeaux - Adults only. A la carte restaurant featuring French gourmet dining in an elegant atmospher. Open for dinner 7:00pm to 10:30pm. Dress Code: Casual Elegance-Men are required to wear long pants & sleeved collar shirt.No flip-flopps allowed.
Portofino - A la carte restaurant featuring a variety of gourmet Italian specialties. Open for dinner 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Air -conditioned.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Euro-Bungee, Inflatable Climbing Iceberg, Ocean Trampoline (children only), Monster Basketball, Darts, Billards, Dance Class, Spanish Class
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Indoor theatre, big screen movies on the beach, theme nights, Desires Nightclub, weekly cocktail reception & casino
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Explorer's Club for Kids, exclusively for children ages 3 - 12 with fully supervised activities by Red Cross certified staff open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Applicable Ages: 3 to 12 years old.
Program Fees: Complimentary

Babysitting Fee: Available for fee
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes/Subject to avail
Core Zone Teens Club, exclusively for teens age 13-17 with non-stop day and evening entertainment

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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10139 Recommend
10139 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana to their friends and family



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Excellence
MARYANN H.
Oct 12 2017
This is a nice small (compared to other resorts) do not have to do a lot of walking. everything is coveniently loccated. Especially in the preferred club. Lot of choices for restaurants all good. Service all over was excellent.
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MARYANN H.
Oct 11 2017
My first experience was exceptional. I can't stop talking about it. The hotel the people the food was exceptional, and looking forward to another great experience. Mary Jane F Busch
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Great location and facility, but probably not again
JONATHAN J.
Sep 29 2017
Beautiful facility, the moisture to the room was quite astonishing and the shower constaly leaked onto the bathroom floor, but it was tolerable. We enjoyed the staff and felt well waited on. We had one horrible night while we waited out Hurricaine Maria. The AC unit broke due to the weather conditionas and we sweated through the night in a 90+ degree auditorium with all the other guests. They cleaned the facility up as fast as they could, but we definitely lost 2-3days of our vacation. The pool was bueatiful and well maintained as well, our daughter loved to swim every day. Unfortunately, our last night we met up with 2 other couples we had befriended and went to the french restuarant. All in all, after 2 hours and asking about our food several times, all 6 of us got up and left the restaurant with NO dinner. It really put a HUGE damper on our spirits and a way to wrap up our vacation that we were already trying to make the best of. I would gladly consider another location of this great resort line, I just don't think I myself would visit this same resort.
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Great time but hotel rating was not accurate
ERIC A.
Sep 20 2017
Location, service, staff, and food were great. There were no reservations for the restaurants and they were all inside except for the beach bar. They had a habachi grill and a coffee bar! The kids club service was great, and the entertainment was good. The inclusive room service and free in room wifi were enhancements that added value. The hotel was well maintained but it was older. I thought it was more 4 red apple versus the 5 yellow apple + rating that it received on the site.
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Wonderful Vacation
MARK R.
Sep 07 2017
We visited Dreams Palm Beach for my brother's wedding. It was a wonderful time - the hotel is beautiful, grounds are perfectly manicured and the staff is "excelente" - however the beach is fair - water is not the carribbean blue we expected and had lots of seaweed. But it was still very nice. The beach hut had great burgers and hot dogs - but need to add some snacks. The restaurant food is great. Resort personnel are incredibly friendly. They do have a pants rule for men at the restaurants that is ridiculous given it's a beach resort and the extremely hot temperatures. You can keep it classy with nice shorts and shirts. However the resort does try to accommodate by offering rental pants for men at no fee. Like I mentioned the food is delicious - but because they don't offer any "late night eats" room service is very slow due to high demand. However, the pizza is great. Also the entertainment is very good and fun. The rooms are clean and cleaning staff does a fantastic job. The entire Dreams staff is superb. The bars are great - a little slow - only because they could use a few more staff personnel. The vacation was awesome and I would recommend this resort to family and friends.
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IRENE W.
Sep 05 2017
Our trip was everything that we expected.
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HOLLY S.
Aug 14 2017
Hotel has a nice lobby and bar area. Ammenties of preferred club were nice. Resort rooms are a bit out dated.
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BRETT B.
Aug 05 2017
I cannot express enough how friendly this hotel staff has been. The scenery was beautiful as well as the restaurants and hotel but the friendly staff is what made us truly enjoy our vacation and want to come back in a few years.
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A great vaction!!
TAMIKA M.
Aug 04 2017
The staff was excellent!! They were very friendly and always willing to help, the nightly entertainment was great!! there was always something to do, they kept us busy which was a great thing. I will definitely return in the future!! Thanks for a wonderful vacation!!
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Disappointed Trip
SCOTT R.
Jul 27 2017
Disappointed Trip My family and I traveled to Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana Resort and Spa on July 15th to July 21st. We were disappointed in the overall resort. We upgraded to Preferred Club and it seemed as though the private pool was the only benefit. We felt deceived by the upgrading to preferred club. The rooms were small and just average. We were told with upgrading that top notch alcohol would be provided and served however we were only offered ONE type of wine. There was nothing special about upgrading to preferred club besides the private pool with different colored beach towels. The food was average and nothing outstanding. The beach had nice sand and area but water was very dirty and you were not able to swim in the water. We were unaware of this coming to the resort which we understand is out of the resorts control but would have been nice to know before coming. Also, the first day we arrived we were pressured into buying a "timeshare"/membership. We had just spent thousands of dollars to come on this vacation to have the first thing be spending 3 hours trying to get us to spend more money on a timeshare. I felt this was inconsiderate of the fact we were here to relax on our vacation as a family. On the plus side, the staff was absolutely amazing and was the only thing to make our vacation. I cannot thank the staff enough for making us feel welcome and providing us with excellent service. Thank you to Ruben, Tito, Zoyibel, and Johas Adolfo for making our vacation great! Thank you to everyone at Rendezvous Bar for the great drinks, service and staff! A special shout out and thanks to Emilio who greeted us every night, provided amazing service and made us feel like part of his family. Emilio was "excelente'! We truly loved the entire staff and they are what made this vacation. We do not know if we would return unless the resort was remodeled.
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JILL R.
Jul 03 2017
My daughter and I went to every restaurant yet the best food was at the buffet, which was upsetting. The water in our room smelt like sulfur. The pool was amazing. I wish there were more things to do at the hotel during the day and night. I'm very happy I purchased the Preferred area.
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Great Family Vacation. Would recommend!
Julie H, Hainesport, New Jersey
Sun Oct 22 15:52:26 EDT 2017
Great resort. Only 20 min from airport. This was our first stay in DR. We used private transportation that was recommended on trip advisor site. It was: Transfers.do. Roundtrip transfers for 4 was $52.50 Driver was great. Roads are really curvy and there are no lines on the road but didnt feel scared. We stayed in the club area. Traveled with 2 teenage boys, ages 16 and 18. I have celiac so I was able to navigate eating gluten free without any issues. Room review:Definitely worth staying in the preferred club area. Service was great, checkin and check out fast. We didn't hang out at the pool. It was super quiet. We did however use the bar and eat the food that was plentiful throughout the day. We stayed on the 3rd floor in connecting rooms with our kids.We had issues with the air conditioning as it is preset and you can't turn it down. It was hot at night. We complained several times and they tried to move us but there was nothing available with connecting rooms. They advised us to not request top floor if we came back. This was one of the renovated buildings. All the lighting in the room is energy saving, so I did break my own make up mirror and often went on the balcony to put on make upWe had a resort view which was fine.. There was some type of entertainment every night in this gazebo area and it was loud in our room but it was over early. All the lighting in the room is energy saving, so I did break my own make up mirror and often went on the balcony to put on make up. Food: As mentioned I eat gluten free. I had no issues. After the first day of being frustrated--basically due to many things just not being labeled and having to constantly ask. I was connected with Felix who was one of the restaurant managers who went out of his way to help us make reservations and ensure that the servers and chef knew my dietary restrictions. We travel often to the Carribean and I have to say the service that Felix provided was right up there with the service we received at LeBlanc in Cancun.The Italian restaurant was our favorite. The coffee cafe was a nice offering--they need bigger cups and they need to make some GF options. The breakfast buffet was extensive, One note on the omelet station--ask them to cook your veggies first. otherwise you end up with raw veggies in your omelette. The outdoor pool grill was great for me as they made GF french fries--which are hard to come by in the U.S.. IT became a daily staple. There were a few days that specialty food was set up around the pool--again it was not marked to be GF (really need to do this)so I didnt take any chances The pool bar was very busy. They do use remade frozen drinks so the trick was coming up with things they had to blend fresh. otherwise it tasted like an over sweet icee. They did ask my 18 yr old many times how old he was and one asked where his parent were. Enterntainment: Probably what the resort needs to work on the most. The casino is one small room--couldn't imagine spending any time in there. At the pool, they randomly played music. 90% of it was hispanic. I do understand that is where were were, but at least 50% of the people there were American and another 25% European. English music would have been nice. There was pool aerobics daily, but after the second day, it too was boring bc the guy did the same exact thing every day, and started to have the same music. There was volleyball games listed on the scheduled, we went over a few times and no one was organizing. they did have corn hole--it was almost always in use. They could use a second one for sure. There is so much potential for fun at the pool area and it was a big miss. Even doing poolside trivia games gets people involved. Change the music, change the routine.. The pool was beautiful. And yes, you can bring chairs in the water--Just ask someone to help you and they will get the beach loungers. We did it day one, then had it every day after. I did go out early to get a good spot., but if you don't care there are plenty of chairs. We did use the free water sports-took the katamarans and kayaks out. The water here is calm. There is a roped off area for swimming. I spoke with a lady on the plane who stayed at Hard rock and said the water there was very rough. The nighttime entertainment lacked in that again, it was all in spanish.. Good vocals, but it was the same type music with the same beat over and over. We went to one show and it was fair.. Our teens didn't do a lot with other kids--but that was their choice. they definitely could have as there were alot of teens hanging out.They too wished for better activities as we have previously stayed at Moon Palace in Cancun and activities there were non-stop.

Dress code...what dress code???
ross m, towcester
Sun Oct 22 08:41:33 EDT 2017
Firstly, we had visited Dreams Las Mareas in Costa Rica last year and were expecting an equally excellent experience. Not quite so. Got off to a bad start when the room we were allocated had a vista of rooftops and the busy laundry and not the ' Garden view' we had paid for. This was soon rectified and we were moved to an appropriate room which was fine, but a few hours after moving in there was quite a bad water leak coming through the ceiling in the bathroom area. This was fixed later that evening and fortunately we did not experience ant further major problems with this room once you had got used to it's little foibles such as how to prevent the toilet cistern from constantly refilling ( god knows where the excess water was going) Several of the blocks appear to be undergoing a complete top to toe refurbish and i'm sure if this is planned for the other blocks it will greatly improve things and eradicate the tired aspects. Food and drink was fine but he advertised dress code was totally ignored by many of the guests and totally unenforced by the staff. This may be fine for those whose entire holiday wardrobe consists of a pair of water shorts and beach shirt, but not for those who bother to take some other clothes and look semi reasonable for the evenings. I don't want to sound too precious about this but equally nor do I expect to share the evening lobby bar with barefoot, bare chested people. The dress code is perfectly reasonable and is well advertised, why is it not enforced?? If the scruffy slobs are refused access to the specialty restaurants or refused drinks for looking like unwashed beach bums it may teach them to make a tiny effort and not to be so inconsiderate. The only reason this rating is higher than just average is purely down to the hard working and pleasant staff who are a credit to the hotel. All in all, fix a few things and this could be an excellent place and a true representation of the Dreams standard.

Excellent Stay May 2017
avy2, Union, New Jersey
Sun Oct 22 08:10:25 EDT 2017
We stayed here in May 2017. It was great. Buffet is not really a traditional buffet. It has 4 make to order stations, PLUS normal buffet stuff like chicken fingers, fries, salad, etc... Made to order Pasta, Pizza, Steak, Seafood, Mexican. Jose at pool bar is great--- if you know professional poker, he looks a bit like Phil Ivey. Ocean has a bit of seeweed, but is still nice. If you snorkle, walk LEFT on the beach about a half mile it is pristine. Also, be sure to take a picture on the palm tree overhanging the water. It was our twins birthday and they decorated the room and gave us cake. Lourdes was awesome!

Thank you to the lovely newley weds who shared there taxi with us.
jackie c,
Sun Oct 22 00:32:23 EDT 2017
Thank you to the lovely couple who let us share their taxi to punts cana airport. We got home fine. We found the suit case lol x 👍 hotel review; The first week was amazing. All staff very attentive, friendly and polite, but by the second week at breakfast tables were not set. I had to find our own cups, cutlery and glasses several times. Cold coffee. The food was really good and tasty. Excellent choices. The entertainment staff were amazing. There energy was contagious thank you LG, Jonny and all the crew. Check out was really disapointing. We paid the extra to upgrade for our stay. Reception called to ask what time we would need help with our cases as we were on the third floor and there are no lift. No one came to help. We also booked a taxi at the same time the day before. We waited a while keep asking staff were the taxi was ......... as it was late. They said on its way. Never came. So thank you again to the beautiful newly weds for letting us share their taxi. I didn't get your names. Check out could have been much better at the preferred area. We were stressed by the time we left. No help with cases. Informed to wait at main reception after check out in preferred area. No one to show us to main reception. There is no air conditioning there, then we had a no show taxi. That was a shame. It felt are stay was completed so the good service stopped 😣 at handover of keys.

Fabulous holiday and hotel
Nick C,
Sat Oct 21 11:43:03 EDT 2017
We've been on many all inclusive holidays to various places and can honestly say this is the best we've experienced by far. The food through the world cafe is the main buffet restaurant and serves fresh food at each serving and isn't simply recycled food from earlier in the day. The other restaurants around the resort offer fantastic food without the need to book in advance to reserve a place. The teppanyaki is very entertaining especially for the children. We were lucky enough to be able to upgrade to the preferred club room which gives you use of the preferred club pool, lounge, bar and services around the resort. Juan our pool side waiter was prompt and kept us topped up with drinks and food all day. You don't have to tip the staff but you'll get more attentive service and a bigger smile and greeting if you do. That said the staff can't do enough to help and tend to your needs regardless of tip or not. We went on the off road buggy ride booked through wild tours and swam with the dolphins. These are both fairly expensive outings but worth the money for the experience. The CD of photos and video at the dolphins was 150 dollars which takes the biscuit but unless you've got a long distance focus lense on a camera and someone to take the pics you'll have to pay for the memento of the day. The buggy ride leaves you caked head to toe in mud and is fantastic fun. I'd advise bringing old clothes for this or be prepared to bin them or make use of the laundry service provided at the hotel. All in all a great place to visit with wonderful staff, no stupid wristbands to wear and ignore the weather forecasts. Our week here was said to be thunder and heavy rain for the first 4 days. It rained once heavily for 30 mins one evening other than that the sun was out and burnt me to a crisp. Factor 85 for me next time we visit.



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