Punta Cana

Iberostar Dominicana


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2019 Exceptional Value
Honeymoon: Bottle of sparkling wine, fruit platter, and Iberostar gift.

Iberostar's Premium Collection: Visit a tropical paradise, where lagoon-style pools shimmer beneath swaying palm trees, just steps away from the sugar white sands of Playa Bavaro and the crystal blue Caribbean water. Iberostar Dominicana offers the ultimate family vacation, with incredible dining options, a spa, casino, separate children's pool and activities for every member of the family. The resort is a relaxing and vibrant escape, with days full of sun and laughter and nights filled with music and shows.

Iberostar Dominicana was designed with fun for the entire family in mind. Kids can play in Lucy's Club while teens meet friends in the teen club and parents unwind in the hotel bars, casino, and nightclub. Hotel entertainment and live shows are just some of the many options guests can take advantage of in the evening hours, along with dancing at the famed Hangers Disco, with all parts to it created from an old DC6 airplane!

Sports fans will find a wide array of individual and team activities at Iberostar Dominicana. Play a round of tennis or scuba dive in the clearest Caribbean waters with a team of expert guides. The on-site 18-hole P.B. Dye Golf Course provides a great game for the golf enthusiast.

Work out in the beachfront fitness center, and clear your mind and relieve stress at Iberostar Dominicana's modern spa. Six on-site la carte restaurants (dining restrictions apply), two international buffets, and a grill/snack bar create a unique dining experience at this Punta Cana resort. You will be delighted with the wide array of restaurants and bars available at the Iberostar Punta Cana.

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HOTEL LOCATION
With all three resorts situated side-by-side along an immense stretch of Bavaro Beach, the Iberostar properties practically forrm a town unto themselves. Located on the Southeast coast, the resorts are 22 km from the airport and 54 km from Higuey.
Address:
PUNTA CANA


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Local Phone: 809-221-6500
Toll Free Phone: 888-923-2722
Fax: 809-468-5859
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
There are two parallel free form lake-style swimming pools, creating a massive pool area rimmed with comfortable lounge chairs, shaded palapas and swaying palm trees. There is also a children's pool.
Golf: NEARBY
Located in the hotel complex.
Holes: 18
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Fee for night play
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Kayaks, boogieboards
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Visit a tropical paradise, where lagoon-style pools shimmer beneath swaying palm trees, just steps away from the sugar white sands of Playa Bavaro and the crystal blue Caribbean water. The resort is a relaxing and vibrant escape. Iberostar Dominicana offers the ultimate family vacation, with incredible dining options, spa, casino, separate children's pool, shops and more at the nearby Caribbean Street, as well as a brand new casino in the lobby area. Beach: Guests have direct access to an immense stretch of beautiful white sand beach, dotted with swaying tropical palms and shaded palapas. Enjoy warm turquoise waters and an exciting variety of watersport activities. Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 12:00pm
Total Rooms: 506
Year Opened: 1995 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Guests are guaranteed the following minimum # of a la carte dinner by duration- 3-4 nights= 1 a la carte dinner, 5-7 nights= 3 a la carte dinners. No spring breakers aloowed. Each room must have someone who is at least 21 yrs old.
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW ROOM
Garden view standard room with the welcome detail at the room.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE STAR PRESTIGE
Garden View Standard room, welcome details at the room.
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Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
FAMILY SUPERIOR 2 CONNECTING
It is a family unit composed by two connecting rooms. Welcome gift , for children (Chocolates) and adults (Bottle of Rum), Toys for children, Bath robes for adults and children, Minibar stocked with juices and snacks, PlayStation in the room.
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Air Conditioning
Fan
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Balcony or Terrace
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Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD POOL VIEW ROOM
Pool view standard room and with privileged location, welcome details at the room.
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Air Conditioning
Fan
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Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR JUNIOR SUITE
Spacious junior suite includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony with breathtaking ocean views. Room also features complimentary access to the spa wet areas, bathrobes and slippers, and much more.
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Air Conditioning
Fan
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Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD PANORAMIC VIEW
Double room, on upper floor, with Panoramic view of the Hotel. Welcome details at theroom.
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Air Conditioning
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Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR STE
Spacious junior suite includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony with stunning garden or pool views. Room also features complimentary access to the spa wet areas, bathrobes and slippers, and much more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW STANDARD
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony with a beautiful ocean views. Room also features complimentary access to spa wet area, a minibar, turndown service, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW ROOM
Garden View Standard room, welcome details at the room.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD STAR PRESTIGE
Double Room with balcony with star prestige package like Welcome champagne bottle andfruit platter, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Premium wine and liquor with 750 ml bottles:whiskey, gin, rum, vodka, white and red and more. Free access to the spa wet area.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SPA JUNIOR SUITE
Located near the spa. Free access to spa's wet areas. Spa credits and amenities. Daily aromatherapy. Special tea service. One king bed. Priority location convenient to spa. Garden or pool view from private balcony.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Iberostar Dominicana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-There is a coupon system in place for the a la carte restaurants.
There are 9 Restaurants at Iberostar Dominicana:
El Conuco - Continental breakfast (10am to noon),k buffet lunch (noon to 4pm) and snakc bar (4pm to 6pm).
La Marimba - A la carte restaurant. Reservations are required. Men are required to wear long pants.
La Pagoda - Oriental a la carte restaurant. Reservations required. Men are required to wear long pants.
Maria Bonita - Mexican a la carte restaurant. Reservations are required. Men are required to wear long pants.
Star Rock Cafe - Serving snacks and a la carte dinner. Men are required to wear long pants.
La Cana - Continental breakfast and buffet lunch (10am-12 noon) and buffet lunch (12:30pm to 4pm) Steakhouse (7pm-10pm) Reservations are required. Dress Code: Casual
La Yola - Ice cream stand (11am-5pm).
Higuey Main Buffet Restaurant - A buffet restaurant with show cooking, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.Men are required to wear a shirt with sleeves and Bermuda shirts.
La Sibilia - An a la carte gourmet restaurant. Reservations are required. Men are required to wear long pants.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Organized activities by Entertainment Team, Billiards, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Jazz, Archery.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Professional Shows, Live Nightly Entertainment, DC-6 Disco, exciting casino action in the Dominicana Casino.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The Mini-Club (4-8 years), Maxi-Club (9-12 years) and Teeny Club offer all types of activities supervised by a professional staff. There is also a playground and mini- disco.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Teen Disco
Babysitting Fee: Yes
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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5248 Recommend
5248 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Iberostar Dominicana to their friends and family



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Restaurants not very good.
ARTHUR S.
Mar 14 2019
There were 4 restaurants in our part of Iberostar and we made reservations at each one. The food at all four was only mediocre. The portions were very small. At the seafood restaurant I ordered shrimp and I got 5 little shrimp that looked like the kind I buy in the frozen food department at home. In the Steak House we were excited to get a ribeye. It turned out to be about 1/4 inch thick and very sinewy. The other restaurants were no better. We thought the buffets were actually better than the restaurants. That is not to say the buffets were good. Like most buffets, the food was very much the same every day and night and it was usually cold and heavy on carbs. Im not sure I would do an all-inclusive again.
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SEAN P.
Mar 12 2019
Once we arrived at hotel , we were told they have No room for us . I was with a group of 25 people !!!!
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john welch
JOHN W.
Feb 20 2019
we have been there 12 times the Amstar rep demanded that we come to a brefing before he would tell about a departure time not happy about that
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Iberostar Dominica
RANDALL S.
Feb 12 2019
This a very nice property that includes several levels of Iberostar. Staying at the Dominica we had privilieges at the Punta Cana but not at Bavarro. The beach is beautiful, well maintained and easy to get in the ocean. It was hard to tip in the restaurants as you did not have just one server. The Pagoda was our least favorite restaurant. Our favorites would be the Mexican, International. The steakhouse is very good and nice accept you are sitting in the sand. Your chair sinks into sand, and we had one member of party on crutches so was very hard. Our maid was exceptional and always had towel decorations and flowers in our room. We WILL be returning to this property again. The shows were very good and the entertainment staff were a lot of fun and always happy and getting people involved.
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NATHAN H.
Jan 23 2019
We thought Iberostar was a nice resort, just not the type of vacation destination that we would do again. It is limited on travel and exploring outside of the resort.
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Stay Away
THOMAS M.
Dec 05 2018
Right off the start bad experience, I arrived at 12:30 pm and didn't have room ready till 6pm. The room was old looking, shower curtain was too small, sink didn't drain until you pulled out stopper, no stopper in bathtub, and outlets were actually loose. The grounds though were nice and beach was the best part of this hotel. The food was the biggest complaint here. Breakfast was great, Lunch ok, but the dinner was just awful. The restaurants were actually worse than the buffet. They are also doing construction on walkways as well the Star Cafe is closed. I wouldn't go back here if it was free.
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Anniversary celebration
LINDA L.
Nov 20 2018
We just returned from our 5th visit to Iberostar Dominicana once again we loved it. Friendly staff, beautiful grounds, pool and beach beautiful, we will return.
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Iberostar Dominicana GREAT for families
NANCY Y.
Jul 10 2018
I would recommend this hotel to families. There is much for kids to do (Kids camp, pool games, beach games). However teens will struggle with things to do. Couples looking for a romantic getaway this is not the place. I also don't like restaurants having a "dress code" for people on vacation. The seafood restaurant was terrible. Our lobster bisque soup with crab consisted of a bowl of various seafood items, then staff poured in this green substance. I guess lobster bisque means something different in Punta Cana. The buffet restaurants were good. The staff are excellent. We did not book any excursions, because I read on-line that Scape Park is pretty much what they try and sell you and it can get quite crowded and unorganized. We did a day trip to Fun Fun cave that was amazing. We also did a zip line course that rivals Costa Rica.
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not what it's been in the past
IZABELLA Z.
Jun 02 2018
Our room was not ready till after 6pm wasted the first day waiting. The maid never so how showed up till after 4 or 5 pm daily hard to get dressed for dinner or not have the room cleaned. Had Med problem with our grandson the on sight med was terrible
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11 time in Iberostar - Best resort
KATE Z.
Apr 24 2018
This is our 11 time in Iberostar Dominicana. We absolutely love this resort. Keep doing what you are doing, we will be back again!
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Just OK
DIANE T.
Apr 05 2018
Good: The staff was great everywhere: maid service, restaurant and bar staff, entertainment. The beach was beautiful. There was seaweed, but that is just a part of nature. Areas To Improve: The rooms are dated. The bed and pillows wer comfortable. There was only one outlet in the bathroom and only one under the nightstand. This was annoying. The liquor was 90% off brands. There was no Bacardi or Captain Morgan and the Vodka selection was weak. The only beer was Presidente. The pool did not have built in loungers so you can be comfortable and cool in the water. I've never been to a resort that doesn't have them. The steak restaurant was very good. The omelette and pasta bars were good. The cooks worked very hard! The fresh fruit and bread were delicious. The rest of the food was just OK. After 2 times in Punta Cana and several in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel, I prefer Mexico.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Overall a good experience, but not the best value
Ruth A, Charleston, West Virginia
Thu Mar 21 18:21:18 EDT 2019
Our room was in in the middle of building 5 which was centrally and conveniently located between the ocean and lobby and was fairly close to the pool. Room was decent size and fairly clean. The bathrooms could use updating, but were fine. We had a partial side view of the shoreline, which was somewhat obstructed by the architecture of the building. The grounds were nice and clean, noticeably absent were peacocks or flamingos or lush flowering bushes. Maid service was good, we only had to request face towels a couple of times, which has been a common experience when traveling to Dominican Republic. Entertainment and the theater was sub-par, predominantly relying on audience participation. Smoking was allowed in the open theater area which made it difficult to find a seat where you weren't inhaling mass amounts of cigar smoke. The resort did a good job of providing musical entertainment on the Punta Cana side between dinner and the nightly entertainment. The buffet was excellent and service at the buffets was usually very good. Male staff are friendly and talkative. The food and service at the a-la-cart restaurants was disappointing (with the exception of the Mexican restaurant which is situated between the two buffets - THAT was excellent). The steak house and Asian restaurants were disappointing, the seafood restaurant food was average and the service was very poor. We were initially not pleased that we could not eat at all of the a-la-cart restaurants (limited to four with a seven night stay). But after the experiences with a-la-cart restaurants, we were more than happy to go to the buffet. Lunch was always good, there are multiple options for lunch. Lunch at the seafood restaurant was convenient to the beach and had great food. The pool area was nice and there were loads of activities throughout the day. We were happy to relax on the beach and sometimes the noise from the activities was annoying. We are generally not rowdy, but prefer to enjoy the beach, unwind and relax. The beach was very crowded and we were able to secure chairs because we woke up very early to see the sunrise and saved chairs by placing towels on them. The chairs to the left of the resort (farthest from the premium beach, closest to the Punta Cana side) were the most comfortable. There were no seaweed issues which we had experienced in the Mayan Riviera and weather was great. There is an outdoor market within walking distance. If you don't want to walk, there are vendors on the property with cute little shops and visiting vendors are designated evenings. Some of the vendors on the resort property are aggressive, so be aware. The spa was amazing. We were heavily solicited to participate in the membership or time share presentation. We initially accepted and then it was rescheduled twice so we ultimately cancelled due to their inability to accommodate our schedule. Best bar service and quality drinks were found at the lobby on the Punta Cana side of the resort. Apple representative (Lenny) was fabulous and did a truly wonderful job. Check-in took longer than expected, of course our rooms were not ready. We were not greeted with any drinks or cool towels. The staff did not make any effort to tell us about the resort and activities other than provide a map and mention we could eat at the buffet if we were hungry. We asked for an activity schedule a number of times, and apparently the activities were not determined until the next morning and were posted on a sign by the towel hut. Check-out was much quicker. There is a luggage scale to the side of the lobby if you are concerned about your luggage weight. Services I have enjoyed at other resorts (notably Dreams and NOW) that would be an improvement to this one - Information about the resort and planned activities. At a Dreams resort they had posted at the entry to each building the weather, activities and announcements for the day (i.e., anniversaries, weddings, birthdays). This was almost like a newsletter and was a "nice touch." They also had an app which was helpful. No reservations are required for a-la-cart dining. At Dreams and NOW, we could dine during standard hours with little or no wait. Entertainment was sub-par comparable to Dreams. It was obvious the staff worked very hard and were very creative, but not sure the budget was allowed for much in the entertainment arena. Why the "very good rating" as opposed to 'average"? The beach and swim area are very nice, not very rocky and seaweed a non-issue. The food selection, quality, and the staff at the main buffets were wonderful. The massage treatment at the spa was amazing. The services (steam room, sauna, and different baths) are very nice. This was the most I've paid for a vacation in recent years, so the value is not quite the level I've experienced.

Second day in and I’m happy to rate this a 5
finley210, London, United Kingdom
Tue Mar 19 13:08:32 EDT 2019
I love this place, just been here two days, I did upgrade to star prestige which is worth it but on the whole it’s very good across the board. Normally I don’t like buffet food but here is very good, clean and well presented. The staff are great, and the grounds are kept amazingly pristine! Just come back to our room and found a pleasant surprise (attached). I would definitely come back here again, 100%, for all those negative people on here u must have some exceptionally high standards, do you live in Buckingham Palace by chance?

Ladies get away!
Nicole S, Espanola, Canada
Mon Mar 18 09:18:05 EDT 2019
There was 4 women who needed a get away and this was a great place to stay. The resort is lovely. Staff are excellent. Small yet has all the amenities you could ask for. Beach is beautiful. Spa is awesome. The gym looks amazing! We stepped inside but did not work out. Drinks are good. Steak house was a bust but the gourmet and Mexican was good. Buffets were repetitive. But good. Pools were clean but one needs updating. Entertainment was 2/5 the star band was 4/5. Overall the resort we would 4.5. We would come back to this one but always like to try different ones. We would like to give a shout out to some wonderful staff Johnny P and Lonny at the lobby bar by the stage. The specialty coffee was delicious! You made us laugh and gave us great attention. On the entertainment crew we want to thank Popeye, Faousta (spiderman) and of course Skinny. Thanks for all the laughs and the dance lessons!. Our rooms were well taken care of with cute little towel animals and flowers daily. The beds were very comfortable. The only think that is disappointing as it is at many resorts the fact that people save seats by the pool or beach then never show up. That is one of my pet peeves, even though there are signs saying not too. But we were able to find a spot to sit thankfully.

Wonderful March Break stay!
CSaraM68, Peterborough, Canada
Sun Mar 17 17:11:58 EDT 2019
No complaints. Close to airport. Check in was easy and room was ready. Buffet had great variety with lots of food I could eat. We ate at A la carte--Steak house, Star rock café, Oriental, and Mexican-- I loved them all. The entertainment was ok and funny on some nights. During the days there are lots of activities to do. We were on March break so I expected more waiting for food and drinks but it was all good. Bartenders and restaurant staff were all very attentive and awesome. Tipping was not crazy and not expected. The outlay of the premises is fabulous--walk to everything so close and cleverly situated. Room and entire facility always clean and no problems with showers and hot water. The darker blue pool is much warmer than the lighter blue one if you're liking warmer water.

Very clean
kris_1941, Emo, Canada
Sun Mar 17 09:44:16 EDT 2019
I’ve stayed at a few hotels during March break trips and this one is by far the cleanest. People are always around cleaning pools, halls, stairs, and bathrooms. The rooms are basic like every other hotel but the beds are comfortable (way better than the Cuba beds we’ve stayed in). We’ve always had the best room cleaners to always top up our fridge with drinks and beer! I don’t know if the walls are super thin or if it’s the sliding doors but we could often hear drunks during the night (woke us up a few nights but not tragic). It definitely wasn’t as wild as the young people in our last resort! Food was decent. More variety of American / Canadian dishes. We liked the burgers and fries and ice creams near the beach! Excursions were okay. I would have to say our last trip to Cuba was a lot better excursion wise. No guides to talk or tell us anything. I feel like in Cuba we always had a guide to tell us about the culture/ towns we were passing by ect. We went on two catamarans and the full day adventure tour that included the horse back riding, zip line and buggy. I personally hated the buggy because it was so dusty and kinda gross? The catamaran we paid extra to see nurse sharks and swim with sting rays.... we didn’t see either.. don’t waste your money. Beaches were fun. Lots of seats but you have to get there early (7-8 Am) to get a seat. Lots going on. I think a major negative were the people always harassing us to do things or take pictures with their animals. Obviously not the resorts fault but super annoying especially after you tell them no. Overall I would give a 4.5 star. Everyone is so accommodating, super nice, always willing to serve and please. Our favourite was the pool lady “DRINKY DRINKY I LOVE YOU I LOVE you!!” And the bar guys near the entertainment stage! We will be back, Happy Tanned Canadians!



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