I dont know where to start,but this resort is truly a 5 star. Everything is perfect. It was a family trip, my mom, my aunt and my cousin from June 21-28. 7 days definitely not enough. Let me do a quick review about our stay in Punta Cana. We had the all-inclusive package with sunwing upgraded to suite for $995 per person. PLEASE DO READ THIS REVIEW. IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, WE NEEDED A REVIEW.
- The flight from toronto to punta cana is 4 hours with Sunwing airlines. Its been good. Seeing sights from above is wonderful. The crew are nice. And when we arrived at punta cana airport, we noticed it is different from what we see in a modern city like toronto but it feels so unique. We liked it. Its refreshing. On the other hand, its good to have a tranfer bus from the airport to the resort and its included in our package. However, when we were gping back to toronto, we were situated atthe very back of the plane which our seats are next to the washroom which is gross. Please if you a chance choosing your own seats away from the washroom, please do so.
- its huge and loud. Its great to have music playing when you get there, but it is hard to check in with a very loud music in the lobby,we couldnt understand each other while checking in. But, it is still nice. Its quick. Ala is the one who helped us in checking in, shes so nice and even gave us some cocktails drinks and the best one is the MAMA JUANA. When we finished for the check in, we went to the front and the bell boys were waiting for us. We've ridden a 'train', as they call it, going to our rooms. No hassle.
We had two separate rooms 422 and 428. We requested these rooms to be close to the restaurants, beach, and main pool. Which is great. Our Suites are fantastic. We have jacuzzi, a beautiful bathroom and of course our beds. It is enough for us. W actually didnt expect this. We expected to be in a hotel building but this ones are like VILLAS, which is awesome.
Hispaniola restaurant- where we had breakfast, since it is the only restaurant open for breakfast, maybe because it was low season. It is also open for lunch and dinner. We actually dont like the food from this buffet, but the italian station is awesome. From the day two to day 7 we come here for some great OMELET only. Despite of not having great foods, we still kept coming back here because of the AWESOMEEEE WORKERS RIGHT HERE IN THIS RESTAURANT. this restaurant has each station, we sat at the very back, not along the american station, because it was the only station that has so many nice people like CARLOS AND THERE ARE MORE. we also go here every after our a la carte dinner, since at the a la carte they ony give small portions of food.
EL GAUNCHO- IS THE TOP RESTAURANT FOR US DURING OUR STAY. It is open for lunch and for a a la carte dinner. We actually went here two times since we have two rooms, so we're allowed to go again for a la carte dinner. Great for lunch because it is in the beach. After swimming in pool or in the beach, we just directly go at this restaurant. They served REALLY GREAT FOODS NO LIES. I recommend this restaurant!!!!
EL PESCADOR - THIS IS THE SECOND A LA CARTE RESTAURANT THAT WE LIKE. I got the lobster but it is not included with the package so i had to pay 25 for it, but hey its very delicious and worth it, and its a big serving.
TANUKI- A japanese restaurant, this was our first a la carte dinner during our stay. Its great! It feels like a cooking show in front of us. 10 persons per table, we had to complete that 10 people first before we get inside, but while waiting they served some great sushi and beverages. When we get to the table, the show starts. The chef is very hyper. Smiling until he finished. They do some tricks while cooking in front of us. Its great, because we even asked to join him. It is so much fun.
BELLA PASTA. This is also a a la carte restaurant. It was okay. Good to try. Nothing else to say.
SAKURA- THE LEAST RESTAURANT FOR US. From my opinion, this restaurant needs to fix and change their menu. It just tasted gross. We didnt enjoy it. Please stay away from this restaurant.
CHOPPIN RESTAURANT- This was the first restaurant we went to after arriving at the resort since it was the only restaurant was open when we got there. We arrived at the resort maybe by 11pm but we still had to do check in, went to our rooms and fix our things, and the receptionist, Ala told us it would be open after 12am, so we went there by 12:30am. It is a buffet but not the big since it is only after 12am , it served as a snack bar. It only had fried chicken, french fries, burger patty, hotdogs, chips and drinks. But it is enough for going after the disco or something else. But it is listed be a ala carte dinner, but during our stay it never got opened til we left friday. Again, maybe because it is low season.
PLEASE GIVE TIPS AT LEAST A DOLLAR US. THEY WILL APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH.
BEACH- ah beach beach. IM MISSING IT SO MUCH. crystal clear water and white sand beach. However, few seaweeds were at the shore, the resort needs to clean this. But everything else is perfect. Very RELAXING. there are some waiters going around the beach to give drinks any kind of drink. There are two snack bars at the beach one for for the food, and the other one is for drinks. AS GENERAL ADVISE, PUT A LOT OF SUNSCREEN.
POOL- there two pools at this resort, the first one is beside the lobby and the other one which is the main pool is close to the beach. The main pool has a swim up bar which is great. Its huge. Great for variety of water sports like volleyball, basketball and many more. It has a dj sitting next to it. Also, the water is very warm.
ACTIVITIES OFFER BY THE SUNWING.
NEXT DAY AFTER ARRIVING AT THE RESORT, THEY TOLD US TO ATTEND THE PROGRAM IN THE MORNING. They TALKED ABOUT THE VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES THEY OFFER, AND ALSO, MOST IMPORTANTLY, THEY WILL TALK ABOUT THE DEPARTURE IF THERE IS ANY CHANGES OR NOT. IT IS ONLY 15 mns long so why not.
FIRST ACTIVITY- BANANA BOAT
It was only $12 per person. This is so much fun. We always wanted to ride this banana boat and it was great.
SECOND ACTIVITY- ATV
AH AS A GUY I ENJOYED THIS ACTIVITY. THIS IS THE BEST. IT WAS ONLY $300 US for 4 of us . WE SPENT HALF OF OUR DAY WITH THIS, ITS GREAT. PLEASE DO THIS. WE ALSO WENT TO THE MACAO BEACH, IM TELLING YOU THIS BEACH IS DAMN NICEEEEEEE. THE WAVES AND EVERYTHING, WE STAYED THERE FOR 15mns it was the first stop. Second stop is where a shop of coffee and cigars its great to see how people live in this country. And the money they get from selling these stuff were to help and build schools for young children o please do buy at least one or two. And the last stop is at where we visited a cave. THE WATER at this cave is cold but sooooo refreshing and its deep like 30 feet deep. It was a long day to srive a long at this area. Definitely a great experience. I even wanted to do it again but hey money =_=.
THIRD ACTIVITY -SAONA ISLAND TOUR.
THIS COST US $84 per person. It is worth it, I would say THIS IS THE PERFECT EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF US. We travelled 6 or 7hours back and forth by bus and when get to the fish port we've ridden a Catamaran boat,which is so relaxing. It brought us along the Caribbean sea. Its like a yacht. We got to the saona island and there was a buffet lunch waiting for us. I love the foods maybe because i was so hungry since we left the resort by 7:20am without eating breakfast, and we got to saona maybe around 11. AND THE BEACH IS NICE. CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER but there some area of the beach that has lots of rocks. We left the saona island after couple of hours and we've ridden a speed boat and we stopped in what they call it as natural swimming pool. It is shallow and we were able to take pictures and swim with the sea stars(star fish) for half an hour. It was. A GREAT ISLAND TOUR.
OVERALL, WE DEFINITELY ENJOYED OUR STAY IN BAVARO PRINCESS. IT WAS AN AWESOME TRIP. TO BE HONEST, WHEN WE GOT BACK HERE IN TORONTO, WE FELT SO SAD. FOR THE WHOLE DAY STAYING AT HOME WE MISSED OUR LIFE IN PUNTA CANA. UNTIL NOW, I COULDNT MOVE ON. I WISH I COULD GO BACK INSTANTLY. IM MISSING MY LIFEEEEEE IN PUNTA CANA. IF ANYONE WOULD LIKETOSEE OUR PICTURES JUST EMAIL ME AT AXEL.POSTIO@live.com THANK YOU
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