We had a wonderful time at Esmeralda, a Honeymoon not to forget :) All the guests say more or less the same things so I won't repeat it... In a nut shell : Good things : all the 4 villas are close to the beach so it doesn't matter in wich of them you stay. The food is great, you have plenty choices so everybody must find something for themselves including caviar and lobster and seafood. The Jasmine Buffet Reastaurant located inside Esmeralda was even better than a part of a-la-carte restaurants in resort :) But if you want to get some a-la-carte serving you should reserve for the entire stay the restaurants right after you arrive so you'll be able to choose day and time that suits you. Pool is great, peaceful, and the architecture of the buildings I liked most. The staff is very friendly and try to please you with or without tips :) The room is perfect for a couple with a king size bed, jacuzzi , big bathroom and good AC. The sheets were changed daily and smelled so nice :) The towels were changed even twice a day..
The entertainment is amazing, we liked the Michael Jackson show (don't miss it) the Azuka dance and all the shows worth it , special mention for the animators , so funny. People from guest assistance desks were very kind and willing to help even if they didn't know the answer to all your questions :)
Now the bad : Reception people not so kind as the rest, we ask for a room change and they kept us come daily to the reception desk just to find out that we must return the next day.. eventually we abbandoned the idea :( The beach is very small at the resort because is filled with beds so there is no much space left for sand (for our taste) so we walked ~ 500 m north for an amazing beach , amazing sand and amazing waves !! it was really wonderful. The minibar in the room is not refilled daily with alcohol and beer so we asked for it daily :) Our slippers were stolen from the pool, as we left them half day alone :) The organized trips are overrated I think so after we did the Saona trip with the local agency , we went on our own to the Capital Santo Domingo by public transport and all went well , of course at a total price 3 or 4 times lower. But in order to go out from the resort by yourself you must know a little spanish...
We stayed at Esmeralda for 2 weeks and didn't get bored at all. It was a wonderful trip and would return there anytime :)
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