Miranda Resorts Bayahibe

Boulevard Dominicus Americanus, Bayahibe 23000 Dominican Republic
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Miranda Bayahibe are located in the most impressive places in the Dominican Republic, Bayahibe. Carefully chosen for their natural beauty and cultural charm, beach resorts and urban resorts with unparalleled style and services from fascinating and authentic cuisine to spectacular excursions, to simply live a vacation that will go beyond your expectations.
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Jim C wrote a review Feb 2021
Calabash, North Carolina1 contribution
The beach and the grounds are great. Food average. The resort is cheap right now with covid but nothing works. Don't expect luxury. The phone, tv, internet, light fixtures and hot water mostly don't work. Can't drink the water.
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Liliana wrote a review Jan 2021
Dominican Republic19 contributions4 helpful votes
A magical place, where everyone will enjoy. You can relax in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea or play with your children in the water park. They have a restaurant with a variety of food and some paths to walk around and forget about everything. We have already been several times and we will continue visiting it, it is simply wonderful.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Wild Rabbits wrote a review Feb 2020
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Beautifully maintained resort with rooms and apartments, next to national park. Staff very friendly and helpful. Large pool and quiet beach with plenty of sun loungers, beach bar. Swimming is very good off the pier. Low key and relaxing, looking forward to returning.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Dear Guest It is a real pleasure to meet this review of your most recent stay at Miranda Resorts Bayahibe. We are very grateful that you have taken the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor that you found the hotel fantastic, the food, the friendliness of our staff, the attention. Thank you for sharing that your expectations were fulfill We are pleased to read that, in general, the attention of our collaborators was to their liking. We look forward to receiving from you soon. Sincerely, Dionicio Colón Torres. Social Media Coordinator. Miranda Resorts Bayahibe.
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Jenn wrote a review Feb 2020
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We went to weare bayahibe and overall had a good vacation. Food was terrible. Same food everyday too. Some people in our group even ended up with food poisoining and had diarrhea/vonitting. MANY many mosquitos. Not a lot of activities to do. I think we saw one show in the week we were there but that was it. Bar staff was fantastic and the bar was good. Beaaauuuuutiful beach to snorkel in, lots of aquatic creatures which was the highlight. Would i come back? Probably not but i would probably come back to the same area different resort.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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467Ludmila467 wrote a review Oct 2017
Moscow, Russia11 contributions33 helpful votes
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This Summer we went to Dominican Republic for the fourth time. Really, we've rested in many countries, but, indeed, this one is my favorite because there's the best sea I've ever seen (even better than in Cuba). We used to stay at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, but this summer we failed to reserve the room there in advance, and so we had to look for another hotel at the Caribbean Sea. On looking through nearly all the hotels in this area & reading the guests' appreciations, we, after all, chose Weare Cadaques Bayahibe Hotel because of a rather good combination of Price & Quality. Actually, we were staying there from July 22 to August 16. I was going to write about the Hotel just on returning home but didn't manage as I was having really a tough time. So, I'll try to do it now.
I'm absolutely sure that, before choosing this Hotel, firstly, you should clearly understand what the difference between a ordinary hotel & an apart hotel is (really, the latter should not be graded according to "the stars scale"). Secondly, you should also clearly define you preferences: the sea & the beach, pools, cleanliness, rooms, food, service, entertainment or relaxation in a rather lonely place, safety, and other things…
As for the location, this hotel is the last on this beach – only the National Park is farther. It's surrounded by the rainforest & there's nowhere to go (if only along the beach to the nearby hotels). If you do not like too many people around you, it might be just the place for you. There were only about 200 people during our stay there. So there were no problems with vacant sun beds & shade. Everything was quite & calm; nobody disturbed or bothered you. Though, if you wanted to socialize & communicate with anybody, you were sure to find some company. There were more people at weekends as local people come, but no problems arose either.
Concerning the sea itself, it's really amazing – it was turquoise, clear & clean, calm all day long… The beach itself is rather stony, but there's a good pier from which to enter the sea (there're also some sun beds under the tents on it). On the right of the pier there's also a sandy pass (about 8-10 m wide) into the sea. The pier, the sun beds on it & on the beach are properly cleaned every morning. The beach is also cleaned & there's neither any rubbish nor any water plants. In the sea (some 20 m from the beach – along it) there's an artificial reef, where you can snorkel. It's possible to swim along this reef outside in the sea or swim into the open sea (there're no buoys). Everything depends on your swimming skills. It's very good that nobody goes into the sea with drinks – no glasses or beer cans in the water. You may smoke (there're ashtrays), eat & drink on the beach, but, though beach boys constantly clean everything, some people should really be more accurate!
As for us, we're early risers & come to the sea at sunrise (not to reserve the sun beds) to enjoy the sunrise itself (sometimes the Sun was rising on the one side & the Moon was setting on the other!!!). It' so beautiful to feel the sea just for yourself!!!
They use bracelets of some special colors at the Hotel & you get and change beach towels just on the beach without any plastic cards. The security boys are constantly watching the beach. There's a WC (regularly & properly cleaned) & a shower with a special water tap to wash your feet on the beach.
As for the pools, there's a small pool for children on the beach, a long curly pool with a bar & bridges dividing the hotel in two parts in the center, and an aqua park closer to the hotel entrance near the reception. The latter worked regularly twice a day during our stay at the Hotel. All of them were properly cleaned. In the evening the pools lighting was beautiful, indeed…
Now about the Hotel buildings. In fact, the hotel looks like a small Spanish town.There're 16 separate three-storey buildings – each has its own name:Capri, Elba, Mayorca, Palmera, Tenereife… There's a functioning Church in the center of this town. The area is full of flowers& greenery. Everything is regularly cleaned & watered. There're some shops & cafes, but only one worked while we were there. My husband & I are very thankful to its owner, a charming woman, who was very helpful with her advice, sprays & creams to protect us from mosquitoes. The latter are the greatest evil in this place!!! Moreover, we used fumigators, but they still bit, especially my husband, who was the most bitten of all!!! It, certainly, spoilt his rest to a certain extant… The territory (including the beach) is regularly fumigated, but we think the rooms should be also fumigated at least once a week while the guests are out.
Our apartment was on the ground floor in Menorca (just in the center of the Hotel, opposite the Church & nearby the Spa Center (which, to tell the truth, we didn't use). It happened to be a two-bedroom apartment with two bathrooms & a hall with two sofas, two poufs, a dining table with 4 chairs, a TV-set, a kitchen (fridge, microwave oven, electric cooker, kitchen cupboards, a bar counter, two bar stools, various kitchen appliances…., which, to tell the truth, weren't really much necessary with All Inclusive). There're no Russian TV programs, but it was OK for me to practice languages.
The advice is to check everything (especially, the window locks on coming). As for the keys, we got only one for two people, which was not quite convenient sometimes, Besides, it turned out that you are to bring the key to the reception if you want your apartment cleaned (happily, we didn't have to do it, though our apartment was cleaned almost every day, excluding the days when the girl-cleaners came late after our returning from the beach – then we asked to change the towels, provide coffee, water (beer, soft drinks & alcoholic beverages aren't put into the fridge in the room), toilet paper, shampoo… The bed linen was changed when we asked to. Really, they're used to sweeping the floor not to cleaning it. Tips were given regularly.
Besides, I should add – there was no telephone & you couldn't call to the reception to settle the problems but had to go there yourself; there were two conditioners (both of them were OK), a ceiling fan in every room (also quite OK), the beds were rather good, there were enough wardrobes to set our clothes. Actually, the problem was that the water pressure was not quite enough for a comfortable shower.
There was a safe-deposit box in the room, but, sorry to say, it wasn't attached to the wall. Maybe, because of it, our safe-deposit box was just stolen from the room – our international passports, phones, money, home keys, and other belongings were there. I applied to the hotel authorities… Soon, nearly everything (except money & a man's handbag) was found on the second floor of our building. The safe-deposit box itself was never found… Really, there're no security cameras in the Hotel but only in the Lobby. So the Hotel authorities should work hard at it. But I really must say that we have no claims to the Hotel as the stolen money was compensated by the Hotel. I would like to thank Migual Gonzales, the General Manager of the Hotel, for doing his duties highly professionally, Ekaterina Novikova, the Anex Hotel Guide, and Elena Sukhareva, the Anexs Quality Department Manager for their great efforts to settle the problem arisen. Thank you very much, indeed.
Some words about food & drinks. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are served at the Buffet Restaurant nearly on the beach. Some people say that it's rather a canteen… Well, it depends… This place isn't really very large, is situated under the roof in the open air, practically on the beach. It's very nice in good weather (luckily, there were practically no rains during our stay there, though it rained almost every night). It's especially nice in the evening when the tables are also set around the small pool with lighting!
Now about the food… Of course, it depends on your eating habits, but, be sure, everyone can find something to his or her liking & will never stay hungry. Breakfast: fruits (pineapple, mango, melon, watermelon, bananas, apples… – some people say that fruits are quirky taken by the guests & they have no choice, in fact, it isn't so – just ask some of the cooks, the food manager, or the chef who is almost always there, and in some minutes everything will be brought (really, it concerns everything – the restaurant. as I said above, isn't large, the trays aren't large ether (moreover why to waste food if it's not in demand?), some freshly made juices (pineapple, mango, melon, watermelon, banana, papaya, orange, exotic fruit mix,,,, some soft drinks, tea – a choice of tea bags, cocoa, coffee from coffee pots (as for us, we preferred to order coffee from the bar situated just at the restaurant (it's much tastier there as there's a coffee machine), 2-3 yoghurts, butter, 2-3 jams, 3-4 sorts of ham, 2-3 sorts of cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, lattice…, porridge, eggs (eggs & bacon, scrambled eggs, boiled egg, poached eggs, omelet – they cook them some minutes in advance & the eggs may get cold, but you can always ask for the freshly cooked hot, sausages, potatoes…, sweet rolls & cakes. There's also champagne, Russian vodka & tomato juice if you want to... Launch & dinner include two soups, fruits, ham, cheese, vegetables – tomatoes, cucumbers, very tasty pickled cucumbers & peppers, peas,black beans, onion, lattice, fried or roasted squashes, eggplants & peppers, rice, smashed, fried, boiled potatoes, French fries, pasta, grilled, fried, or roasted fish, chicken, beef, pork (somebody likes the way they cook meat, somebody doesn't – it's up to you to appreciate), 5-6 pizzas fried just here in the oven – very tasty!!!, sushi, on Fridays – there's grilled small pigs, a wider choice of salads and various cakes… No stomach problems arose .Drinks are served at the restaurant & in the bar at the restaurant. We drank mostly local white wine & sometimes a little beer (OK!) so can say nothing about the guilty of other drinks & alcoholic beverages.
You may also have a snack during the daytime. There's also an A La Carte Restaurant Gala on the second floor of the lobby, which works three times a week: if I am not mistaken Italian, French & Mexican cuisine on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. You are to reserve the table at least at 8 am on the day you choose. The meals are tasty, but it's difficult to choose as the menu is only in Spanish. It should be provided in other languages (at least in English).
Some people say that the waiters in both restaurants are too slow, but you should mind that it's Dominican Republic with its customs, traditions & habits, but really it depends on the team working. Besides, tips are always welcome. I think it's quite just because we are relaxing while they are working hard in their, to my mind, too uncomfortable uniforms in such hot weather.
As for the Animation Team – good guys trying to do their best involving you into aerobics, some sporting games & contests, entertaining your kids during the day time, you & your kids in the evening with musical performances. Live music is really vey nice! You may even dance if you wish to.
Wi-Fi is free of charge, but mind that there're American outlets so, if you are from Russia, don't forget to take an adaptor!!!
Concerning the excursions & souvenirs – it's up to you to decide. In my view, no advice will be good as tastes differ. Take also into consideration that few of the staff speak good English, nothing to say about Russian. Keep also in mind that most people are kind & communicative. Smile in answer to their smiles, be polite, respectful & communicative & you are sure to understand each other, and it, in its turn, will make your holiday
enjoyable!!!
In conclusion, I'd like to thank highly professional members of the Hotel staff who did their best for us to adopt to the Hotel policy, conditions & atmosphere, who made our stay there pleasant & enjoyable:
Roberto Rodrigues, the chef, who perfectly knows his business & perfectly manages his staff & such a pleasant person to communicate!
Natanael Rodrigues, the main cook – an early bird already working hard at 5.30 am, a real professional cooking so tasty!!! Special thanks from my husband for treating him with very early cups of hot coffee and tasty sandwiches!
Solomon Sierra, an unforgettable food manager, so highly professionally managing his staff, the man so hospitable & so kind-hearted!
Juan Francisco, our favorite waiter, highly professional, respectful & kind – we'll always remember your charming smile!
Donald Jean, supervisor, so professionally performing his duties, who helped us greatly with arranging room cleaning & reserving Gala Restaurant! (Sorry, I've lost his photo…)
Jose Manual, bellboy, so handsome a guy, who helped us so professionally with the room lock & gave us rides about the Hotel!
So, I see that my appreciation is rather long, but I wanted to express everything we really feel. I'd be glad if it will be of any use for somebody.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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mysun1 wrote a review Feb 2018
Canada14 contributions30 helpful votes
If you are considering this resort read this: if you care about amenities that come with 4 & 5 star resorts, scheduled entertainment, food and table service then this resort is NOT for you.
If what you're looking for is a slower pace, beautiful setting to relax in and soak in the sun or turquoise water, if you hate crowds or being rushed, are not picky with food, enjoy low key entertainment and just want to take it easy (or have kids that are often bored - there is an amazing waterpark that they will love) then this resort is FOR you.

This resort is actually very nice and quaint. I found the scenery very beautiful. It has a local flavour as a portion of this resort is actually privately owned condominiums. Which means 2 amazing things that make this resort unique: It's never busy which means no crowds, no line ups, you won't feel like cattle lining up for anything. Second, the rooms are ex-condo which means that you're getting a full sized apartment with kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms! Yes! They even had a crib ready for us. And all buildings have elevators - perfect for families with strollers!
What we loved about this resort is the fact that everything that you needed was right on the beach - the buffet, bar that doubles up as a coffee station and a pool. You don't need to walk back and forth, everything is right there with an amazing ocean view.
The only walks we did was to the water park which was near the lobby. The kids had most fun here out of all places we've been to. Between the water park and the ocean snorkeling (which we did couple of times a day) it was perfect. The resort even has a small picturesque church in the middle of it that offers Sunday service.

WATER PARK - amazing for kids. It's open 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. Which I think is a blessing because otherwise your kids will not want to leave ever for the beach.

BEACH - beach is small but nice. The water is amazing. The turquoise ocean is always calm and there are never any waves, even in big winds. The best part about it - coral reef. We did snorkeling every day it was so much fun. There is also a pier with stairs leading right into the water.

LOBBY - it is the initial shock that one finds walking in but fortunately it gets better once you enter the resort. The lobby is 1 star for me. It only has one purpose: to check in or to talk to your tour representative. Don't expect a usual lounging lobby one finds in 4 star resorts. Upstairs is a snack bar with OK food but I don't like the location, The snack bar should be open and located somewhere closer to the beach.

BUFFET - only 1 buffet. There is limited choice as this resort is small however we are not that picky with our food. We never went hungry or got sick. I understand why some people may complain about the buffet though. Some people say it's the same food every day - I disagree as they changed up some things every day, especially meat. I read some reports of people getting sick however we never experienced it and we ate everything and so did our kids. Keep in mind that you may get sick from swallowing tap or shower water not necessarily from food. For us the BEST thing about this buffet was location - right by the beach with an ocean view to die for.

The only "bad" things we encountered at the resort are:
- lack of orange juice most of the days (there were other juices offered)
- cappuccino was not up to par
- one of the days there was no beer half the day
- one time it took 6 waiters to bring me coffee. Only happened once but enough to get me upset
- annoying how other guests reserve their beach chairs in the morning with towels even if they're not using them! Staff should stop this practice. However, we were still able to get a chair everyday as this resort is not that busy.

Overall, if you're looking for something a little different and most of all want to relax and/or keep your kids busy then try this resort.
However, like I said, if you care about amenities and food then you may be disappointed.

This resort grew on us and we enjoyed our time there a lot. It was one of our best vacations in terms of relaxation.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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traveller2018Jan wrote a review Jan 2018
Pickering, Canada1 contribution15 helpful votes
We stayed in this hotel from January 10 to 17 of 2018. In the beginning everything seemed ok. Rooms are spacious. Waterpark was fun. However, no real kids club. No entertainment. Food not good. And this is where the main problem was for our family. Terrible food poisoning for all members of our family, one by one. Fever, chills, abdominal camping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Fever passes after 1-2 days. But not feeling well with GI symptoms stays for another 2-3 days. I mean being sick 4 days out of 7 days vacation. What was the point? I would avoid this place.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Ramses X wrote a review Jan 2018
Montreal, Canada3 contributions15 helpful votes
- No milk past 8am. Food runs out every day.
- 3 main dishes plus sides for entire hotel. Low quality food. Buffet is consistent with a 2-star hotel in Cuba. Got french fries once in the whole week.
- Running out of clean utensils. Tables left bare or dirty.
- Little or no service. You'll finish your meal before anyone gets you coffee in the morning or something to drink with lunch or dinner.
- Questionable food hygiene. 4 family members got food poisoning
- Snack Bar opens 3-11pm and starts running out of food at 5pm. Many menu items not available to start with.
- Bare mattress in room upon arrival. Multiple complaints to reception, sunwing rep, housekeeping to no effect. Had to pay house keeper to get linen and pillows. Took 4 days to resolve !!!
- No refill of toilet paper in room all week. People looting toilet paper from pool bathroom.
- Receiving electric shocks when touching the shower taps. Shows improper grounding and can be lethal. Stopped using shower in room and showered at pool only. Complaint to hotel staff ignored.

This is not even an exhaustive list. Complaint sent to travel agency and to consumer's protection office.

Save your money and go elsewhere.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trixie02 wrote a review Jan 2018
Courtice2 contributions14 helpful votes
I am someone who reads a lot of reviews and does research on resorts before booking. There will always be a few negative comments and Weare Bayahibe was no different. Giving it the benefit of the doubt from the few minor negative comments we booked our vacation for 4 adults and 1 child with 2 rooms. This by far was the absolute worst vacation we’ve ever been on. On Saturday morning for our “Sunwing Welcome Meeting” Paul, our Sunwing representative told us there were “some issues” in La Romana and asked us if had we had experienced any problems. We asked him to elaborate since we had literally only been there for 12 hours, but he just kept saying there were lots of issues.
First of all the resort did look beautiful. The pools were never nice and they were never too busy. The beach was nice as well and the Caribbean Sea was beautiful. Definite negative was the water park only being open 11am – 1pm & 3pm – 5pm (this is not listed on any travel website and if you are looking for a waterpark to keep your kids busy this won’t be of any help). You are given cards to obtain towels when you arrive in your room key package, we were only given 4 instead of 5 and didn’t know that even children require a card to get a towel until we walked all the way from the lobby to the beach to get the towels then had to walk back and forth to get the 5th towel card. The day we arrived was the only day we were able to get fresh beach towels. This wouldn’t have been so bad except that it started to pour rain on Saturday morning and all of our towels that were on our beach chairs got completely soaked. We went to go exchange the towels and were told they had no clean ones and to come back. We came back quite a few times and there were still no clean towels. We tried this everyday getting the same response. We tried going at 5pm and were told they were closed and they wouldn’t accept our wet towels.
Although there were daily activities listed not once did the activities happen. Yoga mats set up on the beach to do morning yoga with no one around just a laptop that was turned off. The kids club/games room was constantly closed or machines were monitored and turned off by staff.
Rooms: Make sure to have more than 1 room key issued when you arrive. To turn on the lights and Air conditioning you are required to put 1 of the key cards in a power slot by the door. Beds were quite comfortable double beds, water pressure varied in the shower and sometimes ran out of hot water after 2 minutes but if you turned the shower off then back on it would come back. The toilet in one of our rooms would constantly run unless you took the top off the tank and made sure the gasket was sealed for the toilet to flush and refill the tank. I spent lots of time with my hand in the tank holding the gasket down to fill the tank. This was especially annoying when two of us in the room were sick at the same time and were constantly in the bathroom. They were also stingy with the toilet paper, which again, when you’re sick is not a good thing.
Bars: We had no issues with the swim-up bar and it was by far my favourite to use. I was always able to get a drink regardless of whether it was alcoholic or non-alcoholic. The main bar was not busy, but the bartenders would usually not pay attention to people standing at the bar and you would have to flag them down to order a drink. There were quite a few days when you would order soft drinks from the restaurant from this bar and you were told they had none left.
Sports Bar: Opened at 3pm everyday. Very rude female bartender/server. We were given menus and when we picked our meal selection were told that the food was not available, it varied on the 2 times we tried to go to order food what you could get. We ordered our 5 dishes and only 3 were served she had forgot to put the other 2 in and asked if we wanted them to go we said no we would wait. We also ordered pop for drinks and had 1 bottle and 5 glasses delivered to the table. The next day we put in an order for 2 take-out hamburgers. The buns were completely moldy, needless to say we didn’t eat that night.
Restaurant: 1 Buffet for all 3 meals – no snack bars (although listed to be outside of restaurant) for in between hours of lunch and dinner. On our first night we walked into the buffet and sat down at an open table, there were no hostesses to seat us. We flagged down a server asking for cutlery and drinks. One person remained at the table and the rest went to get our meals. When everyone had returned to the table we still did not have cutlery or drinks despite asking numerous different servers. The next morning for breakfast we had the exact same problem. At lunch we noticed that a hostess was now seating guests so we waited to be seated, ordered and received our water served from a glass pitcher but still no utensils. We noticed a container with them sitting out so we went and got our own. At dinner we actually had cutlery on the table as well as water in 3 of the 5 glasses. The food wasn’t too bad, but we had to wait for clean plates to be placed out. Pizza and pasta was a saving grace for food selection since every day lunch and dinner had the same food selections. Breakfast had an omelet bar which I tried to create my own and got yelled at by the chef on the grill (my son didn’t like the items that were in the pre-made mix). Why have all of the items to create your own when you are just going to be yelled at for creating your own?
Day 2 (Sunday) the food and water being served started to make us sick. 3 of the 5 of us spent the rest of our vacation pretty much confined to our room or close to the bathroom with food poisoning, chills, vomiting, and diarrhea (which lasted 9 days after our vacation was over and required tests and antibiotics for a stomach bacterial infection). During this time we were unable to get bottled water or bottled pop to take back to our room. We were informed on the way from the airport to the resort to not drink their water or even use it to brush our teeth. There was absolutely no concern for the people in the resort when everyone got sick. At the restaurant 1 bottle was served with cups to share amongst your table. I was lucky enough that a maids cart was left outside my room with some bottled water and took 1 bottle for the 5 of us as well as toilet paper (since only 1 was given – 1 roll per day when 2 people in 1 room used the bathroom every 3 minutes rolls disappear fast).
This by far is not a 4-star resort I would be hard pressed to even call it a 2-star resort. The staff was rude and uncaring as well as the Sunwing group. Two families lodged formal complaints and were the only ones to be fully searched when arriving at airport to travel home. Not a coincidence. Our Sunwing reps told us we must have had the flu when we came as our sickness had nothing to do with the food or water being served to us. Yet the doctor was sent to many rooms. Families on our flight spent 4 days in the hospital and were flown home early. Other families who were lucky enough to have kitchenettes took a taxi at $70US into town and spent $100US on groceries after becoming ill and had no problem with food once they cooked their own. Multiple complaints were made to the resort and the Sunwing rep and nothing was done. While in the lobby on the morning of January 12, while waiting for the bus to come pick us up to take us to the airport, the Sunwing rep said to us, “It’s not our fault” in reference to everyone getting sick. This was a totally inappropriate response, in my opinion. You have chosen to associate yourself with this resort. I would think that you would want to get to the bottom of what made everyone sick and then make sure that precautions are in place to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
There was absolutely no communication as to what was going on when people were getting sick and the water dispensers disappeared from the bar and restaurant leaving us to have to put two and two together and to wonder what on earth had we caught. We paid for an all inclusive vacation and by no means got our money’s worth. Getting sick at the beginning of our vacation and it lasting for the duration meant we could barely eat anything. Each of us had days when all we would have was a bag of chips that we had to buy at the store. You also expect to have a few drinks when you’re on an all inclusive vacation, but we were too sick to even think about it. In short, I believe that Sunwing does in fact need to take some accountability here and provide a partial refund to the three of us who were sick. Not only did it ruin our vacation, but we had to deal with it at home for another week and a half after we returned. When I say refund, I mean cash, not a travel voucher that has to be used within a year, because at this point in time I don’t plan on leaving Canada for awhile and if Sunwing doesn’t take this complaint seriously then I certainly don’t want to book another vacation with you.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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nitbob wrote a review Oct 2016
Ajax, Canada23 contributions21 helpful votes
This resort is not like the huge Iberostar, Bahia or Rui properties, it is small and very charming. The service is excellent, they will do everything within their power to make guests happy. The food is wonderful and the restaurant staff are the best I have ever encountered, led by Manuel. My husband likes to learn the language of wherever we are staying and the staff went out of their way to help him and enjoyed doing it!
One unfortunate issue was Hurricane Matthew, due to the high waves the pier and pavilion were wiped out but I am sure they plan to rebuild. The beach was a mess after the storm and within three days it was cleaned up and guests were again able to snorkel, swim and kayak.
There was live entertainment every night after the storm and it was amazing. Not the big productions numbers like the bigger resorts but excellent none the less.
There is a wonderful water park for kids as well as a play area with swings, slide and climbers on the beach. There are plenty of loungers available, we never had an issue finding one
If you like to dive, this is a perfect place. The dive shop Scuba Fun in Bayahibe is 10 mins away and they offer transportation. They have a great staff of dive masters and the staff in the shop are very knowledgeable. They offer a variety of packages and prices. You can book excursions to Santo Domingo and Punta Cana with your rep or use the excursion desk in the lobby. The front desk are always happy to help.
Not all staff speak English but they do try and you can usually get what you need.
There is a large million gallon pool with a swim up bar, unfortunately when we were there it was being renovated, the property is under new management and they are revamping a few things. The owners were on site every day and always made a point of saying hello to guests.
The pool should be up and running within the next week or so.
There are no oceanview rooms at this hotel, it is gardenview or pool view. Pool view is very nice, especially in the evening when they light up the pool.
This is a lovely resort and I would not hesitate to go back.
Thank you to all of the staff and management and of course the chefs!
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for pool view either opposite elevator or a corner room.
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Responded Nov 10, 2016
Mr/Mrs Nitbob, many thanks for your review, it will be forward in our services. I will let notice to my team work about your review and we will work very hard to increase our resorces in case. We will waiting for you next time Best regards
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Nathalie S asked a question Nov 2020
Pont-du-Chateau, France39 contributions24 helpful votes
Votre hôtel a t'il réouvert ? Fonctionne t'il normalement ? Cordialement
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic6 contributions2 helpful votes
Hola, si esta funcionando muy bien, cumpliendo todas la medidas de prevención del Covid-19. Vale la pena ir allá. Perdone la tardanza
Answer from Delphe L
4 contributions6 helpful votes
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Answer from Miranda Hotels
Dominican Republic
Oui, vous devez l'apporter, nous sommes heureux de vous recevoir
Answer from Nathalie D
Noyon, France26 contributions49 helpful votes
Oui il y a des échantillons
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Nancy R wrote a tip Mar 2018
Woodbridge5 contributions3 helpful votes
"3 level buildings with an elevator"
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Rob wrote a tip Mar 2018
Okotoks3 contributions9 helpful votes
"Don't come here."
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Alex V wrote a tip Mar 2018
Toronto, Canada11 contributions23 helpful votes
"Stay away from this resort by all means!!!"
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Honest025 wrote a tip Mar 2018
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions38 helpful votes
"Higher 3rd floor are quieter. You can hear people walking above on lower floors."
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Ralph K wrote a tip Mar 2018
Munich, Germany7 contributions2 helpful votes
"Probably best sunset we've ever seen"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Miranda Resorts Bayahibe
Which popular attractions are close to Miranda Resorts Bayahibe?
Nearby attractions include Playa Publica Dominicus (3.8 miles), Fine Cigars Bayahibe (1.5 miles), and Playa Bayahibe (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Miranda Resorts Bayahibe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Miranda Resorts Bayahibe?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Miranda Resorts Bayahibe?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Miranda Resorts Bayahibe?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Miranda Resorts Bayahibe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Tipico La Bahía, Onno's Bayahibe, and Mama Mia Spaghetteria - Caffetteria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Miranda Resorts Bayahibe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Miranda Resorts Bayahibe have airport transportation?
Yes, Miranda Resorts Bayahibe offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Miranda Resorts Bayahibe?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Miranda Resorts Bayahibe have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Miranda Resorts Bayahibe accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.