Hello Worried Travelers :-)
Fear not! Grand Ambar by Lifestyle and the Cofresi Palm are the same resort and let me tell you this....it is absolutely stunning! I was there in February with a group of friends and we had an amazing time! We have booked again for this February with a group of 15 because we loved it so much and if they are closed for even more renovations.....well I can only imagine how perfect this place will be this time around.
On top of that we have also stayed at the (now) partner resort, Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa, and it is also beautiful...so the fact that we can share amenities is fantastic! I have been to all over the Dominican (Sosua, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and La Romana) and trust me when I tell you that this resort was by far the best and my favorite. As people have said the beach isn't the sparkly white-sand u would find in Cuba or Punta Cana but it is in a bay so @ least you don't have to deal with massive waves or current and besides.....this place has 8 pools, 2 of which have swim-up bars...need I say more? ;-)
The staff are incredible, the 24 hour food is great and the drinks...well you tend to forget when you drink from 8am-4am LOL, A friendly smile and a couple of bucks go a long way here....for my fellow Canadians who have ever had "VIP" bottle-service in a club and paid $100+ for the luxury, guess what....the disco on this resort has a sexy, all white leather VIP area sitting a level up from everyone else and chained off with your own private "butler".....but here's the clincher - you can get it for 8 BUCKS A BOTTLE and still bring your free drinks up with you! :-D
So rest easy.....If you are the type of person who enjoys relaxation, sunshine, having a good time, partying and NO SNOW, I guarantee that you will have a great time here :-). We brought red cups and ping pong balls and set up a Beer Pong tournament…we were the life of the resort!! LOL
Know this though....this resort is set in the side of a hill so there are about 4 or 5 levels to it with about a dozen stairs between so I wouldn't recommend it for individuals with mobility issues. Other than that....perfect!
Feel free to poke me for info or pics....I have added some to “Be Live Grand Carey”.
Have fun and enjoy the beautiful DR!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort – Dominican Republic is the newest jewel in the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club. Nestled along the Cofresi beach shores, and overlooking the sparkling Caribbean sea, this resort caters to the luxurious enjoyment of both families and couples looking for that perfect getaway. With 468 well-appointed accommodations that range from Adult Only Spa Suites, to Standard family friendly rooms located in a quite setting between the ocean beach and spectacular pool, this is a paradise worthy of the Lifestyle name. The resort was created with space and comfort in mind, making Cofresi Palm a relaxing, enjoyable and satisfying experience for all guests and their families. All rooms have air conditioning, cable television, phones, and ceiling fans, while the decor has a distinctive design, featuring dark wood furnishings. Shaded patios and verandas provide a relaxing place to gather in some of the units. Providing both service and features that are standard for a Lifestyle property, the Cofresi Palm offers a unique luxury accommodations experience. Cofresi Palm provides the easy, relaxed ambiance of the Caribbean in an opulent and elegant setting. Experience the array of beauty and excitement that Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sun Village Puerto Plata
- Sun Village Hotel Cofresi
- Dominican Republic Sun Village
- Sun Village Dominican Republic
- Sun Village Spa
- Sun Village Resort Dominican Republic
- Sun Village Resort Puerto Plata
- Sun Village Beach Resort
- Sun Village Resort Spa Puerto Plata