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The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Note: We were NOT VIP! Yet, we still managed to have a fantastic time.

Food: Aside from the fact they did not know what chocolate mousse was, the food was overall pretty good. The best food was provided during the welcome dinner on Sunday. We were also able to get reservations to every restaurant we wanted just by asking the guest services each day during its reservation change hours.

Bars: There are bars everywhere. The cocktails were fantastic and the pina coladas were quite yummy.

Pools: We didn't use the pools very much but they were never crowded. They were clean and people tended to respect each other's space.

Beaches: We heard there were clearer-water beaches in neighboring areas than the beaches at the resort. Honestly, we spent a lot of time at the VIP Beach (not only for VIPs) in their beautiful beds with curtains, food, drinks, and jacuzzis.

Things to do: They have lots of packages available for an extra charge to do things off the resort including ziplining, horseback riding, city touring, etc. If you wanted to stay at the resort, there were plenty of activities to choose from including water aerobics, BBQs, dance shows, concerts, clubs, snorkeling, and kayaking.

Peddlers: We were surprised by the number of peddlers at the resort on the beaches. Many of them asked us to go tubing, parasailing, hair braiding, fake-tattooing, and buying food and drinks. Make sure to haggle with them since they will start off by offering outrageous prices. They usually expect you to haggle with them as well.

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managementteam55, Manager at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Dear guest,

First of all we would like to thank you for choosing Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa as the hotel to enjoy your vacation and we also would like to thank you for writing this nice comment about your experience.

We are very glad to read that you had a great vacation and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again very soon.

Best regards.

The Management.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

let me start by saying thank you to John Cena ,Lenny Craviz, Choco loco, Paul, Poochi & Micheal Jordan!! They made our first trip to the DR a very memorable one. Many laughs & memories were made pool side with great friends and new friends met at the resort. These gentlemen made the entertainment fun and enjoyable. the water aerobics were professional and fun great way to kick off a day at the pool! I found myself asking many questions to these guys I would see them working the entire day from sun up to sun down as entertainers were filled with various roles. Made me realize what a different world I live in and how simple things in life we Americans take advantage off. I need to recognize my friend Carlos he was an exceptional waiter who made our dining experience a terrific one!! Angel who put a smile on my girlfriends face a mile long!! The beach party (vip) was the best part of this trip! Hats off to the staff and resort for throwing an amazing party Sunday night with first class entertainment! They all deserve a 5 star review!! Thank you again

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank lwilsonrealty
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managementteam55, Manager at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Dear guest,

First of all we would like to thank you for choosing Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa as the hotel to enjoy your vacation. We are very glad to read that you had a great vacation and we will congratulate our animation and food & beverage staff about your nice comments regarding them.

We hope to see you back soon in our lovely hotel.

Best regards,

The Management

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

I was in the DR January of 2013. Very much enjoyed the resort, the spa, the gym and the variety of restaurants . The VIP beach was excellent- Anabel and Hector serving up some wonderful drinks and smiles. Marion in the lobby bar was always there with a smile and assistance with my attempts at Spanish. Overall I had a great stay

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

This was our first trip to the Tropical Resort, but I don't think it will be our last. There were just the two of us, i.e., no children, and so we received a regular hotel room a bit smaller than we expected as accommodation, but it was comfortable. We were guaranteed reservations at the Mexican and Indian food restaurants, which we really enjoyed. The food at the buffet was generally good, especially breakfasts. We took several tours arranged through the resort: the city tour which took us on a cable car up the mountain for a fantastic view; the challenging waterfalls climb and jumping, and the day trip on the 70 foot catamaran. However, I have to agree with other reviewers that what made this holiday an outstanding experience was the staff. The waiters and waitresses were warm and attentive. Meritze, our housekeeping staff, was helpful and diligent in trying to keep us well stocked with the things we needed. We were really impressed with the Animation team. They have amazing energy, were always upbeat and were absolutely dedicated to seeing that everyone participated and had fun, whether at the pool for aqua-cize; at the volleyball court playing games; or learning fun Latin dances. This same group was also involved with the nightly shows and entertainment, usually participating on stage with the dancers and singers; followed by facilitating fun at the disco until the wee hours. This talented, athletic group included "Lenny Kravitz"; "Michael Jordan"; "Johnny Bravo"; Choco Choco and others. In particular, we will never forget the image of Lenny Kravitz at Spanish lesson, with a pencil stuck in what the team called his "pineapple hair"; or in his football outfit, complete with helmet and neon framed sunglasses at the pool, and his engaging style on the microphone calling out the latest activities and winners. There were many memorable moments, some more positive than others during our two weeks at the resort, but it was clearly the staff who made our vacation a great experience.

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2  Thank Leslie G
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managementteam55, Manager at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Dear Guest,

Receive cordial greetings from all the team working at the Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa. We would like to thank you for your kind comments. Your feedback will provide motivation and confidence to keep working to satisfy our customers and improve our service.

We are looking forward to welcoming you once again and continue providing the most unforgettable experiences.

Best regards,

The Management

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Muchos Gracias to the exceptional entertainment staff members who made my 1st time vacation to the DR a great one. I traveled with a group of friends from Central NY to celebrate a friends birthday in what turned out to be a great time despite a few bumps on check in. It is the 1st class employees that are the V.I.P. of this resort. It is with pleasure to give these employees a well deserved 5 star review : John Cena for the DAILY aerobics & professional multitasker ability to just make everyday of your stay great.. AHHH...AHHH...AHHH...WOW! Kudos out to Lenny Craviz & Paull for all the hugs, love & entertainment that "sugar mama" loved. Gracias to Carlos@ Casablanca & Angel & the entire staff @ Indochine. The shows at the pool & colosseum & V.I.P beach party are broadway at it's best. Thanks for a great week!!

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managementteam55, Manager at The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for having chosen our Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort and Spa. We appreciate that you took the time to express your experience in tripadvisor.com. We would like to thank you for your nice comments and we hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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