We were just like everyone else when we first heard about the $10 a night deal. We thought it couldn't be true. Finally after reading the reviews of others we booked 5 nights. We have no complaints. Some of the food wasn't up to par but there was always something else to try. We had a great time and would love to do it again for that price.
One note of caution: the time share presentation was not required but the sales people lied and did everything they could to get you to listen to the spiel. My wife told them we had somewhere to be (the beach) so we could leave.
The only trip we took was the all day "Town" trip. If you've never been to a country like the DR it might be interesting, but it was boring to us. The tram up the mountain was great but the rest consisted of being driven to some shops and having to stand around for an hour until the bus started moving again.
There is a local that runs in front of the resort that will take you to the tram for about $1. Our only regret is not using the bus and avoiding the jewelry and cigar "factories."
We had hoped for white sand beaches but apparently those are on the Caribbean side. Since our goal was really to get away and spend time focusing on each other we thought the trip was well worth it
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set within the sprawling Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, The Tropical offers a classic hotel vacation experience set within quaint, two- and threestory, Mediterranean-style buildings. The mood is laid-back and distinctively Caribbean. Guest enjoy all resort facilities and amenities (excluding the V.I.P areas) including swimming pools, a choice of excellent restaurants, exercise rooms, tennis courts, windsurfing and so much more. The Lifestyle Tropical is Ideal for couples seeking a private island hide-away with all the advantages of a world-class resort. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, BookIt.com, Hotels.com and Despegar.com so you can book your The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort And Spa
- Lifestyle Tropical Beach Hotel Puerto Plata
- Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort Spa
- Hacienda Tropical
- Hotel Lifestyle Tropical Beach