We stayed in a 1st floor room with sea view overlooking the swim up pool. The view was technically a sea view but not what we expected. It did mean we were near the beach and away from the noise of the evening entertainment. The room was great and really clean. There was a smell from the drains that came and went but wasn't too bad. The mini bar was stocked every day and covered by all inclusive, as was room service. I think a swim up room would have also been a good option.
The hotel itself is great. The no children policy felt strange at first but did aid the feeling of tranquility. The beach was fine white sand with warm blue water. The snorkeling was not up to much.
The food was good with lots of restaurants to choose from. We did get travelers food poisoning which lasted over a week. I think it was from the buffet in the seaside grill. The steaks served in this restaurant were fantastic. Just avoid the buffet in the seaside grill serving battered prawns and lobster, baked potatoes and vegetables. You can order veg from the menu which should be fine. Imodium and Pepto Bismol were a life saver, I will never travel without them.
The weather was good, hot but not too clammy. Thunder storms occurred every other day but didn't spoil anything.
All the staff were friendly and helpful. All spoke enough English to help this non-Spanish speaker.
Overall the standard of this hotel is fantastic and I would definitely return for a relaxing holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally situated on the picturesque palm-studded, sugar white Playa Bavaro beach on the eastern coastline of the Dominican Republic, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana offers adults all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury(R). Guests will immediately be embraced within an extraordinary environment where luxury illuminates every detail and our high level of personal service is unmatched. To ensure your romantic escape is everything you've imagined, every detail of your stay will be flawlessly provided and superbly attended to. From the fine quality linens to the daily refreshed mini bar and the unlimited premium brand beverages to the pool and beach wait service. You'll be immersed within a world of stunning architectural design coupled with resplendent views of the lush gardens, crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and dazzling swimming pools. This tranquil, romantic haven in Playa Bavaro is like nothing else you've ever experienced before. ... more less
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