My wife and I have just returned from our bi-annual vacation in the Dominican. In January the past six years we holiday at the excellent Dreams La Romana (ex Sunscape Casa Del Mar) and in July the past six years we holiday at Grand Oasis Punta Cana (ex Sunscape The Grand)...and have vigorously defended this latter resort from critics on the basis "you can't please everyone" and "some people just complain".
Unfortunately, this July, the Grand Oasis has turned sour.
Oh, the rooms are excellent. We were again given a beautiful room in block 7 overlooking the superb beach. BUT oh dear oh dear, the quality and choice of food has plumeted to depths we have never ever experienced. The quality was appalling and, yes, there was a choice, but the choices were all equally appalling..
After five days, we couldn't take any more of this slop and transferred to Ocean Sands & Golf Resort (actually it's called Ocean Blue & Sands Resort, but TripAdvisor doesn't recognise this)...and what an unbelievable change by 1000%...see review under Ocean Sands by H!10 "Gourmet Heaven.
I believe the problem at Grand Oasis is that it is changing hands from Globilia to another Spanish company called TravelPlan, and this new company is trying to sell the resort as time share. There were certainly a lot of TravelPlan reps around pestering people to buy an apartment..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Be Live Collection Punta Cana Hotel is an elite 5-star All Inclusive Hotel in the Dominican Republic. It is the perfect place to enjoy a vacation whether it's a couple's getaway, a family adventure, friends reunion, or guests that just need a few days of rest and relax; this resort has all the necessary facilities even Spa and Casino services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Oasis Punta Cana
- Globalia Punta Cana Grand
- Grand Oasis Hotel Punta Cana
- Grand Oasis Bavaro
- Punta Cana Grand Oasis
- All Inclusive Punta Cana
- Oasis Punta Cana
- Gran Oasis Punta Cana