After a few years of the hard living holiday that is Ibiza and the constant clubbing that goes with it my partner and I promised each other that we would have a relaxing holiday this year, we had originally planned to go to the sister hotel The Royalton but be the time we got round to booking our holiday that was fully booked so we went for Memories Splash instead as I'm sure you are aware you can use most of the royalton facilities anyway!
As we had originally planned to spend a bit more on the royalton we decided to use the extra cash on the diamond club upgrade, this turned out to be our best decision of our holiday! Diamond club meant we got assigned a butler, Rodvel, I cannot stress enough how good Rodvel was, everyday without fail he checked up on us, either in person or via whatsapp, he made sure we had all our reservations for dinner made, he would also surprise us with gifts like chocolates or fresh fruit left in the room and even would have our jacquzzi filled up with bubbles and "I love you" message in rose petals some nights when we returned to out room! Gracias Rodvel for this as it helped make our holday great! I'll be keeping in touch via whatsapp whether he knows it or not haha.
For anyone trying to decide to go diamond club or not in my opinion it is a must! Dedicated chilled out check in (and late check out). The ability to be able to make reservations so you can dine out at a time that suits you, we forgot to make reservations one night and had a bit of wait so I liked being able to choose on our terms when we could dine. Also the diamond club area of the beach is amazing! Drinks brought over without having to be asked by Rosa and looked after by Fernando. You can also order food at the diamond club beach bar! There was plenty of sun loungers, cabana beds and shade at all times on the diamond club beach bar, not to mention premium drinks down here as well, we spent most days down there!
Restaurants where nice too, our favourite being hunters steakhouse, the steaks where done to perfection, we also enjoyed the show at the Japanese restaurant, these are royalton a la cartes so memories guests pay $15 per person premium, all 3 a la cartes in memories where also enjoyable though however the selections buffet is not, that was the worst place to eat during or stay. Shout out to the sports bar & the trattoria over at royalton for lunches!
Really enjoyed the water park, the staff there do a great job butit is quite slippy when wet so do watch yourself and don't run!
We met loads of nice people here from all around the world which was also good and those crazy Puerto Ricans know how to party haha
The shows where of a good standard and we really enjoyed the white party on Wednesday nights! Although you neded to go to the royalton for the entertainment the bus/train really does pass every couple of minutes! Carlos at the social bar in memories is entertainment enough there too! The only excursion we done was to Imagine nightclub which was a really good night, $60 each for transport, entry and free bar, we had a great night here and an epic hangover the next day too :)
The one complaint I did have was beforehand I had contacted Mayra Veras via Facebook to request building 9 and was advised that the request had been added to our booking, this was not the case and we got building 5 but we never let that bother us too much and just got on with the holiday.
The staff here are great, as well as those mentioned I would like to point out Victor at the busy pool at memories and Ismael at under the sea! Apologies to anyone I forgot, please bring some $1 and tip the staff as they really deserve it and appreciate it!
Now need to try and get back into real life after this great holiday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This wonderful stylish family oriented resort is located at Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana, one of the most beautiful landmarks of the Caribbean.5 Thematic Restaurants reservation-free dining +11 Bars +Water Park features a children pool with slides, wave pool, relax pool, Jacuzzi,Kamikaze, Space bowl, Black hole and lots of tubes with amazing surprises. In addition, the resort also boasts 3 pools. ... more less
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