Just returned Monday from a fabulous week long trip. My friend and I booked last minute, just to get away for a week. All we wanted to do was tan, swim, drink and enjoy the scenery which is exactly what we did. The grounds are absolutely stunning - I have been to 4 and 5 star resorts in Cuba and Mexico and they had nothing on this place. It was truly beautiful and very well maintained.
The rooms were definitely 3.5 star. I mean, they are by no means perfect but they are clean. And let's be honest - I did not intend to spend much time in the room therefore I was not too worried about it. There was hot water in the shower and a few English channels on the TV which was perfect.
We went with NoliTours and we were supposed to get 2 free bottles of water, which we never did get. The phone in our room didn't work so each time something went wrong we had to go up to reception. Initially, our light burnt out and with much complaining we did get it fixed. We never did get our water, but seriously it was a minor inconvenience compared to the big picture.
The food is JUST FINE. I don't know what people were eating to say that it's inedible. There's an egg/omlette station every morning and a pasta bar at lunch and at night. We ate at the three a la cartes which were all great.
Staff are all super friendly, funny, energetic and will do anything for you (for a small fee of course). No shortage of booze AT ALL. At one point, the bartender took the stopper off and just started dumping liquor into our Bubba Kegs.
I would recommend bringing a Bubba Keg, insulated coffee mug or something to keep your drinks cold in.
There are also NO FACE CLOTHS - so definitely bring something!
There are no hair dryers in the rooms either!
We did the catamaran (TipTop) and it was really really cool! Definitely an excursion I would recommend.
Overall, it was an absolutely amazing trip and I would definitely go back!
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Marina Beach & Reef Resort
- Casa Marina Reef Dominican Republic
- Casa Marina Reef Sosua