We stayed at the Casa Marina in for the fourth time from June 10 - 17 and had a fantastic time. I've read some of the other reviews and honestly don't know what people expect. It is a 3 star and the price is always the lowest in the area. That said, the grounds are gorgeous, the buffet was good, the staff are friendly and helpful as always and our room was just where we wanted it. The rooms are a little dated but it's the Caribbean and not New York City. Our shower was fine with lots of hot water and the beds were very comfortable. The only complaint we could make is that there are a lot of flies buzzing around the tables at meal times. This could be solved by lowering the fans and letting the breeze blow them away. They are quite a nuisance. Francis is always ready with a smile and a cup of coffee for you in the buffet and we've become very fond of him.
We volunteer with the AAAS when we are in Sosua so we eat in town quite often. The Jolly Roger is great with fantastic food so if the buffet is boring you I suggest trying there. Bailey's down the street is also a good place to go with wifi as well.
We've heard some of the "Debbie Downers" when we've been on vacation and quite frankly they annoy us. You're on holiday and should just learn to relax and enjoy the different culture and not try to compare it to home. The food is different, language is different, climate is different etc. It can't hurt to learn a few phrases in Spanish before you go. It's polite to try and communicate instead of getting frustrated or angry. We've actually witnessed people yelling at the staff and it is horrifying. The front desk staff are very nice if you don't start yelling. Our Spanish is very basic and we get by with no problems what-so-ever.
We would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a relaxing holiday with beautiful beaches and lovely people but are not expecting a 5 star.....it's not!
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Marina Beach & Reef Resort
- Casa Marina Reef Dominican Republic
- Casa Marina Reef Sosua