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Punta Rucia Lodge
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

This was our first trip to the Dominican Republic and I am so glad we chose Punta Rucia Lodge. It is in a lush verdant part of the DR and is set on a pristine unspoilt beach.
The rooms are individual A frame villas, most with views of the sea and beach. The design is simple and tasteful.
The restaurant serves well prepared, tasty meals in a very romantic setting overlooking the infinity pool and the sea, though by our fourth day the limited menu was becoming repetitive.
We had the whole resort to ourselves, so we felt very spoilt and pampered. The service and kindness of the staff, made our stay extra special. From Pedro at the restaurant who was always happy to help us, the chef who would advise us on the fresh catch and discuss the preparation, the cleaning staff who noticed that I had placed a wet bathmat out to dry and ran back to replace it with a dry one, and Jabina who gave me her own magazine when she heard my kindle had frozen, all the staff went out of their way to help and please us.
My only regret was that one can not swim in the water. It was between 12-24" deep at the highest tide and the best I could do was lie on the sand and let the water wash over me. I love to swim and play in the sea, so I missed it. If you are happy to sit on the beach, this place is perfect.
The excursion to Cayo Arena was fabulous, but go early as 2-3 boatloads of excursions arrive by 10 am and the small pristine island changes from stunning, quiet beauty to an overcrowded bazaar!

Room Tip: Hang out at the platform at the end of the walkway
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Sudha S
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our break. Very clean and comfortable room, nice varied restaurant and wondeful location. Views and beach are impressive. Will definately return, perfect for a short disconetcing break

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Pep M
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Oh, Punta Rucia Lodge! Our love affair was so brief and beautiful. I miss you already.

This was my first impression of the Caribbean and I can’t say I could have dreamed up a more idyllic place. We arrived after dark to a beautifully welcoming staff, a lobster dinner, and a starlit walk on the sandbar. Over the next two days we basked in the sun on a sandy-white beach, swam in crystal-clear waters and embarked on a complementary kayak excursion along the shore. We snorkeled in the reefs of Cayo Arena, toured the mangroves, took a sunset ride on the back of one of the hotel’s 4-wheelers and sampled nearly every variety of rum cocktail ever conceived. AND we managed a siesta. Both days.

The huts are pristine and complete with A/C, palm-thatched roof, and a paved walkway leading right up to our beach-facing porch. The beach is private to the point of seclusion, although if it’s action you seek, the neighboring villages are only five minutes away. The infinity pool. The deck-side bar and restaurant. I’m not entirely certain the entire place wasn’t just a lovely dream.

Every single staff member was extremely gracious and treated us like family from the moment we arrived. Muchas muchas gracias, amigos!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Lucy G
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

This place was absolutely a Paradise in and of itself. Very quiet, relaxing, peaceful and the service was impeccable. The resort restaurant offered exceptional gourmet dining options. Looking forward to returning in the near future.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jeffpuntarucialodge, Directeur général at Punta Rucia Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014
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Estimado Cliente,
Para todo el personal del hotel, fue un placer recibirle....Gracias por tan maravillosos comentarios acerca del hotel y nuestro servicio..
Esperamos volver a recibirle muy pronto!!
saludos,

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We loved the hotel decor, everything is brand new with beautiful architectural details! One of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The service was impeccable and the food was delectable. We loved Jeff and his staff. They even had a surprise birthday cake with decoration for our 10 year old daughter. Perfect getaway for family with children. Also I would love to come with only couples for a relaxing, romantic escapade. We enjoy traveling and Punta Rucia Lodge is a definite repeat! It was an amazing weekend!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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