|Arrival Check in was prompt and our room was ready for us.
The rooms are showing some signs of age (some water stains, chipped paint, etc) but nothing seriously wrong. We didn’t have to pay a deposit on the safe which was nice. The beds were firm, but quite comfortable. There was no clock in the room so you should bring an alarm clock.
Restaurants and Bars
The buffet was not a five star quality, but we always found good stuff to eat. I found the beef a little tough, so I stuck to the seafood or chicken. The pasta bar was also very good. The a-la-carte restaurants were good but could be hard to reserve.
The pool was great as was the beach. There were staff throughout that were constantly cleaning. The weather was poor throughout our stay and the ocean was red flagged throughout – it was still fun to play in the waves, but no kyaks or boogie boards.
Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel
The animation staff seemed a little hit and miss. They were great when they got an activity going, but didn’t repeat activities often enough. The rock climbing and trapese were fun, but not promoted enough. We took the shuttle into Cabarete and enjoyed our trip. We had been told that the vendors are not as agressive as at Sasoua. Prices and selection were good as the Liquidation store but many vendors have caught on and call out ‘liquidation’ trying to get you into their store. We had food and drinks at the irish pub which was very good and you get to watch the beach where there are lots of kite boards and wind surfers.
Unfortunately, the weather was cloudy and raining most of our week. Being in a resort where many of the tourists as well as the staff were very outgoing and friendly definitely helped make our stay an enjoyable one. No matter where we went there always seemed to be someone happy to visit with us.