This is a great resort! I was surprised to see that the resort focuses so much on maintaining the grounds. Not a single complaint in terms of the staff, in fact many of them went out of their way to ensure we were having a great time! All of the bartenders at the pool bar were absolutely fantastic, especially Kelvin for getting us up and dancing every night! Plus the staff are very attractive, which helps! ;)Our Signature rep was also very friendly and helpful, we did some excursions and he definitely helped us choose the most memorable ones. I would say this resort is more geared towards a party crowd than families. Not saying that it was crazy and noisy or anything, just that the staff was pretty much all 20-30. That said, they were SO much fun! The Animation crew (in particular Romeo) always made sure we were entertained which was very enjoyable.
All in all, an AMAZING trip!
Our arrival was un-eventful. We had to wait a little while for our bags to be delivered, but it gave us a chance to freshen up before going out. Probably like 15-20 mins wait. We were quite far from the lobby though (closest patio to the beach) so it was an understandable wait time 🙂
Rooms: The rooms were very nice. Before leaving I had read some reviews and they said that the rooms were less than desireable which prooved not to be true. The water pressure was fine and the rooms were immaculately cleaned.
We even made a mistake and ended up breaking our electricity– when the cleaning staff came they tried helping us and when that prooved to be difficult they helped us get the maintenance number. They showed up almost immediately and fixed it for us (even though it was our fault) with no fee to our room.
Restaurants and Bars:
La Perla was definitely the higlight. I even live close to the ocean in canada and I found that the seafood was great! La Cana, which is where we ate most of our meals was also very good, all fresh produce and very friendly staff. The steak restaurant was just like any steak restaurant in North America.
Both the pool and the beach were great! The pool was convenient because the swim up bar opened early in the morning and it meant that you were covered in sand which is never nice when you have to re-apply sunscreen 10x a day! But the beach was amazing at night!!
Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel: The Animation team kept us entertained day and night, I don’t think they ever took a break! With dancing, competitions and games there was always something to do if it was too hot to just sit by the pool/beach.
We did 1 excursion, Stingray Bay was one of the best experiences ever! We received a ‘stingray massage’ which was definitely a first and swimming with the nurse sharks was fantastic! The staff on the boat was also very friendly!
Other Comments: If you do go, I’m sure you will have an amazing trip! I know we did- the trip was so great that we will definitely be returning very soon!