Minuses; nutrition; there were almost no seafood and fruits. Of the fruits, only tasteless watermelons (they are simply not tasty in the Dominican Republic), papaya bananas, pineapple, and then, if you have time to take it. when the fruits run out, they are in no hurry to bring them.
Rooms; the hotel is old, many rooms in which you can hear the hum of the generator. It bothers me, especially at night. Many guests changed rooms for this reason. We also changed.
Beach. along the entire line of the beach, algae were not completely removed only near our hotel. there was a wave all the time, but if you walk 500 meters to the left, you reach almost the little market, there are no waves, you could swim.
If you want to shop it is better to go to San Juan. Either a free bus from the hotel, or a taxi for 20 bucks.
Excursions impressed Saona and Samona. Very beautiful nature. 12 waterfalls could not be taken. travel far, tiring, but the impression is not very good
We will not return to this hotel again. During our stay, we heard the praise of Bavaro, Grand Bahia and Be live hotels. We regretted that we did not take part of the vacation on the Caribbean coast. There are also 4* hotels there. were around them only on excursions. The guys who rested both on the ocean and on the sea said that they liked the sea more . .
We rested at the hotel for 12 days, and in general were very pleased with the rest. I did a lot of research on the pros and cons and finally decided that this hotel was right for us. We flew as a family from Moscow. At the airport, the minibus quickly picked us up, the drive was not long, you didn’t have time to look back, we were already at the hotel. Check-in was quick considering that almost everyone on our minibus was a future Tropical Princess guest. As soon as they saw a large influx at the reception, a few more workers came, and we were quickly settled into rooms. Our room was great, we expected two beds in one room, but we ended up with three beds in two rooms. My husband and I slept in one, our son slept in the other. The room was clean, although a little warm, and at the height of the day we had to turn on both the air conditioner and the fan. It was also a bit inconvenient that there was only one bedside table in the adult room. But in general, this did not affect our holiday in any way. The room had a great balcony that you could access from any room, which is very nice, no need to wake anyone up in the morning.
The food at the hotel was excellent. The breakfast is a bit boring - scrambled eggs, although according to your personal order, fruits, pastries, etc. , but a little monotonous. But lunch and even more so dinner is a real holiday. Every day there is a new cuisine in the buffet, there are always soups, a second, a lot of various meats, and even more fruits. Ala carte without any words! Mexican is simply a must-visit, although everyone should visit at least once!
The beach is just a real gift of nature, I won’t say that it’s huge, but very pleasant for both the eyes and the touch)) It’s very pleasant to walk on it, you can walk for hours in any direction along the coast. The entry into the ocean is gradual, and the algae did not interfere at all! There are a lot of people during the day, but in the morning there is none at all.
Excursions - we took from the Republic about excursions and two transfers. We went on an excursion to Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, we were at the tomb of Columbus! We also went to Saona - this is a real paradise island, where the Bounty video was filmed - the same one. Bounty Island. We also took a transfer to Macau beach - a wild beach, no one is there, you can have a romantic dinner, or take pictures in splendid isolation. And we also took a transfer to shops, a free shopping tour.
Weather - the weather was just perfect. Yes, I always knew that somewhere there is eternal summer, but I could never imagine that I would be somewhere where in November +28, ideal a little windy rainless weather, well, except that it rained a couple of times at 20.30 minutes.