Me and my husband traveled with our two year old . We were very skeptical after reading some pretty crazy reviews ...
Check in : wonderful , and very fast . It took about 10 minutes to check in , to get to our room on the little cars that take you .
Hotel grounds : amaZzzingg I cannot emphasize enough how beautiful the hotel grounds are . The mangroves are stunning with tons of wildlife . The lobby beautiful and nice stores to shop at .
Room : the room way beautiful . We didn't have one of the updated room but it was still beautiful and looked over the tropical princess side pool which is more quieter and you can see the ocean , although not close it was still very visible . I'm glad they have us this room it was very easy for our son to nap kid afternoon . The other pool is a little loud in the afternoon . The only complain I have about the room is the bed sheets and blankets ... Very uncomfortable and the sheets are not fitted . But not something that would truly bother us since we were there for beach , pool and relaxing .
Pool - wonderful . We loved the bartenders at the pool bar . They were all so friendly and wonderful . The pool was always clean and not too crowded . They also have the tropical princess pool in walking distance which is much more quieter and calm .
Beach : absolutely breathtaking . They were always cleaning up seaweed . Beautiful blue water with white sand , that's the best part of vacation for me :)
Food was great !
We stayed at the resort over Thanksgiving about 8 days; used all three of the separate resorts. Food was good to exceptional for the daily meals; specialty ones okay to good. All service everywhere excellent except checkout needs to be re-engineered to make it easier. The wedding department did a perfect job on every aspect of our wedding; you need to trust them and communicate by email as best way. The beach a little challenging as much wind and sea grass while there, and you have water between the reef and shore which is neither big waves nor smooth, protected water so some sports not so good. Drinks good. Fishing was good but water rough for those who have trouble with that sort of thing; no bones in the DR. No bugs so no worries about the related problems.
If you want a laid back beautiful place with good all inclusive food and excellent service, and/or wedding spot then they are a great place. Beach nice to sit on but no real snorkeling opportunity, water sports and no bones.
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