Stayed at the Preferred Club area and it was truly a DREAM!! Great service, great restaurants, very clean, great beach and pools. Beautiful all around. Also top shelf for drinks. Very exclusive. Staff was great especially Pablo Picasso in entertainment and Juan Lappost in the main buffet restaurant. Looking forward to my return for ore fun in the sun.
We stayed here a year ago and loved it. We weren't disappointed this time either. Everything was great. Great place to relax or have fun. Be sure to find out the water park times if you have kids. The pier and ocean toys are nice too. Restaurant has decent food. Our family really likes this place and we can't wait to come back.
Definitely the best vacation we ever went on! Now we have so many memories, wallpaper pictures of palm trees and the warm Caribbean sea :D Definitely worth going and seeing :)))
Be Live Canoa probably has the best beach in the surroundings as it's wide with sandy surface and a beautiful view - perfect for taking lots of pictures!! It is very well taken care off, has beach beds and cocktail bars!! You can also dance various types of latino dances with hotels' animators, play volleyball, take kayaks, etc.
Food was amazing and we got to taste all different types of food in 4-5 different restaurants (Japanese, Mexican, Brasilian, etc.). Hotel is very romantic and you can have candlelight lobster dinner.
Hotel is lgbt friendly.
You should book all tours in advance as providers on site are not reliable. Tours and products are expensive.
Definitely would recommend going to tobacco factories - Tabacalera de Garcia or La Flor Dominicana. Also recommend buying cigars, cigarillos with flavours and, of course, rum (Barcelo and Brugal).
Do NOT go to Saona island! All the tour providers actually give you the same thing but for a wide range of prices, but all you see is a crowded beach full of bees that won't leave you in peace. Water is shallow for about half a mile in distance from the beach, and the tour operators don't really care who is or where who is in the water so they park their speedboats on the beach among the people - too crowded!!
Expensive local calls!!
The beach was excellent the nightlife was good. They need to stop harassing customers to join their beach club every single day some staff me ever would approach us about participating in a presentation about their beach clubs very exhausting and not really what people want to do on their vacation.
Very peaceful place, with friendly staff. A humble environment, makes you feel like you're at some relative's beach house. You can sleep all day if you want and you will not be disturbed. Everything is clean and simple. There is a very nice pool which is usually empty for you. You can grab a a bike (for free) and go for a spin around town.
Everything is different from big hotels where I sometimes feel like treated as an intruder.
The grounds were immaculate! The resort was fantastic. Staff were friendly and helpful. Most of the guests were Europeans when we were there, which is fine by me.
English skills were limited for many of the staff members. Speaking Spanish was very helpful. I don't think this is anything that needs to be improved, but it's something to be aware of for guests that only speak English.
Dave from Utah, USA
Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus sits on a gently sloping, sandy beach approximately three miles from the fishing village of …More
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