Great resort for everyone! Enormous property, golf courses, activities of all kinds, and a beautiful private beach that was safe and shallow enough for our small children to swim. The golf cart is a MUST to get around. It was a perfect vacation but I will admit, it was expensive and the taxes were high, but we loved it!!!
I have travelled extensively and this resort impressed me with the consistent and beautiful design, great landscape, attention to detail and great customer service. It is a very large resort consisting of many private properties and public areas full of restaurants, shops, hotel, beach and yacht marina. Highly recommended for couples, honeymoon and place to relax in luxury.
I was very happy with my experience. The hotel is right beside the La Flor Dominica cigar factory. The factory has a walk through which ends in the cigar shop. they have every brand produced in the DR. This hotel -cheaper than at the beach - is 9km from Bayahihe where you can rent a speed boat or go scuba diving. The hotel has a very good restaurant and the sea side restaurants in Bayahihe are very good and not so expensive. I would stay here again.
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!!
This resort is under rated! It is more beautiful than the pics. Everything was so relaxing, the beach was gorgeous, great for swimming and snorkeling. Plenty of chairs. Food was good enough, drinks were a plenty. The only downside to it was, if your an American, the French and some other foreigner's treated us badly, they were rude and disrespectful to us and the to the staff. Expect to be "butt"in front of, shoved aside, and looked down upon. Aside from that, the Staff was wonderful! Very nice, and accommodating. I was very impressed with them, as many of them knew 4, and 5 different languages. Overall, we would go back in a heartbeat!!
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