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 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.
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.
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 is a Mid Category 3 Star Hotel and NOT a Luxury Hotel. Keeping that in Mind, I checked in and it was "Woh" factor - I was pleasantly Surprised.
Staff Members are EXTREMELY helpful, they will go out of their way to help you and ensure that you are comfortable and you get whatever you need, they are very friendly, pleasing, and accommodative - whether you need to change the currency, order food or whatever may be the case.
They keep cold water on the Hall Way for the Guests, WiFi is FREE and pretty strong the Signal is. Some Resorts charge $30 for couple of hours of WiFi whereas Hotel Karma gave it Free.
Carlos, the Manager very nice man - he speaks very good English and will ensure that everything goes well with the Guests.
Tom from New York
Bayahibe Playa and Caleta Beach is only 10 min. away. We are located in the center of the city of La Romana and 15 minutes …More
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