First I would like to thank all of the reviewers which lead me to this hotel for without your input this vacation experince could have turned out quite differently. My brother and I took Jet Blue from JFK to POP for a guys 6 day getaway which we sometimes do stateside but this was our first by ourselves out of the country. Starting form the moment we landed we were greeted with smiles, eveyone was so kind and helpful. We hired a taxi so that we could register before the travelers taking bus transportation to the hotel (which was very affordable & difficult to pass on) which paid off because there wasn't any line at check-in. The bellman carried the luggage to the second floor (there aren't any elevators at these 3 story buildings) where we entered our spacious newly renovated mini suite. The room was very clean with a direct view of the tennis court and partial view of the main dinning room & the beach. Room 1209 is not next to another stateroom and is recessed from foot traffic so noise is not a factor, my brother is a loud extrovert so I'm thinking of others as well as myself when he was out doing his thing and I was left to my solitude. We hired a taxi and english speaking guide for tours and shopping, We could have done much better on the price (everything is negotionable) but money wasn't a concern so we just went with it. The vendors on the beach can persistant but a firm no thankyou with no other eye contact aterwards sends them along their way, I like the interaction.
We spent our honeymoon at Villa Taina and absolutely loved it. We did not want the all inclusive experience because we wanted to explore the country and get an authentic feel of the Dominican and the people. While the hotel is located in a "tourist town", we still feel that we got to experience the locals and all the area has to offer. The bartenders at the hotel bar are outstanding and very fun to be around and the beach crew is very friendly. You can Kiteboard, Windsurf, Paddleboard and sometime surf right in front of the hotel.....as well as rent all the equipment to do so from the hotel. There are 8-10 Bars/Restaurants on the beach next to the hotel and are all within about 300yds of the hotel. If you want to explore and go other places you can talk to the hotel travel agent and they can set up any activity you would like to participate in.....Whitewater kayaking, horseback riding, swimming with dolphin at Ocean World, 27 waterfalls excursion, etc. THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!!
Kyle from Charleston, SC
Nestled in the heart of Cabarete, a popular tourist destination and windsurfers paradise, Hotel Villa Taina is an exclusive …More
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