One of our best stay. We traveled four different continents. Punta Cana is among the top.
Facility is good and maintain. Water was warm. Pool was good. Entertainment was nice.
Food - it depends. Some of the restaurant was mis-manasged and some are really nice.
Bit English is required for person working or We should had learned Spanish. Though people were really nice.
The resort was too big for us but we enjoyed all of the pools, shows, and liked our family suite (huge bathroom). Trolly cars were great but fill up fast. Loved the Michael Jackson show. Food was very good overall but Mexican Restaurant was terrible. Staff was wonderful and friendly...very accommodating! Ocean was too rough to swim in along with abundance of seaweed. Fun mini golf course! Met many families on return visit to resort. Will definitely vacstion at another HARD ROCK RESORT!
Our Honeymoon Suite was gorgeous and spacious. 2 Bathrooms, 1 bedroom. We were welcomed with a complimentary bottle of Sparkling Wine, a bottle of Barcelo Rum, and Honeymoon Tshirts. Very nice indeed. The initial check in which was a private room for premium members only was gorgeous and welcoming. The staff carried our luggage to the room and informed us how everything from the mini bar to 24 hour room service was included in our stay. We decided it was time for dinner, and that is where things started to decline.
We went to the buffet our first night since we had not made any reservations at the different restaurants. To say the food was bad is an understatement. This had to be one of the worst buffets we have ever had. Now, it is possible that we are used to a higher level of food since we live in NY and often eat at very good restaurants, but that is still no excuse for the 5/10 at best food served during the buffet. But that's ok, we made reservations for every night after that one, surely it will get better...
But it didn't. The food served inside the restaurants is redressed buffet food. The same recipes and the same quality food just plated a little different. The serving sizes were definitely not like anything in the US, so at least you don't get a lot of the food, which made it easier for us to ingest. Two exceptions were the Mexico Lindo and Japanese restaurants. Also notable were the 2 located at the Adults Only area. 8/10 and 7/10 respectively.
"Beautiful property surrounded by natural resources"
IT was amazing experience had so much fun in resort and outside resort.staff was excellent and service was good,they have different shows each and every night at 9.45 that was my one the fav thing...would recommend to everyone to stay and enjoy there service
-well manicured landscaped with awesome looking grounds
-excellent wait staff at the buffet
-great excursions offered ON THE BEACH (beware of the overpriced excursions sold at the hotel lobby)
-nice honeymoon suite with great AC (room 1206)
-no kids onsite!
-most entertainment takes place at sister resort making this resort very peaceful
-not very attentive staff at the restaurants
-max pool depth is only 3.5 feet
-nightly entertainment is pretty crappy with no casino or nightclub on site (you need to take a tram over to the sister resort about 3 mins away; not a big deal tho)
-beach was COVERED in seaweed
On the eastern side of the Dominican Republic, the town of Bavaro was originally settled by those working in the nearby resorts on the beach. The town quickly became a center of services and also boasts 10 miles of seashore. Hundreds of hotels, as well as shopping centers, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and medical services, can be found here.
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