Ok...this is my first ever review and may be lengthy but its time to spell it out!
This is my 7th trip to the DR and 6th to Punta Cana and I have also travelled extensively in the Caribbean. Why I keep going back to Punta Cana...the beach is one of the best in the Caribbean, the people are wonderful and very accommodating, the weather usually fantastc ( for late January and Feb. as two driest months) and the cost is very manageable.
Treat some one like you want to be treated, learn a bit of "espanol" and all is wonderful! It really pisses me off how many people complain about the silliest things! Clearly these are people I would never want to meet! "Oooohhh...never go here...I found a cockroach in my shower!...Bite me...I just killed a spider on my door at home in January in Ontario...guess I should move!!
So.....I stayed for the first time finally for 10 days. How in my wildest dreams did I ever only stay for 7 days in all my last travels in the past is beyond me!.. 10 days is perfect...and if you like where you are 14 is pretty cool...but 10 is great as it takes you about 3-4 days to really get in the groove for relaxtion...
I read the reviews on here and as always ,take them with a "large grain of salt" Certain nations quite frankly just dont travel well......I will not be so bold as to point out which....you can easily figure it out...but generally I find some nationalities to damn picky over the most trivial things.....youre in a foreign country for Gods sakes...when in Rome?!!!.....then we have some Nationalities that are quite frankly rude arrogant and pushy....you may guess from some other reviews currently here, ...but handle the situation politely with a solid manner and you wont get pushed again ( lol...maybe it helps being a big guy,, Grande Bandido)
Ok...the resort.......I loved it!! For coming to a 3.5 Star resort it exceeded my expecations. I upgraded to the VIP package which gave me a great ocean view in the Corrillo building right at the beach. However I did this based on what I read and in hindsight the Superior rooms were just fine. My family joined me for a week after we had been there for 2 days and found their Superior rooms just fine. Yes...as per another review I read and liked very much who sums up the resort nicely...the water sometimes was hit and miss for pressure and hot but didnt last long..hell...Ive stayed in major hotels TO and if you hit the peak period for showers in the day sometimes its not as hot as expected also....but wait a few minutes and its ok
The rooms were fine....sure a little used and the bed sheets were amusing in the fact they didnt order ones correctly for King beds and simply stretched 'em for a Queen but they put two on to compensate...whatever....when I went to bed I was pooped and had enough Mama wana ( however you spell it) and slept fine. Ask for extra pillows though and work them into your sleep habits as the beds are very firm. The maids was great and with a few dollars on the pillow each morning we got what ever we wanted including extra Presidente in the fridge.
No tipping is not neccessary but they work hard and make peanuts so I feel better knowing that I can assist and show apprecaition for there hard work!
The beach, pools and grounds are well kept and very attractive. I love the colour they used in all the buildings....the beach...actually is one of the better stretches and is quite noticeably better as you walk further up the beach to your left towards the market, as the beach gets narrower and more crowded as you head up
Chairs on the beach could be be updated as are getting a little saggy but theres tons to be had and at no time did I ever have to get up at 630am to get a spot ( like I did at Dreams the year before)....chairs around pool are much newre in most cases and fine.
The Tram is pretty frequent and takes you all around to the lobby, and to the other Princess adjoing resorts ( Tropical...lovely pool and nice bar but not in pool and Punta Cana..no nighltly enertainment and adults only). Some times we just grabbed a few Cuba Libres and rode the tram for fun. The Lobby is nice, wide open and bright ( not like the Barcelo ) and the people working there are the best. Cheers to the lobby bar crew of Ignicio, Obama and Johenny ( Janet Jackson) They are so much fun and so effecient...and also the guys organizing your bags and trips in and out.....if your from Ontario/ Canada..just mention the Blue jays and you will be an instant hit,,,George Bell, Manny Lee etc
The restaurants were all great ....La Cava is beautiful decor and ambience but unless you get the VIP is $35 per head. Oddly enough my fav was El Pilon....great decor and and great food for the Dominican a la carte. Try the steak! The others were good too...did not try Brazalian
The main buffet is as they say hit and miss but you will always find someting. I asked the manager why I didnt see bacon for breakfast after my first day.. on day 4....he apologized.....had bacon every day after that and brought over to our table a whole plate for the 6 of us. Oh yes...my lovely Yanira....she was wonderful and took care of us like her own family in the main buffet.
Would....I go here again...absolutely! However I travel enough that I always like to experince something new for better or worse but am always cognicent that where ever I am its there country and I adapt to their customs and ways...do this and you will always have fun!
And finally thanks to Daniel and Santiago ( I think that was his name...always wears Tim Hortons hat) for teaching me nasty words in spanish and mine to him...lmao...the Adventure One Tour on the carts was a blast!.....Ola amigo and "pendaho"
Cheers to all.....and enjoy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Dominican Republic, the famous Higuey beach, and in an area where the beauty of the countryside and the delightful crystalline water, combined with fine and delicate sand, leave visitors with a strong feeling of pleasure and an exceptional sensation of relaxation and peace. Feelings which reveal never-ending possibilities as we stay in one of the marvellous Royal Suites, or allow ourselves to be seduced by the charming Honeymoon Suites, all of which include all conveniences. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caribe Club Princess Beach Hotel Punta Cana
- Caribe Club Princess Beach Resort And Spa
- Caribe Hotel Punta Cana
- Caribe Hotel Princess
- Caribe Club Princess Punta Cana
- Caribe Club Princess Dominican Republic