Cayena Beach Club
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cayena Beach Club Punta Cana
Great place for some R&R
Just got back from Cayena Beach Club and I was very pleased overall. Service was excellent, rooms were well maintained and the staff was very friendly. Although most of the food was great, I too, like some others developed some sort of stomach bug. Hard to say if this is a problem at the resort itself or if this was just a case of wrong place at the wrong time. In any event, I took something for it and felt good enough to continue eating through out the week. Also the Elcano restaurant is just across the resort and is less crowded. It is an option if you don't want to be in the more crowded buffet area. I ate breakfast and lunch there everyday. For the most part the staff spoke enough English to get by, but if you speak Spanish it is helpful as is the case in most resorts in the DR. Cayena Beach Club is probably best suited for couples who just want to relax. It is quiet and not much to do at night other than a few shows and a disco that's opened from 11pm to 2am. I would go again within the next two years if I feel the need for R&R. It is a very relaxed atmosphere and the stay really is what you make of it. If you're looking to get away and just veg out, this place is an excellent option.
Would not recommend
My sister and I stayed at Cayena Beach Resort for 5 days and developed a stomach virus within 2 days of being there. The food is obviously not clean. In addition the staff hardly spoke any english. The mini market on the property has different prices on the goods from what was in the point of sale system. When we asked the cashier to call the owner/manger she shaid 'tu te loco'. Customer service is lacking. We bought the Santa Domingo tour and at the time of booking asked him how long to Santo Domingo and he said 2 and half hours going and 2 and half back. We left at 6:30 am and did not get back to the resort until 7:30 pm. The journey was 4 hours each way. During this time we ate only lunch.
I think they are not ready for tourists. I would not recommend anybody there.
I AM SORRY I WENT AND WILL SPEAK TO MY TIME SHARE ABOUT CAYENA BEACH RESORT. ITS NOT WORTH THE TRADE.
Cayena was perfect!
My boyfriend and I got back almost a week ago from the Cayena Beach Club! All I can say is that we had the greatest time! Having our own private pool was great, and it was so close to the ocean, it felt like we were laying out on the ocean right at our pool! It was beautiful! The room was great! It was perfect for us..even though we ended up on the end of the resort, we didn't have as good of view as others, but it was still nice! The bartenders and workers at the resort were wonderful! Everyone was so friendly and willing to help you! We got along great with everyone..if you enjoy baseball..they will talk with you about that for hours! My boyfriend had many conversations with them! Knowing a little bit of spanish did help, for the next time we go, I think we are going to study up on some more! The only thing I didn't really like was the food, but that may be because I am a little bit of a picky eater! I had pasta almost everyday, and the chicken from the grill is awesome! They had a lot of seafood there, but I'm allergic to that so it didn't appeal to me!
The shows at night were fun! I really enjoyed the dancers, they were a lot of fun! We went to the huts right down from our resort, I'm not a good barginer so I had my boyfriend do that! THey were always willing to make a deal it seemed, so that was nice!
The weather was perfect too! It was sunny everyday! There was one morning where it showered for 10 minutes..you could see the rain cloud, then it was sunny and beautiful the rest of the day! I am definetly going back to Cayena! It was a wonderful vacation and I can't wait to go back!
Cayena Beach Club
My husband and I were there Feb 5 to 12.. We had a great vacation in Punta Cana. The beach is awesome.. lots of beach at the Cayena/LTI.. you can walk for miles..and we did.. Lots of palapas but the towel game was played even tho the resort posted signs on all palapas not to reserve.. oh well.. (we don't do this..btw) Staff was very friendly and mostly efficient...service was not dependant on tips..
There are timeshare people there and are quite persistent in a friendly sort of way.. a no usually works if you are not interested..
My husband liked the food... I'm way too picky to even try much so can't really give good advice there.. I know there was a good variety and a different theme at the buffet each nite... Breakfast at the Cayena private restaurant is great.. Best coffee on the resort..seriously..
Make sure you check out the bar upstairs at this restaurant.. It offers the best view in all of Punta Cana.
We did not seek out entertainment but it was available day and evening..
The room was nice enough but was lacking a few things,the worst was the "jacuzzi". It was quite small and the jets were intermittent, you just get comfy and the stupid thing would stop then start up again in a minute or so!! Not really what we expected. Lol.. There is no coffee maker in the room, but I knew that.. and took one along. Also no iron in the room.. one is available to borrow, apparently.. figured that out on our last day! oh well. Beer, soda, and water in the fridge everyday..Large bottle of water, so if you like small bottles, as I do, bring your own!
Not sure what else I can add.. we went for relaxing on the beach and that is what we did mostly.. we had great weather.. the only time it rained was when I was at my dialysis treatment so didn't care.. Over all we were satisfied with the resort.
Cayena the only place we'll ever stay
We stayed at the Cayena Beach Club from January 29 to February 4, 2006. We loved it. It was exactly what we expected, beachfront, oceanview, small 45 unit building, quiet beautiful uncrowded private grounds, pool and restaurant. It was peaceful and quiet. We could always get a lounger in the shade by the private Cayena pool. We still had access to the main LTI 450 room total complex, four additional restaurants and another big pool, gorgeous and with very clean surroundings. LTI was more crowded and active, but also beautiful, harder to get a lounger in the shade by the larger LTI pool. Both Cayena and LTI were apparently sold out during our stay. I didn't see a better hotel setup such as Cayena in all our walks down the beach - the other resorts were enormous, rooms sometimes very far in from the beach, very few oceanfront/view rooms, and everything seemed crowded.
The Cayena rooms are spacious, with two balconies facing both the ocean and the private grounds. The beds are comfortable, there is a (shallow) jacuzzi, and a screen porch door so you can hear the ocean at night if you keep it open (try for 2nd or 3rd floor for best views and security). There are uniformed security guards patrolling the property which we appreciated. Tips are to bring facecloths which aren't supplied, a travel iron and a bar of soap since they don't automatically replenish the first hotel size bar.
The Cayena restaurant was great, especially for lunch which you ordered from the menu. It was beachfront with a lovely view. We tried all the LTI restaurants and liked them all. The food was surprisingly good at all the restaurants and we were never sick.
The guests are about 60% German, 20% French, 10% Spanish/other and 10% English at LTI - a slightly higher English group at Cayena, though. All the languages made it interesting. My pocket Spanish/English dictionary came in useful. The Germans are reserved but polite, the staff speak some basic English and are very nice. Be prepared for speedos and topless sunbathers.
The beach is beautiful, but if you want a shady spot, get there early or else you will wait until 3pm to get one someone vacates. The swimming is great, wonderful walks along the beach, the vendors on the beach expect you to bargain - we paid 1/3 of asking prices for mugs / cigars.
The only drawback to the entire trip was the complete chaos at the Punta Cana airport. It simply couldn't handle the volume of flights and passengers both arriving and leaving. Immigration/emigration was a nightmare mob scene with no organized lineup, baggage and shuttle bus total confusion, poor/ineffective signage- complete with language barriers.
Cayena Beach Club..very nice but
Hey fellow travelers, just a heads up. When we reserved there last year, I believe the resort was brand new, so what they would do is confirm you at the cayena and when you get there, tell you that they had overbooked. They offer to put you up at their sister resort, which is next door. LTI (it is like a combined property and have use of both properties) is beautiful also. The catch is, they offer you to take a tour of the cayenna beach club and all of the sudden
a room becomes available if you are willing to buy into their timeshare at cayenna(separate from other timeshares). It was a scam from the start, which took up alot of our beach time to straighten out! This happened to two other couples that we made friends with, so how many more!!! The other resort is beautiful
too but it was the point of the whole thing that we were mislead right from the start. Both are right on the beach, we played volleyball everyday at 4:00 on the beach, it was great fun. I would recommend Punta Cana to anyone, it is beautiful. We took a catamaran excursion that was great. It enabled us to basically tour the area on the way to the departure which is at the south end of the island.
Outstanding All-Over Quality
My husband and I spent a week at the Cayena Beach Club and it was a wonderful experience. Checking in was a breeze at the front desk where they receive you with a cold fruit punch.
This resort is located adjacent to the LTI Hotel and you can enjoy all their services and facilities, but LTI guests cannot. Only Cayena guests have access to Cayena beach club.
All the rooms are spacious and comfortable, with jacuzzi, minibar, a small living room and a sea view terrace.
The staff is awesome, always going the extra mile to please us, especially the barman and waiter Hector at the Elcano Restaurant were so attentive and servicial. At night the bar opens with a small buffet and you can just relax enjoying amazing sunsets.
Management works extra hard to keep all guests happy and everybody is so friendly that you just feel at home... if you live in a beautiful tropical paradise!
The activities at night are so-so, lots of fun but nothing out of the ordinary, this is a place mostly to get some R&R drinking the most delicious cocktails, eating exquisite food and enjoying the amazing Dominican beaches.
We will definitely be back, this is a great vacation resort.
We needed to get a break from everything and we found PARADISE there.
Beautiful is not the appropriate word to describe this place. I don't speak English very well but in French I would use the word MAGIQUE. (magical)..
The place is awesome ! Private building of 47 suites ocean front (an really magnificent ocean front)go to --- if you want to see for yourself.
What you see is what you get, as clean as colourful as beautiful (again) the suite are hum...you should see the Jacuzzi, the big living room and each suite has one ocean front balcony and one garden view balcony you don't choose you get both!
People are very nice ,service is more than excellent . they never let your drink get empty and they let you finish your plate before cleaning, very non stress and good manners from everyone working there. The service was better than great and also fast. We had specal request with some of our meal and they were always please to get us what we want. I don't know what to complain about except may be the fact that there were no coffee machine in the suite I could have used that.
Big private pool, Oceanfront private restaurant with the best food and service you can expect, Private oceanfront bar, Room service until midnight for club sandwich or Cesar salad),mini bar with beer, water and soft drinks refill everyday. You can also go to all the LTI restaurant and buffet, disco ,pool , activities etc... if you want but no one from the LTI can go to your private restaurant, bar, pool so it's less crawly .We tried LTI Restaurant but it was much better in the private one.
You have to walk at the most 20 feet to get to the pool and bar from your suite and 10 more feet to be one the magnificent beach of Punta Cana. Everything is near.
To tell you the truth we never go back to the same place twice but this time we are afraid that if we don't go back we will regret it! . I wish them long life with that superb place and please keep that outstanding personalize service. That's what we want .
Our stay was surprisingly fantastic! I had read reviews of other resorts and was concerned about service, cleanliness etc. BUT this resort is outstanding!
The room was cleaned daily, bar stocked, fresh towels, not a grain of sand on the beautiful tile floors. This is an all inclusive resort so the drinks were flowing with outstanding service, and yes, all should try "manajuana". the drink of the island.
The food was gourmet at every turn, from fresh tuna to lobster or Filet Mignon to NY Strip all cooked to perfection.
The time we spent as a guest at this "Boutique Resort" was a five star experience!
Go, relax and enjoy a cold drink of the day in your favorite cabana on the beach, ours was the second on the right!
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Sigh! The longest ride every. It felt longer than when I flew to Hong Kong. LOL!