Caribe Club Princess Beach Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Punta Cana
Through Apple Vacations and with the help of our travel agent, we were able to book a very good package deal to Punta Cana. For a little over $700, we had round trip airfare (from Chicago), transfers, and 5 nights in an all-inclusive resort. When staying on an island like the Dominican Republic or even in Mexico, I would highly recommend booking …
... areas that still has some living coral.
That afternoon all the ‘beautiful’ people went out for a catamaran cruise. It was fantastic!
Sailed out and swam with rays and sharks in a specially designed pool. Then we went to the same area where we had snorkelled that morning for more snorkelling. We then sailed back to the "Natural Pool" which became party central. There were a number of other ...
... countries, they won't ID and they will sell alcohol to minors. Another thing to keep in mind is that the drinking age is 18, in the off case that they actually did ID. As a Dominican, I feel inclined to say that the Dominican Republic is the optimal vacation spot. Everyone is super friendly, everything is super cheap and the views are breath taking. If you don't believe me, check it out for ...
My family loves to travel since we're all so busy with work and school during the rest of the year. That being said, we only go on one trip per year but this time we wanted to do something a little different, so we took a trip for Christmas instead of having the traditional Christmas at home; and what's better than a Christmas on a nice warm beach for a week!
This being said, because its Christmas time it's a little ...
... chicken. To my surprise, I got the whole freakin chicken! At least it tasted good. I still think the Excellence had the best food.
After dinner - it was time to enjoy the Melia and head to bed.. flight int he morning!
Breakfast at the Melia was pretty good! That had an omlet station - delish! I love omlets. I'm sad to head home, but I feel like I've been here for 2 weeks, we did so much. I'd like to come back, in a more relaxed ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Caribe Club Princess Beach Resort & Spa Punta Cana
We just arrived home from the Hodlepa Caribe Club. We arrived on Feb 4 2003 and had an awesome time! We brought our 2 kids age 6 and 8, so we upgraded to the Caribe Suite--well worth the money. They are very clean and large. The maids came twice a day to make sure that we had enough towels, water, pepsi, and 7-up. NO face clothes though--bring your own! The grounds were beautiful and VERY clean!The Buffet was great with a large variety of different things--from Roast Turkey one night to roast beef another. There was also a pasta bar that was VERY good! The beach bar and grill had hamburgs, awesome hotdogs, pizza and pasta that you could get and bring to your chairs at the beach or the pool. Nobody in my family had any health problems and needed imodium--although some friends of our had MAJOR problems LOL. There are 3 large pools, my favoutite was the one with the swim-up bar! They are all very clean!The ocean was awesome! The kids had a blast riding the waves--which were quite high at times--and boogie boarding. It is VERY safe beacause there is NO under-tow, which I was a little concerned about for the kids sake. The beach is awesome too--You can walk for miles and NOT be bothered by the locals until you get to the flee-markets. They are VERY aggressive there! If you want to get your hair braided--DON'T do it on the resort! They wanted $70us to do mine--walk up the beach to the left just before the point. There is a lady there between 2 huts that sell lots of stuff--she only charged me $25us. And just a little warning--it took me 3.5 hours to take my braids out! We didn't go on any of the tours because they are VERY expensive--although I was told that the Outback Safari and the Coral Reef tours were WELL worth the $80us pp.If all you want to do is lounge around and relax--then THIS is the resort for you!This is a GREAT place to bring your kids to as it is VERY safe and there are LOTS of kids splashing around in the ocean or in the 3 pools. All in all, we had a FABULOUS time and we are planning to return next Feb for 2 weeks. HOLA HAPPY!
We stayed at the Hodelpa Tropicale for one week the end of January with our 6 kids, ranging from 10 years old to 19 years old. The youngest ones had a great time, played on the beach and swam in the beautiful ocean alot. Unfortunately, there wasn't much to do for the older ones and they found themselves bored after only 3 days. The disco was a joke and the nightlife was a bit dissapointing. We spent alot of time in the lobby, which was beautiful and relaxing at night. THey had live entertainment most nights. The resort was very clean and we all felt very safe. There were plenty of bars everywhere and the pools were very clean and not too busy. However, if you wanted a chair by the pool or on the beach you had to get up at 6:30 to put your towels on them. If you are looking to take a side trip take lots of money with you, since most trips were $80 US a day/person. We took the Bavaria run and found it too expensive for what we got. The food was good and there was plenty of it. There were a lot of Germans and other European families and very few of the staff spoke any English at all. Service at the bars wasn't quick, but who's in a big hurry?? All in all, we had a great time and wouldn't hesitate to go back to Punta Cana!
We loved the club
my girlfriend and i loved the club. very clean, well organized, friendly staff. highly recommended. food was good.
My husband, 9 year old son and I spent 2 weeks at Hodelpa Caribe and overall enjoyed our visit there.
The Hodelpa was very nice, clean and well-planned. I particularly liked the pool being close to the beach and in fact everything was close, once you were at the hotel as opposed to the reception area. What was not good about the Hodelpa was the animation -- the animators were lacking in something maybe charm?. Also, although the food was varied and plentiful, the lack of a grill, like at lunch time or dinner, with, for example, fresh fish was disappointing. The food was buffet style and therefore lacked a certain freshness.
My wife, two kids and I arrived at the Caribe Club on Christmas day after being turned down at the next door Paradisus (notwithstanding our fully confirmed reservation). Without any obligation, the Hodelpa's manager went out of his way to find us a room for our whole stay, even though the hotel was also fully booked. We had a fantastic time at the Caribe Club. The hotel is very clean, the grounds, installations and beach are all beautiful, the food is varied and good, all sports were included (my son and I could have windsurfs ready at any time), and the staff was extremely friendly. All of that at unbeatable prices. We are very glad things turned out that way and will definitely go back to this wonderful hotel.
My friend and I just got back yesterday and we had a great vacation. I want to say that the resort is beautiful, the activities are terrific, and the beach is spectacular.
We`re back from a great holiday
We just returned from a great holiday at the hodelpa caribe club. It was full of fun, adventure and relaxation. the people were very friendly and always singing and dancing, we found the resort to be very clean and it had plenty of excellent food and activities to choose from. It is located on a beautiful beach, and there was plenty of launge chairs available everyday. The grounds and gardens were so beautiful and well kept. We are are going back to this resort again and we highly recommend it to everyone.
It was the best
This place was mad hot it was a beautiful place and a very nice place to fall in love with the man of of your dreams
Just returned from a great holiday in Punta Cana
Punta Cana is very beautiful place to visit. The beaches are beautiful but wavy. As it is for the Hodelpa you get your money worth.
The rooms are clean, big and modern. The food is good, a little repeative. The service is fine but at times a little slow, the same applies to other resorts in the DR concerning the service (I assume it's the heat).
There is 5 specialty restaurants, 24 hour snack bar, buffet and Disco. Drinks are available 24 hours a day.
Two huge pools and 1 kid pool. Three jacuzzis. All very clean.
Overall a great 4 star resort I recommend to any one and we regret only staying for 1 week.