Colony Bay Resort
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... and said goodbye to the group. Feel sad to leave the group as they have been great and made me feel more than welcome here. I've had a mixed time here, at times it's been difficult to arrange IT lessons with the group and so difficult to find things to keep myself busy, but when I could work with them it was great and they are really enthusiastic and work extremely hard! I've definitely learnt a lot about the difficult living situation in the bateyes and managed to carry ...
There is a prize at university to write an article about an issue or subject related to the country or region where you are living during your Year Abroad. I decided to write about the unpensioned elderly of the bateyes here and the charity to raise awareness. The prize is £200 (which I would donate to the charity) and also the article is published in the university's paper ...
... However, when two different groups meet, depending on how friendly they are, (according to my guidebook) 'fisticuffs' may occur. When two groups converged here, everyone started running away, but Ama told us to stay where we are. Nothing had actually happened, it was just 'magic' and superstition that people believed something bad happens when two groups meet. There was lots of colourful outfits with the predominant colour being ...
Today the volunteer from the Capital and two of her friends came to visit to see the Gagá festival. It is a Haitian festival which takes place at Easter, starting a week before Good Friday, during the evenings before Good Friday and then during the whole day Good Friday and Saturday. Yoni picked us up and drove us to Tacones where we met a former Spanish volunteer who came 4 years ago ...
... 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 ...
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We visited Colony Bay from Feb. 8 to Feb. 15th. We were promised the resort was complete except for the Mini Golf and Conference Room. When we arrived we found that was totally untrue. There were many things unfinished. There was no phone system at the resort. You could call out from cell phones provided at the front desk but no one could contact the hotel in case of an emergency. No contact between room as no phones. We had no blankets or bedspreads upon arrival, only a sheet. We were told to use towels for blankets at our Sunquest orientation the next day. The rooms are a 2*, not a 4 1/2*. The lighting is horrible, no peep holes or security chains on the doors to prevent staff from walking in when you are there. No phones to call to report issues, had to walk to front desk to report and get things fixed. No clocks in room and no phones for wake up calls. Air conditioning did not work more than half our week. No hot water for showers 4 of the 7 days. No air or hot water is unacceptable.
There are problems with all new hotels...I totally understand that but when you rely on the tour operator to be upfront and honest about the property prepare yourself for disappointment.
Bonjour à vous tous!!
Je reviens tout juste de Punta Cana, Le Colony Bay!!!!!!!!!!!!
Un vrai cauchemar!!!
Les seuls points positifs sont la mer, la plage et le beau temps.....
Un 4 ½???? Pas vrai!!!!
Un 3 ½ au gros maximum....et ça par comparaison à tous les autres voyages que j'ai effectué avant celui-ci.
Les négatifs, préparez-vous car ça va être long.....
On est arrivé le 9 février 2008, notre chambre n'est pas prête, on a dû attendre jusqu'à 15 :45...le check in est supposé être 15 :00 au max.
On rentre dans notre chambre!!!!!
Sono stata presso il Colony Bay i primi dieci giorni di Febbraio....e sono tornata rigenerata....felice e con la voglia di ritornarci. Il villaggio è magnifico, con una piscina grandissima, una spiaggia vastissima dove fare lunghe passeggiate...Ho viaggiato con i miei amici e devo dire che si è formato un bel gruppo che per 10 giorni ci ha rallegrato.....gli animatori domenicani sono simpaticissimi e parlando un pò di italiano, spagnolo e inglese creano una lieta atmosfera. Il cibo è buonissimo e molto vario, la pizza è ottima e questo per noi è importantissimo visto che essendo italiani abbiamo scelto questa struttura perchè i proprietari sono italiani e quindi hanno il senso della buona cucina!!!! Gli spettacoli serali sono molto divertenti, bellissimo lo spettacolo di Michael jackson e il tropical show. Abbiamo conosciuto anche Alessandro, anche lui italiano e rappresentante dei proprietari e con noi è stato cordialisissimo. I miei amici hanno conosciuto le ballerine domenicane, mentre noi abbiamo molto apprezzato anche il bar in piscina simpatico perchè puoi ordinare drink sia dall'acqua sia dal lato superiore all'asciutto.
We stayed Feb. 4 - 11 and had a great time. We got lucky and were upgraded to a suite, at check -in, as most rooms were not ready or not in proper working order. Ours was simply gorgeous and everything worked perfectly. Others I understand had some legitimate complaints and I'm sure even the resort would probably say that they opened a bit early. I will say that they were making progress every day and I am sure since we left that many more of the issues were taken care of. Having stayed at 5 stars all over the area and in the Caribean in general, I would say that this will probably only ever amount to a solid 4 star. The food was excellent in the buffet areas and the staff tried hard to make up for the other inconveniences. You will undoubtedly see a lot of negative comments in the next short while but as long as you keep an mind that it is brand new I'm sure you will have a wonderful vacation. The pool was lovely, the beach was better than Dreams and although the waves were up, the ocean water was warm and safe to go in. For the money it will be a good resort in the future.
Je reviens tout juste d'un séjour d'une semaine au nouvel hôtel Colony Bay Resort situé à Punta Cana en République Dominicaine. Nous étions les premiers clients depuis l'ouverture le 31 janvier 2008. Nous sommes arrivés le 1er février à 6h du matin après un vol d'environ 4h à partir de Montréal et un trajet d'environ 1h en autobus.
Wir gingen zum Colony Bay am 2. Februar ... ich schaute mir nur gerade deren Website an, weil ich wissen wollte, ob sie behaupten, dass sie einen weißen Strand haben ... sie sagen, sie hätten einen. Das war meine erste Enttäuschung: Sie hatten keinen. Wir hatten einige Probleme mit unseren 3 Zimmern - es lohnt sich aber nicht, die zu erwähnen. Es sind Sachen die passieren, wenn man die erste Person ist, die im Zimmer übernachtet. Ich war nicht in den größeren Resorts, aber für ein kleineres Resort war es nett. Mein Sohn musste in seinem Träumen ins Fitnessstudio gehen, da das im Colony Bay noch nicht fertig war. Wir reisten am 9. Februar aus dem Resort ab und die Geräte wurden dann gerade aufgestellt.
we went to the colony bay feb2..i just checked their web site to see if they claim they have a white beach and they say that they do.my first disappointment was that they did not.we did have a few problems with our 3 rooms no point mentioning them because they are things that happen when your are the first person to stay in that room.i have not been to the bigger resorts but i thought it was nice for a smaller resort.my son had to use dreams gym to work out because colony bay was not ready.we departed from the resort on feb9 and the eqiupment was just being set up.