Fun Royale Beach Resort
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Spent two glorious weeks at the Fun Royale hotel near Puerto Plata. There was a nice pool with a swim-up bar I made great use of. There was a more secluded 'adult' pool...where you could get peace and quiet away from the kiddies and various bars serving ice cold (heavily loaded on rum) beverages. The food was fantastic and our room was nice and …
So I'm a little behind on my posts...but as most of you know, I'm coming home in 2 days!! So in honor of this, I'm going to do two posts today: Things I will miss/Things I will not miss.
THINGS I WILL MISS!
- Having the housekeeper bring me juice when I am home in the afternoon
- My host family and especially watching Tangled and Pocahontas in Spanish with my 3 year old mini me
- Being able to take a two hour bus ride and ...
... had chicken liver for lunch and as it turns out that is not my favorite. Did you know liver crumbles? It's really gross. I tried it the first time and the second time I said, very politely, "there's no way I'm eating that". Generally I like whatever is prepared although it does get quite repetitive. For dinner, I usually get back late from class and the housekeeper has something waiting for ...
... seen any tension at PUCMM. I think that among younger, educated Dominicans the tensions seem to be diminishing a little. It's hard for me to commentate as a white, blonde girl living here. Others may see a completely different side than I do. I'm hoping to gain more insight into the situation as I continue my D/H relations class and spend more time in the country.
I hope that kinda sorta answered your question!
Today was fairly sunny for the most part. The clouds rolled in during the late afternoon, but not after we got in some good sun time.
We got up at 7:30 and went to eat breakfast at The Pearl. The food was decent. As long as I have some fresh fruit, bread and coffee, I'm good. Juan Carlos (not really his name), the time share guy who checked us in yesterday, hunted us down ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Fun Royale Beach Resort Puerto Plata
We just came back from 1-week vacation at Fun Royale. Needless to say, that the food was excellent and well above average. The staff were helpful and wonderful.
Nice place friendly people
the people at the fun royale/tropical are very friendly always willing to help or answer any questions. the rooms are very basic, clean but basic. the entertainment during the day is always a laugh with water polo and other fun games. the night time entertainment is superb always a different show it is rotated over a 2 week period but you every effort goes into the shows. the 2 pools are clean but have a nasty floor to them and might rip at your feet. all in all a great place to visit just make sure you have a good mozzie repellent as YOU WILL NEED ONE
Loved the staff and food!
Our vacation to Fun Royale was everything we wanted it to be and more!
The people there are very lovely, and the (all inclusive) food was awesome. The entertainment was like nowhere else we have ever been...one of a kind. We got beautiful tans, swam, snorkeled, scuba dive, rode the banana boat, and parasailed. The offsight excursions were great too. We fell in love with the island, and plan to return to Fun Royal Resort again with our children next time. We definitley recommend this resort to anyone of all ages. We were also impressed with the talent of the staff being able to speak 3 and 4 languages. We even learned some spanish while we were there for our very short 7 nights. Next time...2 weeks! Sincerely, Robin of Pollock Pines, Ca.
Definitely a three star
There are no bones about it, this is a three star resort. We knew this when we booked the trip especially since we got it for such a great price! However, we decided to take the chance anyway. This resort is very clean and the people who are employed there, are very hard at work whenever we saw them. Some were friendlier than others, but in the grand scheme of things there were no service or cleanliness issues. What we didn't bargain for was the following: It's incredibly humid in the Dominican. Some days it felt like 110 degrees. Therefore, lots and lots and lots of mosquitos are buzzing around waiting for fresh flesh. The beach is a short distance away.....But not such a nice beach. No white sand....No turquoise water....and twice as many mosquitos. And lastly, the food really is bland. Some nights we survived on just potatoes, rice and bread. Because all the meat was a bit tough and the veggies were eggplant or plantain. I recommend the Italian restaurant where you need a reservation. The food was excellent and it was air conditioned! I guess it depends on the time of year that you travel but it rained every single day that we were there, between four and seven. All in all if you decide to go, I hope you get as good as a deal that we did and don't expect too much because then you will be disappointed! We will not be returning!
My Family of four arrived in Puerto Plata and stayed at the Fun Royale and Fun Tropical for 7 days. April 16/03 to April 26/03. We had a wonderful holiday. The hotel was a 3 1/2 star which I think should be a four star hotel. The staff are wonderful and very helpful. The hotel was super clean there are three pools, one for the adults, and one for everyone and also a children pool. The children program was great (Nintendo for my 11 year old and for my 8 year old). I can't say enough about the food it was delicious, presentation super!! Nightly themes, the staff's nightly entertainment was unbelievable.... The only thing that I disliked was that the beach was approx. 20 minutes away, but there was a wagon that took you there every five to ten minutes. Overall, this was a super fantastic holiday, I would recommend the Fun Royale, Fun Tropical to anyone...
4 of us won the trip to Fun Royale Tropicale and believe me, we had the time of my life, the staff were very friendly and easy to talk to. The scenery was beautiful to look at and the excursions were wonderful. I highly recommend going there with extra money to do most excursions, the tour guides are very informative. We will all be returning next year in April. LOVED IT!!!!
Excellent spot for a holiday. Lots of activities for all ages and the staff is SUPER!!
We had FUN!
We had a great time in Dominican Republic at Fun Tropicale. My first impression of the resort was well the best word to use is tropical! The scenery around is beautiful with the mountains in the distance. And the almost clear blue water and sunny skys everyday! The resort as an overall was ok. The room was not that great, and could really use a complete makeover. Had the room accomodations (kitchenette, bathrooms, etc..)been nicer, i would have had NO complaints. The resort was great, and the walk to the beach was not to far. Too bad its not on the beach. The entertainment was very good. Food is ok, and even if you are a picky eater like me, theres usually something you can find to eat. We took two tours. First was Paradise Island..long trip and the Island (more like a sandbar) was beautiful, but dont expect much more than a sandbar. Also prepare for a long long VERY bouncy ride to the other side of the island to get on the boat. Im glad we went though! The second trip was the Waterfalls. If you arent somewhat athletic, it will be tough. I dont reccomend it for small kids. I would love to go back to Dominican Republic, but will try another resort next time. I will see what improvements have been made to Fun Tropicale! HAVE FUN!
Great Place to Chill Out
This is a great hotel, with a good mixture of Nationalities and age groups. The selection and variation of food was outstanding, with both local and international dishes. The staff were extremely friendly and willing to please, just don't expect anything to be done in a hurry - they're definitely quite laid back! The room we had was a little in need of refurbishment in terms of decoration, but was cleaned every day, and fresh linen/towels provided. The pools and grounds of the hotel were very well maintained - gardeners were constantly at work. The complex of Playa Dorada is well kept and a friendly environment - the beach was great too, but watch out for the sharp rocks in the sea!
Booked some trips through the guys on the beach and also Mare Y Sol tours down at the plaza - both were a lot cheaper than the tour operators, and were great fun and good value for money. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay.
The best holiday ever!!
If you are thinking to go to Funs then go - it is brilliant.
I have just got back from my 7th visit and am looking to book again as soon as possible! I love it!
If you are planning to go - bear in mind it is only a three star so the rooms are not amazing - but that is the only thing about the hotel that you would say is 3 star. The entertainment is excellent - the staff are brilliant and the food is amazing.
If you do decide to go - and are thinking of doing the trips I strongly suggest the white water rafting and the Jeep safari. And take advantage of the free horse riding - it is fun!!
I would definatly go back and would reccomend it to anyone!!