Lifestyle Crown Villas
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Well, what can I say? This trip started out on a whim. One day I was browsing Groupon (as I regularly do because I always love a good deal) and I fell upon this great deal for 4 nights, at an all-inclusive resort for under $200.00 in the Dominican Republic. So being the travelnista that I am, I bought it, not knowing when I would use it, but that I …
Got up early for an adventure farther inland to tour the beautiful Ciguapa Falls. David came with us and we were joined by a funky German couple, Julia and Anis. The tour included two classic Dominican meals and an exhilarating hike through the countryside. We got to pick passion fruit for a snack on the way up to the falls. The whole trip was an amazing experience that got our adrenaline pumping and had us all exhausted by ...
It is pretty common for people living or visiting the global South and less "economically developed nations" to get a sense of appreciation for what they have. I imagine this is even more common among people who do volunteer work on their visits. Before coming here, I was told by people, especially those from other Caribbean countries, that the Dominican Republic "has it rough".When I arrived, I was surprised to see the level of infrastructure. That is not to stay that the ...
After a failed attempt to find Vacabar the day before we finAlly had directions and it was time for a great meal. When we arrived at the Agualina we walked out toward the beach and there it was....we found our own little Mecca. We were greeted with a huge smile from the owner, Cami, and a tail wag from her little dog Charlie. This was likely the best breakfast of our trip. We started with fresh squeezed juice and coffee. From there we had French toast, ...
... water for the community.
We arrived on Friday and got assigned to a temporary host family that we would stay with for the weekend. After getting settled, we made the 10 minute hike to our work-site that was situated, essentially, in the middle of the woods. Or jungle. Someone help me here...when does the woods become the jungle? I think it was just the woods. The peace corps volunteers showed us a natural watershed from the mountain that was depositing a ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Lifestyle Crown Villas Puerto Plata
We were a group of 12 and rented three villas from a VIP owner. Our ages are 21, 43, 46, 47, 50, 51, 56, 71,72, 80. Everyone in our group agreed that we would never return to this resort. The villas are very nice. However, some villas do have many many steps between the levels and there are no guarantees you will be able to switch villas if one is not suitable for you or your party. The week we were there, they were completely booked. As a matter of fact, five of our party members were delayed a day getting in and the management had given their villa to someone else and we were told there were no villa for our arriving party. Once management realized the mistake was theirs and not ours, we finally got the third villa..but is was a huge hassle. This was just the beginning of a very stressful week. Though our three villas were relatively close, walking from one to the other was not an option for the three elderlies in our group because of the hilly terrain. This was very inconvenient. Shuttles were available, but the wait was usually 20-30 minutes and if you weren't standing in front of your villa, they just kept going. This is important to know if you are 70-80 years old and have to stand in the hot sun for half an hour to get to the restaurant or anywhere else you want to go.
We stayed at the Lifestyle Crown Villas form Aug. 25, 2007 - Sept 1, 2007. The villas are beautiful and very clean. We had villa 54. It was similar to the resort that is on the website. PERFECT! The maid that cooked us breakfast every day was great. The VIP area was even better. The pool and the beach were AMAZING...the pictures on the website are very accurate. The food at the VIP restaurant is the best, but the other restaurants are good too (except for the sushi. It is rolled in the morning, so it is not the freshest thing). We cannot wait to go back.
Pinch me i am dreaming !
Have just returned from staying at a Crown Villa for two weeks. It was amazing , Huge bedrooms, clean Villa. Ate in the Gourmet VIP every night it was open and booking was no problem. I had read lots of americans views and i was really worried but we were a british family of five and have had the best time. We politely declined the offer of a "tour" which is when they try to sell to you and they left us alone.
We stayed at the Lifestyle Hacienda resort from Aug. 18-25. It was my husband and I with our 11 month old, and his brother and wife with their 22 month old. We were a little worried about traveling to the DR with such small children, but it turned out to be great.
We stayed at the Lifestyle Crown Villas from June 10 - 17, 2007. We stayed in villa 65. We had an absolutely wonderful time there and would go back in a heart beat. We are a family of 5 with daughters 9, 12 and 16. It was their first trip out of the country and only my second. This was our first stay in an all-inclusive.
I have just returned from a week long stay at the Lifestyle Hacienda Crown Villas, and I want to start off by saying that visually the resort is beautiful. But remember that saying "never judge a book by its cover"!
Fell in LOVE
Just returned from puerto plata where we booked a 3 bedroom villa at Lifestyle holidays. unbelievable! The villas are amazing...
my own pool and yard, a maid to cook breakfast, not to mention all of the vip services at the resort.
The staff was friendly but alittle vague, we are minglers so we got a ton of info from fellow guests...
the food was good.
the resort was spotless and well maintained.
We loved it so much we bought a membership and are looking forward to our next visit, hopefully soon.
When abroad, I have to say that I do not consider myself to be a picky traveler as the basic necessities are all I need (i.e.:decent food, clean place to stay, considerable safety, honest personnel and customer service that is consistent and dependable). While staying a week at Lifestyle Crown Villas, I unfortunately have to say that this resort failed to deliver my basic expectations.