Lifestyle Crown Villas
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... br> I wandered to the bathroom (there were outdoor showers with water pressure!!) and to look for a chair to rent.
Instead I found a table. A woman offered me a beach massage for $15. "I have a table, it's in the shade" I hesitated for half a second, then figured out a way to pay her with my dollars (it involved breaking a $20 over a mojito).
The almond oil and sand mixed to exfoliate every inch of me, followed by a cool camphor rub. Not one but two strong ...
... or a scrap of cardboard ((which made for an impressive slide into first from seņor). No walks, over the barbed wire is still in, an out of the park hit to the neighboring stores rooftop is an out ( but I did see kids up there to retrieve the ball). Our team sadly came in third for the tournament.
We followed that with a Parade, celebrating the week together. It was nothing that would have worked in America. Many of the Dominican kids are able to scream in a shrill ...
... that we made the most of all the time we had.
At the I was introduced to Aline's mad skills in the area of bartering. All of the vendors wanted me to direct the group to shop there wares. We were approached by vendors with hats, jewelry, fresh fruit, massage, cigars, braiding skills, and henna. The kids were not really interested in shopping, but Aline felt like bartering just for fun. This girls a natural, I'm bringing her with me to ...
... as I see nothing that the government is truly providing) and there is an overall feeling of superiority within the Dominican people (sound familiar?).
The place that I found was advertised as a volunteer vacation. They provided very inexpensive, and basic housing for a very low cost and volunteer opportunities were available and you could jump in as much or as little as you liked. So at that time, I decided that this was our best option and planned to ...
... I was grateful because it was hard to carry those awkwardly shaped masks. He sold by weight and he had amber and real silver jewelry. Also, it was great because he bartered. Got a set of jewelry for my Mom and then a set of Dominoes and then went down to the fountain on the first floor of the Mercado and sat for a while and rested waiting for the others to finish shopping. It was soooo hot today and we did a lot of walking (I in Danskos, long socks, khakis ...
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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.