Majestic Colonial Punta Cana
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The Dominican Republic itself is already a very tropical country with palm trees swaying through the hot, humid air. Staying at Majestic Colonial Resort made things even FEEL so tropical. It honestly felt like a perfect tropical getaway. The beach they provided for us was so perfect. The sand was the like powder under my feet as my toes scrunched …
As I probably mentioned before - we try to aim for 3 vacations a year: two of what we call "serious" trips and one what we call "lazy" vacation... our "serious" trips are usually very active, fast-paced, exploratory in nature, longer in duration, further away in destination, and they serve the purpose of nourishing our minds and souls...our "lazy …
The best vacation ever
... was magnificent as befitting our status as ‘Royals’.
Shae and Ivan’s wedding was just perfect. The setting was on the beach in beautiful sunshine. The bride and groom looked amazing as did the whole bridal party. It was wonderful to be a part of it. The only problem was the fat bikini mammas and papas (the fat papas should have been wearing bikinis as well) who wanted to get into the background ...
... 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 ...
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Just returned from a stay at the Majestic Colonial in the newer Adults Only Club section. If you are traveling without children the club section is worth the extra money. It had it's own private pools, beach and lounge area. We were pleasantly surprised with everything here. After reading several bad reviews about the food here, we ended up loving a lot of things! It's a normal all-inclusive with buffets, but did have several sit down options and no need for reservations at most which I think is a huge plus! Our favorites were the Mexican, and the Seafood restaurants...and the burger buffet by the beach was very good as well! The pools here are unlike any other! Massive main pool stretched the entire resort. Two private pools for club level, with bali beds and we never had issues finding one to lounge on every day. The beach was by far the best we've been to. You can walk forever in either direction. Beautiful water and wonderful white sand. Drinks were a bit watered down, but still good, and tipping helps make them better. The only problem we had with the entire stay was getting our pillows off the pillow menu. It took two days to get them, and when they finally did come, they weren't the best. But we made do. The rooms are very spacious, and clean. The entertainment was not as good as we have seen in the past. Only 2 shows for the entire week we were there. They did have karaoke and bands in other parts of the resort for the nights they didn't have a show though. Overall we had a great time here, and would definitely return!
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Wow, the Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana is not ready, not 5 star, and not worth the money. Cancel if you can, or read on to survive (hint: low expectations)
I will start by saying this review is my experience only and we knew this resort was just opened so our expectations were not huge. Our expectations were to go and relax on a beautiful beach and play in the pool with our kids.(and thats what we did)I will also say that we were not supposed to go to this resort. Our tour operator(sunquest) had switch us to the Bahia Principe (beautiful resort)2 days before we were supposed to leave, but we had been there last year and wanted to try something new. We also had booked a swim out room with a jacuzzi and knew we would not get that at the B.P. so we asked sunquest if we could go anyway. After conversing with them we had to sign waiver forms releasing sunquest of any responsibility if the resort was not up and ready. It was a little bit of a gamble but it was definatly worth it in the end.
we are at the Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana right now and honestly... if you can get out of your package, get out... or make alternate arrangements... start now!... this place is SOOOO NOT READY!!! DO NOT BELIEVE anyone that says it is. i am here right now and have a list of crap that has gone wrong... rooms are a mess, bugs everywhere, two hours to just check in, service SUCKS, NON STOP construction and noise, no one speaks english and just looks at you like huh? and this is honestly no where close to a 5 star... it has not even made it to the scale.. entertainment is a nightmare... everyone shows up for the show and then leaves during cuz it sucks so bad. we came through CONQUEST and they are doing nothing about the situation. they blame MC and MC can do nothing cuz their not ready. people are meeting with management everyday and its moving at the government pace! Restuarants are chaotic... servers are dropping things like crazy, water all over the floors and people are going flying everywhere including the servers and their trays! damage is endless... take our word... this place has potential but stay out for at least 6 months... this place needs some major work!
We arrived at the hotel on 12/25/05 at 4:00PM for an eight day stay. We were able to immediately check-in and we received our wristband. Our room however, was not ready and we had to wait for five hours for the room (jokingly we said it was still under construction). We were able to eat and drink while we waited. Once we got our room it was really nice and quite large. Only complaint was the thin pillows.
I emailed with so many folks before I left for the trip who were desperate to know how this place really is. I will try to be as honest and detailed as possible without being too long-winded. We were THE first Americans to grace the resort and got a lot of stares I guess from being African American as well. There were still hundreds of workers on the property who were glad to see us and went out of their way to speak, but stared just the same. The other guests were European, mostly German, Dutch and French and they stared but didn't dare speak. But it's not the first time I've gotten such treatment, so it really didn't bother us. It wasn't until day-5 that some Canadians checked in and we were able to have a full conversation with someone other than the property management. With that being said, I'll start with the good things I observed and will follow up with whatI felt were noteworthy negatives.
I've been traveling to the Carribean for 20+ years and I can easily say that this is the worst experience ever.
We´re here right now, Dec 21st/05. The hotel has just opened and we are pleasantly surprized at how nice it is. The Lobby is breathtaking and the pool is enormous and heated. The rooms are very big and well appointed. All the bars and resturants are open. The gourmet restuarant offers true fine dining (fillet mignon, duck pate,etc). The spa is open but not fully functional yet. But if you want massage, facial, pedicure/manicure they are ready. The kids club is under construction still but should be opened shortly. The casino is small but open. Despite some growing pains, the staff are friendly and eagar to help. What is great is that everything is new. New towels, sheets, furniture - none of that worn out feel of older resorts. So don´t worry - you will have a great vacation!
My husband and I just returned from MC. We were there Dec.26-31. We certainly ejoyed our stay but I have to agree with some people that this was not a 5 star resort. We arrived at the resort at 3:00 and were told our room was not ready. That is understandable since check-in is 3:00. To make a long story short we were taken to our room about 5:30 but someone else was already in the room. Oops, had to turn around and drag ourselves and our bags back to the lobby. We were exhasted from traveling all day and starving. Finally around 7:30 we got the room. No appologies, no nothing. We didn't get an orientation, not even a brochure with a map or services offered so we really had to explore on our own and ask a lot of questions. That part was frustrating.
We are at the Majestic right now and there are some growing pains. Whether you believe me or not is up to you. Go with an open mind, but if you want to see paradise, be sure to visit with your eyes half closed. They are still in the finishing phase so there is lots of debris still on the grounds that could easily be picked up, however, there seems to be a lack of staff. We are still experiencing the trouble shooting phases in the rooms as many people have difficulties with breakers going off and plumbing problems. I feel sorry for anyone with a view of the Breezes next door as the area between the two resorts is poorly kept.