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... out every kink and every memory of the morning cockroaches. We
I laid on the beach with Jamie, swam in the clearest ocean water with the kids, and sucked the marrow from our last day.
We left with a happy sleepiness, headed back for a rest.
At 7, we headed back to Cabarete for dinner on the beach at an authentic Italian pizza place called Pomodoro. Dinner took way too long, but we ate giant pizzas and watched the sun set on the beach, so who can ...
... the 70's, I don't feel old because of that. Spending this time with these younger playful and energetic people has revitalized the youth in me. I feel connected to the teachers and the kids in a way that would not have so easily happened at home.
Beyond all of that, we're here for one last day with the neighborhood kids and everyone was feeling a mix of emotions about that. Sadness, accomplishment, happiness, gratefulness for what we do have, and hope. ...
... next car (and that's saying something). She'd negotiate a killer price with the vendors then the rest of the girls would partake in the great prices. Triple win!
One artist/vendor gave me a henna tattoo as a sample, a lovely mariposa. We ran into him afterwards at an ice cream shop and I bought him an ice cream as a thank you. The genuine thanks we both felt for the generosity the other shared held no air of condescension, or awkwardness, ...
... We were pleasantly
surprised because the class was rather large (guessing about thirty 3-5 year
olds) and from our experience with the other classes, we figured it would be a
bit chaotic. The teacher did an amazing job of keeping the kids seated and
waiting patiently, something that we have not seen a lot of. I don't know if it
is the culture in general, or the fact that these children have very little and
so grab at anything they can get, but taking ...
... s attention was somewhat distracted by what was behind me, I thought the kitchen. Alas, she was being freaked out by the midget/dwarf sat watching us. I was totally unaware. So ensued further clarification as to whether it was a midget or dwarf. "What is the difference", Zoe asks. Luckily this is a topic I am well educated in, thanks mostly to Josie's fascination with both. "A midget", I explain, "is a tiny person, all in proportion, but miniature, whereas ...
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Spent 2 weeks here in January and had no problems with this resort, at all! Appearance, staff, food & drink, entertainment & location were all outstanding. We highly recommend this resort. If you are going to have a great time then you definitely will here. Look up Joyce (Lorilar ranch) A day trip with her will be your highlight I'm sure. The Dominican people treated us wonderfully & we'd go back in a heartbeat! We miss it already!
Coral Marian Resort was wonderful.
We spent a week and could have easily stayed for two.The Chocolate friends were great.They kept everyone entertained.Friendly and helpful were the rest of the staff.The food was delicious and plenty of it.No one should go hungry.The rooms were clean and so was the resort.The beach was clean.Just a wonderful holiday.
What a wonderful resort, just flew in last night and wanted to tell everyone what a great place this was, wonderful food, great people. The Chocolate Friends ROCK, especially Jiro and Grace, they work so hard all day and night to keep the guests busy and happy. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone. If you go, find Joyce the Horseback Guide from the Bronx. Joyce has lived in the Dominican for 13 years, she and her guides know the mountain like the back of their hand. $50.00 US get you a full day (9 to 5) of riding, swimming, eating and visiting local homes and people. It was the best $50. we ever spend. We met a 102 year old lady named Munga who took us into her home and showed us her life, truly a national treasure. Anyhow, that's it. What a trip! What a great "bacation"
I stayed one week at the Coral Marien at Peurto Plata and had a wonderful time. The resort was impecibly clean and well serviced. Even after some of the major rain storms we had while there, the staff was out at the crack of dawn cleaning everything up and making it all look perfect again!
We just returned from our trip to Puerto Plata. I, along with 5 other friends had a blast at this new Resort. We were there for New Years. Everything was great. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The people who work on the resort really fun!!! The "Chocolate Friends" were awsome. Romy was the best. He went out of his way to make sure that we had a fun time at the pool and at the disco. He even taugh us how to do the chocolate friends dance and brought us up onto the stage every evening. They do this to anyone who wants to, but he was always with us. Jimmy, Hairo, Juan and Grace were also great. And how can I forget Severo, the bartender at the disco). This guy would remember your drink and serve it to you before you even asked for it and he always had a smile on his face.
One of the best!
We stayed at this hotel in Decemebr 2002 for 2 weeks. If you are planning to go here you will not be disappointed. The hotel is stunning. 3 huge pools kept immaculately clean and spotless grounds. 24 hour all inclusive with a great choice of meals, snacks, drinks. Our highlight was afternoon tea around the pool serving fresh crepes, yum!
We could not fault any aspect of this hotel, go ahead and book you will have a great time.
Love Coral marien!
Coral Marien was amazing! They had really good service, and it was never crowded! The service was always friendly (especially if you speak spanish). The nighttime shows were great, and the dancers do their "Chocolate Friends" dance before each show to get the audience involved! The scenery was beautiful, and you couldn't ask for better weather! It was a great place to be. The one thing that I was disappointed in was the fact that they served alcohol to minors, but wouldn't let them into the disco. Other than that, vacation was perfect!
This hotel is one of a kind. The beach front is ausome! It is well takin care of and shaded. The water was a bit sea weedy once but that was because of the way the wind was blowing all the other days it was clean. The service couldnt have beeen better! The bar tenders are nice and friendly to everyone and are always in a great mood. The maids are nice and because they dont make much money if you make a quick trip to the dollar store before you leave and buy some cheap lip stick, nail polish or even stickers to leave is a tip they really enjoy that. The chocolate friends were amazing!! they are so talented and fun! They make your week a blast. The rooms were really nice!! now that the hotel is more developed they have liquid milk, and bar fridges for everyone, along with a well stocked bar. The food is ausome too. somthing for EVERYONE! I thought this hotel was amazing and i would recomened to EVERYONE and so would everyone else i know who has gone there.
I went to the Coral Marien 5 or 6 months ago and it was amazing. Everything about it could not have been better. The food was out of this world, everything you could ever want was at ever meal. The only thing I wish was there was milk, they only had powdered milk. But everything else was amazing. The weather held out good, one day it rained but it's such a warm way you could go out swimming or for a nmice walk along the beach in the rain. The pool was gorgeous, and VERY clean. The enetertainment was fun and it got you ready to go dance at the disco, which also was a lot of fun. And the staff, well, you could not have asked for funner staff. I wish they were allowed to dance and let loose alittle more at the disco but the manageer won't let them. But their personalities and outlook on life makes your vacation just that much better. I loved it so much I'm going back sometime this winter for sure!!
Coral marien puerto plata
feb22,2002 recently returned to canada from a 7 day stay at
the new resort-all inclusive-coral marien.Must say, they have a few kinks to work out there,although the resort is very clean and well-appointed, the staff needs to be versed in table service in the main buffet area.As well, there was a shortage of fridges in the rooms-only 50 fridges for 300+
rooms.....the other beef is that you have to pay $22.us dollars for a safety deposit lock and key for your room.First time we have ever experienced that.The mini-bar was not stocked as well as it could have been.had to ask for bottled water everyday from the cleaning staff.On the plus side, beautiful pool area and the spa services were affordable and much enjoyed.