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... end of the day, was amazing. It was a restaurant that only allows adults that are 19 years and older. So thank God we were above that age or else we wouldn't have been able to enter. But I really recommended this restaurant. The food was amazing and the environment was really nice.
Now, going to bed and waiting to leave tomorrow. :(
Made tons of friends, had tons of fun. I did not really want to leave. But I guess I have to. The morning of, I packed my bag and was ready to leave. Brought our bags to the front of the lobby waiting to be picked up by our travel bus.
Spoke to my parents after breakfast, and guess what our flight is delayed because there was a horrible snow storm in Toronto on the day of our departure. So our flight was delayed till 8 PM. That wasn't that bad, so we ...
Fourth day here in Punta Cana. Enjoying the sun.
Today, my boyfriend and I went to the Dolphin Explorer adventure. It is amazing, I got to swim with the dolphins, it was only 4 hours. I wished we got to spend more time with the dolphins. But it was really short. Included in the Dolphin Explorer was the bird show, and ...
... can eat lunch. Amazing! I was so full after every meal to the point where when I got back home, I felt like I didn't need to eat for days.
So the trip consists of visiting a local school, if you like you could bring notebooks or any other school supplies. But try not to bring money, it is really hard to split the money for all 10 children because their currency is low compared to American and European dollars. But school supplies everyone could benefit from.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ocean Blue & Sand Punta Cana
we just have returned from christmas vacations. We spend 12 days at the ocean blue beach and golf resort.
Absolutely beautiful and relaxing
My family spent Christmas at the Ocean Sand and Golf resort from the 18th- 25th. It was a amazing trip, this place is so clean and is surounded by beautiful gardens and fountains. The food was really good, we went to the Italian, mexican and american restaurant first and then found that the buffet topped them all. There wasn't anything you couldn't get there. The people there were very accomidating. Christmas eve day Santa arrived by parachute, that evening in the theatre they had a party for the kids and they all received a present. The weather was beautiful and we couldn't have asked for anything better. The resort was only at 35% occupancy. No waiting for anything. The ammenities were all very close.
My wife and I spent a week at Ocean Blue in early December and thoroughly enjoyed it. I make no apologies for the length of this review as I wish to give a detailed account of what you can expect.
We went to Ocean Sand the week of December 11-18/2005.
My husband & I stayed at the Ocean Blue Golf & Beach Resort from November 30th- December 8th. First off I will address some questions I had before we left Canada to the resort. There was some confusion re: Ocean Sand & Ocean Blue there were huge price differences between the two when we went to book. They are the SAME RESORT 100% .... Villas 1-6 are on the Ocean Sand side, the fronts of the villas face the pool view, actually villa 1 is closest to the main lobby area ( restaurants , coffee shop, theatre etc) # 6 is right at the edge where the beach starts, great ocean view in villa #6. Also villa #5 & 6 have great wicker patio furnishings where as villas 1-4 have regular resin furnishings. The rear view in these villas backs onto the LTI resort area, but there is plenty of jungle atmosphere to block the resort. Villas 7-10 are on the Ocean side, front view is of the pool & the back overlooks the natural "jungle" very pretty actually. again villa #6 is closest to the "spa" main buffet restaurant & activity area, with #10 being on the beach, the best ocean views are from villas #6 & #10. Honestly though this resort is huge, and not in a bad way. Every aspect from landscaping, the building structures & ammeneties is first class. Imagine marble and high end furnishings in the elaborate lobby, same goes for the rooms & most restaurants. There are many water features fountains, lazy rivers etc. The pools are the largest, cleanest and most well designed pools I have ever seen. The beach is amazing, large & spacious. My husband is 35 & I am 32, this was our first trip to the Dominican, we chose to vacation here after cancelling our vacation plans in the Mayan Riviera due to Wilma... We have been to the Mayan 9 times, also to Cabo, Los Cabos, Vallarta & Cuba. In my opinion this was my favorite vacation destination ( resort) yet... here's why: I have never felt more relaxed & rested after comming home from a vacation ever- sure the flight is long, but the resort is just amazing, if you want to party you can, if you want to just R&R you can. We never made it to breakfast once, slept in till 10:30 or later every day, hit the beach every day between 11-12:30 we never had any problem getting a chaise lounger, they have so many... We just pulled them along the sand & found a quiet place- we felt so secluded & private even though the resort was fully booked. We would head to the pool around 4pm & swim, usually relax in our room for a couple of hours & head out for dinner & the coffee bar which is great, they have so many fresh made deserts, specialty coffees & teas, even organic teas & iced coffees. The coffee bar staff are like "coffee artists" just watch what they can do with the caremel
We went to the Ocean Blue with mixed feelings after reading the extremely negative and the most glowingly positive reviews. We took our 18 year old daughter with us Dec.7 -14th and were pleasantly surprised to find that it looks exactly like all the photos! It is a very clean, beautiful resort, not at all crowded, a relaxed, pleasant atmosphere with very gracious, friendly staff. We tried out all the restaurants, other than the two where you had to pay extra. It was good to learn that they have recently changed the policy and you no longer need to make reservations at any of the included restaurants. It seems that all the food is prepared out of the same kitchen and not totally authentic Mexican,Italian or American. We found something to please each of us at all the places we tried. The decor in each one is very well done. By far the best food and classiest restaurant it the Dominican one -La Casa. We were not familiar with the types of food and had to wait until someone could come and describe the dishes and flavours before ordering, but were extremely pleased with what we had. For the less adventurous eaters, Garlic Prawns with mashed potatoes, broccoli and carrots are a safe bet. I ordered something called Guinea Hen with Guavaberry sauce. It wasn't at all what I expected it to be but was very tasty. We enjoyed our dinner so much that we went there twice. The second night I ordered 'grilled fish' and it was as delicious and well prepared and as anything I have eaten anywhere, in any fine restaurant in the world. 'To die for' is the Coconut dessert, similar to a rice pudding with brown sugar and cinnamon.
My fiance and I stayed at Ocean Blue for a long weekend in the beginning of December. It was very beautiful. The beach and pool were gorgeous. The waitstaff was all very friendly, but did not speak very good english. We do know some spanish which was a big help. The buffet restaurant service was very slow, and the food was typical of an all-inclusive. All in all, it is a great hotel!
My boyfriend and I just returned from the Ocean Blue Golf and Beach Resort for our first trip to the Dominican Republic. The best thing is the beach. You can walk for miles either way. We were in Villa 5 in a standard jr. suite with a pool view which was a good place to be. The next time I will upgrade to the Deluxe Jr. Suite which was sold out before we booked. In our room the shower was in the jucuzzi tub and there was no way to take a shower without getting water all over the floor. I was told in a deluxe room the shower is separate plus you get alcohol in your room and some other perks. They are a little stingy with the bath towels so ask for extras daily and stash them. Duke was great at check in! He always greeted us with a friendly smile and a hand shake. Smiles are sometimes hard to come by but I understand that is everywhere not just this resort. I made it a game to see if I could get them to smile. They are constantly cleaning and manicuring the property. The food was typical of an all-inclusive resort. There are many specialty restaurants for dinner so it's worth trying them all. There is also a small casino. We did not find much to do as far as shopping and sight seeing but the beach makes up for that. Don't be in any big hurry no matter where you go. I had to keep reminding myself that I was on vacation. We tipped several bartenders and waitresses thinking that would help but it didn't. We know very little Spanish but the language barrier was not near as bad as I had heard. I need to learn it anyway. Did I feel like a princess? No, but for the great price we enjoyed our stay and would return.
Me and my husban stayed at the resort from OCT:24-31 can't really complain about this hotel. Our garden view was beautiful. The grounds are impeccable and the beach was really nice. The food was good and the coffe place so good,and very confortable the service was very goog. Check-in was very fast, rooms were big(we had a Jr. Suite) the room was nice and clean all the time. we had Soda,water,coffe,tea,cream inside the room. we are thinking to go back to this hotel again.we had beautiful time.