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Took our daughters for a 30th B-day trip. Had a wonderful time. Food was good with a lot of variety. Staff was helpful. A dollar tip at the bar and to the maids got fresh flowers daily and excellent service. Our room had a celling leak the first two day after evening heavy rain but ti dired up quickly and we were given extra towels to soak up the water. No one got ill because we drank only the provided bottled water and drinks with ice made from okay water. Not much shopping so the girls would have liked a few more places. All in all a relaxing time.
Perfect Vacation of Fun & Relaxation
This resort is an excellent value for your money. Definitely a 4+. If you want to relax or if you want to be active, this is the place to go. This beautiful little resort has well kept grounds, a nice free form large pool and smaller adult pool, and a terrific white sandy beach with lots of shade. The water was very warm and calm. We had a cleanly kept room on the third floor with a cathedral ceiling, along with with a stocked frig with water or beer. The maid service was very good.
Staff here on very hands from the hotel manager, Rod Gahr, to the waiters, and activity staff. All are friendly and try their best to please their vacationers. Food is very good for the most part, quite Americanized, but also providing local dishes. We ate mostly at the Windows buffet, as well as at the Italian a la carte restaurant.
The resort also goes the extra step, by having a cocktail party (including champagne and caviar), as well as having a beach party, where all the white clothed tables are brought out on to the white sands, to be served with a great buffet meal. Entertainment is also quite good with a couple of top notch dance and singing shows, as well as other fun shows with the staff participating.
Lots of activities to do, tennis, volleyball, soccer, shuffleboard, horseshoes, canoing, paddle boats, kayaks, catamarins, a fitness club, merengue and Spanish lessons, water or beach aerobics, parasailing(extra cost), adult games, disco, etc, etc. They also have a spa for the ladies, and a kids club for the youngsters. Special thanks to Spaghetti and Chewky. There are also a number of offsite trips that can be taken, especially good is the Jungle Safari.
If there were any problems, and there are always a few, the staff seemed very responsive to fix things quickly. You seem to notice that they are always trying to do things to improve the resort.
I would not hesitate to recommend this resort for adult couples or for families. Keep up the good work Rod! Hope we can return again next year!
Sunscape was absolutely beautiful! Our family of 18 (mom, dad, kids, in-laws & grandchildren) visited Jan. 2002. The rooms were clean and spacious. For me the food was so-so at Windows, however, some of the other on-site restaurants were excellent. We loved the Tex-Mex! Our family is considering another family vacation to this spot, who knows, we may end up at Sunscape again! The entertainment was top-notch. Some of the shows will keep you laughing the entire time. The staff was helpful and friendly. We even met and talked with the owner of this resort, very nice guy. Many things to see and do. Make sure you do the Outback Safari and ask for Tony to be your guide! HE'S THE BEST and will show you a good time!
Sunscape is paradise
My husband and I spent a week at the Sunscape last Aug. for our 25th anniversary. The week was paradise we loved it. The staff at the Sunscape was so friendly! The food was about average, and I would have preferred to have more seafood and a better variety of fruits, but we were never wanting for anything while we were there. There were two champagne parties given by the manager that were very nice and made us feel special. The shows were great and the staff felt like one big family hosting all of us. The resort is great for kids, though we left ours at home. Yes, the locals like to sell their wares, but they are very friendly and are a lot less pushy than some of the American telemarketers! Remember, these people live in a depressed country. I was happy to share some dollars and buy their beautiful paintings and jewelry. Tipping was never necessary to earn a smile and pleasant word, but we did tip because this staff works very hard. When we found ourselves without tip money, we still received the same smile and courtesy. My husband got sick on the day before we left, despite using bottled water for everything. I had a lesser case, but it lasts for a week after you get home. It's a gamble, but we still had a wonderful time, and have no regrets! Someone said they saw on the beach...we saw no! No sellers! Vendors are restricted to an area where you must visit them. They do not approach tourists on the beach.
Nine of us went to Sunscape in early October and enjoyed ourselves very much. The service and staff were friendly and courteous, even though their English was not great. They work very hard to insure a good time for their guests. The food was good, except for the "Italian" restaurant. Their idea of "Italian" differs from ours greatly. The rooms were not the newest or nicest, but very clean and well kept. Yes, the water is undrinkable, but what do you expect? The alcohol was local, but after a few you can't tell the difference. The bartenders do need to learn how to make different varieties of mixed drinks. The entertainment was really amateur. They tried hard but it was really bad. In the week that we were there, the piano bar had no piano. He was always coming tomorrow.
A great place to escape to !!
My friend and I just recently returned from a 2 week stay at Sunscape Nov 8-22 '02. Throughly enjoyed the cleanliness of the resort and the friendliness of all staff members. One of the best nightly entertainment shows I have seen in my extensive travels to the many islands. The animation/entertainment staff are the best -they do all their own choreography and their comedy show will keep you in stitches!!One not to miss is the TRIBUTE show simply marvelous. Restaurants are average. Don't look for any "international" brand of liquor because you won't find it- they use only local brands at all the bars! Hopefully this will change as they do advertise this in all brochures. All in all had a wonderful time and would recommend Sunscape for an all inclusive vacation.
Overpriced and too old.
The hotel is dirty by American standards. The rooms and property have a sewer-like smell. The bed linens and serving dishes were dirty. All of the alcohol served is an unknown brand. The Hotel's beach is alongside of a boat fueling station. Most staff will not budge without a tip. You must never drink the hotel tap water. You can't even brush your teeth with the hotel tap water. The electricity and water shuts off a few times per day.
First of all, the weather was beautiful. The employees were very friendly and a lot of fun. There was no room service as expected, no coffee in the room. It reminded me of a cheap Ramada Inn. Also the native Dominican's were all over the tourist's to buy their junk. They wouldn't leave you alone. Plus it was such a hassle to get there and back because of custom's. Next time I'll stick to Fla. Plus a lot of the native's were trying to sell cocaine on the beach.
Best time ever!
i will never forget this trip as long as i live. i had a blast,the resort was fabalous and very spotless. if your thinking about taking a trip to the dominacian republic deffenity come to sunscape. other people from other resorts were coming over to ours bc they didnt like theirs. the staff were very very friendly and funny. they were so helpfull also. the resturants were out of this world and very clean. i did not see one bug while i was down there believe it or not, a couple of lizards though. theres so much to do and at night is when my friends and i would look forward too. at like 8-9 there was a show (a different one everynight-they were awesome!) then we would go up to the diso (sports bar) drink and dance the night away. this resort was very family orianted but at the same time just couples could find fun there and relax.
i could go on and on forever about all the fun things we got to do and see...u just have to go and find out for your self
BEST VACATION I EVER HAD!!!!!
My husband and I spent 8 days in this resort, and I have been to so many other places, and NEVER in my life have I ever seen such a beatiful place as this! This is the best vacation spot! I recommend for people of all ages.
We were treated like royalty, and will definitely be going back! WOW!!!!!
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We just got back from a wonderful 10 days in Punta Cana. We stayed at the Esmeralda Punta Cana resort. It was quite hot and humid for my liking, but we had a great time. It was our third visit there and we decided to do an ATV excursion, a parasail excursion off the beach which did not turn out well. And a free shopping excursion which was nice they had a hard rock café restaurant and we had a delicious hamburger the last night we were there. As far as the parasail ...
... Slept in late and sat around chatting in the room until heading to the breakfast buffet. - Scored towels and floaties and hung out at the quiet end of the pool in the grass and read - So relaxing and laid back. Perfect Saturday. - Broke for snacks around 3 - Caribbean sun has been amazing. At home, I had to constantly moisturize but the humidity meant our skin was healing from the dry cold of a Canadian winter - We ...
Late rise. Breakfast at the world cafe Floated around and read in the pool before enjoying an hour at the gym. Grabbed a quick snack at the Coco Cafe Read on the balcony before heading to the beach to be thoroughly baked. Enjoyed a 1/2 hour of yoga with instructor Lisa. Returned to the room to wash sand from unnamed places. Tried to get a table at the Sea ...
... coconut. It was a bit bland so we headed to the bar where I added rum and Lisa swapped hers for a strawberry Daiquiri which she managed to pour into the coconut shell. Then we opted for a day relaxing on a floaty in the pool taking a break midday to grab a bite at the poolside grill. We carried our food back to the room and enjoyed it on our balcony in the company of ...
Punta Cana was definitely one of the best trips I have ever been on. The resort was absolutely beautiful and very relaxed. My friend and I both got very sunburned which was the only downside to the trip. The ocean was very warm and the pools were beautiful as well. There were little souvenir shops further down the beach one way, and more beautiful scenery the other way. It was a very beautiful and affordable vacation which I would definitely take ...