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Our trip to the Caribbean went off with a hitch. If it hadn't then we had travelled all that way for nothing.
We flew from LA to Punta Cana and landed late at night. Caught a shuttle to the resort to book in. We had a 'Royal’ suite which included a Jacuzzi and extra living room with supposedly a butler and our own resort pool and restaurant. It was a resort within a resort. Yeehar Good time, good times!!
My last trip to DR turned out to be a wedding in Punta Cana. Don't get me wrong, the location was beautiful. I stayed at the Wyndham Resort and the beach was to die for. They had a pool area and live entertainment at night. The actual wedding on the other hand was questionable. I mean, if your going to do a beach wedding, and a destination wedding at that, make sure your doing it on a private beach. I ...
... supervise the tiny municipal parking space, and we are charged the princely sum of RD$ 50 (US$ 1.30) for the privilege, and even given a receipt. The car is facing a beautiful white sandy beach in a bay the form of a half-moon of calm turquoise water. It's lined with white tables and chairs shaded by colourful umbrellas. It is by all means, an idyllic sight.
"It's Presidente time" I tell everyone. "Let’s bag a table on the beach and get some ...
... so plan accordingly, it's worth saving up for.
My parents are "Diamond Members" on a "time share" they have there.
The flight per person was about $670, 6 hours in the air.
Room $2200 for two
All you can eat and drink.
And you get a $1500 credit on your room. This can be used for:
Manicure, Pedicure, Massage, Two tours, Room upgrade (If it's a 5-8 night stay), Free Wifi, 24hr room ...
... up bar because we only have about 4 hours to enjoy the sunshine and drinks. Well we had about 45 minutes to enjoy the sunshine and drinks, and 3 hours and15 minutes to enjoy the thunderstorm and drinks. All it took was 45 minutes and the rain didn't seem like much a problem, it didn't stop us. Met some great people on the trip and it was nice tohang out with them.
Dinner at the Paradisus tonight. It was okay - if you like veal. Which I don't, so ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Be Live Grand Punta Cana
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!!!!