Punta Cana Princess All Suites Resort & Spa
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So after the bustle of yet another city we decided to take it easy and spend our last week together on the trip relaxing some place... We read a lot of blogs and reviews and settled on Punta Cana, a 4 hour bus ride from the capital, and a major resort destination. There were tonnes of hotels to choose from but one caught James' eye because it …
Today is actually our last day of our trip.
We didn't do anything interesting today, however, we did have an amazing dinner at the end of the day. We went to the spa, and we to the sauna.
Shopping is really important, the guide and the man from the airport told us not to go the Haitian's stalls at the end of the beach because ...
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.
How has this resort rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsPunta Cana Princess All Suites Resort & Spa
Thoroughly recommended if your looking to chill on the beach, by the pool, in the bar.... etc....
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Historical Traveler Reviews Punta Cana Princess All Suites Resort & Spa
Beautiful Resort, Beach and Ocean
I recently travelled to the Punta Cana Princess. This resort is top-notch. I have travelled to other destinations in the Dominican and Carribean, but by far I would have to say that the service, resort and beach at the Punta Cana Princess was by far the best that I ever encountered. The food was delicious and no one got sick. The beach is beautiful and the ocean is clean and clear. The people at the resort are very nice. This is a new resort so it is very reasonably priced. I imagine by this time next year that price will be similar to the other 4+ - 5 star resorts located in Punta Cana. If you are looking for a quiet place to travel to and love this beach you will love this place.
We had a wonderful time at the Punta Cana Princess resort. We were two families traveling together with a total of 4 children ages 3 -12. I was very nervous after reading several of the positing on this site but everything was great!Transfer and Accomodations; we were picked up promptly at the airport and driven to our resort by a very friendly and informative representive from VIP Vacations. Our arrival at the resort was without incident and check in was smooth. They were kind enough to change our room so that we could be in close proximity to our friends. The rooms were large, bright, and very clean. We had 2 queen beds, a sunken living room with a couch with a trundle bed. There was a TV with the disney channel for the children and a fridge filled with water, soda and beer daily. The maids kept the room clean and left plenty of wash cloths and fresh flowers!Beach and pool were also great. The sand is amazing and the water a pretty blue/green. There was never a problem with clean beach towels and we alway found a spot at the pool. If you don't mind not having a front row cabana there are also plenty of spots at the beach. We frequently spent mornings at the beach in the sun and then moved to the pool area in the afternoon.Food - well no one got sick, which was my biggest concern after reading some of the postings. In addition to the buffets there are 3 restaurants were you must make a reservation to eat, but there is no additional cost. The food at the restaurants was very good a step up from the buffet. The buffet was fine and offered some adventureous options in addition to fairly plain foods.The staff were all wonderful and very engaging. They were interested in making sure that everyone was enjoying themselves. We had a great time and would highly recommend a vacation at the Punta Cana Princess.
This was my second time to Punta Cana and decided to pick this resort because it was new and smaller than most others. Well it was the best decision we ever made. Absolutely loved everything about the place. Rooms were just beautiful. The maid kept them shiny clean with decorative swans and flowers all around. The Animation Staff were fantastic and very friendly and kept us busy with activities day and night. The Guest Services staff were fabulous too. Whenever you wanted something they were at your service. No lineups to book restaurants and you could book them for your whole stay at once. The food was great...lots of restaurants to choose from and all had excellent service and the food was beyond my expectations. Of course the weather and the beaches were fabulous too. Each day spent there was like living in a dream world!!! I would certainly return to this resort and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
We stayed at this resort between Apr 2-9. We had a great time. My wife & I are in our early 40's and we have looked at this resort after friends recently returned from there. This is our first trip to the Caribbean and to an all-inclusive resort.
Hola, we had the best trip at the Punta Cana Princess hotel, March 19 to 26th. This all-inclusive resort was absolutely beautiful, safe & fun. We got cheap room, or "Superior" as they call it & was plenty BIG with great air cond. The room was clean and pleasant service. The buffet was excellent & alot of variety. We have the opportunity to book 3 "a la carte" restaurant at our hotel & 6 at the Caribe club Princess. The beach was wonderfull. It was a good idea to put towels down on chair under parasol by 7:30 am. The pool was clean, the employees were friendly. The bartender "Roselin" was very nice. The animations guys were great. We went on Monster Safari tours, which was very interesting, we saw much of the country side, real dominican home, sugar can etc. 1 week was too short. We are going back to this resort again & we highly recommend it to everyone. Enjoy & relax you are on vacation.
Our family of 4 just returned from vacation at the Punta Cana Princess and had a great time. The rooms are very nice, and large enough for 4 people comfortably. The housekeeping staff did a great job, but it is helpful to have a spanish dictionary to help you communicate what you need. If we needed anything extra in our room( towels ,water, beer etc.) , we called guest services and they responded very quickly. It is one of the benefits of this being a smaller resort. My husband and I wondered whether we would have liked the larger resort better, but we both felt we would stay at this one again. You have access to the Caribe Club anyway if you want a change, but it is a much more crowded atmosphere. We ate at the Steak House and the Italian restaurants at the Punta cana Princess, and the Italian Restaurant at the Caribe Club, in addition to the buffets at both places. Every meal was great....my husband highly recommends the Lasagna at Mama Mia(Caribe Club) If you are traveling with kids... my daughter is extremely fussy and ate very well there. She loved the italian restaurants, and they always have hamburgers, french fries and pizza available somewhere. The only problem we ran into was for my kids age group(9 and 12)...the teen club is only available at the Caribe Club and starts at age 12, and the kids club at the Punta Cana Princess catered to mainly the younger kids.
Wonderful new property with attentive service
Just returned from Punta Cana Princess. Celebrated 25Th wedding anniversary there. Wonderful new property. Very attentive service by resort staff especially Pedro, Kelvin, Selenny from Animation, Odalis main lobby bar and bell hops. LaCava a must for fine dining.
Reservations should be made a couple of days in advance. Noticed tipping inadequate for quality of service from other resort guests
Amazing, Unforgetable, must stay resort
Before I went on my trip, I had read reviews about the food and hotel. The reviews were; hotel amazing but food wasn't good. Well, now having experienced the Punta Cana Princess and all it has to offer, I must say the hotel is amazing, incredible as well as the food, even the presentation was amazing. I don't know what the people were smoking at the time but all the people that were there agreed with me as well. I would definitly stay there again. The service was outstanding. Even some of the hotel workers went in to town and got me some rum the very expensive stuff for $4 US dollers for 1 litre compared to $20 or more in the stores that I might had to pay. Very nice people. I loved it and would definitly return to this hotel again. Prices were fantastic as well!
Firstly, I would like to thank this site for the valuable info that I found just before booking my holiday.We are a 31 year old couple, seasoned travelers, and quite demanding where quality is concerned. I have been in some of the finest hotels around the world and therefore recognise quality when I see it. Howere, when you go to the Carribean, you obviously "let your hair down" and don't demand the same service as in London or Paris.We were booked for another hotel (Grand Paradise), but after visiting the tripadvisor.com, I was worried with some of the negative reviews and we managed to change, just in time, to the Punt Cana Princess. And thank Heavens we did because it was a fantastic 2 week holiday - 8/03/2004 till 23/03/2004.The P.C. Princess s a brand new hotel, and belongs to the Princess group. Very little information is available on it, so I will try to be as thorough as possible.Location: One of the main advantages of this hotel it its location - it is very well located, close to a shopping centre and right in the middle of a lovely sort of bay, whereby you have a fantastic view down the beach, unlike other resorts we visited. On its left (looking at the sea) is the LTI and on it's right is the sister resort Caribe Club. Next to the caribe club is the Paradisus and next to that is the Bavaro Princess. The advantage of staying at our hotel is that we had the convenience of a smaller resort, but could use the facilities of the large one. At our resort, everything is closer and you do not need to trek 10 minutes to get to the reception! Staff were very friendly - and their friendlyness made up for their lack of professionalism at times.Room: We stayed in suite 4218, with a great ocean and pool view. The bed and bathroom were good. Everything clean. And we could see the sea from our bed. And the ceiling fan is a plus for those who don't like to sleep with air conditioning on. You even have a coffee machine in your room. There is a mini bar stocked with beer, cooldrinks and 1/2 litre water bottles. The tv's are big and with enough channels.Cleanness: The resort was clean, there were always people cleaning the public areas. Maintenance is ok.Animation (entertainment): The animation staff are splendid and we made fast friends with all of them. For me, one of the best features is the water gym every morning in the sea (fantastic) and the step aerobics on the beach, under the palm trees. I exercised alot, danced and enjoyed myself.Gardens: Because the resort is new, the grass is still coming along and the trees, although big, still need to broaden out. Obviously if still needs time. But the garden between this hotel and its sister (Caribe Club) is amazing, like a little tropical jungle. A nice detail is the soft music that echoes in the garden, sometimes its birds, other times its the sound of the ocean, and other times, just plain soft music.Food: The food is good, I am very sensitive and we never got ill, except for the night they served crayfish. I come from South Africa and I know my fish and I commented on the slightly strong smell it had... but we still ate, although somewhat suspiciously, and the next day we had a bit of diarrea! Take imodium just in case. We stayed 2 weeks which means that by then you start getting slightly tired of the food. However, it was nice at the buffet and they even got me sliced carrots when I asked.Shopping: The shopping stalls are about 1 km from the Caribe resort, so get the free shuttle to the sister hotel and from there, get a taxi into town for 5 US dollars, or just walk for +- 10 minutes. There are also little stalls down the beach. Go down to the Left, go past the LTI resort and you arrive at the little shops on the Beach. Good bargains there. Dont forget to buy paintings, they are lovely, cheap, but watch out when they are wrapped because some get bad cracks in the paint work if they are tightly wrapped. We bought some 10 painting and lovely wooden carvings for our new house. Dont forget to "negotiate" the price, down to half of what they ask.Diving: The hotel has a nice diving centre, all equipmente disinfected, and we had a great snorkling trip with them. However, it saddend me to see that all sea stars and sea shells have disappeared from the ocean bed because the locals do not respect nature. Also alot of broken coral, due to people who tread on them. We loved feeding the fish. Take bananas and lots of bread - it it an unforgettable experience to have fish eating out of your hands.Weather: When we got there, the weather was improving. We had one week of fairly strong wind, but it was still nice on the beach because the palapas (little huts) knock off the wind. It is tropical, so one minute its sunny, the next it is raining, and then sunny again. And always hot.WARNING: Do not buy sea shells. They are practically on the verge of extinction and are illegal. One of the canadian couples we befriended, got stopped at the airport, the shells were confiscated and he had to pay a heavy fine. Anyway, we understand why they take such drastic action:we were by the stalls when we saw 2 locals arrive in a boat with some live sea shells; we watched helplessly as one local stuck his fingers in, and tried to hurt the little animal inside. he then broke a piece of the shell, inserted a horrible, blunt, hook-like instrument, and stabbed the little animal and dragged pieces of it through the little hole. My friend nearly passed out and I threw up! It is undescribable, the way the little animal rushed to and fro, in a terrible panic, not knowing where to hide. The suffering that we witnessed still brings tears to my eyes - the little animal pays dearly with its life because it lives in a beautiful shell. Please do not buy any shells because you will only be helping this terrible, bloody trade, wherby these beautiful creatures are on the verge of extinction.Overall: Everything is new, in good condition and everything works. Another plus, is the fact that the hotel was not at full capacity, therefore we had personalised service, unlike the sister hotel Caribe Club, where there are lots of people. There were more couples than families, lots of canadians, some spanish and few portuguese. We (and our friends) enjoyed it and will go back - the people are very nice. It is not a delux hotel, but its clean, very comfortable, nice food, with lots to do during the day, a disco at the other hotel, and you will enjoy it too! For more info, feel free to contact us.