Excellence Punta Cana

Playas Uvero Alto, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | 4 star resort
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The best vacation we've ever had to date

A travel blog entry by whatmeow


we were on the road thursday morning by 445am, headed to chicago. of course our plane was delayed....in fact, it was delayed over an hour and a half and because of that we had to RUN amazing race style thru the charlotte airport in order to catch the flight to punta cana, which they were holding for us (about 20 from our flight was headed there …


A travel blog entry by vizcho


... are really bad quality and not worth what you are paying in terms of what you are getting. I didn't listen, I decided to buy things from there. It was pretty cheap, I didn't spend more than 20 things for 5 items. Some items seems more expensive then I though but it was worth it. It was close and it was alright.

Our dinner ...

Adiós Amigos

A travel blog entry by vizcho

... still forced to take the 8 PM bus to the airport. So we spend almost all night at the airport. We slept on benches that were there. Of course Punta Cana was not expecting to have this many people to be at the airport at once. There were people lying on the floor and sprawled out everywhere. The amount of walking space was limited. Causing walking hazards and such. Eventually our plane has arrived after a another set back. There were no planes in Toronto that ...


A travel blog entry by vizcho


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 ...

Crunch Crunch

A travel blog entry by vizcho


... went up the mountain, and we look at the scenery. Let me tell you it is a sight you have to see. You don't get this type of mountain here in Canada, well from Toronto anyway. That is where I am from. As we continue we see reptiles (of course it is a bit cooler near the mountains) therefore, the reptiles can live in peace and it is easier for us (the Canadians). I was able to wear a long sleeve shirt without sweating to death.

Eventually we came around to having lunch.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Excellence Punta Cana

    Royal Uvero Alto--now Secrets Excellence--fantastic !!


    My husband and I were there for 7 days, December 4-11 2002. The week before our trip, we were ready to cancel because of the negative reviews we read on this and other sites. We finally decided to take a chance and make the best of it since we didn't have much time to plan anything else. We were pleasantly surprised. Arrival at the airport was smooth and we expected the 50 minute ride to the resort so we were prepared. Check in was quick. We were greeted with a drink and cold towel which was very much appreciated. The grounds were beautifully kept. We felt like we were in Paradise. We didn't get the oceanview room that we requested because they didn't have any available at that time but were instead upgraded to a suite. We were pleased with it but had a problem with the shower and a day later we did get the room that we originally requested. The food was great. We never had a bad meal. We expected the worst after reading the reviews. The service from all was in fact excellent. They always seemed willing to please and I truly believe that attitude has a lot to do with outcome. We did go to the casino but stayed away from Keno and didn't have a problem. The shows were very enjoyable and the sax player was the greatest. I read the review of the person that stated that they were robbed. Well, they weren't robbed --their room was burglarized! There is a difference. It makes it sound like they were mugged on the grounds. It is true that the screen doors don't lock, but again, why would you leave the room with out securing your belongings and securing the doors. This can happen anywhere and you learn to take precautions wherever you are. Overall, I would highly recommend this resort. We plan on returning soon. I also recommend bug repellant. Sometimes you don't feel the bites until the next day.

    Robbed In the First 30 Min!


    Don't get me wrong, the resort is beautiful, the food is pretty good and the people are as kind as can be (considering 9 of 10 don't have a clue what you are saying in English). However, we arrived at the resort and set our bags in the room to have a look around. We returned to the room, about 20 min. later to find our room had been broken into by way of a screen door with a lock that didn't work. All cash & cell phone gone. After speaking broken Spanish to security to no avail, we spoke with most of the mamgement. They had no sympathy, stating that our belongings should have been in the safe (the size of a breadbox). My boyfriend & I have worked in hospitality for years. If we ever treated our guests like that we would be fired & blackballed from the industry. The management reminded us each time that we weren't in the USA ... lesson learned.

    Watch Out, but enjoy!!!


    The hotel was incredible with top rate service. The people are so friendly and always willing to help out. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, but have one bit of advice for those going. The casino will cheat and we caught them. My wife and I along with 12 other couples catch the casino cheating and never recieved our money back. The hotel did not care and was unwilling to help us since the casino is seperate. I just want you to beware of the casino, but the rest of your stay will be incredible. If you also experienced this problem please contact me so we can get the lawsuit started. Thank you and enjoy.

    It was nicer then we expected


    We were presently surprised. The Royal Uvero Alto was much nicer then we had anticipated. We've been to many carribean destinations and hotels and this was the nicest one we have been to so far. Even the travel agents we met who visited 36 resorts in the Dominican in one week said that Royal Uvero Alto was the nicest adult only on the Island.

    Absolutely Top of the Line!!


    4 of us stayed at Uvero Alto for a week in May 2001...it was the absolutely most gorgeous resort I've ever seen! It was complete luxury, but at such an affordable price. When we went, there was hardly anyone else there, which was great because we had the run of the place. Staff does not speak much english, I recommend brining a spanish/english dictionary! Pools were amazing, excellent beach, tons of activities, good excursions, great resteraunt diversity, room was always clean, mini bar was filled up everyday (incl. rum & beer)...I just can't say enough good. You will love it!

    The good and bad about DR


    My wife and I just returned from our 8-night honeymoon to the Dominican Republic. I'd like to qualify my remarks by saying we've traveled to Mexico, Bahamas, Australia, NZ, Hawaii, and Europe. We are 27 years old, healthy, and enjoy outdoor activities.

    Luxury in Paradise


    We loved the resort & plan to return.The only thing I reccomend is do not forget the bug repellant.

    Treated royally at the Royal Uvero Alto


    We have traveled the world and have enjoyed spas all over and this vacation was among the best for rest and relaxation. The services at the Spa were comprehensive and maticulous. The property was expansive and immaculate. The room sizes were extremely adaquate with a king size bed and in room jacuzzi. The food was plentyful and very good. The beach went on and on forever and great for boogie boarding (if you're so inclined, otherwise walk around the point for calmer waters). The beach was quite and restful, heard music only when the exercising was going on in the one of several pools. Husband enjoyed the topless scenery (not for everyone and most are descrete about it). Would go back in a moments notice! No Children.

    The good, the bad and the ugly


    We have been 3 weeks there (yes, as European this is possible;-). So this should be quite representative.



    The Royal Resort Uvero Alto was absolutely exceptional.We have NEVER been to a more beautiful resort. The staff and service were A#1.

    Never have we felt more pampered or catered to. I cried when I left.We feel we have been spoiled for life.I seriously doubt that we could ever find a more luxurious destination. If possible- plan your trip around a full moon. The 2 hour horseback trip along the beach at night is something I will never forget. (This trip is only offered during full moon.) The weather was great. The food very good. Room accomodations excellent. What more can I say? The pictures on the net and travel brochures do not do this resort justice.You must see this one for yourself. We HIGHLY recommend it!!!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Excellence Punta Cana

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding