Overall the hotel is very clean but is way too massive and to me is not meant for a honeymoon. Of course the resort managers do not want to lose European clients and do not forbid smoking in open or semi-open premises (bars, restaurants, entertainment areas). The bus carrying you back to the airport usually comes to the hotel 15-20 minutes after the settled time. [Details]I used the review section to help make my decision on where to go this winter, so i thought i'd leave one back. [Details]This is probably the best resort we have been to in Punta Cana. Book in the VIP section for access to the quiet pool (no kids). My biggest issue is that no bar fridge in any rooms work.
We will definitely travel to the Dominican Republic again but may try another resort next time. And a German resort Sensimar stands side by side with Riu Palace Bavaro. Overall, it was a great vacation and I would recommend the resort if you're in Punta Cana. There are simply too many options out there for a last minute k trip and nothing that hooked me to justify it. [Details]Nice resort, access to the other resorts was allowed, however it seemed as though the restaurants and food was essentially the same. The room and grounds are modern and well maintained (airco actually worked! We were surprised by how good the food was - most days the buffet was even better than the a la cartes. [Details]Beautiful hotel with the best customer service I have ever had (14th trip to DR). How can you be rated a 5 star resort and have fridges in rooms not working.
If a bus was late he knew the drivers numbers and would call to see where they were. There are a lot of visitors from Europe, particularly from Germany. Watch the vendors up the beach, they are quite aggressive, same deals can be found at the resort.
I recommend to anyone if they are having any issues while traveling with Sunwing to speak to you're Nexsus rep. (As far as I know, in Germany it is considered unbecoming to appear in a public place without a cigarette in the mouth). Bring sun screen, as it is quite expensive to purchase there and storage is questionable.
There is a different show every night but other than that there is no night life unless you want to pay to go Coco Bongo (It's like a Vegas show) night club but we heard it's about USD.
[Details]No bellboy to greet or help with the luggage, you must carry your luggage from the bus drop off to inside the hotel. I was then given a map and told to go for something to eat because the room was not ready.
This also includes the adult party pool which indeed it is every day from am to close, an all out party.2) the quite pool which is exactly that and rarely used.
I seen a max of 2 couples using it all week at one time.3) The VIP Pool and my bone of contention.
After all, there was an empty quite pool 200 feet away that the older folks could have slept and read their books by all day without killing the vibe by the VIP section.
The staff should set the tome at this pool and any that want to sleep or read quietly should be directed to the 2nd pool.