I cannot for the life of me understand the "exaggerated" negative reviews by people like "jaredu" about the Sunscape Casa del Mar. I just read that review. The only thing I can agree on is if you land in Punta Cana it will be an 1 1/2 hour drive..but not if you land in La Romana airport (20 minute drive). They claim that it's the "malaria" capital of the world..why would you go there if that's what you believe it to be??? And that many tourists have died on the road being transported from the airport to the resort?? News to me! That reviewer's claims that the food was awful is "astonishing" to me and absolutely not true. And afraid it will give them hepatitis?? I've travelled alot in the south and can tell you the food there was the best I've had at any all-inclusive resort....and it was good! It's almost as if they weren't at the same resort I was at. It's like night and day! Another thing that is true it is in an isolated small community of Bayahibe and not busy Punta Cana. But really this review reeks of fraud.
Also they claim the beach was awful and nothing like the Caribbean? Give me a break....you will see in my photos that the beach is very much an authentic azure blue Caribbean beach. How can anyone claim it isn't when the proof is in the pictures?? That just proves how desperate that reviewer is to discredited the Sunscape Casa del Mar and Bayahibe. Look at my photos and see they are so obviously lying. (webshots.com type in TropicalSeaSplash )
I'm sitting here with my jaw wide open totally perplexed by that review and a couple others. It's not that I have a problem with anyone posting their experience within an "understandable" reason of which I could agree to (such as the long drive if you land at the Punta Cana airport instead of La Romana airport...but some of the other claims are just 'way off the map" of what I know about the place. And the beach not being "Caribbean" enough and dark like the Atlantic...is such a glaring and obvious lie and attempt of exaggeration. The lie detector is overheating on that review bigtime!
Sometimes I wonder if such reviewers have an agenda business wise (other resorts in the area, other vacation destinations and promoting them over this local). Honestly competition is fierce these days but really to make such exaggerated untruthful claims is beyond fair. I just had to speak up because it's a real shame to see such a wonderful place as Casa del Mar be smeared with such nonscence.
The biggest loser of all is people truly looking for a great place with a great beach, nice rooms and good food in an entirely safe environment missing out on that opportunity as they are misled by ridiculously untrue reviews. Again, I just had to speak up about it. I even told my own sister last year when I came home from Sunscape Casa del Mar that if I could I would pay to send her and her husband's there ......that's how much I liked it. To recommend it to family and friends.
One thing I notice with some of those reviews is the bad english spelling. It leads me to believe that someone writing the review or reviews do not use english as a first language. Perhaps they are competitors in other destinations or resorts in the area. Who knows but it sure seems suspicious to me.