Our 5 day trip was booked thru cheapcaribbean. From the time you arrive you have a confusing time of understanding of what you can do and go on the premises. Many different colored armbands and many levels of "VIP". Any form of orientation was a disguise to sell you a timeshare or tour. If you don't play the game and go to these things you will NEVER get a reservation to the better restaurants. You'll be stuck all meals at the buffet that is average at best. The drinks and beds at the VIP beach was the highlight, very nice, but better be in line to reserve one by 7am every day. Beware of the mixed drinks at the other lesser bars, as they seems to hurt our tummies, beer ok anywhere. Room was fine, don't care about the small TV, clean.
The day of leaving heard rumors that all miami flights had been canceled, went to our representative Dioby who lied straight face that nothing was wrong. He dumped us at the airport and promptly took off. We were stranded, a group of us had to rent taxi to Santa Domingo (6 hours) to arrange flights from there as there aren't many flights from puerto plata. Dioby works for a tour company and could have easily arranged travel to SD for us. Shame on him. Note to resort, stop all the levels VIPness and treat everyone decent, you'll sell more of the timeshares that way.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set within the sprawling Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort, The Tropical offers a classic hotel vacation experience set within quaint, two- and threestory, Mediterranean-style buildings. The mood is laid-back and distinctively Caribbean. Guest enjoy all resort facilities and amenities (excluding the V.I.P areas) including swimming pools, a choice of excellent restaurants, exercise rooms, tennis courts, windsurfing and so much more. The Lifestyle Tropical is Ideal for couples seeking a private island hide-away with all the advantages of a world-class resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort And Spa
- Lifestyle Tropical Beach Hotel Puerto Plata
- Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort Spa
- Hacienda Tropical
- Hotel Lifestyle Tropical Beach
- The Tropical At Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort Dominican Republic/Puerto Plata