I went to Lifestyles for a girls weekend all the way from Chicago just returned home last week. This place is huge! Even though we were VIP for 8 days there was allot of the resort we were unsure if we could use or not. We stayed on the Tropical side but visited Confessi quite allot for dinners. Many think that Pearl buffet is much better than Cassablanca. I liked them both. All of the resteraunts were pretty descent and we even got into the Brazillion one which was amazing. Mind you it is off season and there were only two of us which is probably why we got in! We went to almost all of the shows in the Colosseum and after meeting others were told these shows were way better than the other theatre. The entertainment staff like most places are pool side by day and in the shows and the couple night clubs for a bit every night. This makes everything much more fun if you haven't met other people to hang out with yet. Ice was allot cozier than Vibe but Vibe was in the VIP near Tropical so it was much easier for us to go there and walk back to our room every night. We stayed on Tropical building 4 but understand that building 5 is much nicer and newly renovated. All of the staff in the Dominican were very nice and helpful.
The entertainment crew are so much fun. Kudos to my favorites by poolside, Lenny Craviz and George of the Jungle! These two guys are such cuties and they just make you join the party and have a great time if your ready to or not! Everytime they see you they have a smile on there face, something nice to say to you and find something fun for you to do. Carmelo and Choco Choco are very fun too. Lenny and Carmelo were tons of fun at night in the Vibe night club too. We were a little sad when they left for the night but we had so much fun with them we kept dancing until almost close even though we were the only people in there besides the DJ and Bartenders. We didn't mind, again it was off season. They make you feel really comfortable about being there.
If you go VIP style you definately want to hang out on the VIP beach. We were there at least 4 days of our trip and everyday said this is the life we need nothing more. Juan C Batista is amazing. He is always checking in on you and bringing your next drink before you even ask and making sure you eat!! Juan always knew if we wanted a drink or water or whatever. Another adorable man. Juan is only allowed to work his assigned section of VIP beach which we didn't know at first. When we figured it out we saw two spots open in his and immediately moved. Not that the others aren't attentive too but Juan was by far the best one out there!! Juan made your day out there on the beach, if he saw you sleeping he knew to leave us alone and was super attentive the moment you woke again. The beds on VIP are amazing and the food was awesome too. The Beach days were the most relaxing of my vacation of course. What more could you ask for than sitting in bed being served drinks and food all day under the sun! We even sat out there in the rain!
The only issues I had were having enough towels and wash clothes everyday. But we eventually got them but we had to ask for them. The view was pretty descent from our balcony we could see part of building 4 and 5, the garden, the adult pool and the beach! We booked our trip with Cheap Carribean. They were all very nice and they told you on the way to the hotel and when booking excursions not to drink too many coconut drinks or the water. Make sure you ask your agent questions when booking so you know everything up front of what you can and can't do. We ran into quite a few people that weren't informed of anything. The welcome party the first night was amazing, Dinner and drinks by candle light on the beach and then an amazing show! Don't miss it on Sunday! The only disturbing thing was when your eating on your first morning try to avoide the guys in the white polos. They are there to have you become hotel members. We spen our whole first day being shown around the hotel to really nice rooms, pools, resteraunts, bars, beaches etc all to find out we can't enjoy those amenities unless we join. If you don't mind it is a good way to see the grounds and the differences from side to side of the hotel and differences in room options because this place is huge but if your not going to buy you want to just tell them right off to not waste either of your time. If you have the money it does sound like a descent deal depending on what you choose as it's not just for traveling there but everywhere. We met a couple that did join and they kept talking them down till they got the deal they wanted.
If you book excursions I can tell you that the Outback Safari is an amazing way to get to know the community and different ways that people are living. This excursion is a reality check and really makes you appreciate life a whole lot more. The excursion also gives back to the community and helps the schools. The other one we did was Dune Buggies. That was allot of fun too we were covered from head to toe in mud but it was worth the experiece..lol. Bravisimo is pretty nice at Ocean World also. We went because it was included in our Cheap Caribean package. It was a great Spanish version of a Vegas show! I heard allot of good reviews on the city tour/cable car ride but didn't get to do that. If I go bakc it's on my list!
Any ways make sure if you go that you check out all the fun and different lessons with the boys Lenny Craviz, George of the Jungle, Carmelo and Choco Choco. These guys are sweeties and will definately make your stay awesome!
- 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 Hotel Puerto Plata
- Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort And Spa
- Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort Spa
- Hacienda Tropical
- Hotel Lifestyle Tropical Beach
- The Tropical At Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort Dominican Republic/Puerto Plata