Your experience at this resort all depends on how you get there. If you are an owner or rented directly from an owner - good for you! God help you If you get there from RCI or some other timeshare deal. You'll pay twice as much for the all-inclusive package as the owners and even if you pay for VIP access you won't get a golf cart and you can only eat at the best restaurant a couple of times.
The villa and pool we had were very nice but only the bedrooms were air conditioned - go figure! The buffet food is pedestrian at best - stay away from it if you can. The sushi, food, and service at the VIP beach was very good. Six out of the seven us came down with diarrhea at some point during the trip and we didn't leave the resort the whole time we were there.
Forget about shopping while you're there and make sure you don't forget anything because you'll pay through the nose for things if you can even find what you're looking for.
There was also a lot of construction going on while we were there, they don't take credit cards for any of the extras like golf, and the "free golf" I got offered cost me over a 100 USD. It was a goat track with used balls!!!!!
It's still a very beautiful place and if you rent directly from an owner (check the internet) you'll have a much better experience not to mention cheaper.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A classical Mediterranean style Villa, with red tile roof, archways and stone columns with a magnificent tropical garden. The Villa offers a private swimming pool, a superb location, shaded terrace, veranda, kitchen, and a full private bath leading directly off each bedroom. Also included is a maid and a golf-cart. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lifestyle Crown Villas Hotel Puerto Plata
- The Crown Villas At Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort Dominican Republic/Puerto Plata