Visited in spring 2014.
The common grounds of the resort are in great condition: nice and abound flora (vegetation) with exotic plants; flamingoes, turtles, lizards and other animals are everywhere. The pool set-up is very good: it's big, with the bar and next to the restaurant and beach. There are bigger playgrounds behind the south wing. If your main goal is the beach – it’s not big, but good. The sand feels very pleasant and the ocean view is a typical postcard-type. The big advantage is that as of 2014 the resort is the last in the chain of hotels along the sea shore and there is a beautiful “wild” shore with the jungle to the north from it where you can walk.
The all-you-can-eat buffet is satisfying and diverse, though there was nothing I would call exceptional. The special dinners at the seafood place and the steak-house were better. Same with the free cocktails: they were so-so quality, but extra tips to the bar-man usually fix this problem.
Warning: if you must have a beatiful hotel room in excellent condition, this resort is NOT for you. Our room was less expensive and just so-so. Design is OK, but it feeled and looked old with odd things like the small old-type TV facing same wall as the only sofa. It had a little terrace outside on the ground floor, but there you are exposed to the eyes of strangers. Maybe more expensive rooms are better. By the way, they supply you with drinking water daily and DON'T recommend drink from the faucet.
The other warning: be careful choosing the sight-seeing trips. They try to cheat you with the pesos exchange, extra charges, and full-day trips in a heat could be a strain. We took a buggy tour (half-day) and it was waste of money. Driving buggy is fun but fills your mouth, eyes and ears with dust for the whole week, the "swimming in the cave” is a joke, and they just move the crowd of tourists like milk cows from one point selling you this to the other selling you that, and in the end you realize you did not need to buy it.
The staff was very friendly and made our stay nice, but keep tipping.
Overall, very satisfying for the middle-class overworked Americans. Just keep aware of the peso rate and bring your sun-block (it’s $30 for a small bottle in the store!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Natura Park Beach Eco Resort & SpaExperience a holiday in complete harmony with nature at our luxury Punta Cana resort, Blau Natura Park. Lush tropical gardens teeming with exotic bird life are interspersed with lagoons and bridges along winding paths which lead to the beach. Our Punta Cana luxury hotel is located on the marvelous Playa Bavaro beach, one of the best in the Caribbean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Natura Park Punta Cana
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- Punta Cana Natura Park Resort
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