My friend and I stayed at the Cayena Beach Club November 17th through November 24th 2007. The staff at the Timeshare were more than accomodating. All of them have warm personalities and make your stay the best experience anyone could ask for. To mention a few names, Barbara the timeshare manager was very helpful and had a wonderful personality and would go the extra mile for the guests and works very hard!
Newton the bar tender at the pool side bar was very warm, caring and gave you whatever you needed to drink. Sucre, Pasqual, Antonio, Leanore and the rest of the staff for breakfast and lunch made sure that everything was perfect for your dining experience. Breakfast and Lunch are the best part of your timeshare dining experience. Dinner was good, but eating in a buffet every night gets to be a little too much. However, you can eat in the italian restaurant or the Seafood restaurant, but be sure to make your reservations before 12pm at the photo booth at the entrance of the buffet. The seafood restaurant had awsome food. Don't worry about getting sick from the food. I didn't get sick at all. The food was good!
The beach is just amazing with beautiful palm trees. The water is clear and is amazing as well. The pool is great as well, but colder than the ocean. Most of our time was spent at the beach reserved for the time share people. Those who choose to stay at the LTI can't get access to the beach area by the timeshare nor use the pool, but the timeshare people can use everything on the resort property, so if your staying there consider yourself lucky!
Brush up on your Spanish before you go. Read a book or old notes from school. You will learn a lot just by being there. There are a lot of Europeans (German) and Canadians. To me they were just as nice as some of us American's. Also, European's have a tendancy to attend the beach topless. Not a big deal! We need to understand that in Europe this is what they do.
I highly recommend tipping the bartenders and dining staff. We as American's should consider ourselves lucky because the staff only make about $120 per twelve days of eight (8) hour days. Some of them have children and find it hard to make ends meet. I recommend bringing $100 in dollar bills for tips. One ($1) dollar of American currency is $30 of their money.
The grounds throughout the whole resort are kept beautiful. Everything is landscaped perfect. You will be amazed.
As far as excursions, I recommend to take a tour of the Island of Ceona. This was a wonderful tour and you get to see a lot of the countryside of the DR. You will see a lot and the island of Ceona is like pure paradise. This costs approximately $89. DO NOT BOOK YOUR TOUR WITH ANY OF THE TOUR PEOPLE WHO COME UP TO YOU ON THE BEACH. Do this at the timeshare office with Barbara or any of the timeshare staff. They book through Apple Tours.
Lastly, my friend and I literally cried on our last day. If you have a wonderful time like we did. You will feel the same way. If anyone would like to e-mail me, please feel free to do so at email@example.com
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