We went as a group of 4 couples and had a fantastic time. We have been on several all-inclusive vacations in the past. What I found unique about Secrets was the employees. We arrived mid afternoon, checked in and went looking for the beach and food. We found the beach grill and the first person we met was Nelson (being as we are from Nelson County, this was very fitting). He and Rovinson were two of our best friends throughout the week. Karen from entertainment was another wonderful person who would drop everything and spend some time with us. Carlos from the buffet would serenade us in the morning and Patty Annabelle was a wonderful hostess. It was so very incredible to have people who enjoyed waiting on us and worked so very hard all day long just so that we could have a wonderful vacation. This is the first vacation I have ever been on where I went home and realized that I missed the friends I had made at the resort, and that those friends were the resort employees.
I cannot explain how incredibly clean everything was, including the beach bathrooms. The rooms were very nice. The beach was gorgeous. The lazy river was very nice, however, complimentary floats would have been nice. You can buy them at the resort store starting at $8-$30. Entertainment every night was great.
The food on the Secrets end was wonderful. The food on the sister resort of Now Larimar, not so much. The only people who were not super friendly were the ones in the stores (who I don't think are actually employed by Secrets) and the pushy excursion people. But by all means, shop at the resort rather than the Wal-Mart down the beach. Tried to buy necklaces down there, they wanted $3 more than the resort stores.
At the end of our vacation, we ended up having to stay one extra day due to storms at home closing the airports. Secrets graciously accommodated us for a minimum price on our part. When we arrived home, Rovinson Mancebo, our beach grill waiter, had called us to make sure we arrived home safely. Now that is what I call service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally situated on the picturesque palm-studded, sugar white Playa Bavaro beach on the eastern coastline of the Dominican Republic, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana offers adults all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury(R). Guests will immediately be embraced within an extraordinary environment where luxury illuminates every detail and our high level of personal service is unmatched. To ensure your romantic escape is everything you've imagined, every detail of your stay will be flawlessly provided and superbly attended to. From the fine quality linens to the daily refreshed mini bar and the unlimited premium brand beverages to the pool and beach wait service. You'll be immersed within a world of stunning architectural design coupled with resplendent views of the lush gardens, crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and dazzling swimming pools. This tranquil, romantic haven in Playa Bavaro is like nothing else you've ever experienced before. ... more less
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