Without exception, the staff is warm, helpful and friendly. Having stayed at other Westin Resorts, this is much smaller and lower key than others, so it all about expectations. We wanted a small quiet place, but discovered that our family may be better suited to a larger resort with availability of more activities for the ages of my kids (8 & 10)
There are some families here, but not so abundant as to see a bunch of kids discover each other and create their own fun. Additionally, I don't want to give the impression it is without activities. They have table tennis and a small soccer and volleyball section. You can hire scuba and snorkeling guides. There are paddle boards and kite surfing rentals too. Some seasoned guests brought floaties for the pool. Though a bit shocking, it does feel ecologically good that they limit your access to beach towels. They give you a card for one towel per person and you must not lose track of your towel or misplace your towel card, as it is critical.
The village in the resort is not so much a village as a row of restaurants and a few stores serving the guests of a few hotels in the resort group. Highly missable, except there is a supermarket where you can stock up on water, snacks and affordable sunscreen in case you left any behind. ($35 in Westin gift-shop)
The room (a junior suite with a beach front view) is beautiful.
In all, the resort is ideal for families wanting time with each other surrounded by sun, a beautiful beach and very warm and friendly staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club sits conveniently in the Playa Blanca area of the Puntacana Resort & Club, which is a magnificent 15,000-acre resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We offer a great setting minutes from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and along 3 miles of white sand beach. ... more less
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