I want to start off by letting you all know that we go away every year. I am not a newbie to travelling on packages, or with Sunquest.
Both my husband and I were extremely impressed by the Royalton. We just got back on March 29th...so much so that we may decide to revisit it next year. We've travel every year (sometimes twice) and this is the first resort we've seriously considered revisiting.
We both love food..(who doesn't right) and the a la carte restaurants are fantastic! We tried the Tapas (forgot the name), Opa, Hunter (Steak), Zen (Japanese) and the Italian (again forgot the name), then one night of room service. We didn't eat at the buffet for dinner once, and ate at Hunter twice! It was the best steak we've ever eaten in the Caribbean. You can wear shorts in all the restaurant men! My husband hates wearing long pants when in the Caribbean, and he didn't need to here (despite what you may read, shorts for men are acceptable).
We did opt for the Diamond Club which did have use of a personal butler. We didn't need his services much, but he did help with a few dinner reservations, checked in on us every day, and brought us a fun desert one night. His name was Junior and we'd highly recommend him. He was very sweet and accommodating. The Diamond Club also has their own section on the beach. We never had any trouble getting lounges in the sun, but shade is limited so be warned if you are needing it. We love the sun, so it wasn't a problem for us. The beach area was perfect, had lots of room and it wasn't crowded at all. My husband loved the fact that he could get Corona beer at the Diamond Club beach bar (you have to be a diamond club upgrade), and Budweiser was also offered...The beer everywhere else was the Presidente beer, which is just not as good as Corona or Bud. I think there was premium alcohol available at the Diamond Club beach bar also.
We didn't spend much time at the pool, but the day we did hang out there, it was nice. Loungers are a bit harder to come by there, but I'm sure if you needed a few, someone would bring you more as there was LOTS of space for more loungers. Again, not overcrowded there at all and the pools were clean and well maintained.
The rooms were very nice, always clean and the bed was the best we've slept on in the Caribbean.
The resort is very well laid out, not super huge and walking to everything was a matter of 2 minutes.
This resort is quiet! If you are looking for a relaxing, quiet vacation this is the perfect spot for you.
Seriously every staff member we encountered greeted us with a smile and a hello...and as an added bonus, when there it was the official grand opening of the hotel...and the President of the Dominican Republic was there and did a tour of the place..!!!! (how cool is that??)
To reiterate, this is a great place to visit. I would highly highly recommend it...and I'm looking forward to returning next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royalton Punta Cana is a modern "All-In Luxury" Resort on Bavaro beach with unique all inclusive features like Reservation-Free Dining, international drinks, 24 hour room service and Dreambed. Guests can also take advantage of our All-In Connectivity exclusive features including: • Free Wi-Fi throughout the resort • Unlimited free in-room calling to North America and most of Europe • Convenient USB recharge and Bluetooth audio stations in your room • Download our free Royalton app and receive unlimited free calling plan from your mobile device while on our property, as well as unlimited free app-to-app texting. ... more less
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