Royalton, Royalton, Royalton....oh how I wish I was still their! Myself, husband, daughter(17) and son(7) all found it well worth the money. We booked at our local travel agents, then I e-mailed the hotel direct to upgrade to diamond club. So when we arrived we were shown straight to the fantastic cool diamond club lounge. Wher we helped our selves to drinks and snacks, these are on offer all day long and well worth a visit on a daily basis, even if it's just to cool off for a little while. The lobby ( which is right next to diamond club area) is a nice place to sit at any time, we often sat on the super comfortable sofas late afternoon just to cool off with a lush glass of wine. On an evening when their are shows on outside, this area is busy as people often sit here to watch the shows or bands, which are on the lower level where their are also seats.
Shows start at 9.45pm and you normally need to find good seats by 9pm, good seats anyway. The shows in the theatre are good and their is a bar in their also.
The beach is very nice, the diamond club area is fab! The cabana beds are so so comfy! BUT!!! No matter how much extra you pay, upgrading to diamond club! you still have to be up before sunrise at the crack of dawn.....6am to get a bed in the shade, I was their with lots of others at 6am to get the best bed with shade! All we needed was a tea trolley to keep us going because once you have the bed you want you must stay their till at least 8am or till another member of your family came to take over. This caused a lot of drama some mornings as some people would have put towels down only at god knows what time then returned to their beds. So this meant empty beds for hours 4 or maybe 5 hours empty. But I must say the staff were on top off this and if someone came looking for beds in the shade the staff would remove towels and explain to to those people when they eventually came back what the rules were! It was entertaining to watch on many occasion ! Wifi is all over which is ok but when your whole family are on it most of the day and night it can cause problems, mums out there you know what I mean? Don't you?
Diamond club bar on the beach is great, this opens at 10am. Try the juice which is may just the way you want it. Their are loads of clean towels and you can take as many as you need all day long. Carlito one of the bar men and his staff all work so very hard all day and night long, thank you to everyone. The bar food is served all day on the beach, you don't have to lift a finger. Try the dirty monkey it's delicious !
The rooms are so clean BUT the closet space and draw space is very limited so beware as a family of 4 we lived out of suit cases which makes the room look untidy all the time! The bath room is tiny for a family and the one and only wash basin has not being thought out well.... The tap is too far away from the basin which then leaks, leaving water all around the sink. We used towels around the sink to soak up the water. Not a real problem and we didn't complain and we always had plenty of extra towels it just makes more work for the sweet cleaners. They work so hard as it is!
Our room was in block 5 right next to diamond club beach area we had room 1351 so close and perfect for getting up early to grab cabana beds. We faced on to another hotel and path which staff used to get to bar and beach this was not a problem as you get to know all of them so well. So don't worry if you get these rooms we had ground floor and had no problems. Their are security guards on beach at all times.
Lunch time you must try Opa please try this restaurant at lunch time...lobster fish and meat platter lush!
The Martini bar makes the best chocolate martinis I have ever tasted!!!! Mmmmmmyummmm!
Food and restaurants are all good you must try Zen, Under the sea and The steak House! The Bellini bar is a short ride away next too the Mexican in memories it's worth a visit.
The water park is a must for everyone and is well managed and well looked after! Try the black hole!
Coffee shop serves ice cream coffee and cakes.
The pools are fab and not too deep, you can touch the bottom 4.35 just right for me as I'm 5ft 2 perfic!
As we were leaving we noticed they were putting more shade up on beach area which makes things less hectic I hope!
Shops are ok, we got a few things to bring home.
The buffet is good ( on an evening) but for breakfast it is hectic so try breakfast in your room now and again it's quick and easy always warm and much calmer than rushing around, you will see for yourself when you experienced this for yourself.
Oh I must say our Butler was no help what so ever! I think it just depends on who you get because we saw other peoples butlers really being helpful! Never mind.
Overall we enjoyed this two week holiday very much I wish I was still their and hope to return In the future.
P.s Try the parasailing and the half day outback safari with Pape and Lucky great guides great experience !
Also get a swim up room we didn't but will defo next time it's a must!
Anyway book this hotel and you will enjoy it, if you don't like it your just a moaning mini !
Oh and last but not least TIP the staff most off them don't expect it but work so hard all day long.
- 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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