Be Live Canoa
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Great trip though there were barely any young people as this resort is more family and filled with much older speaking French and Italians as there are rarely ever English speaking. You are able to smoke everywhere which as a non smoker I did not like. Entertainment was fabulous but ended too early. Some of us like to stay up past 10pm! Though entertainment and staff apart of that are incredibly fabulous. They are amazing to the resort. Miss them all
Dirty dirty dirty dirty and more dirty...Unfriendly staff, after some Tip ($$$$ no pesos gracias) you can order a cocktail, If you speak spanish... at the shop expensive prices (shave gel 20 dollars) and won't accept peso!!!! Only dollar?!?!? Bathroom... have no words.... look like a 2 dollar Appartement in Bangladesh...A la cart Restaurants are good, but Buffet is not variable, every day the same...Pool is ok.Beach, the only one good thing (other resorts in Bayahibe have also beautiful beaches)
I travel to this property accompanied by my 13 year old daughter and 9 year old son and this was our usual winter mini-Vacation. Our arrival was rocky since they could not find our reservation and since this was my first time booking via Cheapcaribbean I was very nervous when they could find It. Once they found my reservation and taking in consideration I wrote to the Hotel prior to my arrival with específico request of two separate bed which They replied to I was beyond believe that they couldn't find my reservation and they they replied to my and had to records of our E-mails comunications. Once we arrived to our room there was only one bed and it took us chasing down the staff to get the second bed to our room. The good stuff: besides our rocky arrival, we felt in love with the property, the pool, the beach and the entertainment grew. We loved the buffet and we had to he opportunity and to dinne in three of their restaurants: Japanese, Gourmet and Mexican and the food and service was supper. The shows at night were intense and really good and people were really ingaging and participating on these activities which was a plus since we usually don't participate but after seen everyone participate we became part of the show. The staff was very accommodating to our he point or allowing us to pay a small fee for a late check out which was amazing. We will definitely rwcoment and return to this property.
We enjoyed our stay at this resort. The grounds were immaculately kept and very lush with all kinds of plants, flowers and palm trees, interspersed with ducks, swans and other exotic fowl. It rained several times but as they say, if you don't like the weather in the Dominican...wait 5 minutes; and sure enough the sun came out again. It was plus 30 C degrees all week...which is 90 F for those who don't speak metric, and there was always a soothing breeze to take the edge off any humidity.Our room was in the new section on the left side, Block 19, when facing beach. The room was on the top 3rd floor as we requested and it was pleasantly decorated with earth tone tiles. The A/C worked fine, but in order for electricity to operate in the room, you had to leave the room card in a slot by the door, so when you leave the room and take the card with you, the electricity shuts off...meaning zero A/C and a warm room upon your return. So just leave the spare card in the slot to keep the room cool...and just shut the lights off.There was a large network of pathways, which was a great way to walk off a big meal. And speaking of the meals; the main dining hall was very large with an enormous selection of food; and if you couldn't find anything you liked...well then you're just too picky. The staff was efficient and cheerful, whether tending to the gardens or waiting on diners. A special shout-out to main dining hall server Maria and room maid Danilde for their attentive service. Regarding the a la carte restaurants, we don't usually do those as doing so adds in an element of time structure that reminds us too much of real life, however, we did attend the Japanese restaurant for a birthday celebration and the food and service was excellent, with the cook putting on an entertaining show. And of course the added benefit of any a la carte meal is that it will be hotter than what is available at the buffet, or at least it should, and that was the case here with the Japanese restaurant.The drinks were excellent...Pina Colada, Banana Mama, etc., and the beer, which is called Presidente and made on the Island was fantastic. However, the house wine was watered down a bit too much, so if you're a wine aficionado you had better opt for the premium stuff at added cost.The entertainment was very good. The Michael Jackson show was full of energy and the magic show was absolutely magic and left everyone scratching their heads...how did he do that?A couple of drawbacks, but certainly no deal breakers, was that the beach was somewhat narrow, and beyond the borders of the hotel property, the grassy area that ran parallel with the beach was strewn with all sorts of litter. Now I know that this area is beyond the responsibility of the resort, but it did detract from the enjoyment of the beach in general. Someone or some agency should be taking the initiative to keep the natural beauty of the Dominican shoreline as clean as possible, for tourism is obviously a major industry in this country. Finally, my pet peeve of the week was the awful wristband the resort made us wear. Instead of the traditional thin wristband secured with adhesive, which goes unnoticed after 5 minutes, we were given nylon bands that were secured with a 1/4-inch by 1/2-inch oblong shaped plastic bead. The problem this created was that there was about 2-inches of the nylon band that stuck out of the bead, so one was always trying to keep this excess band material from getting into one's food on the plate, or out of the serving platters at the buffet...yuck! Then if you turned the bead so that it was on top of your wrist, the weight of the bead soon caused the band to turn, and the bead was back to the bottom of your wrist...a constant annoyance indeed. Sometimes tucking the excess band material under the band that was around your wrist worked, but doing so didn't hold for long. My wife finally used a safety pin to secure the excess band length; but I chose not to "MacGyver" the matter and left mine as is for I wanted to see if I would get used to it...but that was not the case and I couldn't wait for the thing to be cut off my wrist at check-out.Again, the fact that about two inches of excess band material extends out from the bead, and possibly getting into the food, when who knows exactly where that wrist has been, certainly can't be very hygienic to say the least...and you're not allowed to cut off the excess band length, as the resort for some unknown reason needs to record the number upon check-out, that's stamped on the very end of the band where you'll want to cut it shorter. Anyways, sorry to go on about this stupid wrist band, but is was an unnecessary and annoying distraction that constantly needed adjustment...argh!...I need another Presidente por favor!But let me finish on a high note...the people working here are great and the amenities and service are very good to excellent!
Nice budget resort where there is surprisingly good entertainment at night. A lot of French people here and Italian. Not all employees speak English but most speak Spanish and French. Food is okay and relative to the price. Great night-time fun at the night club.
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- All day & night snacks
- 1 a la carte dinner/specialty restaurant/week, dress code & reservations required
- 24 hour Domestic & International drinks
- House wine with lunch & dinner
- In-room mini-fridge stocked w/water & soft drinks only upon arrival
- Snorkeling lesson
- Water polo
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Day & night tennis
- 9-hole mini-golf
- Games room (minimum charge for billiards)
- Fitness centre with sauna
- Ping pong
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Entrance to Disco, drinks included
- 532 rooms in several 3-storey buildings
- Selection of specialty a la carte restaurants including: International, Mexican and Dominican, dress code & reservations required
- Caribbean Grill restaurant (fee)
- 4 Bars including: Swim-up bar and Sports bar
- Swimming pool
- Children's pool
- Fitness centre
- Tennis courts
- 9-hole mini-golf
- Games room
- Beauty salon
- Car rental
- Laundry service (fee)
- Medical services (fee)
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Cable TV
- Coffee/tea maker
- In-room safe (fee)
- Iron & ironing board
- Full bathroom
- Balcony with garden view
- Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids
- Superior Pool View Rooms also available
For the Kids - Kids ages 4-12 can enjoy supervised children's activities at the Kids' Club from 9am-5pm. There is a kids's menu at a la carte restaurants as well. Babysitting services available upon request (fee).
Senior Bonus - 55+ receive a free room upgrade. Subject to availability.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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Be Live CanoaLa Romana,Dominican Republic
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Playa Dominicus, Bayahibe 2973 Dominican Republic
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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