Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa
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An amazing place for all adult travellers and couples looking for a fun getaway in Punta Cana. The Breathless is an amazing luxury resort that possesses some of the most spectacular views in the DR. If you can, book the Xhale Club as the location offers some of the best views of the beach. The resort grounds are lush, well-maintained and clean. This also includes the beach as you can walk for miles in each direction. They have great daily and nightly entertainment. The staff are pleasant and attentive and always looking to make sure you're having a good time. You might even spot a floating Sangria Bar in the pool! There are plenty of incredible food options including 24 hour room service.
It has been 4 years since we last visited Breathless Punta Cana and were very impressed with how well maintained this property has been. Everything was clean and freshly painted, the landscaping was beautiful, and the beach was free of seaweed, something which is rare in the Caribbean the last few years. RG our butler really made the extra effort to insure we had a wonderful stay.
This resort was a great place especially if you are looking to party. Grounds are beautifully manicured. Food is fantastic. Parties were fun. Beach was fantastic although it is on the Atlantic Ocean so snorkeling is not an easy thing to do but there are snorkeling tours available for an extra cost
2 years ago we stayed at Breathless Punta Cana and it was so much better! The beach and pools are still very nice and the E-team does try to make the party pool lots of fun with entertaining activities and music. However, the staff were nice, but not as nice as other Secrets resorts we have been to. Most times we vacation we take note of staff member who make our trip exceptional and this time, we didn't take any names. Paper napkins at all restaurants, food was not bad, but not great, service was good, but not great. Ambiance of all restaurants were just ok. The Italian we always love at other resorts but this time it was in a cafeteria type setting. Lights bright and not romantic in any of the restaurants. The music that was played most of the time was hip-hop, gangster type and loud. The one show that was outstanding was the carnival show with fire blowing, juggling, scarf acrobatics and there were two young men who were performing unbelievable skills! The rooms were musty smelling and need some updating. The grounds were beautiful and well kept. The daily activities sheets were hard to find and where not placed in your room at night. Towels were to be limited to one per person, but most times they didn't hassle you if you needed more. Front desk will try to upgrade your room and that was a bit crazy trying to bargain a price. Overall, the resort was very good, but probably won't return.
We had been here a couple of times before. This time for 2 weeks in an Xhale swim up suite on the south side (Xhale lounge side) room 4132.When we first arrived, we noticed that it had changed significantly since the last time with NOW having opened next door. We noticed the noise/party music from NOW, which kind of spoiled our quiet refuge at our swimup suite on the Xhale club side. I mentioned it in the lounge a couple of times, and by the end of our stay, it seemed to take place less frequently (thank you). It would be nice to have the NOW schedule provided to us so that we could plan around the loud music. Some of the steps to the exhale lounge were missing their non skid strip (you could see where they used to be). Consequently when it was raining one night, my foot slid and I landed hard on my back. I have had 2 back surgeries in the past, so this is a serious incident for me. I spoke to several people in the exhale area, and posted on their Facebook page. We ended up with a visit from the Xhale supervisor and the strips were replaced a few days later.With NOW next door, kids were coming into the breathless Xhale beach area and families using the loungers. Kids are kids and sand gets kicked up. I suggested a sign on the beach informing NOW guests that they were entering an adults only area, and low and behold, it was up a few days later ( I don’t know if it was in the works already)When we first arrived and found how it had changed, we started researching where we might go the next time. However, they were so responsive to our concerns that we started to change our minds.The one thing we would really like is a non smoking section! The last 4 days of our vacation, we got new neighbours on both sides who smoked. While smoking is not allowed INSIDE the rooms, some smoked non stop on their patios. The breeze from the ocean caused the smoke to fill our patio and the swim up pool area, making it very frustrating that we had paid for swim up room, but could not enjoy it there and had to go to the beach because of the smoke. If one portion of one building were made non smoking inside and out upwind from the smoking rooms, we would have our piece of paradise back.That being said, the food is excellent and the staff very friendly, as usual. Although,We missed being able to have breakfast in the strip grill in the morning, this trip. They said they were at 85% capacity, but it seemed that more dining venues were closed each day than in the past.The panini at the barefoot grill were new to us this time, and we didn’t discover them until the last day, but they were excellent!Be aware that quite often we would get a “wake up call” from house keeping at 8:20 am as they knocked, said, “housekeeping”, and let themselves in before we were fully awake (4 hours time difference from BC). So make use of the do not disturb sign when you go to bed. They don’t seem to have “service, please” signs, so I sometimes made my own, and it worked, but they took my sign with them each time!I know Breathless is supposed to be a Party place,(“Welcome to the Party” was the new greeting when we arrived this time), however we have returned for the peaceful side of the Xhale club.
First off let me say we are Unlimted Vacation Club members, and when in the carribean only go to AM resorts properties. We also normally get upgraded to preferred level rooms. We normally go to secrets cap cana when in punta cana, but thought we would try Breathless this time. One reason is so we could also look at NOW Onyx and Zoetry Aqua as well as Dreams Punta Cana, all under the AM resports flag. We wanted to see seceral different brands. The secomd reason was Breatheless is less expensive than Secrets Cap Cana. Our biggest fear was how loud it wqs possibly going to be, we are NOT party folks and detest being surrounded by a bunch of stupid drunk people. So we certainly had some trepidation goimg in.We were met by "Hi, welcome to the party" upon arrival. Coold,wqsh cloth and immediately shuttled to our room. This is a big resort. Immediately we noticed how nice the grounds are. Everything was clean, the resort did not appear to be tired snd worn out, everything worked in our room. The party pool, freestyle pool it is called, was just that. It was loud with party music being pretty loud. So if you do not like that, get a room further away and it will be fine.The beach was quiet for sure as well as the xhale club pool, which btw is very small lok emayne a dozen chairs, but was never full. The swim up bar had music playimg but was not near as loud, it reminded me of Secrets as far as activity. So there are plenty of options to get away from the party if you choose. In that it is kind of unique, you can easily have the best of both worlds. The beach is ligjt brown but very fine sand. The water is a bit choppy with some noticable under tow, not dangerous, just noticable. It was January , so that is windy season. There is a ton of beach amd a tom of chairs both open and covered. If you are a beach walker you can go for miles here.The pools are plenty big enough again with plenty of chair options. The resprt was 70% ful we were told and it certianly did not feel that way.Food was all good, we are not foodies, so we are easy to please.Rooms were big enough and were nice. Hot tub on patio was nice, we used it twice.The service here was great. I felt it was the best part of the resort. I comsider it better than secrets cap cana. Our butler Billy was the best we ever had. He should be used as a trainer to other butlers. He contacted us via What's app every morning and at least once suringthe day to see hiw he could assist us. He made dinner reservations for us daily. He eas very quick to respond with questions. Request him if you can. I always have drink recipes i want made that are a bit out of the ordinary. All od the bartenders were willing and excited to make something new. I simlpy handed them my phone and the made it. Anthony amd Santos at the pool bar were great.Overall this resort was a pleasant surprise. We were fearfull, but that was unfounded. If you are not big party people you will be fine here. If you do like to party then s this is your place. We did here music from our room a couple of nights until 11pm or so. We did here folks in hall way coming back late, 2am ish a couple of nights. One night the room next to us played loud music for awhile late. We did not complain, and were ankemto sleep,thru it.Plenty of ladies topless at the beach and a few at the pool. Was no big deal. While it is certainly not Secrets CapCana, it is a place i believe we wil return to.Having access to Now Onyx next door is also nice. There were childern there, but being mid january nit so many. If grandparents were along you could hang out with the kids in the day and then go oarty at night at breathless if you stayed at Now.
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- Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Unlimited a la carte dinner (no reservations required)
- Unlimited domestic, select international and premium brand drinks (house wine included)
- Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks and beer)
- Waiter service at the pool/beach
- 24-hour room service
- At least one 24 hr restaurant
- Turn-down service
- Daily activities program
- Introduction to scuba diving in pool (once/stay)
- Nightly entertainment
- Pool tables
- Aerobics and water aerobics
- Big screen movies on the beach
- Theme nights
- Dance lessons
- Spanish lessons
- Ocean trampoline
- Selected non-motorized water sports (1 hour/day)
- Beach volleyball
- Dine around program for dinner and entertainment at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Dreams Palm Beach, Dreams La Romana and Now Larimar Punta Cana Resort & Spa (transportation not included, certain restrictions apply) (this is not a day pass, evening only)
- Personalized check-in and check-out with concierge service
- Xhale status and amenities
- Xhale Club lounge
- Two private, Opulence Club heated pools
- Upgraded bath amenities
- Jacuzzi on balcony
- Pillow menu
- Radio alarm clock
- Pool concierge & bar service
- Complimentary wireless internet access
- Complimentary computer access in Xhale Club Lounge
- Upgraded mini-bar and room service menu
- Daily continental breakfast service in the lounge
- Afternoon hot and cold hors d'oeuvres; exquisite desserts & fine liquors in the lounge
- Complimentary newspaper in room every day upon request
- Private restaurant for Xhale Club members for breakfast and lunch
Club Xhale is available with certain room categories only.
- 750 rooms
- 9 restaurants
- 4 bars
- 5 pools
- 2 whirlpools
- 24-hour medical services (fee)
- Air conditioned fitness centre (fee)
- Meeting facilities including a convention centre
- Business centre (fee)
- Laundry service (fee)
- Scuba diving centre (fee)
- Full service spa (fee)
- Free WiFi access
- Helicopter for excursions (fee)
- Horseback riding (fee)
- Fishing (fee)
- Golf course nearby (fee)
- 1 king-size or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- Full bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower
- Bathrobe and slippers
- Flat screen cable TV
- Electronic in-room safe
- Coffee and tea maker
- Iron and ironing board
- Daily refreshed mini-bar with beer, soda, juice, water and soft drinks
- Wifi (fee)
- Furnished balcony or terrace
- Occupancy up to 4 persons (max. adults: 3 / max. children: 2)
More room classes available.
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Breathless Punta Cana Resort & SpaPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
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Playas Uvero Alto, km 275, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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