Caribe Club Princess
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The Caribe Club Princess is a good place for families that are looking for plenty of things to do in Punta Cana. A beautiful beach that has plenty places to lounge. There are small local shops that are set up a few minutes walk along the beach if you're looking for cheap, yet authentic souvenirs. Make sure to talk to the front staff about the beach activities that are available for the day. For those looking to do something adventurous, there are scuba and snorkeling expeditions available.
We had a lovely holiday, very relaxing although we could see why the property had been downgraded from a 4T to a 3T with Thompson.Arrival - hotel lobby was open and welcoming, reception was a little disorganised but we were welcomed extremely nicely by Judith, and once we had figured out how to get to our rooms on the shuttle we arrived there and only 15 minutes later our bags turned up.Room - we had lovely petals placed to make it look pretty in bathroom and bedroom, plus a swan on our table. We were in one of the standard rooms (not a suite) - but we requested a king size bed and it was. Room plenty big enough, quite a bit of storage. We had robes and slippers (needed as floor was a bit sandy)! Air con was good, a little noisy but most are. We were welcomed with a bottle of rum, fruit basket and the fridge was also stocked with a couple of beers, waters, coke, diet coke, sprite - lots of choice at no cost. These were topped up daily, occasionally a little sporadically. We asked for more rum though, and that was brought and placed in pride of place on the bed later that night!! Was good to have these drinks as saved trying to carry ones back to the room from the bar.Bathroom - was a little tired, shower door a bit dirty, but in the main it was large and functional. Some tile damage, ceiling and walls all in need of a lick of paint, and hooks for towels / robes fallen out - these are some of the little things that I can see may have dropped the rating of it, but it was fine for us.Bed was comfy enough - not amazing but fine. Telly worked fine, plenty of channels - lots american of course.Balcony was good - reasonable size. We had a pool and sea view through palm trees which was lovely.Pool - the pool and pool bar were nice, we mostly got sun beds no problem. Lots in the shade which I was worried about until we realised how strong the sun is!! The pool bar could get very busy sometimes, most of the time there were 2 staff on but occasionally only one - they tried very hard in the main to serve people quickly. Pool was quiet in the morning, music quite load from the bar from mid day ish, and at around 3pm it got very loud when the entertainment team kicked off for a couple of hours - some of it was quite fun though, and there was another pool if wanted peace.Beach - this was beautiful - felt in heaven when we arrived, having a cocktail on a sunbed on the beach at sunset!! There is some seaweed but not a lot. Sea is beautiful and felt like a bath at times, lovely and warm, waves a little rough while we were there which was fun but beware for young children I think. Beach bar was fine - it was the 24 hour bar which was nice as could watch sun set whilst on the beach, and we stayed late a couple of times. seats a bit plastic and uncomfy, might have been nice to have comfier options later on at the beach, as we spent some time there rather than always going up to the lobby end.Food - I honestly think the all inclusive buffet was the best I have been to apart from our honeymoon in Mauritius, in terms of choice, layout, reasonable taste and things generally matching. There was always a few meats including fish like king prawns, salmon (I don't eat fish but looked good) - fresh stations and in the trays. Pizza always (and nice), fresh pasta station which was nice and tasty made how you wanted, loads of lovely salads to choose from, potato options varied, lots of fresh veg and then some local / themed type food options, plus chips, hot dogs / burgers for the less adventurous and the usual bread choices, cakes. Drinks and service in the buffet we pretty good too. Breakfast - this again was the best I have seen for all inclusive buffet in terms of choices and options, we found it easy to have something every day.A La Carte - this is what disappointed us a lot. We like the a la cartes and look forward to them normally, but apart from the Brazilian one, they were a let down and not a special experience like normal. We were able to book in all 5 of them no problem though. But they did 2 sittings and they obviously just rushed and felt like we were on a conveyor belt - the italian actually shoved our mains on the table when we were still eating the starter! The mexican was good food, but staff a bit unfriendly. The chinese prob second best after Brazilian, and staff friendly too. Staff at Brazilian were lovely.Staff generally - this was hit and miss, but in general they were all polite. I think we are just used to the egyptian hospitality and real friendliness with the staff, so we just found it a little less friendly than we like really.Drinks - there were plenty of choices for drinks, various cocktails, beer, shorts, fruit juices, coke, diet coke - wine was not great really though. I think this was pretty good compared to others I have been too. Lobby bar was prob the best bar area - comfy, a bit elegant, staff were quite friendly here and there was music most nights. Did not go to the Theatre bar or disco, so cannot say about them.Cash point on site was handy and a good selection of shops for essentials. Hotel also arranged free shuttles to some shopping places.We did a trip to saoni island, but did not a lot other than that. Plenty on offer via the beach sellers though - we booked through these rather than through the tour rep. Beach sellers were around most of the time, but a friendly chat and saying no if not wanted was all that was needed - not overly pushy at all.The actual resort is very well kept, the walk from the lobby to the main areas by the beach is through lovely area of trees and ponds and wildlife, was nice to stroll rather than getting the shuttle.The biggest let down was the middle weekend of our stay - Fri lunchtime the whole hotel got overtaken by masses of the local people for some kind of party for the whole weekend. We could not get into the buffet restaurant until really late, the bars were crazy busy, the pool full of loads of kids, boom boxes on the beach til all hours - basically the place was just too full and it ruined the whole ambience / relaxed holiday idea, esp as they seemed quite rude to us. It was a shame, but I assume this is the real reason it has been down rated to a 3T!!That said - the resort is beautiful, generally very easy and relaxed, right on the beach which stretches for miles, and the all inclusive is really pretty good if you are not over fussy.I would recommend the hotel definitely, as long as you do not desire 5* standards with everything polished and shiny. It is a comfortable, well maintained resort with good facilities and various areas for relaxing at day and night. Dreamliner - just to mention we flew with Thompson on the dreamliner - I think this is def worth the hype about it, we had a much comfier flight and felt better after an 8 hour flight than we normally do a 5 hr one to egypt!
I stayed at the Caribe Club Princess in August 2016 for 2 weeks with my husband and 15 year-old son. This was our second visit to the Dominican Republic, having married there 20 years ago. We were worried that it wouldn’t live up to our expectations, particularly when we were notified that the hotel was being down-graded to 3*, but we had a wonderful time.The hotel has an idyllic beachfront location and is situated approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Punta Cana airport. Although the hotel is large, it never seemed crowded. The layout of the complex is well-thought out, as the theatre for evening entertainment and disco are far away from the bedrooms; whilst the buffet and pools are centralised. There is a good mixture of nationalities, with the vast majority being Spanish-speaking ‘Latino’s’. The hotel grounds are very well-maintained. It has its own nature reserve, which has a mangrove, containing terrapins, fish, toads and a whole array of birds. You will also see peacocks grackle birds and cats coming into the restaurant. There is a land train running around the complex if you are too hot, or lazy to make the five minute walk to the lobby for Wifi.The hotel has 3 large pools, which are shared with the neighbouring Tropical Princess hotel. One pool has a swim-up bar and this is where the action is. (The ‘pool party’ with a foam bubble machine and balloons was hilarious!) The other two pools are quiet, as most people prefer to lie on the glorious sandy beach, which is immediately adjacent to the complex. Seaweed and rubbish are swept up daily and the sea is always warm. There are plenty of sun loungers and palm shades on the beach and around the pools, so there is no need to have to get up early to reserve a spot! The food and drink are excellent. The main buffet has everything you could wish for. There is a wide variety of salads, fruit, freshly baked pizza, pasta sauces cooked to your preference, hot and cold meats, as well as themed daily specialities. The only thing missing, in my opinion, was an ice-cream stand. There are 5 à la carte restaurants, which you can book up to 3 days in advance. Booking opens at 8:30, but it is better to wait until 9:00 when the queue has gone. The Brazilian and Mexican were great, but the Chinese was embarrassingly bad. There is a beach BBQ (which does superb chicken) and a 24 hour beach snack bar, so you won’t go hungry! There is no shortage of drinks either, from an array of cocktails to iced caramel mochas, bottled water and branded soft drinks.The staff are all friendly. The Animation Team work incredibly hard and give everything they have, 12 hours a day, from beach and poolside entertainment to evening shows. Full credit to them!The rooms are the one thing that is letting this hotel down. They need refurbishing (patio doors not locking, no plug in sink, mildew in shower, sometimes not receiving your full towel allocation, mediocre toiletries etc). However, the air con in the rooms is quiet, effective and complete with fan. The complex is regularly fumigated for mosquitoes, so no need to buy repellent!The weather was wonderful - 30⁰ every day. We had one tropical storm day, but that is what makes the island so lush. Would love to return here!
We visited this resort from September 22-29. There was a group of six girls from ages 16-65. The resort itself is nice enough. I’ve made a list of pros and cons from our experience.Pros:- The rooms are large and kept clean with the bar fridge stocked daily- Air conditioning works great- Lots of hot water for showers at different times throughout the day- The buffet has great food and a huge variety- The Mediterranean a la carte was very good- Beautiful beach and not too hard to find vacant loungers- Animation Team did some fun activities at the pool- Super nice waiter in the 24 hour snack bar- Morning pool guy was very friendly- Coco Bongo was excellent and I highly recommend this excursion!- Lots of opportunities to get photos taken with parrots, monkeys, snakes, etc.- The tube excursion and the parasailing were funCons- One of our rooms had cockroaches- Buffet was extremely hot any time of the day (but then again we were in Dominican so what do you expect)- Some of the animation team was very rude especially one of the girls. Chicken Legs was friendly and Johnny Bravo was friendly enough but made sure to let us know to mention him on Trip Advisor.- The bartender at the beach bar early in the morning was beyond rude. He made you feel like you were doing something wrong by asking for a Tea or a Hot Chocolate.- The absolute worst thing were the three days that the locals took over the resort and I mean they literally took over! Cutting in line at the buffet or beach snack bar. Impossible to get a lounger at the pool and lucky to get one at the beach. Total disregard for others. No towels available most of the time. I feel as though three full days were taken from my seven day vacation. - Other resorts have a foam party once a week. This place doesn’t and it was a chore to try to find out when it was. I believe it’s every 15 days or something like that.- Lots of vendors at the beach and you have to beat them down because their prices are ridiculous. If you tell them no they are pretty good with the exception of a few hair braiders.- Not a lot of English spoken and that wasn’t really the problem, the problem was there was no effort made to even try to understand what we were saying. If we make the effort to know some Spanish words then it seems only fair that the workers make an effort too.- Our room door wouldn’t lock unless it was slammed hard – the maids didn’t seem to care if the door was locked or not when they finished.- We did a Dune Buggy excursion which in my opinion sucked from beginning to end. They take you to a cave where the vendors are physically pushy and very rude. Totally uncomfortable situation!The front desk told us when we checked in it was $3 daily or $20 per week for use of the safe. We passed on this but came to realize that the safes worked anyway for free!It was an experience for sure but not one I’d repeat anytime soon!
Like any all inclusives, The Princess resort has its goods and bads. I'll start with what we(travelled as a couple) liked the most and read below for the bads.The animation is just fantastic. I mean, we are lucky enough to have travelled other resorts, but this team at the animation is the best we've seen so far. If you play the games or not, you will want to watch them, from streching to the ocean to arm strong at thr pool. It's non stop from morning to late at night. We seriously don't know how they keep going day after day with smiles on their faces. I always said that I will never write any names of the crew because I thought these reviews are tricked by staff when I read'em, but in this case, It's the exception. ==- Special thanks to -== "Speedy" Eddy, "Smily" Jerry the "Spiderman", Jonathan "Strong Denzel Washinton actor face" and "Sexy Wonder Woman" Rosa to bring people together. Animation, moe bien!!!We made new friends because of them. At night the animator is good too and games are funny where you can participate, which make the thing fun. They try very hard to please us and give the best of them for couple of bucks a month.Tourists and staffMajority of tourists are Russians and they know how to drink and party just like Canadians :) . People from Argentina, Brezil, Canada, Usa.. Its a good mix. The staff were all gentle. We didn't have any issues with any of them. We always tip 1$ after the buffet, 2$-3$ at restaurant and 2$ the cleaning room cleaner. Some tourists are topless(don't go if you will be offended) and it doesn't botter anyone out there. The resort is considered as a familly one, but majority was 20-50. Its a good place to party and disco is great too. Mix of spanish/russian and american hits playing. Its different, but good. Facilities;It's well made. Easy access to anything. Little train to bring you from lobby to the Gym, to rooms/beaches/restaurants. The rooms are not all the same. One afternoon it started raining and on the first floor, it started dripping inside. We were able to see that they previously try to fix it with glue on the celling... Nothing to fix these problems in my opinion. Anyways, they moved us 3rd floor and it was fine. Also, be aware that the conduits are full of molds. If you have bronchitis or breahting issues, bring your pumps/mucex. It's sad because this resort has a big potential.Food(the most important part)Bring your immodium folks and make sure you eat nothing that touched water(which is non-potable btw) or you will caugh something like I did. Make sure you eat only well cook chickend/turkey of beef. Immodium didn't work with this virus/bacteria. I had to go to clinic for ivy and meds. The food taste good as apposed to Cuba and Mexico. It's just that regulations from the cow/chicken in the fields to your plate are probably none. Cows on the streets are as skinny as a running dog... Our bodies are just not used to the local food. Nothing wrong, but use precaution. The problem is to find protein, energy level gets very low quickly if you don't eat rich protein meat. Thanks to the doctor at the clinic for helping us and others in the same situation. The meat... The meat in your plate will be the cheapest part of the animal, meaning the legs or something similar where its hard to chew on and lots of fat in other cases. If you want a good week there, bring you own food and drink bottle of water only.AlcoholLIquors are waterdown, which is ok as you will be drunk at 11am. What Russians do is to take pure alcohol glasses, mixed with nothing at 10am.. At 10pm they are still up but walks funny I have to say.. Man, they are machines. The beer, the Presidente is the best beer you can get on any all inclusive resorts in any country. It was also cold and you dont want to puke if it gets a bit warm like the Sol in Mexico or the Crystal in Cuba. Anyways, I always said Mexico should put Corona in their resort and lots of us will go Mexico just for this reason.Beach:Clean, warm and yesss nice waves, so bring a boogie board. They sell onsite 30$ us board where you can buy for 9,99$ at WalMart. You're call. Wifi:Only at the lobby and slow, real slow. They need a new IT consultanting company to bring better internet and get Internet to entire resort or create wifi spot. Like I said, this resort has the potential of being the destination in the dominicans, but it needs a mix of maintenance and tech upgrade. Wifi is a necessity. Its everywhere now, even when you are on vacation. Relaxing with Facebook on is the world we live on.
I visit the DR about 3 to 4 times a year. I love it . As this time i was travelling alone i decided to take a cheaper resort from those I am used to. I didn't regret it. The people here are younger and friendlier than in the pricier resort up the road. I had opted for the vip package so the room was great. The food was good and the overall level of cleanliness is ok. The only time i was reminded i am in a 3 Stars is when i go to the gym or when i am asked to pay for incidentals that are usually included in a higher standing resort. This resort was lot of fun !
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
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- Use of bicycles
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- 355 rooms in two 3-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 5 a la carte restaurants: (Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Brazilian, Dominican), dress code & reservations required
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- Snack bar
- 4 bars including Sports bar, Beach bar, Swim up bar and Lobby bar
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Caribe Club PrincessPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
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Playas de Bavaro, Punta Cana 23301 Dominican Republic
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