Vista Sol Punta Cana
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Our OpinionA decent resort for those looking for great value. While the quality and array of amenities aren't as comparable to those of other luxury resorts, you do get good value in what you pay for. There are decent options with regards to food and beverages. However, if you are looking for a place that offers better choice and quality, it's best to look at other options.
Location: On Cortecito Beach, 60 minute drive to the nearest town of Higuey, 20 minutes from the airport.
Arrived at Vista Sol Punta Cana with a little hesitation as the reviews were varied. This was a trip given to me as a time share bonus trip so I had little control over the accommodations. Upon arrival everything was handled quickly and professionally. The grounds were beautiful. Our junior suite was in the VIP section with a beautiful ocean view and a lovely ample size lani to enjoy with 2 chair, table plus a lounge. Our room was modern and appeared more recently updated with a refrigerator stocked with beverages, coffee maker and a complimentary bottle of rum❤️. Television has some intermittent connection challenges with static but maintenance did check it out but not much improvement ... Bathroom is large with double sinks and a walk in rain head shower.. Lighting in the bathroom is poor for make-up application. There is a make- up mirror, however it is not lit so this does not solve the problem. There is ample room for storage however we had to juggle plugs for charging electric items and I do travel with a great gadget that you can plug 4 items into once it is plugged into the outlet so we were all set.You will need to rent a portable WiFi. I brought mine from the USA but didn’t work International. Now the bed!! The bed is just way to hard!!! Firm is good but sleeping equivalent to the floor is not okay !! The housekeeper kindly got us some blankets to but under the mattress pad to try, she had no idea how hard the bed was and we just all had a big laugh !!!First night was Buffet for dinner as we missed the speciality Restuarant sign-ups. I knew there were a lot of families so I told my dtr let’s eat early before the Buffet was attack!! Many selections and nicely presented. The beef was tough...Chicken was good... Fish appeared over cooked. They had a “to order pasta station” which appeared popular and a simple salad bar. We found the vegetables and the soup the best! Abundant delish fruit and desserts . We have now dined Italian and Mexican as well and although not to my usual style, I understand that this is the flare the DR puts on this style of cooking and you go with the flow... Drink some more shots of mamajuana and have fun!!Breakfast has omelet station, pancakes, sausages, potatoes, cereals of every kind, breads, meats, vegetables, croissant , etc...We enjoyed the breakfast buffet.Lunch was similar to dinner Buffet.... also there is a snack shack with hamburgers and hotdogs and piazza which we walked past.Our hotel location is great!! We don’t have any problem with beach vendors . There is security at all times on the beach. Beach lounge chairs or cabana beds available in abundance. The beach and water is absolutely breathtaking. We walked the beach twice so far ( we still have 7 days ) yes, lots of vendors , but you learn how to walk away and say No with a little flirt!! Do bring bug repellent with DEET.. they love us! Didn’t see any mosquitos but got some bad bites before we got our repellent on. So far enjoying our adventure here... more to come❤️
Traveled with friends and family in the beginning of January. Was totally pleased with the Resort. Despite the negative reviews we found.There were 3 large pools on the resort although we mainly stayed in the pool near Build 10. The pools were never crowded and there was plenty of seats for our group. The pools were well maintained and cleaned daily.The Beach was fantastic. It was well groomed each day and there was plenty of loungers and great shade and sun locations to suit any need. We had so much fun playing in the water. Yes - there are people that walk the beach to sell you stuff, but a polite No Thank You was enough to send them away. No bother. The food was typical all-inclusive fare. Great selection and something for everyone. We tried all 4 a la cartes. Food was good. My only comment is that the main dining room does not have enough wait staff to serve guests drinks during the meals. But it was not much trouble to get what you needed.The entertainment was mostly mediocre - however, the Michael Jackson show and the Circus show were fantastic. The rooms were nice and clean. The Staff were great. As usual, being friendly with the Staff helped bridge any language barriers. And when we wanted to learn new Spanish words the staff were very helpful.We would go back in a heart beat.
The resort complies with everything what is expected from an all inclusive 4 star family resort. Excellent facilities, beautiful renovated spacious rooms (we took an ocean front junior suite), excellent new facilities (gym + spa + several lounge beds at the beach + pools). The food at the 4 theme restaurants is good, but do not order wine included (horrible), unless you choose from the wine menu and pay extra for it. The quality of the food in the main restaurant next to the lobby is average to poor, and its variety is poor. This should be worked upon because the food in other resorts is much better. The coffee is horrible, except for the lobby bar. Animation was OK; value for money, but not more than that. The staff was in general very kind, but if you ask for something a bit out of the ordinary, it gets complicated for the operational staff and everything must be consulted with the superiors, which might be a nuicance sometimes. Excellent cleaning. Mobile WIFI is a good idea, but the connection is irregular and slow, and the complementary cost of 40$/ week should be included for Club VIP members. The battery life of the WIFI is less than a day. We suffered an incident with our return transfer to SDQ airport, which was "forgotten" and had to be resolved last minute. The beach is the best: paradise on earth.
The a la cartes were ridiculously understaffed, our glasses were left empty for 20 minutes at a time and many of us received wrong orders. We attended each a la carte. Wifi is very very bad compared to a resort in Puerto Plata that I went to last year. The rooms are nice besides a sheet of nearly transparent material separating the bathroom from the bedroom, which allows anyone from the bedroom to watch a person showering and washing themselves. If you book this vacation, expect to be constantly bombarded with staff (who should be stationed elsewhere) trying to sell you things; they are willing to interrupt conversations, pull you aside and do not give up begging. We found that this made for an unpleasureable experience, while this is supposed to be a relaxing trip, you cannot avoid this. The pools are nice and large, it is generally not overcrowded. The buffet offers nearly the same food each night which is simply mediocre. The rooms are cleaned nicely. Strangers will steal your towel if they have lost their towel card, causing you to have to pay for not keeping an eye on it 100% of the time. The resort is desperate to make as much money as possible so prepare for relentless employees. Not going back.
Our room was perfect, First night no hot water but rectified quickly, Buffet was great. Ala carte not so much,Drinks were amazing last day ruined by being followed and felt pushed to meet with internaltional vacation sellers.
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- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Welcome drink
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- Unlimited domestic drinks
- Deposit required for non-motorized watersports:
- 13-hole mini-golf
- Daytime tennis
- Table tennis
- Use of fitness centre
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 471 rooms
- Restaurants including 3 a la carte (Gourmet, Italian and Mexican)
- Grill restaurant
- Snack bar
- 6 bars including Lobby bar, 2 pool bars, Beach bar and Theatre bar
- Disco (drinks extra)
- 2 tennis courts
- Fitness centre
- Shopping on-site
- Hair salon
- Massage services (fee)
- Internet access (fee)
- WiFi in lobby
- Children's playground
- Golf nearby
- 2 double beds or 1 double and 1 twin bed
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
- Max occupancy 3 persons
- Same as above but with 1 king bed, Jacuzzi and a large balcony with sea view. Max occupancy 2 adults.
For the Kids - Kids' Club for ages 4 to 12, Children's pools and Babysitting available for a fee.
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Resort Location Map
Vista Sol Punta CanaPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
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Av Alemania s/n El Cortecito, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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