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Vista Sol Punta Cana

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Our Opinion
A 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.
Overview
Set on a superb beach with easy access to the local shops, restaurants and bars of El Cortecito, Vista Sol Punta Cana offers a vast array of activities and facilities in a relaxed atmosphere.

Location: On Cortecito Beach, 60 minute drive to the nearest town of Higuey, 20 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • miazhou123 : Norwich, Connecticut
Not worth a 4 star, I would give a 2.5

Terrible service!! Most of the staffs with poker face and seem not willing to work when we ask for something or questions!! Especially the lady in charge of the beach towel. We said "hi" "hola" several times and she finally looked up from her cellphone with an unhappy face like we were bothering her. The guy in check in also not nice. No welcoming, no smile, no introducing about the hotel. We found that there's no internet in the room and went back to ask him. He brought us to a machine and hit the "English " button and left. We have a sea view room on the ground floor. Room is outdated and stink. Only water in the room. Food is terrible. Resort is small and old. We are still in here and leaving Saturday. Can't wait to get out of this resort!! If you want a nice vacation, I highly recommend Cancun! This is my first time in DR and will be the last time. Never come back.

  • Liang H : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Great stay

We had a good time at vista sol. The beach and ground are one of the most beautiful we'd been. Walk along the beach north and south you will find vista sol has the best beach. Wide, soft white sand, well maintained and clean. Mix of shade and sun. The beach area is our most visited place, with several volleyball and soccer fields, mini club etc, it still doesn't feel crowded. The pools are nice, I saw staff doing cleaning early in the morning daily, the main pool is packed with activities in the afternoon. We were lucky to have foam party twice during our stay (extra one being St Patrick day party), kid can't have enough. The entertainment staff are great and really try hard.Rooms are ok. Be aware the air condition only starts when balcony door is completely locked. The bathtub comes with half door to prevent water from spreading outside, you have to push that door towards the bathtub. Some thing we learned, not a great design.Comes to food, lots of choices at buffet, you will always find something to eat. If you had been other similar resorts in Caribbean, the food standard is totally acceptable here. We like the fresh made pasta, delicious! Kudos to pasta chef, full of energy and he smiles at you. One thing to say to visitors, please do not waste food we have seen Juice and whole plate of food left at table without even being touched.We had been to evening show twice, Michael Jackson and Circus show, both really good. The dancers are full of talent. If we come again, the reasons to choose vista sol are: beach, pool, staff. Things to improve are: wifi, more seafood choices, bathroom.Overall I recommend this resort.

  • debirip : Ottawa, Canada
Nice vacation!

We were there from March 5 to 12, 2017 and didn't have the best weather. No one can be faulted for Mother Nature so we made the best of it. Our tour guides, Charlot and Ricky were fun and informative. We had booked a suite and were therefore members of the "Gold Club". This perk gave us a private beach where we could get chairs by the ocean otherwise there were none to be found throughout the resort There were signs everywhere stating that you can't reserve lounge chairs but they were all gone by 8am! Our room was nice and clean but smelled of mildew. Pillows and bed were uncomfortable. We were surprised at the number of staff that could not speak English so we did a lot of charades and brushed up on our basic Spanish. Louisa from the main dining room was delightful but we found the rest of the staff cold including front desk. Beach was beautiful and the sand ticks loved us!We expected begging outside of the hotel but it was more than we would have liked.Overall though, we are glad we went but not sure we would go back. Perhaps another island next time.

  • SaintJohnSunlover : Saint John
"Wonderful Vacation"

My sister and I went to the Vista Sol for our second time on Feb 19th for 2 weeks. We flew Sunwing and arrived at the resort around 3:30 pm. We were greeted with smiles and given a room on the second floor in the building I had requested. The room was beautiful and clean. Nice bathroom and we found the beds firm but comfortable as were the pillows. The air conditioning worked great and we had no issues at all with the room. The maids came and cleaned our room every morning and did a wonderful job. Remember to leave them a tip....they work hard.The grounds are beautiful and very well kept. They have added a few extras in the last year such as sun beds and new furniture up by the lobby which was very nice. The beach is beautiful. There are plenty of trees if you prefer shade and lots of beach if you want full sun. We had a few mornings that we had trouble finding chairs as they were all empty but covered with towels. People put towels on the chairs then sit at the pool. It's frustrating but not much can be done about it. This happens at every resort. There is a bar on the beach and the bar tenders are great. They will know and remember what you are drinking the first day. We had great service at every bar and at every restaurant. The staff were wonderful and friendly to us. The only big negative I could say would be at supper when I like a glass of white wine. I couldn't drink it. It comes in a white jug that resembles a bottle of javex and was horrible. This didn't sway me though.....we walked up the road to the market (only 10 min) and bought a bunch of wine.....problem solved :) The animation team are all wonderful and there are lots of activities all day long that you can participate in. They start in the morning at the beach and late afternoon move to the main pool. We did the painting on Saturday and had a great time with it. The entire staff at the resort were very friendly, from the front desk to the maintenance to security. Remember that how you treat people is how you will be treated. These people work long hard days in the heat to make your vacation a great one so give a smile and an Hola.....it will go a long way....The food was alright. The chicken is delicious and we loved the Italian restaurant the best. I'm not a mexican food fan myself so that wasn't my favorite but other people me met there loved it. I don't have much of an appetite in the heat. We went to the beach snack bar a few times. I liked the pizza and loved the soft ice cream machine.....Will I go back? I sure will.....I am booked for 2 weeks on April 23rd and have already put in my request for building 2. Not everyone likes this building as it is a bit loud in the afternoons with the entertainment but I love it!!!!I look forward to seeing everyone again....See you soon!!!Cheers

  • FredFarfarkle : London, Ontario
We had a great time!

We were three couples (aged 57-60) staying March 12-19. This was my 4th trip to the DR and 3rd time at Bavaro Beach. We booked this hotel with a little trepidation given some of the reviews but I know some people just like to complain. We prefer to have a good time and we did just that. We had booked 3 swim up rooms but they were not available when we arrived. Not a great start. However, they upgraded us to Ocean View rooms and we were delighted with the result. Had I known, I would have picked ocean view from the start.About the buffet food. This seems to be where most criticism falls. People have to realize that the DR seems to attract guests from all over the world and they try to please everyone's tastes. It's a smaller resort so, yes, the choices were limited, but we always managed to find enough good tasting food to keep us happy. The Mexican restaurant was outstanding. We went twice. (Best tequila ever)The Italian restaurant was also very good.I would not recommend the Gourmet restaurant. The service was not well coordinated so we were sitting around waiting for far too long. Food was only so-so.We found the staff very pleasant. Yes, there are language barriers but I have always found this to be the case in the DR. We did not experience any of the rudeness mentioned in other reviews. Beautiful smiles when you say "Hola".We stayed mostly by the main pool. There were lots of activities but it never got too loud.Wednesday is the foam party. Do Not Miss It! Tremendous fun!!!The beach is among the finest in the Caribbean. Most of the people spent mornings and early afternoons there and came back to the pool around 3:00. Lots of loungers available.The flea market down the beach was a lot of fun. All the vendors are a bit pushy but polite. We got some tremendous deals on oil paintings. We got two large paintings on different dates. The initial asking price of the largest one (4' by 6') was $200 (US) we got it for $80. My wife is a genius at haggling.Overall, we had a great time. It's not 5 star but it's one of the less expensive places on Bavaro beach

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Welcome drink
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited domestic drinks
  • Deposit required for non-motorized watersports:
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • 13-hole mini-golf
  • Daytime tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Table tennis
  • Darts
  • 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)
  • Casino
  • Pools
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Mini-golf
  • Fitness centre
  • Shopping on-site
  • Hair salon
  • Massage services (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • WiFi in lobby
  • Children's playground
  • Golf nearby
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 2 double beds or 1 double and 1 twin bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
Junior Suites
  • Same as above but with 1 king bed, Jacuzzi and a large balcony with sea view. Max occupancy 2 adults.
Kids Deals - Under 13 stay and eat free when sharing a room and existing bedding with adults; pay a special rate including airfare and transfers. Max 1 child. Special discounted rates available for 2nd child.

For the Kids - Kids' Club for ages 4 to 12, Children's pools and  Babysitting available for a fee. 
Honeymoon Special Available!

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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  • Vista Sol Punta Cana
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Vista Sol Punta Cana
Av Alemania s/n El Cortecito, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000 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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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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