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.
Everything was amazing no compleins and feel very satisfied with the reception guys Antonio computer doctor that help me always and yudy every body very nice smiling every body at this hotel was lovely people food very good
I was a little bit skeptical about this resort after reading the reviews, but now have no regrets about visiting! In a nutshell, pros are the food and drink, the clean rooms, the ease of scheduling excursions, and the wonderful staff. The only major con: the WiFi was virtually inaccessible.Food, Drink, and Wait Staff:Unlimited drinks was awesome, though you did get tired of the same sweet cocktails after a few days. The local specialty, mama juana, was very pleasant. You could also order coffees and juices at the bar. The bartenders I saw the most, Juan and Francesco, were all smiles, and patient/willing to correct our hilarious attempts to order in Spanish (they understood English perfectly well, we just ordered in Spanish for fun). The buffet was rather grandiose! Entrees were easily accessible at the centre of the room, surrounded by salad bars, breads, and desserts at the far end of the room. There was a chef at the centre of the entrees, if you wished to order a fresh omelette for breakfast or pasta/steak for lunch/dinner. Some complained of illness, though I ask you to consider it not being the food itself — the staff always handled things with attention to hygiene — but the fact that hundreds of people with unwashed hands were constantly grabbing ladles and tongs, dropping them in the foods themselves, coughing, sneezing and what have you. This doesn't even include the fact that whenever I change my dog's food, she'll have runny stools for a week; I think the same holds true for humans when we travel far from our homes and adapt to completely new diets. So sure, I had a couple of days of diarrhea, but I strongly believe the food was produced in the most hygienic manner, and the antibiotics I brought with me took care of that rather quickly. Get vaccinated before you go, people!I highly recommend the specialty restaurants, which require reservations in the morning. Mexican is incredibly filling, with a chili and nacho bar with authentic (to me, at least!) pico de gallo and guacamole and chips. The Italian restaurant also has a buffet table with cheeses, cold cuts, smoked fish and olives. The French/Gourmet restaurant has no buffet table. All three restaurants have spectacular multi-course meals, though you should note that the menus can at times be unclear about which items cannot be ordered together. So, at the Italian restaurant, obviously you can't order two entrees like a pizza and a pasta, but apparently you couldn't order a pizza with a garnish i.e. side dish, which was a little confusing. Waiters and waitresses have limited but absolutely working English capability in various degrees. Like I said, it was fun for my spouse and I attempting to order in Spanish, but we could revert to English whenever necessary and be understood with little difficulty. Some complained that the staff don't know English; they know enough to get by, so don't be condescending if they don't get it on the first try. They do wish to serve you, and just as at home, being an entitled patron to your server only begets more frustration. Rooms:Our room was always cleaned so quickly! Bottles of water were provided regularly for safe toothbrushing and general consumption. On the first day, on the advice of a friend who frequented the Dominican Republic, we brought a little gift of school supplies for the maid. She was over the moon when we gave it to her, and even though we only left a tip every other day, we were well cared for and greeted very happily whenever we saw her. You could tell she paid attention to the way we used the room and adjusted her cleanings accordingly. No stolen possessions, either! We did rent the safe - $10 USD at the time of writing), but on the occasion that we had to leave some valuables out they were never disturbed. The AC worked very well and we enjoyed watching TV when we were too lazy to go anywhere. Because of the humidity of the country, our sheets and possessions, though clean, often smelled and felt damp. If I could recommend the installation of dehumidifiers in the buildings I think that would enhance the experience for everyone staying at the resort and prevent accumulation of mould.Downsides:As I mentioned before, the WiFi worked very poorly during our stay. I was dismayed at not being able to complete some schoolwork while I was gone due to lack of access. Anything beyond newsfeeds, Gmail (in HTML format!), and if you were lucky, Facebook scrolling, was simply not possible. And as a millennial I was obviously peeved that I couldn't log into Pokémon GO and see what was available in the country! This was the same case almost everywhere: the bus taking us to Saona, the WiFi on the island itself, and other common areas advertising WiFi. Your mileage will vary. If you happen to need regular Internet access, sadly this will not be the place for you. Miscellaneous:If you are to travel to Vista Sol, you would do best to make arrangements through an airline or other vacationing company which has a representative staffed part-time at the resort. We travelled directly with Sunwing, and our Sunwing/Nexus Tours representative, Julien, was available for a few hours almost everyday in person to answer our many questions, help us book excursions, and reassure us of any concerns. He was never pushy, and infinitely patient. Having someone to regularly call upon for help, either in person or over the phone, provided incredible peace of mind during our stay. Other people we met at the resort were not so lucky; the main instance coming to mind is a French friend we made who paid 1.5-2x as much for excursions as we did, and did not have regular access to her airline representative. She was essentially left to fend for herself for two weeks. I have little basis for this claim, but if you are European, do make sure to do all dealings in USD, not Euros, and have an understanding of the exchange rate. Book with an airline that has accessible staff! It is totally worth it for you, your sanity, and your wallet.Other excursions can be booked through the resort. Something simple, like taking a free bus to the nearby shopping centres, is a cool perk. Other excursions may be risky in that you may have to sign a waiver regarding health and safety, so stick to booking with your Nexus Tours/etc. representative, who can guarantee your safety and handle excursion cancellations with proper notice. Overall: 4/5 stars, wonderful atmosphere, clean facilities, accommodating staff, and delicious food and drink. Rooms could be less humid but at least the air conditioning works well! You may wish to book all-inclusive, but everyone's experiences are different. Tip as you see fit, more so to bus drivers, maids, and bartenders. Don't rely on the WiFi for anything (can't comment on the premium WiFi, ~$10/day or less with more days). Any reasonable person will retain happy memories of their sojourn at the Vista Sol.
This was our third visit to Vista Sol and I can't say enough about the Management and Staff. We were treated like royalty and all our expectations were met. We have watched the improvement made at this resort over the last three years and are deeply impressed. The goal of this hotel is excellent service and in our case we had above and beyond expectations. Alfredo and Antonio, Management at this resort gave excellent service and made our vacation truly wonderful.The hotel lobby and new patio are an excellent place to meet other guests.This resort offers excellent value and they are striving to meet their customers demands, go there with an open mind, disregard negative reports and enjoy your vacation. We will be returning there again with some of our family.
Resort was very clean. Food was good . It was a very quiet resort I prefer a lot busier resort. but each to their own.found what people said reading reviews entertainment starting to late at nightdid find out of all the resorts that I have visited staff did expect tip i.e. the female waitresses in the restaurant . which if I get good service I tip very well (NoT IF IT IS EXPECTED AGAIN FEMALE WAITRESSES IN MAIN RESTAURANT) These people which I am going to mention really stood out . they really made resort cooks in omelette station main restaurant as well as cooks at lunch station and cook,s supper station front desk staff read reviews than front staff was not friendly SO NOT TRUE . They were wonderful5 stars and more. it.s all about our attitude you get what you put out we are in there Country and we should treat them with respect.here Pool Staff who really stood out LENNY SUNTAN thank you so much for trying to teach me to dance do not remember Lenny coworkers name but they were all really fun and kind.so here are the names of people who really stood out in no particular order sorry for posting this so late. SANTO CARDERO ,JOSE,LUIS,GUZMAN YUDI URENO GINA MARTINEZ AND LENNY SUNNA AND HIS CREW These people really stood out . all in all resort was great and believe I am very hard to please
The Resort was lovely, my room accommodations were just right for my traveling companions. We had a ball with the staff, especially the entertainment Lenny Santana, Francisco Soriano, and Pedro ?. The shows were entertaining and engaging. The guys really knew how to keep the party going after the shows in the Disco. Overall Blast!!
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
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- 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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Vista Sol Punta CanaPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
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Av Alemania s/n El Cortecito, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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