Casa Marina Beach Resort
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
This is the first resort that I can honestly say that I would go back to anytime. First, location location, location, it is in Sosua, about 30 minutes from Puerto Plata, 30 minutes from Cabarete Beach, Sosua is right outside the doors of the resort which is a safe community to walk around in and enjoy the shops. So in at Casa Marina, you can do all the excursions in Puerto Plata, have a community walking distance that you can browse through the local shops and culture. The resorts we seen (picking up on excursions) in Puerto Plata were mostly gated and you would have to take a taxi to get to the communities. Fantastic being this close to a community that you can explore and feel safe.The resort is not your typical 5 star, but it is extremely nice. Rooms were nothing fancy, but the beds were comfortable (double beds not queens), all rooms had great views of the water. We had a couple of problems with hot water and a lamp not working and it got fixed immediately. Pools, pools pools and more pools. If you are a pool person like me and my wife this resort fits the bill. 2 big pools, 2 smaller pools in the main court yards of the resort plus the 3 absolutely beautiful jacuzzi pools carved out of the lava rocks overlooking the ocean. Any pictures you see of these pools are exactly what you get, but it is even more amazing in person. The only downfall was there was no swim up bar, however there were lots of places to get your booze that was not to far from the pools.The food was excellent, but not as decadent as you would get as some other resorts. Food was well prepared, very fresh, vegetables were cooked just right. The buffet does get a little boring at times, even with the themes. The a la cartes we tried were Italian and Mexican, both excellent atmosphere, and the food definitely a step up from the buffet. I read in some reviews that the food was more similar to what you would expect in Cuba, and this would be an accurate assessment. If you get bored with the food, go into Sosua and there are some great places, like Jolly Rogers (which I understand is run by a Canadian).Buffet: this is off the ocean and you get to see the beach and hear the ocean waves when you eat. The front desk is very attentive and responds quickly to any of your needs, as mentioned problems were fixed immediately. Rooms also available as soon as we entered the resort.Staff is very helpful, we got lost finding our room, and a staff took our bags and showed us exactly where our room was. He did not hesitate to drop what he was doing to help us out.Drinks were excellent, and the staff experimented with new cocktails each day which was fun. Booze was always flowing :).I would recommend a 2nd or 3rd floor room. We were on the 4th floor and there were a lot of stairs without elevators. Any mobility issues you should get a ground floor room.We had a message and that was really nice having a message by the beach. Beach was very nice, actually 2 beaches, one had public access and the other was nice and private. Very nice surrounded by the lava rocks.Locals do not run through the resort while we were there.
The GoodThe beach was beautiful and the location was great. The staff was very friendly and professional in their work. The food was good and there was something for everyone. At every meal, meat, chicken, fish, and vegetarian dishes were served. If you like baseball, there is a baseball academy right across the street and the diamond was in use all day, every day when the infield was dry. The Front Desk staff were friendly and helpful.The BadFor an all inclusive resort, there turned out to be a lot of little things not included. If you wanted to use the in-room safe, you had to pay for it. Each room was allowed 30 minutes of wifi per week. That works out to about two minutes per person per day. If you wanted more, you had to pay for it. At check-in, the in-room fridge was stocked with 2 bottles of water, one Coke and one Sprite. That was it for the week. If you wanted more than that, you either bottled it yourself or you had to pay for it. If you were on the beach and wanted to use one of their beach umbrellas, you had to pay for it.The BadOur first room was right near the beach and overlooked one of the pools. At one point, our toilet overflowed and they said it was because we flushed toilet paper and the system cannot handle it. They actually expected us to leave feces covered toilet paper in an open waste basket in the bathroom until the maid came the next day. Fortunately, the air conditioning in the room gave up the ghost and we were moved to a newer room on the Reef side of the resort before this became a real issue.
i was travel on may 2016 this resort its was really big but rooms not really very clean and the food quality is low the check in front disk was really very slow , even you buying the room all inclusive ,but you still you have to pay of there a lot thing , with they mention not included your package , like wifi , and key for save box and even the umbrella on the beach you have to pay 5 $ for one time use .the food the food selection was very poor .
We have just returned from one week at the Casa Marina Beach and I wanted to do a short review. We flew down on an Air Canada Vacation (great price - disappointing in the rep from Air Canada and the service on "Rouge"). The resort was great - great food, great people, very relaxing and very hot. Room has suburb air conditioning and the maid service was great - clean towels, sheets, accessories every day by noon. Took a day trip out of the resort - through the resort planner - and it was lots of fun - great way to see the city - and a must do to the air tram to the top of the mountain - 880 meters - great view and lots to see. We had a pool view room, ground floor - and almost next door to the buffet (713). I would highly recommend this resort for a relaxing vacation - note though, ocean view rooms seem to have trees in front so the view is not all that good - we were 2 minutes from the beach. Book and enjoy.
my vacation at (casa marina )it was so beautiful I was there for 1 week the staff was unbelievable very professionalwith everybody there is one person that I will never forget Yaritza and her co worker's made my vacation a dream come true its a places that is very clean the food is greatand so are the peopleso yes I will be back to ( Casa Marina ) for the new years to have fun with them again!!!
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
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- Unlimited Domestic drinks from 10am-11pm
- House wine w/meals
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Use of bicycles
- Water aerobics
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 678 rooms in two 3-storey buildings
- 2 buffet restaurants
- 3 a la carte restaurants: Italian, Seafood and Mexican, dress code & reservations required
- 9 Bars
- 3 pools
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Internet (fee)
- Casino nearby
- Golf nearby
Hotel Rooms include:
- 2 double beds
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
- Balcony or patio
- Max occupancy 4 persons
- Oceanview Rooms also available
Kids Deals - UNDER 7 STAY, PLAY & EAT FREE (pay a special rate including airfare & transfers when sharing a room with 2 adults. Maximum 2 children.)
For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club from 10am-Noon & 3pm-5pm. Babysitting service available (fee).
Single Parent Offer - For single parents traveling with at least one child, pay the per person double rate and child pays special children's rate. Not combinable with child free offer. Inquire for details.
Honeymooners Bonus - Guaranteed upgrade to the next available room category, Fruit basket & bottle of rum in your room on arrival. Request at time of booking & proof of marriage within the last 6 months required at check-in.
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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Casa Marina Beach ResortSosua,Dominican Republic
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El Batey, Sosua Dominican Republic
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