Casa Marina Beach Resort
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We wanted to get away from the snow and cold, so decided to return to Casa Marina Reef for my 2nd visit.As the first visit had a great time again this time. The whole purpose of this trip was to relax and enjoy our time away which we were able to do 100%. We decided to not do the renovated room this time, that was a poor decision on our part ☹️. Non-renovated rooms were not the ideal but served their purpose as little time was spent in the rooms. I would suggest to go with the renovated room the shower alone is worth the extra charge.The resort staff make your staff an enjoyable holiday. They do their best to include everyone, if you want to have fun you just need to participate in the games and events.Isasa, Luis (hot chocolate) and Gabriel were the ones that stood out the most to us. But along with saying that all the pool staff seemed to enjoy their jobs. They always had smiles on their faces and were super friendly 😀. All the staff work long hours to make your vacation a pleasant one so enjoy and have fun.We will absolutely return again! Thanks
We were wondering whether we should we go on a vacation during the Christmas break. The prices were not especially attractive and oddly enough we were comparing Barceló Karmina, a 5-star resort in Manzanillo with this 3-star resort. We have lost taste for all inclusive resorts where there is not much to do but eat and drink. We chose Casa Marina Beach because there are two reefs about 300m from the beach. In addition, there are two beaches on each side of the resort (one is the public beach, Alicia), which are bigger than the one in front of the Barceló. We booked two rooms, because they were affordable. We were the only ones to be driven from the airport there – this felt very strange as if we had made a mistake. The check-in was fast. We were given rooms in Casa Marina Reef. It has rooms of both sides of a hallway and it is quite noisy because the long hallway propagates the sound very well. I could hear people returning to their rooms in the early hours. (See my pictures to find how to recognize Casa Marina Reef (buildings 21 to 27) from Casa Marina Beach (buildings 1 to 11), apart from using a map.) Both parts of the resort are beautiful, but the grounds seem small compared to the resorts we have been before. Since we had booked our rooms for Casa Marina Beach and it seemed wider and newer we asked to be moved there. Of course, there were no rooms available that evening (they were having “renovation” in Casa Marina Beach, so every day new rooms were made available). The next day we talked to our Sunwing representative and she was told the same, so we were moved to Casa Marina Beach on our third day. The rooms there have very few but modern furniture pieces and are wider than Casa Marina Reef. Then a sleepless night followed because of room, which was not entirely ready to be made available to tourists. (See pictures.) In short when we went to our new room there was no cold water. I asked for the plumber and he turned on the cold water somewhere in the building and left. It was after 6pm. Slowly but surely cold water started dripping from the ceiling in the closet, behind the closet wall and from the waterline to the toilet tank (despite that we closed the water to this tank). From the closet the water was seeping in the room and bathroom. We called and went to the reception numerous times. Every time they promised to send someone to fix it but no one came. We found some brooms and swept away the water a few times during the night. On the next day we had a very serious talk with the reception manager and were moved to another room in the afternoon. From all this high humidity one of our water cameras, which we opened to charge it during that infamous night, accumulated enough water condensation to short circuit and stop functioning. We are devastated.The renovation seemed to be happening to the units close to the water front. There, they put recessed pot lights, new bathroom fixtures and a few wood decorative panels. However, the rest of the rooms were just painted and left with signs of poor cleaning. For example they did not clean the bathtubs inside and out as they are supposed to be (see pictures). Also there were cracks in the bathroom tiles after the “renovation” was done. The rooms in Casa Marina Reef (2202 and 2204) were cleaner than Casa Marina Beach (931 and 932). Some of the furniture was not covered when the rooms were sprayed with paint so there were paint specks on them. This is so simple to prevent!The food was good enough for us. We always found something to eat during breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Christmas Eve dinner (Noche buena) had way more items than usual and the waiters were making sure to remove the plates asap and prepare tables for the new customers. Many people were working that night and making sure that we were having a good time! From the specialty restaurants we liked both the Mexican and the Italian and did not like the seafood one. The choice of alcohol drinks was somewhat on the lower side, but that goes along with the hotel rating.We did not watch or participate in the organized entertainment. The animation team doubling as dancers in the night did not seem to be doing a good job in the night shows. There were always beach towels and chairs even around Christmas! I liked the Alicia beach more, because it is wider and can accommodate more people.We went to this resort because of close proximity to Snorkeling spots. It was a good decision that we brought our own gear. The Water Sports were completely closed due to the renovation and there were no kayaks, pedal boats, etc made available to the tourists. There are two reefs in close proximity to this resort. Looking towards the ocean if you go to the right along a pathway and continue until the guards allow you to, you will see a spot with many catamarans and boats. This is the “Three Rocks” snorkeling spot. Start swimming from the beach and you will get there soon. The second one is in Sosua Bay, which can be reached by swimming through the ocean or on foot in 10 minutes from the lobby. The snorkeling spot is in the middle of the bay (look for the catamarans). The water in both locations was not crystal clear and there is less fish biodiversity than around Maui, but still good enough to make me want to explore them. Now looking to our underwater pictures I am amazed how many species we saw.Disco – every night between 11pm and 1am there was a Disco in a multipurpose CLEAN building. (I think that there during the day they sell time shares.) The music was various. By the way, no one bothered me with time shares. If you go to Sosua Bay there are all kinds of peddlers and everybody is trying to sell you something. They soon understand that you are not interested and leave you alone. The atmosphere in this hotel is different. I suspect that because of its 3-stars the North Americans believe that it is not good enough and do not visit it. There are people mostly from Europe, which do not go to bed at 8-9pm. For a first time in my all-inclusive experience I see the specialty restaurants accepting patrons after 9pm! This way, more people can have access to them and enjoy their food. There is life in this resort. People are sitting and talking on the numerous benches and tables close to the ocean (Casa Marina Reef part of the resort) after midnight, enjoying the warm nights. It is not a desolate resort in the night, where one can see only the guards outside. It is quiet too. I have not heard drunkards shouting/singing (bear in mind that our rooms were far from the ocean). One thing I notice though, there are a lot of Russians which listen to loud Russian music during the day on the beach or in the buffet.Special thanks to the reception manager that kept his word and provided us with a new room close to our other room and to the cleaning ladies that put room 837 in order on a short notice.
We went down for a vacation with our 8 year old daughter for the first time. I wish we had of checked into the “ family” aspect more for this resort. The pools were way too deep for her, she spent most of the time in the kiddie pool. They didn’t really do much for the kids. The nightlife seemed pretty good though, never got to experience it though 😊
This resort is located in the north coast of the Dominican Republic, close to Puerto Plata. Regrettably our experience was not too good. First of all, they sold us a double room to be used as a quadruple, with 2 queen size beds. At the moment of the reservation we highlighted that we would have joined the hotel with an old lady and a person with limited motoric capacity. The room would not fit for four people. Too small, although it is clear that rooms have been refurbished and renovated recently. They should have advised and we would have reserved 2 separate rooms. The pools are nice, the staff is friendly, the night time entertainment quite good. The buffet restaurant is not bad, food is generally tasty but I can't absolutely understand their policy of not servicing wines during lunch. We have spent vacations in Dominican Republic in at least 20 resorts, from the cheapest 2 stars to luxury ones and wine was always available. This is really disappointing. A-la-carte restaurants are above average. The beach is generally clean, do not expect white sand and crystal clear water, since the sea is really rough here but it has its appeal, I can't deny it.Summarizing, they must learn to take advantage of the resources that this structure indeed owns because for the time being there are too weak points that make me impossible to recommend this hotel, at least at the price we have paid.Last but not least, we are in 2018, come on, it is ridiculous that wifi is charged (high tariffs!) separately.
it wass the best vacation ever! i was loving the animation with isaac at the swimming pool, and he was really dynamic and rather cute😛😉 this resort have all what u need, go at this place and for sure u will never regret!🙌🏼
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- 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
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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