Casa Marina Beach Resort
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I loved the resort! It was so beautiful! I had an amazing trip with great people! Pool: always plenty of chairs, and well kept, we stayed mostly at the pool area. Rooms: very clean and spacious, we had a great room.Entertainment Team -- thank you for a great week, a very hard working group of people . thanks olvis Everyone was extremely friendly and they always made sure we were having a great time! They always have a smile on their faces and are so much fun!! I loved them!!
Casa Marina Beach Resort is exactly what it claims to be, a 3 star resort in the Dominican Republic. If you want a slightly more authentic Dominican experience, Casa Marina is a good choice. It's located in Sosua and easily accessible from the resort so you can grab authentic food instead of resort food if wanted. You also drive through a little more of the country where there's more to see. THE PROSFrom the moment we got there staff was very accommodating. We requested two beds in a building further away from the noise and on the third floor. That's exactly what we got. We were in the last building room 135. All the staff we had any interactions with were very friendly, polite and helpful. There was at least 3 areas we were able to use wifi, the lobby, snack bar and far beach. It wasn't perfect, but we were able to connect each day at some point. The beaches were nice and although people "held" chairs, I think the longest we had to sit on our towels without chairs was about 20 minutes. The pools and jacuzzis were well maintained (although the jacuzzi's are not heated like we assumed.) The towels are also large and thick. The A La Carte restaurants were very good, especially the Mexican one. I think we could have eaten there every night if were had been allowed to! THE CONSAgain, I'm going to say, this is a 3 star resort. That being said, the resort feels like a 3 star. It's shabby, and run down. Our room had white walls with no decor, and oddly there wasn't a peep hole in the door. The towels and bedding all had small stains or tears somewhere. Although housekeeping came in daily and mopped the floor, we still had to dust off our feet when getting into bed. There was also some problems with the power, when the lights and all would simply turn off, mostly it was just momentarily but a couple times it was off for at least 1/2 hour. The toilets had to be flushed multiple times in order to flush fully. Now in saying all of this, keep in mind this is the Dominican Republic, it's not Canada or the USA, conditions are different there. As far as food goes, the selection was limited, however over the 7 days there was always something we could find to eat. At lunch and dinner the bread rolls are great. A little more selection would have been nice, and nothing was really gross, just not my taste.
I spend one week at Casa Marina with my family . I would say that the resort met my expectations, for the most part.The food was very good. The variety at the main buffet restaurant near the beach was better them what you would see in Cuba, where I have gone for the last few years. They often had different themes for each dinner. I also tried all 3 a la cartes and they were also very good and had several entrees to chose from. The selections are not recycled buffet food. The beach was damaged during a recent storm and was closed for last few days of my trip. The time I did spend in the ocean I found it to have an undertow and gets deep quick so I would not recommend it for small children.The Wi-Fi, although free, is very spotty Your best bets are near the lobby or the buffet. You can connect to the router easy enough but you will need to connect via an online portal that is often down.My room was in the " reef" section of the resort, which are the two buildings closest to the lobby around the main pool. I would STRONGLY suggest that you avoid these two buildings. The room entrances are located from a long hallway to the interior of the structure. This long hallway creates an "echo chamber" which would cause you to be awaken multiple times per night. If its not the partygoers coming back from the disco at 2 am, its the earlyrisers at 730am. Avoid these building and request the "beach" section.There is no kids club which I found odd but they do have kids program which is somewhat disorganized. They kind of just round of the children and plays games wherever.
As long as you keep the rating in mind (3.5 star), you will be happy with the Casa Marina. It has a unique layout, with much of it on a reef and parts of it on a stretch of beach. Highs: Great food for a 3.5- The pork was some of the best I've ever had and the pineapple was perfect. The selection is limited though so be prepared for that. The buffet nearest to reception didn't have icecream until our last day so if that is going to be a permanent addition to that restaurant then the 2 buffets are identical. Buffet Staff: the were excellent. The best of the resort for sure. It is also worth noting the front desk staff was also excellent.Very professional, and helpful (our flight was delayed 7 hours and they were great to inform me of changes as soon as they recognized my face coming back for an update)Nice Mix: plenty of pools (1 loud/sports, 1 quiet but large, 1 smaller and very quiet, 3 jacuzzies by the ocean), 2 beaches to choose from (more details below), 3 ala cartes (although 2 of them are in the same area-just different menus), plenty of barsDrinks: BM's and PC's in slushy machines- really quick fort the kids (non alc- they mixed the alc ones), water stations throughout. I've been to 4.5's with worse drinksRight in town: I really like being able to go into the town and it is extremely easy hereBeds: Very good, not your typical tropical impossible to get comfy on kind of bedLows:Maintenance: about what you would expect for a budget resort but I still wanted to point it out. You'll see plenty of pictures from the various fussy people who write reviews Beach by the end: day 4 we had an enormous storm that almost destroyed the main beach. It was bad. Even some of the steps collapsed and fell in. The good news is that is there is still some sand on the far end of the beach and I think the approach will now be better for kids so the undertow probably won't be very bad. The Playa Ailicia on the far side of the resort took a huge beating as well but it was so deep that you won't notice much of change. It has plenty of sand left for sure. Most staff: They reminded more of what to expect in say Cayo Santa Maria as opposed to Punta Cana. They do the absolute bare minimums to not be fired. The bartenders seemed angry to be at work for the most part. They all need to spend some time watching the buffet staff (especially the ones near the lobby) if they want to earn some more tips. 3 notes that are not related to the resort:1) Be sure to go to Sosua Beach. It is about 700 meters from the resort and has great snorkeling off the shore. The middle of the beach straight out about 60 meters seemed really good. BUT be very ready for the agressive vendor gauntlet. There were 2 guys that were WAY too over the top and followed us a good 600 meters annoying us/bullying us into day trips. The lowlight of a great week for sure. I haven't even been that bothered in Ocho Rios and I thought that was bad. 99 percent of the time I love chatting with the vendors but not here. 2) avoid Sunwing. They have gone down hill so bad I can't see myself going with them again. Zero food. Lies about carry ons (told us we can't get snacks through security which is ludiricus. Do they think we are stupid and haven't flown before), overpriced day trips, Hotel pickup 4 hours before the flight (only company I've ever traveled with that does that, and its the 3rd time they have done it to us) . They didn't even cover our entry or exit fees like every other travel company does. I guess they are saving money. Well they won't have to worry about me anymore. 8th trip with them but I'll be going with WJ, TJ or AC in April. 3) The street girls did not approach me at all, don't worry about them. They are subtle unlike the vendors. Yeah they are around, but if you didn't know ahead of time you'd never notice them. We walked around the town a lot with zero issues. Overall as long as you go with the right attitude and expectations of a 3.5star (Dominican 3.5 not Canadian 3.5) you will have a great time. It was possibly the best bang my buck I have had (4 of us from Wpg for $3500 total inc flight etc). There were zero blizzards, no dishes to clean and I didn't plow snow the whole week.
My stay in Casa Marina was perfect. The staff was really friendly and pleasant,rooms were always clean and the best part of Casa Marina was animacion,keeping the resort lively and always making the good atmosphere. Thanks to Olvis and Anyel and Daniel for making my and my sister's holiday unforgettable. The food is great. This is my family's 3rd time in Casa Marina and we're gonna keep coming!
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- 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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