Casa Marina Beach Resort
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I had an amazing time at Casa Marina with my son Alex.We really enjoyed the people who works there a lot,especially 3 of them Jeovani,Yaritza and Olvis, they are the entertainment guys and they are AWESOME.Food is good drinks very string ,cant complaint about anythingYou definitely have to try this Hotel if you going to DominicnMartin from Torotno
Me and my friend ( 2 single guys, late 20's) checked in and were immediadely surprised by how alone we were to figure everything out for ourselves. English amount MOST of the staff was not their strong suit. Communication was lacking to say the least. The room itself was fine, but the amenities and instant overwhelming approach by beach goers and salesmen INSIDE the resort was not a nice touch, especially after a 12 hour commute across the world.I personally got sick ( very sick ) from either the food or the ice in the drinks on the third day and didn't fully recover till two weeks later. Maybe I had a weak stomach as my traveling partner had minor irritation, but its hard to know. We both took DUKORAL two weeks prior to the trip.Half the resort was closed ( nothing mentioned online ). There is NO INTERNET in the rooms and what internet was available was very hit and miss.Some of the staff were very frieldnly and MOST of the staff were NOT very helpful and even RUDE with no cause. I felt like an AMERICAN OUTSIDER in the eyes of the locals.The surrounding town is VERY POOR and overrun with prostitution and drug running which makes for an uncomfortable visit into the domestic side of sosua city.I would NOT recommend this city or resort to any NORTH AMERICANS looking for an all inclusive relaxing type holiday OR any young persons looking to have a "spring break" type getaway.BUYER BEWARE. Mostly I ( we ) can say our 10 day trek was disappointing. Go to Cancun, Los Cabos, or Vallarta instead.
The resort itself is great. It's been ignored over the past few years and fell into a bit of disarray. With a little money and work the hotel could be a real 4 or 5 star resort. Our room had a few cracks in the wall, missing toilet paper holder and many, many patch and caulking jobs on the bathtub. The AC worked like a charm. Kept the sliding balcony doors open late night/early morning. We got nailed with an unusual, rain and storm pattern for several weeks which brought more rain than the area had seen in 20 years. Unfortunately, the poor drainage resulted in drain flies and mosquitoes which very few hotels would have been able to address. Little fridge in the room to store water and sodas. Small TV with a smattering of international channels and shows. Walking around the resort we came to the conclusion that one time this resort may have been the biggest and best in the Sosua/Puerto Plata area. Several large pools, three little jacuzzi pools, two beaches, several natural rock formation patios with lounge chairs for a great oven view. The staff was typical Dominican, if you smiled and interacted with them, they were the best. No complaints about the staff whatsoever. Every interaction we had was very positive and we enjoyed speaking with everyone. The food was typical Dominican buffet that can feed 300 to 400 people rapidly three times a day. Rice, beans, carrots, potatoes, various prepared chicken and meat dishes, several different fish options and the usual hamburger, hot dogs, pizza, french fries and deli meats and cheeses. You'll never go hungry. The chef responsible for making eggs every morning was a madman making 100's of omelettes each morning and soon remembered my daily egg request and had it made as soon as he saw us enter the restaurant every morning. The hard and difficult to describe negatives.......the resort was obviously a budget or value vacation spot, so the guests were also. It seems that most guests at the time, were part of a loud, rowdy, ignorant, rude, and difficult to say, disgusting tour group from a French speaking part of Canada. The remaining other guests represented all age groups from all over North America and possibly every country in Europe. Once the nasty & foul French Canadians left, the resort immediately went down a few noise levels and the tension from the staff disappeared immediately and the resort become quiet and peaceful.
If you are looking for an affordable all inclusive resort this is the place to go. They have Everything from buffets, seafood restaurants and all kinds of drinks. The beach is beautiful and quiet. However the staff is not very polite and although the rooms are clean you may still find a bug or two.
My wife and I have just arrived home from 2 weeks here and were a little disappointed in our holiday experience. We've been to a lot of countries in Caribbean and found our experience at the Casa Marina ... diffrentt. Good points: hotel room clean (no towel or toilet bars thou), good food, nice beaches (mostly rough sea - not recommended for small children). Hotel grounds well care for and attractive. Minority of staff pleasant and helpful (the more you tiped the friendlier - Yovanny D. was the exeption). Good selection of fruit and salads. Restaurants appeared clean (we booked one a la carte but it's so hot there we left pretty qiuck and the servers were not attentive - I had to go and bring wine for ourselves from the bar). Toilet areas not always very clean. Staff on reception desk always very helpful and happy. Bad points: drinks were weak with cheap alcohol used and most of the staff used their bare hands to sqeeze limons into your drinks & put in the limon inside your glass! ( no wonder I had runs for 2 days). Poor entertainment. Shops in Sosua are very expensive and all sold the same tat. Purchasing snacks and drinks is expensive, $5 for 1 mars bar or for a coffee! Lastly, on Fridays hundreds of locals're coming and then food not only disappeared from the tables but also they loaded theirs bags with everything for "later". Did I mention the noise all day and night long? Each Sunday afternoon after the Dominicans departed, the resort started to be a "resort" again and WiFi returned as well. On the whole there are better options out there for the same price.
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
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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