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Recent Puerto Plata reviews

  • Great House, pool, and location

    "Great Vacation! No bugs! Ok, just a few mosquitoes as you would expect, but not as bad as Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, etc. We stayed 10 daysd We loved it. "We" are two couples that travel annually together. The house is better than the pictures. The local property manager was Alba and she was like a tour guide in many ways. A great resource to quickly become acquainted to the Puerto Plata area. The house was clean and the pool was cleaned daily. Great pool lights too. Nice outside patios and verandas upon which to eat and converse. Lot's of fun! The location proved safe and we met the two closest neighbors on each side of the house--both were long term American/Canadian residents. This house is convenient to Puerto Plata and surrounding attractions if you have a car and yet quiet if you prefer to hang out by the house pool. Costambar is a gated community and does have it's own beach a short drive from the house. The beach is really quite good and swimable,-maybe an 8- on a scale of 10. It does have about 8 beach cafes to choose from. It is not crowded. We loved the second cafe from the end of the road owned by an Austrian--big selection on the menu...including Shnitzel! And good prices. "Jenny's Market" does fair and quick currency changing and has most everything you need. We found lots to do with our rental car. To drive in the DR, you must be a very confident driver, with guts, good reflexes, and nerves of steel. I am not kidding. The roads are narrow and the traffic congested. Stop lights and stop signs are not always obeyed until a flow of oncoming cars take claim to the right of way. You must take out all liability insurance. Really. Must do's : The town of Cabareta has a world class beach and beach cafes with 300 Kite Boarders and wind surfers in motion in front of you--a must do 45 minute drive. Really a spectacular experience! Just before arriving at Cabareta is Sosua Beach-also world class beach, shops....but very crowded and commercial...and a rough town to hang out in-so just visit the beach. You probably should do these two Beaches on different days and not rush. Spanish Fort in Puerto Plata is 500 years old and a must see. Wait for an inclement weather day and you can mix in the Amber Museum 7 blocks by seven blocks away. You must drive and park. Watch out for the street drains not having grates. You could bust your axle or just get stuck. Really. Playa Dorada is world class beach 15 minutes away."
    Guest: Jerry C. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: March 10, 2017
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  • Luxury to rival (beat?) Sandals Resorts

    "Resort was huge, but we were prepared for that. What we weren't prepared for was how it actually looked like or better than the pictures! John and Drake were both dreams to work with and this was our first time booking not through a travel agent, so we needed some hand holding. Everything went smoothly, driver was waiting at airport for us, and absolutely no surprises or disappointments with the accommodations. We had a problem with a backed up toilet whe we first arrived and called maintenance, but then managed to fix it ourselves before they arrived. Managed to get reservations at all of the restaurants I wanted, just took visiting with our concierge daily which was only a few minutes and on our way anyway. Food was amazing and more restaurants onsite than you can possibly try in a week. Many beaches, each one filled with beach beds and never a problem getting one. We stayed in a 2 bedroom Crown Suite Penthouse (#7) which was right by the pool with a pool bar and the pool was deserted most of the day ... felt like we owned the place! Only fly in the ointment were the tenacious salespeople who are NOT deterred with a polite no thank you (I had to be more forceful), but that is not a reflection on John or Drake. If we come back to this resort as we trying to convince our extended family to do, there is no one else I'd rather book through. Thank you for the wonderful vacation experience."
    Guest: Jennifer A. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 19, 2017
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  • Amazing home, Even better company

    "The house is just as shown.. beautiful, close to everything and amazing mountain views. The highlight of the home.. is the staff. They were amaizing, accommodating, and by the end of the trip they felt like family. I'm gonna miss them most of all"
    Guest: Sharon K. Date of Stay: March 2017 Review Submitted: April 3, 2017
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  • Superior family vacation

    "There are not enough good things to say about our family vacation, but I will tell you that every member of my family want's to return and that is no easy task considering the complexity of my family. We will return again and we will rent from Mark Austin. The resort knows Mark very well and we were very glad to rent from such a well respected member. The villa we stayed in V48 was at a very convenient location to the beach and we enjoyed our maid with her bright and cherry smile every day. The breakfast in the villa was good but a couple of days for variety we did chose to eat at the buffet."
    Guest: JTA Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: November 2, 2016
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