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Abraham Nunez, 4, Boca Chica 15700 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 30 hotels in Boca Chica
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Modern 3 stars all-inclusive beach resort, providing excellent accommodations dispersed through spacious bright pastel colored buildings, that are nostalgic of a native old style fishermen's village nestled within lush tropical vegetation, surrounded by coconut and almonds trees that line the beach. Beachfront fresh water pool. Located right on the front line of Boca Chica Beach, Dominican Republic 15 minutes from Las Americas International Airport and 30 kilometers from Santo Domino city.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Kids club
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
Spanish

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Grade: 73 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
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hummulina wrote a review 21 Sep
Elizabeth, New Jersey62 contributions18 helpful votes
Being Dominican makes it hard to write this. The first night I was woken up by a roach on my pillow and I could not sleep for the rest of the night. The other issue was the mosquitos. I don't know how they got into the room since the AC was on the whole time and we always kept the balcony door closed. They were brutal!! I asked for my room to be changed but they said they were packed and could not. The other bad part was the food. I mean, how can you get bread wrong? They seemed to re-used the bread so it was hard and stale. Authentic Dominican food was scarce so if you are looking for mangu or any platano dish, good luck. So yes, like a lot of reviewers pointed out, the food buffet is not good. I mean, I get it, they don't want to throw stuff out because it's an injustice but then be prepared to get bad review on the topic. Other things that were annoying were the paying a deposit for a beach or pool towel ($20 bucks), and paying for the safety deposit box. Also of course no top shelf alcohol. In this place you pay what you get for and maybe less. They have Presidente on tap, but not Presidente Light, and I don't even know what kind of rum they had (I wasn't risking that). Good things: 24/7 security (which you need in that neighborhood), and really great customer service at the restaurant. The food sucks but the staff is great (not their fault, so tip).
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Wayne O wrote a review 18 Sep
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Started off nice with the weather and went downhill from there. 2 weeks of hearing Spanish, very little English, including the entertainment. The beach sellers / massagers are relentless, and you get ripped off. The locals from Santa Domingo use the place to stay on weekends and it gets absolutely rammed. The food is same old every day x3. We went out to a couple of places to eat and payed much the same as being home. Food elsewhere is better. Drinks are ok all day long on all inclusive. There were a couple of brits on honeymoon and they left for a better hotel/resort further away while we were there. Some staff were nice, the rest didn’t care that much manyana attitude. Out the front of the resort is where the shops, takeaways, bars are and it’s even dodgy during the day. AVOID, it’s a dump!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Customer. your comments serve us as a point of reference to improve some points ... we appreciate your comments. we hope you visit us soon
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Hernandez1697 wrote a review Jul 2022
Puerto Rico1502 contributions608 helpful votes
Stayed from July 5 thru 10. I read a lot of bad reviews about this place but I give it a shot. Many times I visited places with bad reviews and some weren't that bad. This time, the reviews were more accurate; they fell short because is really worst. Let me be clear. The workers don't have the fault. The administration does. If you give employees bad tools, they are going to give you that. And it's awful. Also, Boca Chica is not a tourist place. PERIOD. Y YO HABLO ESPANOL. Then, is not a language problem. It is a cultural problem. But that's it. If you want accurate review, read the past ones. I won't talk bad about no one. But I'm going to talk good about people that really knows what is excellent customer service. Thanks to: ASTON MIGUELINA JUAN OLGA ESPERANZA DANIEL Special mention to ORLANDO. This guy knows what is going on. He is a leader and example of what customer service should be. He is a customer service expert, maybe without knowing it. All the persons that I mentioned are the best. Sorry about those I can't remember their names like those at the pool bar near the main buffet. They are in the list. I'm sure the administration don't congratulate them. Correction, I forgot they don't have administration. And for the record, I repeat: THE EMPLOYEES DONT HAVE THE FAULT OF ANYTHING. THE ADMINISTRATION DOES. (LOS EMPLEADOS NO TIENEN LA CULPA DE NADA. LA ADMINISTRACION LA TIENE). And why I took the time to wrote this? Because I worked in Customer Service for 30 years, 11 of those as Customer Service Manager. BYE.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just don't go to Boca Chica.
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William White wrote a review May 2022
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Clean room & very helpful staff. Hot water for bathing can be a challenge on the weekends though when fully booked. Beautiful ocean. Panhandling is not allowed on property but when you step on the sand, well... They are nice people trying to make a living. We found that they are very friendly if you have a brief conversation with them then politely decline if you choose. We made small purchases. The inclusive food is good/not great. There is a pay restaurant on the dock that is whala also. Very good food. The sports bar in the middle of the complex is pay as well with excellent food. Nice to have thse options to take a break from the buffet food.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JoeKasey wrote a review May 2022
Bowmanville, Canada58 contributions72 helpful votes
Stayed her 26 years ago and regretted it. It’s was gifted to us. Now nothing has really changed. Cheap cheap cheap and as plain and uneventful as before. Public beach with hookers everywhere and a run down town with nothing to do and nowhere to go. Food is horrible with no real selection and brutal alcoholic beverages. Never again and never again to Boca Chica!!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carlos G wrote a review May 2022
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Excellent Place, we were treated like Royalty. The Staff here were very friendly and make the stay very pleasant. We are coming back here soon, We have try some other resorts and this is one of the best.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Justina lara wrote a review May 2022
Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten12 contributions3 helpful votes
Check- in was good. The hotel needs an upgrade, repairs, remodeling. It definitely does not look like the pictures. Staff was awesome. buffet style food is ok, not fall for the “a la carte “ offer it is absolute crap. Drinks are subpar but the beer is good. I’ll say you get what you pay for. It’s cheap !!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Always tip everyone when in DR it will get you the best service.
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Cristal V wrote a review May 2022
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It was a great experience, clean, organized, the staff was very helpfull . We enjoyed Jairo energy in every show!!! :) I'll be back again to see him again!! Would most definetly recommend coming here and seeing him when you do :)
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brianna D wrote a review May 2022
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I really enjoyed the hotel and the atmosphere. The food was great and the employees were also really helpful and welcoming. Jairo's energy was amazing and really made us feel at home. This vacation wouldn't be the same without his presence and we created a great friendship in such a short amount of time. I recommend those who come, to make sure you see him in order to have a great time!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ellie Moore wrote a review May 2022
Saint Louis, Missouri36 contributions39 helpful votes
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I stayed at this resort last weekend, overall it wasn’t too bad… definitely not the best “all inclusive” resort I’ve ever been. Of course I read pretty much all the reviews about this place, but because I only stayed 2 nights with my mom I really didn’t care, also I had very low expectations about the resort…. So here we go with my own personal opinion, the buildings need lots of improvement, our TV didn’t work, the A/C remote didn’t work neither, we were on the 4th floor which it was an issue for me because I was with my 74 year old mom and there is no elevator, it gets even worst when it rains and it gets slippery. Food was just OK, and it was to be expected. Drinks weren’t too bad, but I’m not a big drinker, their wine for dinner wasn’t too bad, but we tried the restaurant at the pier which is not included… it was about $68.00 for dinner without tip for 2 people. But hey, the beach was beautiful!!!! The security team was so friendly and were always checking on us!! Wendy at the pool bar had the BEST attitude, also John (it’s spelled like that) from the buffet was really nice and enthusiastic about his new job!! I’ll probably come back, for that beautiful beach and the great staff that works in this resort! Great location and very close to the airport… I just wish they had someone better at the front desk, because Emmanuel hates his job and he is everything but friendly, he definitely don’t want people to come to this place… so get rid of him! Overall if you aren’t too picky and you just want to enjoy a few cocktails by the beach, I recommend this resort… Be aware of the vendors that walk around the beach every 5 seconds, I honestly wanted to help everybody, but they are too many!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$71 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
don juan beach hotel boca chica, don juan beach resort, hotel don juan beach, don juan resort dominican republic, don juan hotel santo domingo
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Don Juan Beach Resort
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicSanto Domingo ProvinceBoca ChicaGazcue
NUMBER OF ROOMS
225
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whala!Bocachica
Which popular attractions are close to Whala!Bocachica?
Nearby attractions include Amigos Night Life Boca Chica (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whala!Bocachica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Whala!Bocachica?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Whala!Bocachica?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whala!Bocachica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Momo Paradise, Pequena Suiza, and La Terrazza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Whala!Bocachica?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Whala!Bocachica have airport transportation?
Yes, Whala!Bocachica offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Whala!Bocachica offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Whala!Bocachica have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.