Let me start by saying this is a beautiful location along a beautiful beach. Our trip was filled with ups and downs, but overall wasn't bad. I will separate my good and bad experiences.
Good-- The Brazillian and Japanese restaurants were the best. Each person waiting tables also made the experience great. The food was wonderful!
The beach was beautiful. There were plenty of chairs and shade avaiable. They worked very hard to keep the grounds clean.
The entertainment was great also. Mr Banana is a nut!!! So much fun...Drinks were very well mixed and there weren't long lines. The kids loved volleyball and nightime bingo. Our room was cleaned each day and they did a nice job leaving towels and all.
Bad--Our check in was one of those dreaded 3 hour waits. We were starving and thirsty and noone offered anything to us! I was ready to hit the plane back to the US. We kept getting shuffled to the back of the line because they couldn't find reservations I booked 6 months in advance. Supposedly, they were downloaded from Santa Domingo? Jonathon was a great help who found them in two minutes! Salvador left us hanging and Samuel tried but didn't have a clue. So, find Jonathon if you need help...
Internet was touch and go. It went down a time or two, but came back up.
We had 3 rooms and one smelled horrible! The first room was not clean and had a broken mirror, so they promptly moved us. However, the mold smell was terrible and all of our things stayed damp all week. We stayed in building 11.
Do not eat the International food, or Sports Bar. YUCK!!!
All-in-all, it wasn't a bad vacaiton, but I would probably not go back to this location. We've stayed in the DR before and had much better experiences. However, for the price, it is favorable for a budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Be Live Collection Punta Cana Hotel is an elite 5-star All Inclusive Hotel in the Dominican Republic. It is the perfect place to enjoy a vacation whether it's a couple's getaway, a family adventure, friends reunion, or guests that just need a few days of rest and relax; this resort has all the necessary facilities even Spa and Casino services. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grand Oasis Punta Cana
- Globalia Punta Cana Grand
- Grand Oasis Hotel Punta Cana
- Grand Oasis Bavaro
- Punta Cana Grand Oasis
- All Inclusive Punta Cana
- Oasis Punta Cana
- Gran Oasis Punta Cana