We ( myself, my boyfriend, his parents, his sisters and the fiance of one sister) spent the week of Dec. 15 - 22nd 2012 at Secrets and did not want to leave, it was amazing. The staff were all incredibly friendly and welcoming. Some of our favourites were ( but not limited to) Angel, Marcelo, Hector and Hector, Maritza, Speedy, Akon, Isaiah, really everyone. We didn't have a single staff member not smiling and helpful during the entire week long stay. The food was delicious, the rooms were always fresh and clean, the beds were so perfectly soft but firm at the same time, those pillows were clouds, incredible. We got the email address of Hector ( waiter) from Oceana to keep in touch, he and his manager ( also named Hector) really make that restaurant what it is. On top of the already beautiful decor and delicious food, the staff at Oceana really push it above and beyond. My mother in law is allergic to shellfish, as is Hector the manager, to be sure that her food was safe for her to eat, Hector the manager tasted a piece before presenting it to her. It just blew us away that he was so considerate of her needs. I am allergic to peppers ( veggie, not spice) and they made a special seperate batch of sauce for the lobster penne for me without peppers in it. Unfortunately the Mexican restaurant (at Now Larimar, so by no means is it the fault of Secrets) was not so careful with allergies and simply scraped the peppers off my meat and I got terrible ill but bounced back in a day and a half or so. This place is a dream come true and photos taken of it just do not do it justice. As far as excursions go, though Secrets hosts a number of activities every day, you'll want to go on adventures, I highly recommend zip linning with the Canopy adventures company. They were incredible. Hopefully you'll end up with the awesome tour guide we had (Manuel aka Mamajuana) he was fantastic. He kept us entertained on the ride there and back, told us all about himself, his lifestyle, we drove past his home on the way there and waved at his family, he was incredibly well educated on his country and told us all kinds of things we didn't know about the Dominican Republic. He was very upfront and honest about everything, he was wonderful. All in all, Secrets is a place I would recommend to everyone thinking about going to Punta Cana. Definitely want to go back someday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally situated on the picturesque palm-studded, sugar white Playa Bavaro beach on the eastern coastline of the Dominican Republic, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana offers adults all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury(R). Guests will immediately be embraced within an extraordinary environment where luxury illuminates every detail and our high level of personal service is unmatched. To ensure your romantic escape is everything you've imagined, every detail of your stay will be flawlessly provided and superbly attended to. From the fine quality linens to the daily refreshed mini bar and the unlimited premium brand beverages to the pool and beach wait service. You'll be immersed within a world of stunning architectural design coupled with resplendent views of the lush gardens, crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and dazzling swimming pools. This tranquil, romantic haven in Playa Bavaro is like nothing else you've ever experienced before. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Secrets Royal Beach Hotel Punta Cana