I’m on a mission to travel as much as I can so I spent my first international trip of the year in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic at the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club. It was the first time using a Groupon for a hotel travel and my first experience at an All-Inclusive resort.
Based on the package purchased, I stayed at the Residence Suites. The suite included a King sized bed with full living and dining room areas, bathroom with stand up shower, full kitchen with a stove, utensils and mini fridge providing water, beer, and soft drinks as well as an outdoor area for eating, relaxing or smoking overlooking the pool. I loved the fresh flowers included in the bathroom over the towels in the bathroom; lovely touch. Below are the different sites available for stay and video tour of my room.
- Crown Villas
- Royal Suites
- Royal Villas
- Dream Suites by Lifestyle
- Costa Esmerelda by Lifestyle
- Presidential Suites by Lifestyle
- The Crown Suites
- The Tropical
- Cofresi Palm Beach and Spa Resort
There isn’t room service, but the resort has many restaurants. Breakfast is usually a la carte and depending on the restaurant you go to, lunch and dinner are their respective food genre. Below are the restaurants we dined from Days 1-4. I am a meat lover so dining at the Brazilian Restaurant was a plus.
- Bellini (Italian)
- Rodizio (Brazilian Steakhouse)
- Casablanca (International Buffet)
- Indochine (Asian)
- The Pearl (International Buffet)
- The Blue Lagoon (Seafood)
The Activites and Services
A free shuttle service is available and runs every 25 minutes from 7AM-11PM. We were barely on the resort because we took advantage of the Outback Safari and City Tour excursions, but amenities include access to over 19 restaurants, 39 bars, adult and kid pool areas, beaches, a nightclub, spa services (for a fee), snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, kayaks, tennis, basketball, and beach volleyball courts, shopping areas, synagogue, and gym. There is also medical facility and clinic on site. If you have children, they can have fun too. The resort provides activities for kids 4-12 every day, a teen club as well as babysitting services. You would need to put in a reservation to use the babysitting service.
There’s pretty much something to do every night. VIP parties are held on Sundays and Thursday nights and include food, drinks, live entertainment and more. Check my video showing clips from the Thursday Night Party.
For my first resort, It satisfied my expectations and I can’t wait to go to another.
What are some of your favorite all-inclusive resorts?