Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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5 Nights with Air from $939 All-Inclusive
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3.8
Service
 
3.6
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
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2.9
Room Comfort
 
3.5
3.5 out of 5
"the beach warm weather all u can eat games friendly people or i could be shoveling snow" – brokenwing
316 out of 487 (65%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Paradise! Main pool with bar right in the pool!!! Love it The Catamaran boat excersion view of beach below restaurant deck Beach Welcome party Our beautiful room! Our building Paradise This is the view from the VIP beach beds (free wi-fi by the way ) Bloody Mary Breakfast Mold Lobby Pool Dirty floors One of the pool ED RELAXING Sunrise outside the lobby. our room VIP Beach Area Delicious!! Puerto Plata tour cable ride. comfy cabana at the beach VIP beach VIP beach Bathroom of junior suite One of the pools Rainy Day Picture Jr Suite View of the Cheap Caribbean VIP section from the sushi bar our room view from the OceanSide room bed on beach Zipline!
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June 29, 2016
Could Be Better

This was the first time traveling out of the country for my husband and myself so we are grateful that we made it back safe and had no serious issues. That being said however, things could have been better. The only options for regular dining (no reservation) were the two buffets at Cofresi and it's neighboring resort, the Tropical. The Tripical is the nicer of the two resorts overall, and the food was better. When leaving the Tropical after lunch, we walked the beach route. It's very confusing as to what doors you're allowed in and out of if you're not VIP, etc. also, there was a metal grate with a gap (wasn't quite large enough for the hole it was covering) that they put a mat over. I fell in the hole and could have snapped my ankle if my husband wasn't there to catch me. It was basically McGuiver'd, but not very well. We were told there was free wifi at the Tropical that we could use since the resorts are "sister resorts," but it wouldn't work at all. We made reservations for the Blue Lagoon at the front desk of our hotel only to find out that the restaurant wasn't even open the day they made the reservations for. They couldn't get us into another restaurant (last day of our stay), because the reservation area (guest services) wasn't open that late (6:30pm). All of the store owners were pushy about selling stuff and really made it an unpleasant experience to shop there. They love tourists, and the locals are super nice, but they're too eager for your money. They do not take no for an answer. Cofresi was clean for the most part and our maid was amazing! The drinks were great and the food was hit or miss. If we went back again, we'd stay at the Tropical though. It's bigger, nicer, has a better buffet, and a super nice beach/lounging area.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
4.0
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4.0
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From: Tooele, Utah
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 26, 2016
Awesome Vacation

My boyfriend and I stayed a Cofresi Resort for 6 days/5 nights. We were a bit hesitant about the resort after reading some of the reviews but honestly I'm glad we ignored them. We arrived on a Sunday so the check in process was a bit hectic. But overall they did a great job checking us in and getting us to our room. We were upgraded into a jacuzzi suite which was amazing. The room was a little warmer but it cooled down at night. We were located right near the pools and quick access to the beach. We spent most of our mornings at VIP beach which was amazing. Great service/drinks. The only downside was there was a lot of people trying o sell things while you are relaxing on the private beach. There was a lot of dining options. We had dinner at the buffet two nights because we were unable to get a reservation. I would recommend booking dinner early so you can get a spot as they fill up very quickly. We ate at The Blue Lagoon, Traphice and The Asian restaurant. We were extremely satisfied with the different dinner options. We booked one excursion to paradise island on a yacht. That trip was by far the best day of our vacation. We drank champagne in a natural swimming pool, went snorkeling in the clearest water and had a lobster lunch which was amazing. This was our first all inclusive trip so our expectations weren't too high, but we were extremely impressed. Also we went in June and the weather said it would be cloudy and chance of thunder which is normal for a tropical location but we got nothing but sun 5/6 days, it was so beautiful. The only cons were that some of the men trying to sell timeshares were a little too pushy but they eventually take no for an answer and ignore you the rest of the trip. I would highly recommend this resort and Cheap Caribbean if you are looking for a great/inexpensive trip!!!!


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
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Dining Options
 
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From: New York
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 2, 2016
Birthday Getaway

We were taken around on a tour of the island in an attempt to get us to buy a time share. While our tour guide Julia was awesome, her boss who tried to get us to invest, was an jerk. He spent about 10 minutes trying to pressure us into making a purchase, when he saw that we were not giving in, he slammed his notebook closed and stormed off shouting. It was really upsetting considering that as a young couple, we came to Cofresi to have a carefree vacation and not worry about money. We met another couple and their guide who told us that they didn't receive any pressure at all, in fact, their guide hung out and had a few drinks with us at the Welcoming Party. Overall, great vacation. The few amazing things about this place is how big it is. There are so many bars, restaurants and pools to choose from. And the food is delicious! Our favorite was Trapiche, the Mexican restaurant and Bellini the Italian restaurant. Everyone is pretty friendly and outgoing. The junior suite was great. Nice, quiet and clean. Our maid Ingrid was also very lovely. We always came back to a perfectly clean room. The resort is so big and is on a mountain, there is a lot of walking, you need to purchase a golf cart in order to get anywhere. There are also so many levels of VIP at this resort. They also have a shuttle option that takes you anywhere on the resort. The VIP beach was amazing, get pina coladas and sushi while relaxing in the shade on a comfy bed ! You must plan excursions while here! We chose the ATV Buggies and the Outback Advanture which were both awesome. Beautiful views around the countryside and plenty of picture perfect moments.

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From: New York, NY
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 13, 2016
Great time!

The resort was beautiful and ranks high in my opinion compared to other All Inclusive resorts. The staff was enthusiastic and friendly! Lots of energy! The Ocean Club was a huge bonus. A must see if you go!!!!


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From: Rochester N Y
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort's 468 guest rooms feature modern and comfortable furnishing with beautiful marble floors.

Room Details

Superior Garden View - Ocean World NOT Included
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Superior Garden View - Ocean World Included
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Garden View - Ocean Side Jr. Suite - Ocean World NOT...
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Garden View - Ocean Side Jr. Suite - Ocean World Included
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Ocean View - Ocean Side Jr. Suite - Ocean World NOT...
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Ocean View - Ocean Side Jr. Suite - Ocean World Included
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Superior Garden View - Ocean World NOT Included - SALE
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What's to Love

The resort has enough fun for everyone with access to 12 pools, 10 restaurants and 17 bars! It also has great kids club facilities for the little ones.

 

What We'd Change

Since it's built on the side of a mountain, the resort has a lot of stairs. But you're on vacation so take your time and enjoy the stunning views.

 

Why You Should Go

Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort guests get cool perks like exchanging privileges with Lifestyle Tropical next door.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Scuba Certification ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Basketball
  • Dance Classes
  • Spanish Lessons
  • Medical Services ($)
  • ATV Rental ($)
  • Bicycles
  • Arcade
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping
  • 10 Restaurants
  • Spa ($)
  • Yoga
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Bell Staff Service
  • 15 Bars/Lounges
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Watersports Center
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Fishing ($)
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Heliport
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Arcade
  • Beach
  • Beauty Salon
  • Casino(s)
  • Coral Reef
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Nightlife
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Theme Park
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort

PO Box 608 Columbus Plaza, Torre 1

+809 970 7777

Hotel Description

Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort in Puerto Plata: Climb a Mountain of Luxury

Built into the side of a mountain with vibrant, indigenous foliage on one side and soft, inviting bronze sands on the other, Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort in Puerto Plata looms large with luxury. With free admission to Ocean World Adventure Park included in some room categories and the on-site Yin Yang Spa offering professional relaxation services from facials to foot massages, the resort puts ordinary vacations on notice--here comes the extraordinary!

Resting on a beach bed under the shade of a tropical paradise on Cofresi Beach definitely qualifies as "the life," but a Jacuzzi built right into the sand is island-style luxury! With 12 on-site pools varying in style and location, guests lose no sleep over where to find waterside relaxation. At Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, you're always as near or as far away from the action as you desire.

From the Dominican flare of El Pilon to the Indian stylings of Moomtaz and sushi at Zun, right on VIP Beach (with complimentary access for CheapCaribbean.com clients), guests can choose from a total of 10 restaurants scattered across the resort complex. With 17 bars, two nightclubs that don't close until the crowd says so and two sprawling theaters offering live nightly performances, the party doesn't stop until you do.

If daytime activity is calling you, find "40-love" on the resort's tennis courts, explore the lush nearby terrain on a trusty steed or expand your horizons with a Spanish or scuba diving lesson. Looking for some special "we" time? Drop those little pirates off at the kids' club, where they can find access to 2 pools, a mini-disco and an assortment of other kid-friendly activities.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • All meals and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • The facilities at the Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa, located adjacent to the resort
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Kids' club and daily activities program for children ages 4-12
  • Resort taxes and gratuities


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

El Pilon
Type:
Dominican
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Serving authentic Dominican specialties near the beach. Reservations are required.

Moomtaz
Type:
Indian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Offering delicious Indian cuisine. Reservations are required.

The Pearl
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily 6:30pm-10pm
Description: International buffet.

Rodizio
Type:
Brazilian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Brazilian churrascaria. Reservations are required.

The Blue Lagoon at The Tropical
Type:
Seafood
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Serving seafood and grill specialties on the beach. Supplemental charge applies for certain dishes. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Smart casual

Casablanca Buffet Restaurant at The Tropical
Type:
International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Buffet restaurant, serving International cuisine and open for splendid, full American buffet breakfasts, a lunch buffet and theme-night buffet dinners.

Indochine at The Tropical
Type:
Asian Fusion
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm; Snacks - daily, 11pm-5am
Description: Asian fusion restaurant located at The Tropical, serving exotic dishes from the Far East in addition to midnight snacks. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Smart casual

Bellini Pizza and Pasta at Crown Residences and Suites
Type:
Italian
Hours: Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Bellini offers a large selection of pastas and Italian specialties, as well as light lunches and snacks (salads, pizza, pasta and sandwiches). Dinner reservations are required.
Dress code: Smart casual

Trapiche Paradise at Royal Suites
Type:
Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Serving Mexican cuisine at Royal Suites. Reservations are required for dinner.
Dress code: Smart casual

Zun at VIP Beach
Type:
Sushi Bar
Hours: Daily, 10am-10pm
Description: Serving fresh, delicious sushi, Zen is located on the VIP Beach and is open to clients of CheapCaribbean.com.

A La Carte Dining
A la carte dining is offered at seven specialty restaurants, which all require reservations. During periods of high occupancy, it may not be possible to secure reservations for all nights of the stay. Certain dishes may require an additional supplement. NOTE: Not all restaurants and bars are located on-site; some restaurants are located in other parts of the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club complex and are accessible on foot or by complimentary shuttle.

A La Carte Reservation Guarantee
Guests staying a minimum of 4 nights will receive 2 guaranteed a la carte restaurant reservations in their check-in envelope, good for future nights. Guests should check with guest services daily to see if additional restaurant reservations have opened up in the evening.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Aqua Bar
Vodka bar. Daily, 6pm-11pm.

Cheers
Cocktail pool bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Frost
Pool bar offering frozen drinks. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Pirates Cove
Rum bar. Daily, 6pm-11pm.

The Cellar
Wine bar located inside Rodizio Restaurant. Daily, 6pm-11pm.

Sizzle
Hot drinks served at the LCA Theater. Daily, 6pm-11pm.

The Gin Joint
Gin bar located at The Tropical. Daily, 6pm-11pm.

La Cayena
Rum bar located at The Tropical. Daily, 6pm-11pm.

Las Canas
Tequila bar located poolside at The Tropical. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Wet
Liqueur bar located poolside at Residence Suites. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Mirage
Dessert bar located poolside at Crown Suites. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Stars
Serving famous drinks at the Colosseum. Daily, 6pm-11pm.

Bubbles
Champagne bar located on the VIP Beach. Complimentary access for CheapCaribbean.com clients. Daily, 6pm-11pm.

Ice
Dance club. Drinks not included. Daily, 11pm until the crowd leaves.

Nightly Entertainment
Nightly entertainment can be found at The Colosseum and at the Lights, Camera, Action Theater. The Colosseum is a large outdoor stage featuring various stage performances, while Lights, Camera, Action Theater is a more intimate indoor facility.



BEACH

Located on the northern shore of the Dominican Republic, Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort lies on the gorgeous sands of Cofresi Beach.

POOLS

The resort features 12 beautiful pools located throughout the property, including pool areas exclusively for kids.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Introductory scuba diving (PADI-certified) lessons in the pool
  • Kayaks
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Boogie boards
  • Windsurfing

Available at an additional charge:

  • Water sports center
  • Scuba diving and scuba diving school (PADI-certified)

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Extra large chess game
  • Dancing lessons

Available at an additional charge:

  • 4-wheeling
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis lessons

Golf
The Playa Dorada Beach and Golf Club is a 10-minute drive from the resort. The Los Mangos and Playa Grande golf courses are also nearby.



INTERNET

Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the resort at an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Yin Yang Spa is the resort's on-site, full-service spa catering to both men and women. Daily 8am-8pm.


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort offers a variety of wedding and honeymoon packages and services. Please contact the resort directly for more information. Services are available for an additional charge.

CHILD CARE

In addition to 2 children's pools and a mini-disco, the resort also offers a fully supervised kid's club with fun daily activities for children ages 4-12. Daily, 9am-noon and 2pm-5pm.

The resort also offers a daily activities program for teens and young adults.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort is located on beautiful Cofresi Beach, 19 mi from Puerto Plata Airport (POP). Approximate driving time is 30 min.
If you would prefer to fly into Santiago instead of Puerto Plata, please contact a CheapCaribbean.com specialist at 800-915-2322 and he/she will be happy to assist you.
Because the resort is built on a hill and has numerous stairs on the property, moving around the resort is sometimes challenging for senior citizens and travelers with disabilities.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: 11am.
Check in time at the resort is 3pm - if you arrive to the resort prior to 11am on day of check in you will be charged an additional night by the resort directly.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Ocean World Adventure Park, Marina and Casino
Ocean World Adventure Park is an incredible marine park that opened in March 2004. Boasting the largest man-made dolphin habitat in the world, Ocean World emphasizes personal experiences between guests and marine animals through interactive programs. Guests of Ocean World Adventure Park have the opportunity to touch, pet and feed dolphins, sea lions, sharks, stingrays and exotic tropical birds. Guests also have the opportunity to meet tigers, walk through a tropical rain forest and much more.

Adjacent to the marine park stands Ocean World Marina, now the only full-service marina located between the heavily traveled Florida/Bahamas area and the Puerto Rico/Eastern Caribbean region. The marina is a state-of-the-art facility that has 104 wet slips that can accommodate vessels up to 250 ft.

Adjacent to the marina stands the landmark Ocean World Casino. The spectacular four-story building is an aquatic-themed casino that features extraordinary mosaics of whales, dolphins and tropical fish. Each floor offers visitors different experiences, from five-star dining, live music and gaming to spectacular ocean views, cocktail lounges and the tropical and exotic Bravissimo Show, a Las Vegas-style dance show with a tropical flair.

Student/Youth Policy
Student/Youth Travelers are defined by the resort as any guest under the age of 18 traveling without their legal parent/guardian. During the months of March and April, the minimum age to check in will be 23. Please be advised that Spring Breakers and Student/Youth GROUPS under the age of 18 (and age 23 during the months of March and April) are not accepted at this resort. This policy applies year round. If you do not adhere to the Student/Youth Policy upon booking, your reservation will be canceled and you will be notified accordingly. Resort may require legal documentation to verify age prior to check-in; if the minimum age is not met and student/youth is not traveling with parent or legal guardian, check-in will be denied and a credit will not be issued.

Special Benefits
Customers booking this resort through CheapCaribbean.com will receive the following benefits (offer subject to change without notice):

  • Access to the laid-back VIP Beach located at Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa, including premium brand drinks, sushi bar, two Jacuzzis and wait-service for food and beverage from sun beds.
  • Sunday Welcome Party; this special party takes place every Sunday in the Peninsula area of the complex with a nice ocean view. Includes gala dinner buffet, international drinks, live band, Carnival show, dancer & singer show, spectacular fireworks show. Weather permitting. Day of week of the party is subject to change.

Ocean World Offer
The Cofresi Palm is offering a promotion to Ocean World for stays of five nights or longer. Only valid when booking the "Ocean World Included" room types, no other room type will result in free Ocean World admission. Vouchers to Ocean World will be given upon check-in.

Minimum Stay
A 5-night minimum stay is required when booking any Ocean World Included room category.
A 3-night minimum/4-night maximum stay is required for all other room types with the following exception and the following Terms & Conditions apply:

  • Offer valid only for USA, Canadian and European citizens that are resident in the USA, Canada and Europe.
  • Payment will only be accepted with a credit card that is registered in USA, Canada or Europe.
  • Reservations will not be accepted from the local market. CheapCaribbean.com reserves the right to cancel bookings that do not meet this criteria.
  • Upon arrival, clients will be requested to present their passport as part of the regular check-in process. Clients not able to provide their passport will not be allowed to check in, or will be required to pay a higher rate.

OK Kosher Certification and Dining
The Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort has been honored with the distinction of receiving the prestigious OK Kosher Certification, one of the most respected global symbols of kosher approval. Lifestyle's year-round kosher vacation experience features a full kosher kitchen with a kosher chef in residence, a kosher restaurant with a buffet and an a la carte menu, an orthodox synagogue, rabbinical services and a planned kosher villa environment. Under the leadership of Rabbi Don Yoel Levy and his father, Rabbi Berel Levy, consumers have come to equate the OK symbol with elite kosher standards since 1935. Operating on six continents and supported by more than 350 of the world's leading kosher experts, OK Kosher certifies more than 500,000 products, produced by over 2,500 companies, and a select few resort properties. The kosher plan is available at an additional cost.

The kosher restaurant Blues is located at the Presidential Suites, the property adjacent to Lifestyle Tropical and Cofresi Palm Beach, and is accessible by shuttle or a short walk. Blues features a high-end, kosher-style buffet and a la carte service for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including International dishes from around the world and different specialty items on the grill daily, plus fresh homemade pasta and an organic salad bar.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.



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