Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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4 Nights with Air from $809 All-Inclusive
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Customer Rating 1,898 Reviews
Value
 
4.1
Service
 
3.9
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
3.2
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.7 out of 5
"Unfortunately it rained the entire time I was there and therefore it is difficult to give a glowing review. There isn't much to do in those instances." – blkwdw
1,703 out of 2,291 (74%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
entrance The hotel's beach our family birthday dinner VIP beach aka the boom boom rooms VIP Beach Frosty bar at the pool View from Room Beach bed view!! oceanview superior room The view of the ocean from our cabana bed. View from our favorite 2nd floor cabana Beautiful Beach! The VIP beach Rocks Sunset our first night there -- outstanding beauty! Nice view from room Superior room View from our room View of V.I.P. Beach VIP (basic) beach- Every day was beautiful! VIP Beach VIP Beach view from adult pool to ocean VIP Beach view from top bunk may 2014 love the drinks! View from 2nd fl bldg #5 Early morning view of the VIP Beach Happy staff! Pool view VIP party Ocean World Sea Lion Encounter Tropical Pool Serenity Beach GREAT FRIENDS Cloudy beach (both sky and water) VIP Beach sunrise VIP beach This is their logo -- towels for beach beds Cabanas that are included VIP Beach the mian pool Beautiful VIP beach Enjoying one of many delicious dinners. 4th of July show 27 waterfalls VIP BEACH VIP beach VIP Beach VIP Beach View from the suite balcony. casitas on VIP Beach Pool Bar! pool side VIP beds Room with balcony Room #2008 The views were spectacular! Casablanca Buffet VIP party On the VIP beach What bird? Rested Travelers VIP BEACH 27 waterfalls birthday bash! View from the deck of our room the regular beach View from our room Dinner at the Blue Lagoon restauraunt Dinner On the Beach VIP beach House in between Palm Trees relax great landscaping! Private bed on beach, OMG!!!! VIP area Resort Map VIP beach Cabana beds, jacuzzi, and the beach for the ocean just beyond that down some steps. VIP section of Lifestyles Beds on the beach.. how relaxing!! VIP Beach!! entertainment at one of the evening pool parties simply beautiful The VIP section View from our V.I.P. bed CAT snorkeling trip My Room Entrance Beach beds! Sunday night VIP party Party time!! Paradise Only good shot of the lush vegetation that surrounds the resort. Poolside at the sister hotel vip beach VIP beach A view of the ocean overlooking one of the pools, from the deck of the Chinese restaurant VIEW OF LIFESTYLES pool cabanas at adults only pool Lifestyle Building 5 What a view Lifestyle Beach View Poolside at the Tropical Food at VIP beach! VIP Beach view from horseback riding trip VIP Beach Bed Beach Fun!! Private Beach Welcome Party View of Beach from the point Beautiful view Our home away from home From our balcony The Ocean View Tropical Beach area Great Show! the veranda of our room Want a drink? ViP beach VIP AREA Sunrise view from building #1, room #1107 bugs on bed and side tables view from our balcony Great dining! Nice courtyard JR the best tour guide Enjoying a day on the VIP beach. main pool Paradise Island! Dream Wedding main pool View from the VIP Beach cabana Jugs by Jen! Our happy, relaxed family!! Now this is a vacation Cofresi Beach VIP Beach - relaxing! view from our room Bugs on the floor the family The wild guy I met at the resort! the most relaxing place in the world! Wall Mart- they have everything VIP Beach The showers were disgusting! I asked for the bathroom to be cleaned numerous times and each time it was the same result. Theirs are also no shower doors so the entire bathroom floods with water while the shower is running. from our balcony A pool at Cofresi Palms vip beach View from our balcony VIP beach Hot tub overlooking the ocean Blue lagoon late night snacks View from room balconey Pool Bar Bartender Andres! Confresi Beach view from the east end Harmony Beach is a beautiful private beach. Good times !!! The VIP Beach is fantastic! Jaqueline....the best server! Nice flower VIP beds and beach POOL Beach view from our room beautiful Welcome Party This is mold growing around the light fixtures in the bathroom. I between each ceiling beam old was visible. beautiful rainbow View of VIP Beach Main pool area Beautiful beaches! One of the pools on site. Enjoying one of the beautiful jaccuzzis facing the beach BETERR IN THE D.R TRUE LOVE Welcome Party DO NOT DIVE WITH THESE GUYS! beautiful scenery view from the resort over beach Pool! A view of Paradise Island from the schooner VIP Beach beds Meet new friends on this awesome vacation. birthday girl Sunday welcome party Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa from Mount Isabel de Torres Relaxing on the Beds at VIP Beach Day at the beach VIP party balcony view of main pool An amazing view from Lifestyles Resort! PARADISE FOUND Resort Beach - arrival Beautiful poolside waterfalls. Easy to chill here all day long. the resort from the east end of the beach
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June 24, 2015
Won't Recommend

Quick update on the things you may look for: Resort Overall - Old. Need maintenance and major renovation. If you are not a VIP member be aware that there are not that many amenities you can use. Dining Options - for a 7 day stay we got 2 dinner reservations pre-booked by Cheap Caribbean. When we tried to change it, they did not let us, saying that everything is booked (However, we saw plenty empty spaces at the restaurants) We were stuck with our buffet, which wasn't great. They did not rotate the menu, and food options were really poor. Bars - even worse. No top shelf anything. Not even imported alcohol. All local spirits. So if you are not a fan of banana-mamas or pinocaladas don't even bother to go the bar. Entertainment - Not much to do besides being at the beach or laying by the pool. So don't expect a lot of action going on. There were some evening shows, but we were not thrilled by the performance. Beach - Not bad. They let us use a VIP beach, which was nice. However, be aware of homeless dogs running around (a lot!). I ended up rescuing one of them and bringing a new family member to the US. Bottom line - Consider other options while planning your vacation and stay away from Lifestyle Tropical, unless you want to purchase a VIP pass (which will double the price you can pay for a reasonable resort else where)


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Overall Rating: 2
Value
 
2.0
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
1.0
Room Comfort
 
1.0
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From: Connecticut
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

June 21, 2015
Amazing Trip!

At first I was terrified in going to this resort only because there were so many bad reviews. But my expierenced was way different ! Check in was smooth and easy ! The people were very nice and have you all the info you needed to know about the resort. The room was comfortable, very old fashioned but not bad. Tips make you go a long way and leads you to having better service. So I suggest you to give the maid a dollar or two each day and people who serve you at the restauraunts and bars. Our clean up lady was so sweet and everyone in the resort were incredibly nice! I had no problem at all! We have acces to confressi resort which the pool is much better ! I suggest you make reservations to the Italian restauraunt and the simply gourmet! The bad about it was if your not a gold member or blue VIP you are not allowed in all the nice spots! Your excluded from a lot of things ! I experienced going from a cheap carribean band to a gold member and it was an amazing experience the resort was 100x more AMAZING! The SUNDAY party was amazing and the THURSDAY party as well! Another negative would be the service , they take way too long to bring you your food and often forget if you asked them to bring you a soda or coffee. Overall I had an amazing time !


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
2.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
Room Comfort
 
3.0
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From: New York
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 20, 2015
great deal

we had never booked a trip thru cheap Caribbean. we were very pleased with the customer service that we receive from the reps from cheap Caribbean. we had so many issues with the airlines but cheap Caribbean adjusted our accommodations. the resort was beautiful so many different room choices, different dining establishments, with impeccable service. the spa was very relaxing and I truly enjoyed my massage. the food was pretty good from the restaurants that I got to try....there were too many for us to try them all. I love that cheap Caribbean had a representative on site everyday. they went there with great advice and extremely helpful. I was definitely book another trip through cheap Caribbean & Lifestyle Resorts.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
Room Comfort
 
3.0
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From: raleigh north carolina
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

June 18, 2015
Nothing special

I guess you do get what you paid for. The resort itself needs upgrading, pictures are deceiving. The beach was quite a walk from the hotel and it was not a nice beach, we stayed at the adult pool every day. The Sushi bar and VIP Drink bar was great. Other than that I have nothing but complaints, oh the weather was beautiful! The first day there, we arrived at 2:30pm our room was not ready until 4:30! Just an average room. The toilet leaked and I call the front desk on 3 different days, the floors were soaked from the toilet leaking, by the time we left it was still not fixed. There was no water, beer, or soda in the fridge upon arrival, we had to ask for that. The drinks all taste the same, made with rum only. The staff was not warm or welcoming. There was only one waiter who catered to us daily who was great! He worked the buffet. We had reservations at the Bellini, Italian Rest. one night, arrived on time, was seated, given water and a drink then saw no one again for 20 minutes! That's when we got up and left, made a complaint to the front desk, nothing was ever said to us again. No apoligies or anything!!! There was no bathroom light over the sink. You had to walk far for everything. I could go on and on, but I think I've said enough. I will not ever go there again or recommend a Lifestyle Resort to anyone!!!


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Overall Rating: 2
Value
 
3.0
Service
 
2.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
2.0
Room Comfort
 
2.0
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From: Merrimac, Ma.
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year