Caribe Club Princess Beach Resort & Spa

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 6777 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-3.5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Great location with a great beach!

    Reviewed by melmae21(Regina, Canada) on Mar 16, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    A friend and I were here for a week. I can see why this is a Sunwing guest repeat resort! Pros: -Great location. 5 minute walk to the beach or less depending on where your room is. Lots of beach to walk along. -Beautiful hotel grounds - saw iguanas, flamingos, turtles and peacocks. The walk from the hotel lobby to the hotel buildings was about 5 minutes - relaxing and a slice of peaceful paradise among the sights and sounds of nature. Well spaced out grounds with 3 pools (one with a swim up bar) a beach snack bar, the creperie, and 24 hour beach bar. -There are souvenir shops near the reception area although it’s not obvious, they are actually open for business. -Good food - lots of buffet options. We also ate at the Brazilian, Mexican and Italian a la cartes and all were delicious! -We did one excursion through Sunwing to Saona Island with our tour guide Tito. We didn’t opt to add on snorkeling. It took about 1.5 hours by bus to get to Bayahibe Bay which included stopping at a few other hotels to pick up other guests. At Bayahibe Bay we took a 2 hour catamaran ride to the island. Once there we had a delicious lunch and then had 2 hours to enjoy the Caribbean water and the beauty of this island. Back to Bayahibe Bay was a 1 hour speedboat ride with a stop at the blue lagoon to wade with starfish which was really neat! We also had some time to browse at a gift store on our return trip. I highly recommend seeing this slice of paradise! -At our resort we also parasailed and booked this with Pino from SeaPro. They are the guys in red shirts with a kiosk on the beach. He was great to deal with. Cons: -Older rooms although nothing horrible. We didn’t spend a lot of time in our room. We didn’t have a toilet paper holder otherwise the room was fine. -The water was wavier than expected on a few days. Such is nature and didn’t keep us from going in. -The courtyard vendors outside the buffet were very pushy, be persistent if you aren’t interested. I found the vendors on the beach weren’t as aggressive. Extra: -There is a currency exchange kiosk in the hotel lobby as well as 2 bank machines within a 10 minute walk off the hotel grounds. -When leaving the Punta Cana airport each person needs to have $20 USD departure fee. I would go back to this hotel!

    Wounderfull place to relax and dream

    Reviewed by Zuki-Schoko(Frankfurt, Germany) on Mar 10, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Very nice people and service with good food and beautfull beach. For this mass-service it is good organised and the emplyees try to be allways friendly and helpfull. They have a big recreation choice and you can book some tours too. But to be clear, it is a place for resort lovers. As soon you leave the resort it is a different world.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Gardens & food great

    Reviewed by Dionysius(Epsom) on Mar 07, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    The specialist restaurants were really good tho' the booking procedure bureaucratic and painful. Lowest score to the Dominican one, but all better than the buffet where the water in urns wasn't hot enough - safety concerns? Do not take large denomination peso notes, the resort doesn't ever have change. The dollar appears to be the real currency here (and 1$ an acceptable tip). The onsite shops gave change only in dollars. Light in the bathroom was scarcely bright enough to shave by much less for women to make up by. Minor problems in my room dealt with v swiftly. Decent wines were a gross amount "extra over" so local drinks are favourite and not too awful. (45$ extra for a Rioja that's about £11 here). The gardens were beautiful and well-kept, even if the water a breeding ground for mosquitos -as well as the feature turtles.. Entertainment a little tediously repetitive (locals dancing, no live music). Wind fairly strong, sea a bit too lively. Should they run a Singles club? I think so. Beach entertainment (p.m.) too loud - there must be a lot of deaf guests.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4

    Service

    Service-4

    memories for ever

    Reviewed by lamarina139(Hoddesdon, United Kingdom) on Mar 05, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    best hotel for us. wake up in the morning open he door and see flamingo's and herons and just to hear the birds room 1260 perfect location near the buffet bar near the sea cannot fault this hotel and amenities staff always helpful and the beach bar is the best ever. everything you want and more.

    Lovely trip

    Reviewed by Cdazur2(Toronto, Canada) on Mar 03, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We had the VIP upgrade. Was it worth it? Yes. It gave us top shelf drinks through the week, a better room, rum and cigars and beach towels in the room, 20 minute massage, and free access to either la cava (steak house, which we picked) or pescado (fish), both otherwise $35. And beer in the fridge. Room: Beds were hard, but comfortable enough. Not as hard as Cuba. Plastic chairs on the balcony, but no comfortable seating inside. Hopefully they will change that with the upcoming renovations. Outside: The beach is lovely, golden sand. Although some people clearly reserve their chairs, despite the signs to the contrary, it is really unnecessary. Whenever we went down, there were always plenty of loungers available. There have been many complaints on here about vendors. My take: it is true, there are more here than anywhere else I have been, but you have to be a bit of a sucker to be bothered by them. A shake of the head and a No gracias shooed them away every time. The ocean is active. If you like to play in the waves and body surf, you will love it. If not, go to Bayahibe. There are 3 pools. None are particularly busy, none are completely quiet. One has a pool bar, which was never overrun. All were sprarkingly clean. Between the main hotel area and the reception is a wetland with many birds and occasional iguanas. This is one of the nicest features of the hotel. Restaurants: The main buffet is on par with all the other hotels in this class, adequate but not spectacular. Ditto with the a la cartes, most of which we visited. Amenities: We felt too lazy to use most of them, frankly. We played mini golf a few times, which was fun. We were tempted, but did not, play shuffleboard, tennis, archery, pool or ping pong. Entertainment: The "show" was by far the worst we have ever seen. Amateurish lip-syncing was about the highlight. They need to hire some decent performers or cancel the whole thing. In the restaurants, the music piped in was mostly Dominican, or at least Latin, which I appreciated very much. Only once, in one of the a la cartes, did we get live music. They could definitely do better on this. Overall: Perfectly adequate 4 star, which I would recommend.