Resort at a Glance: The Residence Suites at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort
This all-inclusive resort has a slew of amenities that make it an ideal Caribbean retreat, from its rollicking nightclub to its two relaxing spas. But with this Getaway, you’ll get even more: a blue VIP wristband that gives you access to exclusive perks. You can swim at the VIP beach (one of six on the property), lounge by the VIP pool (or the 12 others), and cheer for your favorite team while you sip drinks at the VIP sports bar.
- All-inclusive meals and drinks at more than a dozen restaurants and bars
- Tee off: Your stay includes green fees at the nine-hole Los Mangos golf course.
- One-bedroom suite: Caribbean-inspired decor such as wicker furniture complements the tropical scenery you can take in from your balcony.
- Cofresi Beach is just down the hillside from the resort; borrow snorkeling gear, boogie boards, or kayaks to head out on the water.
- Friendly competition: Face off in tennis and beach volleyball.
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic: Waterfalls, Beaches, and Centuries-Old Historical Sites
Situated on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata is best known for its sun-kissed beaches. But the province has several breathtaking geographical features inland as well. Damajagua is a natural water park of sorts—it features 27 waterfalls flowing from limestone rock formations. Tour guides lead groups through the falls, and you can swim and occasionally slide down the natural water slides.
You can get an aerial view of Puerto Plata and the Caribbean Sea on a teleférico, or cable car. One of them climbs 2,565 feet to the apex of Mount Isabel de Torres, which is crowned with blooming botanical gardens and a replica of Rio de Janeiro’s massive Christ the Redeemer statue. It’s also worth it to take a scenic drive to Parque Histórico La Isabela, where you’ll find the remains of a church as well as ruins of a colonial village where Columbus routinely woke his neighbors by blasting the Santa Maria’s foghorn.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What kind of “local beers and spirits” are included in this all-inclusive VIP package? The local beer usually on draft is Presidente and the spirits available in this VIP package include popular premium or top-shelf liquors.
2. How much for WiFi? WiFi is an additional fee and can be purchased in packages of hours or minutes from the front desk. For instance, a 25-hour package would cost $25.
3. What are the costs for additional guests? This package is good for two adults. Children aged 0–3 are free and children aged 4–11 are an extra $20 per child per night. Additional guests 12 or older are an additional $82 per person per night.
4. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? Reservations are required for dinner at most non-buffet restaurants. Long pants for men may be required for the reservation-only restaurants. For all buffets and most other restaurants, casual dress is appropriate.
5. Will I be approached to attend a time-share sales presentation? Time-shares are common in the Caribbean and so are the sales pitches that accompany them. You may be asked at hotel check-in if you are interested in attending a sales presentation. If you don’t want to attend, simply decline and you won’t be approached again. If you find this is not the case, please contact the Groupon concierge located in the hotel lobby.