But driving in DR is a risk of life if you are not from there. We went with turinter tours for 37.50 each round trip. You should consider renting a car for about a day which will give you the flexibulity to move around plus you can get one of the entertainers at the hotel to show you around.We heard later that the taxi ride is .00 one way, so for .00 extra (round trip) we could have taken a taxi, which I would recommend, especially if you have more than 2 in your party because you will actually SAVE money. If you can have a cab take you to Caribe Express bus services it is like Greyhound for DR and hop on the bus that takes you to Puerto Plata. I hear people take a taxi to the Santiago bus station or (Carib Tours) and the ride to Puerto Plata is about 5 or 6 dollars, then a taxi to the resort is 15 or 20 dollars.. At the end it will be more convienent and cheaper than taking a cab.It is 5 American Dollars per person and the bus is really comfortable inside. Call this taxi driver he have a nice mini van good rates and might be cheaper cel 809 499-4184 and see what rates he will work out with you.Once the bus stop in Sosua Puerto Plata you can take a cab from there to the resort which will be about 10 dollars. If you are using Cheap to book, i believe one of their options are to chose transportation to and from. You are greeted at the airport (make sure its who you booked) and take it from there (plus alittle tip is always in good nature)Yes, very clean, very accomodating.This must be done no later than 48 hour prior to arrival. If you were to add transfers to your package from Santiago airport instead it would be .50 per person each way. The Turinter Tours representative will help you make the best of your holidays and will assist you by providing helpful information about the hotel, surrounding areas, local customs and more. Local cab fair in Puerto Plata is - depending where you go in the area.They can also reserve optional tours and return airport transfers. From what I hear it may be cheaper to rent a car and drive. The road is in good shape and there is signs along the way to keep you on the right track, plus the hotel is next to the main road your coming in on.We said "No" however and there was no high pressure to buy and we were treated exactly the same after refusing the offer.You will be asked several times to take the "tour" so get it over with at the beginning of the week and remember the name of your tour guide and then just tell any one else that asks you that you already toured.price is low, because they want to get you there -- once there, you have to go to this presentation to sell you the vacation club........other than that minor inconvenience, everything else is great -- beautiful grounds, clean rooms, friendly staff.........language barrier can be frustrating, though, if you don't speak spanish & the food wasn't great, but everything else is absolutely beautiful!!!
The buffets cooks are sooo slow, so you do wait for the" grill to order" foods, but they're probably the freshest.We enoyed the buffet as well as other specialized restaurants. All of the rooms at Lifestyle Tropical Beach have safes in the closet. Most of the rooms have electronic safes that you set your own password for, however there are still some that have a key (these are mostly in section 1 of the resort). You can take your lap tops to one of the beds and use it or go to the small bar area but usually its hard to get a seat there.After dinner petformances were exquisite and lavish productions. You can use wifi in their lobby or their computers at US an hour.We were fortunate enough to get the .00 a night deal at the resort.I was a little apprehensive at first, but boy are we glad we..." "My husband and I spent 5 wonderful nights at this resort in November.