- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
We stayed there last August! It was really nice for the most part. We got a swim up room, but the beach is gorgeous, and the pools are great (especially since you’re never without a drink!).
The only negative was the food. I mean, it was okay, but not AMAZING. The buffets were kind of dissapointing (and we ate a lot of fried food, thinking it would be safest…). The fancy restaurant, though, was AWESOME. Make sure to send in reservations ahead of time, it was slow when we went so when the reservations we made online earlier didn’t go through (who knows…) it wasn’t hard for our butler to make some for each restaurant. But the fancy one was seriously the best food. The Italian was a little… weird. Their interpretation of a caprese salad was pretty off… Oh, and make sure they know it’s your honeymoon, they decorate your table up all cute (I really regret not having them do that!).
Um, the butlers are great, super nice and accomodating. The beer there is El Presidente, and was actually pretty good, so we had them stock our mini fridge with that and some minis. Look out for Oscar, too! He served wine to us the second night, and we kept seeing him everywhere, and he’d recognize us and call us “Seattle!” every time.
Tips are definitely a thing and expected… You can get dominican pesos if you want, but really a $1 bill is decent. Make sure to tip the guys walking around taking drink orders, and you’ll have amazing service.
We went to 1 of the nightly entertainment shows, and it was okay, but a little weird… Oh, and if you go right on the beach, there are a ton of little shops selling souviniers! Super pushy, but if that’s something you want, they have a lot of stuff (Mama Juana, which is not, in fact, marijuana, but a drink made with rum, wine, bark, leaves, and other stuff… Some of the places will give you a taste, but it kind of freaked me out!).
I never wrote a trip advisor review, but totally meant to… if you have any questions, definitely PM me or something!