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We Enjoyed our Vacation at Secrets Royal Beach!

Alf & Ruth, (trip to Punta Cana, Domincan Republic)
Travel consultant: Michelle Toth,

We enjoyed our vacation at Secrets Royal Beach. Our room was pretty comparable to the other resorts we have stayed at in Punta Cana. The food was excellent and the service in the restaurants was amazing. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Concierge inquired several times wondering if we were satisfied with the services and our room. The beach, of course, was beautiful and we liked the lazy river running through the property, as well as the grounds, were meticulous. We did not take any excursions this time as we had done that on other visits to Punta Cana. It was a great time to go as the resort was not fully booked. We would definitely choose this resort again.

Alf and Ruth

We Had an Awesome Time!

M & K, (trip to Mayan Riviera, Mexico)

We had an AWESOME time. We’ve been to a few very nice resorts and this place blew us away.  Hotel Xcaret was so lush and beautiful almost everywhere you looked it was a postcard shot. The hospitality was one of the best I’ve seen, the layout or the room and resort was excellent, the food was very good, and the access to all the included parks was easy and excellent part of our trip. For a family of 3 like we are, it would cost us an extra $1,200 USD at least for the 4 included parks we visited (Xcenotes, Xcaret, Xsenses, Xplor). The resort is very relaxing with local music playing all the time and just beautiful.

Some things to note: They have a number of inlets where they have beach access which is very nice and calm because they’re inlets within the resort. However the actual beachfront is very rocky and would be hard to enjoy. Didn’t see very many people out on the oceanfront at all, but the inlets make up for it and are beautiful.

There is no wandering Entertainment Team like most other resorts, and the evening shows are only for people that reserve a dinner and show at one of the reservations-only restaurants. With that said because of the access to all the parks and the resort being fairly calm during the day because everyone is at the parks makes sense. 

We would HIGHLY recommend this resort and everyone should visit it once in their life. It’s quite something to see and experience.


M & K

The Most Beautiful Beach I've Ever Been To!

Kim, (trip to Holguin, Cuba)
Travel consultant: Michelle Toth,

I have to say that we were pleasantly surprised by the resort.  It was a much better experience than our trip to Varadero a few years back.

The resort was very well maintained. Our room was immaculate and quite spacious. We had a fairly new bathtub and toilet in our room. The comforters were a bit dated but were clean and did the trick. The air conditioning worked well. We had a hairdryer and makeup mirror (which was a huge bonus for me!) and the mini fridge was stocked daily with a variety of different pops and beer. We did leave a goodie bag and a couple of pesos every day for the cleaning staff. It was a very large resort so it was a bit of a walk from the room to the beach and most restaurants, etc. However, it was a great way to get some exercise in and we usually only did this a couple of times during the day.

The staff was amazing.  So friendly and accommodating - I can't say enough about the exceptional service. The beach was probably the most beautiful beach I've ever been to.  No seaweed, rocks, etc. The food was actually quite good. The a-la-cartes were good. The presentation of the food was quite impressive and the food was quite tasty. The restaurants and buffets all had condiments such as ketchup, Tabasco sauce, etc. Desserts were excellent.  The resort had an ice cream bar - delicious! The girls loved it. My waistline - not so much.

We didn't go on any excursions.  We took one a few years ago and didn't really feel the need.  We did some snorkeling around the resort and we enjoyed it. Someone from the resort brought fish food and it attracted some beautiful fish.

The entertainment was lacking. The entertainment was pretty repetitive. The best show was the water show on our last night. We played cards most nights anyway and usually by 11 we were pretty beat.

I would definitely go back. For the price, I couldn't recommend it enough. Wifi - was only 1 peso an hour. Plenty enough when you are on a trip - especially a family trip.  

We will definitely be going back if the prices remain the same next year!