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Sunscape Dominican Beach Punta Cana

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Customer Rating 141 Reviews
Value
 
3.9
Service
 
3.8
Beaches & Pools
 
3.6
Dining Options
 
3.3
Room Comfort
 
3.8
3.6 out of 5
"Excellent staff, very friendly and accommodating. Food was great. Rooms were clean. Great stay" – YUMMIE
93 out of 154 (60%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Beach Romantic dinner VIP pool and swim up bar Fun with entertainment Geo tubes in Ocean Foam Party at the pool The beach on Feb 21st Good luck Green Bay Shots!! At the Disco

All Sunscape Dominican Beach Punta Cana Customer Reviews

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May 16, 2017
Not sure what else you need...

By no means a perfect resort, but as far as Dominican Resorts go it suited us perfectly. The value was incredible, booked the Deal of Fortune, was placed here and was happy as it looked like a newer resort. By the comments of the other resorts we were more willing to deal with issues a new resort would have (i.e. hot tubs not being hot) rather than the types of issues an old resort would have (i.e. musty moldy rooms). Service was great, staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed the entire trip. Beach and Pools were Average as compared to other Dominican beaches and pools. With that said, it's still an AWESOME place to spend a couple days. The beach is eroding severely and they have placed man made sandbars (made of plastic) in the ocean to calm the waves... made a calmer ocean behind them for us to lounge in. Dining was meh. As all DR resorts are. Chopsticks was great, I could eat a stir fry every night and almost did while I was there. Best part of this resort is no weekly limit on restaurants, if we went to one that wasn't great or quantity wasn't enough, we went back to buffet or the pizza bar. There was certainly enough to fill up on. Room was standard. Thought the AC could have been stronger, but I like sleeping in a freezer, my gf was happy it was in fact not a freezer in the room (though setting was set as low as possible). Could have also just been our room. All in all - if you can't enjoy it here, you're a miserable person who was going to have issues anywhere you went. I will say, the resort/these vacation companies were RELENTLESS with excursion type sales pitches. Just be polite, that if you are interested, you'll find them. Other than that, when you check in, just say no to the "VIP breakfast" - ask to go to your room immediately.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
2.0
Room Comfort
 
3.0
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From: Manhattan, NY
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 19, 2017
Overall a nice resort

We stayed for 7 nights starting on Feb 11 , resort is now 99% completed with the recent renovations. We have stayed at worse resorts but also stayed at much better , think the price we paid , $2000 total for both including air from Michigan , made this week at Sunscape easy to make this a 4 out of 5 rating. We were in the Sun Club portion of this resort which does help a lot , some nice perks come with the Sun Club .


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
2.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
Room Comfort
 
5.0
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From: Michigan
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

March 4, 2017
If you love food and a comfy bed this is not for u

I do not normally do reviews, if great food is important to you and you do not like buffets this would not be the place for you. Food was bland and the raw veggies made us sick.....we heard they were grown in manure and not washed properly- this is word of mouth only! BUT we did have some digestive issues after eating them. things to note- The resort is clean outside of the resort the city itself is very dirty - garbage bags and litter everywhere, lots of poverty and people trying to get you into stores or sell you things, beware of scams! The employees are insistent on tips you will not get service without giving them......A dollar or two, plan on bringing at least a 100-150 in $1 and $5 with you for tips. If you don't say you want alcohol in your drinks they will give you virgins and all the liquor is watered down. Spend a little more for the Sun Club it will be worth it. You will not get seafood on the resort there are restaurants nearby - if you like great food try them! The beds are super hard.,.if you have a comfy bed you will be disappointed! Also- they will try to sell you a trip package right off the back as soon as you get there they will set an appointment- you don't have to go! We would not return..... but there were a few good points! Jose and Michelle at the pool bar in the Sun Club were great - and we met some great people! We also had great messages from Margarita! And it was warm and the beach was beautiful!


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Overall Rating: 2
Value
 
3.0
Service
 
2.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
1.0
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1.0
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From: Holland
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 7, 2017
Amazing resort

We decided to do the deal of fortune this time, which means you have no idea where you will be going until a week before you leave, a little scary but the deal stated the resorts are all 4 Palm trees or more. They do tell you the 4 different choices you may be staying at and we had already stayed at 1 of them and it was great so thought what the heck, made it kinda fun and you get a good deal. I'll start with the FREE Wifi through out the resort! Although being on vacation is about staying off the technology and spending time together there is some downtime in the evenings and if you're like me, you like to post a few pics on social media for all your friends back home. The staff was amazing, the place was recently remodeled and had only been open 3/4 weeks when we got there so everyone is pretty new and really excited about their new jobs, so friendly and helpful with all you need. A little language barrier with some staff but with the main Amigos you need to talk with (bar backs, check in, entertainment, servers) They speak fluent English. The grounds are still growing and being worked on but I know in a few months it'll look like the place has been open for years. The pools were very nice, lots of activities throughout the day. They have 3 different pools, one sport activity busy pool, one more laid back and one thats away from all the action thats really laid back. The ocean is beautiful, only complaint here is that its on the Atlantic side of the Island, therefore not as clear and a little more rough. They do have wave breakers so you and your children can get in with no problems. Food and rooms were good, no reservations to eat so that made us really happy that we could eat at any restaurant whenever we wanted or twice if we wanted to (which we did, Japanese Hibachi) So all in all a great trip, too short of course when you come home to snow. I would recommend!


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
Room Comfort
 
5.0
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From: Indianapolis, IN
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

March 16, 2017
Best Vacay ever, money well spent

Truly one of the most memorable moments of my life. I dont travel often, so this was a big deal and Sunscape most definitely delivered. The staff was the best part, I cannot say anything negative about any one of them. Everyone that walks past you says Hola or Buen dia. Check in literally took less than 5 minutes and I was served a drink on the spot while I waited. The grounds and beach are super clean, plenty of spots to sit or lay to chill. Good entertainment. I cannot say enough good things about this place. The food, omg. The hibachi spot was the best spot. Drinks were always flowing. I would absolutely come back, next time I am getting the sun pass for an even better experience. If I had to say anything negative, it would be that my fridge wasnt restocked daily (first world problems). Everything else got a 5 star rating.

Foam Party at the pool
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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
Room Comfort
 
4.0
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From: North Carolina
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 17, 2017
SOOOO glad we said YES!

This resort was money well spent! All-inclusive was great. There are no reservations at the restaurants but there IS a waitlist because of this, so get there early or be prepared to grab a drink for awhile and wait for a seat (unless you eat at the buffets or beach grills, of course!) No free Wi-Fi, but it is only $40 for the week, so enjoy being disconnected for a few days or pay a small fee. :) This beach is on the Atlantic side of the island, but if you do any excursions, boat trips/tours, the Caribbean side is only 1.5 hours or so away. The Caribbean is a bit calmer of course. The beach was still enjoyable at the resort! LOVED our escape to the Dominican Republic! If a company called AMSTAR tries to contact you when you get to the resort, answer the call! It is the same company as CheapCaribbean.com! We ignored it because we didn't know who they were, but they were simply trying to set up our departure travel back to the airport!


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
5.0
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From: Oklahoma
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

February 17, 2017
Sunscape

THE STAFF THAT SELLS SOUVENIRS WERE VERY VERY PUSHY, INCLUDING THE STAFF THAT PRESSURE YOU INTO SIGNING UP TO STAY THERE AGAIN. THEY WERE HOUNDING US AT DAY ONE. OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE THEY NEW WE WOULDNT RETURN IF THEY ASKED US TO SIGN UP AT THE END OF OUR STAY. THE CASINO WAS A JOKE AND HAVING ALOT OF EXPERIENCE GAMBLING IN VEGAS I KNEW IMMEDIATELY THEY WERE TRYING TO SCAM US AND THERE WAS NO WAY THEY WOULD LET US WIN. WE ENDED UP TAKING TAXIS EVERYWHERE BECAUSE THE TESORT WOUPD ONLY SHUTTLE YOU TO THERE PLACES TO SHOP. OVERALL NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE. BELIZE AND COST RICA ARE FAR FAR BETTER ON EVERY LEVEL. ON THAT NOTE CHEAP CARIBBEAN WAS PLEASANT AND EASY TO WORK WITH. WE WOULD USE THEM AGAIN


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Overall Rating: 1
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
2.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
1.0
Room Comfort
 
5.0
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From: AUBURN MAINE
Age: 45-54

February 12, 2017
Great bang for your buck

We booked Deal of fortune which guaranteed we would be in 1 of 4 resorts.after finding out we were going to the Sunscape and looking at trip adviser we became a little worried. They just reopened and looked as if they were having lots of issues. Check in people were saying it was so slow but we were in our room in 15 minutes and they were actually telling people to move faster that were checking in.The beach is not the best storms have caused a lot of erosion as far as being clean people had said there was sea weed and it wasn't clean but every morning there were 12 - 15 workers raking the beach. Pools are very clean. Rooms were very nice and updated Food was good in Buffet ,Steak at the grill Chopsticks.Pizzeria excelente. As for the French and Italian they need help . Drinks were average once in awhile you get a bad one but its AI dump it and go to someone different. Overall I was very impressed with just about everyone that worked there they work there but off to try and make your vacation as good as possible. i also feel they were working hard at correcting all the complaints on trip adviser.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
4.0
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From: Mn
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 22, 2017
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Very clean resort with 95% VERY friendly staff!! Pool area really nice, pretty beach .. . .. could use : better food in the " specialty" restaurants ( except the Japanese - that was very good.) The buffet food was quite good. The bars/ drinks were excellent! The room was very nice ( but no hot water sometimes and they didn't always replace things used like towels, cream, etc) THe beds are WAY too hard. They should put " spring break" people in one area and non late night partiers in a different one. Several people in our group had sleepless nights due to partying/ loud people. The check in procedure was HORRIBLE!!!! We arrived at 5 and did not all have rooms until 9 or 10 that night. Although they put us in the Sun Club ( which was great ) we had to fight for our coupons!! Overall GREAT vacation!


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
3.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
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4.0
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From: tx
Age: 55-64

March 31, 2017
Good once you get past the sales pitch

We really enjoyed the Sunscape. It was clean, the service and food were great, and we were able to swim the entire time. The beach could have been nicer (there's a big drop down to the ocean due to erosion), but overall it was a great vacation. The initial impression however continues to leave a bad taste in my mouth. When we first arrived, it was obvious they just wanted to get us to buy a timeshare at the resort. We were supposed to receive $200 in resort vouchers on check-in, but were told by the resort staff that we wouldn't receive them until we attended breakfast to learn more about the upgrade options. We knew we didn't want to upgrade, so we skipped this breakfast. Well, the guy found us when we were leaving the already included breakfast to ask us why we didn't go to the sales breakfast. Then another guy found us on the beach to ask the same question. For the first 24-48 hours, they found repeatedly to ask us about upgrading and attending this sales breakfast. Then, the worst part was when we got back to our room, there was a notification slid under the door asking for our return flight info and implying that they would cancel our return flight if we didn't attend their sales pitch. Finally, on check out, they ask you to fill out a survey about the resort and your experience. I was filling it out honestly, but there was a woman standing next to me asking me why I was being critical of certain aspects. I told her I'd like to fill out the survey without her looking over my shoulder, but I can only imagine that people are pressured to be more positive when they're being watched! I enjoyed the vacation, but if I were to return to the Dominican Republic, I would go to another resort where they don't harass you as much.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
Room Comfort
 
4.0
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From: Massachusetts
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year