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by Zetty Carrillo
San Antonio, Texas
July 7, 2005
The actual villa itself, however, was very nice. It would be fantastic with some new couches. The backyard was very, very nice, with a huge terrace and a large private pool that was sparkly clean. The landscaping was immaculate. From inside the villa, there were steps that led to an upstairs terrace/balcony that had a large gazebo-type sitting area with ceiling fan. The refrigerator was kept stocked with beer, bottled water, and sodas daily. There was a maid that came daily in the morning to make us breakfast. Every morning, we were brought a large tray of fruit and a large tray of breads and pastries, and another small tray of cheeses, and small sliced lunch meats to put in small croissants.
The maid would make us eggs any way we liked them. The resort grounds were disappointing, however, and the night shows were lame. There was extensive renovation going on, but it didn't affect the main area that was left opened, and the disco was closed. They had an outdoor bar that opened at 10pm and closed at 5am. They had a DJ play until 2am, then would play a CD player. This area would get packed at night. Take your large insulated mugs. They serve the alcohol in small, thin, plastic cups. The staff is very friendly, and most speak English.
When I first looked up LHVC's website, there was a brochure that could be downloaded, but it didn't show much. The RCI book and site didn't have much info or pictures on this resort. It said to check into the Hacienda Hotel. I pulled up HaciendaResorts.com, and it opened up Sun Village Resort, which is adjacent to LHVC. The pictures on this website were of a luxury resort and showed beautiful pools, etc. I was thinking they were one and the same. They are not! I checked out the other resort also. The Hacienda Hotel areas are what LHVC people have to use as part of their resort. It is not the type of setting as in the Sun Village pictures, by far. The pool is filled with kids.
The Chinese restaurant and the Italian and the Blue Marlin restaurant were good. The buffet was decent but kind of repetitive-type foods. The only restaurant that is air-conditioned is the Italian one. The beach is dirty, and things are floating in it. However, the beach at Sousua is very, very pretty and clear.
From journal A wild experience in the Dominican Republic
Hungerford, United Kingdom
June 19, 2005
From journal Chill-out holiday in the sun
Lawrence, New York
October 28, 2004
Overall, we had a good time since it was the first time the whole family got together and enjoyed a vacation.
From journal Family trip
LOS ANGELES, California
August 17, 2004
From journal Dominican Republic - 2004
July 21, 2004
From journal Puerto Plata Dominican Republic
October 29, 2003
Furniture included plastic tables from Wal-Mart. The TV was 13 inches and often didn't work due to no satellite reception. It was old, so we couldn't hook up a DVD player to it either. No internet capability in the unit, but you could go to the next resort and sign on for $2 for 20 minutes.
From journal Dominican Republic
February 25, 2003
From journal A Great Beach, BUT....