We had a terrific time at Sanctuary Cap Cana. We enjoyed the food, pools, and the staff.
We did not go on any excursions.
Attached are a few pictures.
We really loved Punta Cana and the resort! The resort was very unique and beautiful. We thought the service was excellent, great variety of food and drinks as well. The restaurants were very nice. We would highly recommend it and would definitely go back! Brian LOVED the golf! We ended up at Teeth of the Dog and there were so many beautiful holes on the ocean. We thought it was well worth the distance from the resort and the cost. Brian was very appreciative of the surprise. I can’t believe we actually pulled it off. He didn’t realize we were going to Punta Cana until we arrived in Atlanta. He thought we were going to Mexico because one of the kids teachers mentioned Mexico to him a day before we left. I’m actually glad he mentioned that because it threw Brian off track! Thanks again for all of your help. It was truly an amazing trip!
Yes I would definitely recommend it. It was not crowded at all while we were there but there was a group of 3 couples that we ran into regularly. They seemed to be having an amazing time. Two nights the entertainment was great. The Dominican night had excellent dancing and music and they also had live music another night that was great. There is a ‘disco’ club there that could be fun but we never went there. The main pool is pretty lively and there is sand volleyball nearby that they try to do if there are enough people. Brian played once and would’ve played more if there were players. One staff member said the resort was only at 40% occupancy. We went to the spa for massages one morning that that was fabulous. You can hang out a the spa pool and hot tubs as long as you like. It’s expensive…$145 for a 50 min massage but I guess that is probably normal for resorts. They give you a $50 off coupon in your room which helps. It was one of the best massages I’ve ever had, so well worth it for me! Our room was nice. It was on the bottom floor of the Castle with a big wooden deck balcony and a grassy area in front overlooking the ocean. It’s very hot so you really can’t be out there until evening. The rooms above us had their own little plunge pools and great views of the ocean. I liked that area of the resort. It had a bar on the top level and a nice pool that we hung out at. It’s much more relaxing and not as lively. We went back and forth between the two pools. We even ordered room service and the brought it to the pool for us one day. That pool in “the castle” has a great view of the ocean. We walked the whole resort on our last day and all the rooms seem great. There are even great little villas right on the ocean. Most are under construction, but very cute. We loved how all the rooms appeared different instead of giant high-rise buildings with bunches of rooms all lined up and the same. each little building here was unique. A very appealing feature we thought. It has a beautiful Mediterranean feel to it. we never left the resort other than for golf but many couples were doing excursions and having a great time. One couple did swim with dolphins and love it. The group I mentioned earlier even took a shuttle over to a sister Alsol resort to eat for dinner. we didn’t know you could do that but we were already booked with eating at the restaurants offered on the property which were great. They truly did seem like stand alone restaurants and very quaint and nice. Unlike some all inclusives that all the restaurants share the same kitchen, food tastes the same and they just change up the decor each night. This was not that way. Maybe they do all share the same kitchen but they do an excellent job of masking that if they do. Anyway, hope this is helpful. Brian has most of the pictures we took on his phone so I’ll see if he can send some to you!