Playa Dorada Beach Day
March 24, 2020
Interesting ride along coast Tour guide was well informed and polite and gave a good description of the area. The group was small and plenty of room on small van The beach was beautiful and private but too rough seas to swim. The lounge chairs and umbrella were in good condition. The restaurant was very appealing and eye catching but there was not enough time to have a tranquil lunch. The other attendant a young fellow was also very attentive and helpful keeping a eye on our safety.
Reviewer: Hector Amor
Change in plans
March 13, 2020
We were booked on the beach day excursion and 4 of the 7 folks were no shows. The sky was a bit overcast and it didn’t look like it would be a great day. The tour rep offered us 3 options: go to the beach as planned, receive a full refund or join another tour that would be an upgrade from our original tour. Since it didn’t look like a great beach day, we chose to join the tour. It was great. We drove to the cable car that took us up the mountain to see the ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue. It was wonderful to see, especially since we didn’t even know it existed in Puerto Plata. We then went to visit a fort, walk around the city square, viewed the cathedral and had time for shopping. We drove to a beach area and were treated to locally grown bananas by our guide Henry. Henry did a great job all day. All in all, we had a very enjoyable day. On our next visit we will rebook our beach day, but we are very glad we accidentally ended up on the alternative tour.
Reviewer: Gale H.
Pure joy and fun with the tour guides!
January 20, 2020
At first we were a little bothered that we had to walk off the pier to the highway to meet the tour guides. Once we found them they offered us bottled water and their wifi so while waiting for the others to arrive from the ship we could surf. You get a tour on the way to the resort and the guides stay with you while at the resort. The food was excellent and very inexpensive. Would definitely do this excursion with this company again.
Reviewer: Arthur Massei
WE LOVED IT!
October 28, 2019
MY WIFE AND I HAPPENED TO BE THE ONLY TWO PEOPLE ON THE TOUR AT THAT TIME OF THE DAY. OUR GUIDES AND DRIVER WERE SIMPLY SUPERB! THE BEACH AREA WAS PRISTINE AND OUR PERSONAL ATTENDANT WAS EVER MINDFUL OF OUR COMFORT WITHOUT BEING BOTHERSOME. IF WE EVER GET BACK THIS WAY WE'LL REBOOK WITH THESE FOLKS AGAIN!
Reviewer: JOHN & DEBRA FROEHLICH
May 29, 2019
The walk from the ship to the pick up spot is exactly as you will read about in the reviews! We were a little scared at first to go outside the cruise terminal all by ourselves and walk up the side of a highway in a foreign country! We almost didn't take the excursion because we were very skeptical. This excursion ended up being quite a pleasant surprise! The beach was beautiful. The lounge beds were also a surprise and very nice. Our tour guide Henry was outstanding. He deserves very large tips!!!!! We would definitely do this excursion again and not freak out about the long hike to the meeting sight!!!
March 19, 2019
The walk to the dock was described accuratly in the instructions. The only problem was people following them. We waited fifteen minutes for two people that Did not show up. The beach lounges are very close to restrooms and a resturant. There are also attendants walking around taking orders. You have to watch what you are charged i found they were not consistent on their pricing. Know the exchange rate. We returned at the same time even though we lost time waiting for the no shows.
January 29, 2019
On January 21, 2019 my wife and I went on the Playa Dorada Beach Day excursion. It was a fun day, beautiful beach and great genuine people. The guide(Michel, not sure about spelling) and driver(Juan) went over above making the trip a lasting experience.
Great Day ... after a long walk
January 24, 2019
It's a long, long walk to the bus. But the people are GREAT and the day was worth it.
Reviewer: Gary Butson