Presidential Suites Punta Cana – All Inclusive
What We Love
- All-inclusive luxury at a new, all-suites retreat on beautiful Cortecito BeachThe roomy suites, each with a fully equipped kitchen
- Never having to roam far to find a resort bar or restaurant
- Chilling poolside or beachside with cozy loungers
What To Know
- Golf cart service is available for all guests, but members get their very own cart
- A beach party is held every Sunday night
- Plan on waking up early if you want to snag a beach bed
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Put the “residential” in “presidential” at this Punta Cana resort, where you’re always made to feel at home. The namesake digs here at Presidential Suites, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resorts’ newest property, are all set in one of eight buildings on the shoreline of Cortecito and come with plenty of touches that evoke a private apartment more than they do a hotel accommodation. For lounging, you get a living room, plus your own balcony or terrace; for dining, a kitchen and dining room. Oh, and use of a barbecue area. And access to no less than nine eating or drinking establishments.
Think of the rest of the property as your backyard; it certainly does evoke your own beachfront playground. It’s spotted with palm trees and plush loungers and complete with a kids club, a spa and two free-form pools. It’s worth spending some time enjoying all of these, given that they really aren’t such common backyard amenities, welcoming and friendly as they may feel. But afterwards, we recommend venturing outside the resort for a bit to explore the surrounding community – scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, horseback riding and turning your great home into a great home base.
Cook your own meals in your kitchenette, lounge on your private balcony or terrace, and give any travel companions the space they need during your tropical stay. These suites are plenty roomy, and they’re nice to look at, too, thanks to the designer furniture in the living room.
What do you get when you combine à la carte fare with an award-winning staff? A stellar culinary experience. With options ranging from American to Asian to Italian, your choices are bountiful. They also include a buffet restaurant, a VIP pool bar (with towels and lounge service), three beach bars and an after-hours lounge. Enjoy cooking your own meals? Each suite comes equipped with a full kitchen and dining room – perfect for DIY dining.
Troubles melt away at Yin Yang Spa, as you indulge in relaxing treatments that transform your fatigue into energy. This boutique wellness center has everything you’ll need to connect mind, body and spirit, like antioxidant vitamin-C facials, salt scrubs with thermal minerals and hot stone massages.
With miles of white-sand beaches, fairways designed by professional golfers and the thrill of outdoor adventure, Punta Cana is rich in Dominican tradition, culture and leisure. Known for its perfect beaches, this tropical getaway is a popular one, and you’ll certainly appreciate the appeal when lounging by the waves, going zip lining, dancing to Dominican music, exploring the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park or browsing local shops and boutiques – to name a few of the adventures you can have.
How to Get There
This is a very nice, small resort without many on site activities. Unless you are VIP (and we weren't), you are limited to a buffet type restaurant and 1 reservation each at their specialty restaurants, with access to one beach bar. That being said, if you want to sit in the sun, swim in the pool, relax on the beach with all inclusive meals and drinks this could be the place for you. The 2 bedroom condo was large and clean, the staff worked for you and all was taken care of. There was an excursion desk in the main lobby for those who wanted a little more excitement. Spoke with many vacationers and it appeared that they also enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. Nice, clean resort.
Let me start by saying this- Presidential Suites may not have been the correct choice for my family demographic and of course everyone will have a different experience, but after being a few hours on the resort, I regretted my choice to come here. I chose this location for my family (Me, the wife and 2 boys, ages 7 and 16) and have heard good things overall about DR and read the reviews about this place here on TA.
This place is SMALL. May be a + or -, depending on your preference. 6 buildings, 2 pools, and a small sliver of beach which encompasses a few things(restaurants, entertainment area and beach itself). There is no ATM onsite and this really became an issue when it came time to purchase excursions as there is a 9% (!!!!) fee to use a debit/credit card.
The food was ok overall and being an RCI member, we only had access to 3 restaurants- Decadence(buffet), Basil & Tomatoes (Italian) and Kimonos(Japanese). The Italian place was little more than a room on the side of the main buffet. Being such a small resort, 75% of the time there was a line at the buffet, I think mostly due to the main grill being in the middle of the food table which caused a bottleneck of people waiting for others to have their food prepared. There was supposedly a snack bar on the beach, but when I asked the bartenders at the place, there was no food available, only drinks. while in the restaurants it was difficult to get drinks or silverware a first or second time. There was not 1 time in my entire 7 day stay where I could just sit down and eat- I always had to get silverware or go to the bar for a drink, etc. Most of the time it was hard to get a consistent waiter who checked in and brought drinks...
Our 1st 2 nights were plagued with issues in the rooms we were given. There was something wrong in each of the 3 rooms we were put in- 1st room (1201) had A/C out in 1 room, 2nd (1304) had no A/C at all and the 3rd(3404) had a boiler room with water stains on the floor. This last room had a bowed tub where the water would collect in the back end, no toilet paper holders. There were no fitted sheets on any of the beds in any of the rooms and the linens we were given felt cheap an old. Most of the furniture had chips/stains on it..
It is in severe need of updating. The feel of the place in it's styling and look put it about 10 years overdue for new paint and furniture. Overall cleanliness, meaning litter/trash all over the place, was good- however, most of the furniture poolside had an old, dingy appearance/feel to it. The pool is in desperate need of refinishing, with the paint on the inside of the pool chipped in several places. The kids "pool" was nothing more than a gate placed at the beginning of the main pool. Towels sometimes were a scavenger hunt to find.
The resort staff as a whole had a "don't bother me" attitude. There were only 1 or 2 employees we came across that really seemed to have the guest interests in mind- It was very hard to get a smile or an unsolicited hello walking past any of the staff.
The sell for the timeshare wasn't bad in our experience, but yours may differ. Sellers on the beach(and everywhere in DR IMO) are aggressive, but can be haggled with. The 1st night I walked onto the beach and was propositioned by a guy who told me he had weed, cocaine and anything else I may need in front of my 7 year old son..
The food was ok, but the lack of a friendly staff, activities, and terrible overall experience at this resort made this vacation a regrettable one. I've never felt like I had to suffer through a vacation until I came here and would not want anyone I know to have that same feeling.
Thankfully, this was just a quick girls trip in which we only wanted to sit on the beach and relax. The entire resort revolves around the Lifestyle Timeshare members and recruiting you to purchase. The sales people are EVERYWHERE and constantly ask you about going to a presentation.
As an RCI member, you do not have access to all of the restaurants and bars on the property and you do not have access to the private beach. You will always have access to the buffet (which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and can make reservations for dinner at the Italian and Japanese restaurants. The
Stayed at Presidential Suites Punta Cana. I will start with the positive-entertainment nice, esp Michael Jackson rendition. Food is ok and plenty of beach seating.
Unfortunately, the service was not as ideal with the exception of a few. Juan and Jose’ were very accommodating.
Beach: since in the Atlantic Ocean side, water was more rough and not as warm. The excessive seaweed was a deterrent to swimming, although the hotel attempted to clean up. The odor was tolerable.
The 2 restaurants were ok.
We had some housekeeping challenges, but we don’t expect perfection.
If I visit DR again, most likely will not be at this location.
We stayed at the Presidential Suites for our honeymoon in July 2018. It was an amazing trip! I cannot say enough good things about this resort and the excursions offered. The trip was made even better by the entertainment group each day, especially Carlos, MiniMi and Perla! They were awesome! I would recommend visiting Punta Cana and staying at the Presidential to everyone! Plenty of activities and great people.