Fodor's Expert Review CHIC Punta Cana by Royalton

Carretera Uvero Alta-Punta Cana, Uvero Alto, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic

The adults-only CHIC Punta Cana has been designed with active, younger (twenty- to thirtysomething) partiers in mind, so there is entertainment all day and night, Las Vegas style. The decor of the large rooms is contemporary and beautiful and pretty similar over all room categories (though there are differences in sizes and amenities). Standard rooms are behind the lobby, but those farther from the pool are quieter. The pool becomes a party zone after 2 pm, when some guests leave to find a quiet place on the beach to hide. Come nightfall, there are DJs or live bands and plenty of theme nights. Food here is generally good, with props going to the steakhouse and Middle Eastern venues, but service can be inconsistent. Most guests agree that the Diamond Club upgrade is worth the extra cost; those rooms have the best views, and only Diamond guests can make reservations at restaurants (through their butlers). The Chic Mansion is an adjacent party house marketed to groups who want to party among themselves, along with the luxury service the resort can offer.

PROS

  • Wi-Fi and calls to the U.S. are free
  • friendly and fun, accommodating staff
  • food in restaurants generally very good

CONS

  • windy beach with lots of wave action
  • house wine is barely potable, so plan on buying better, albeit expensive, bottles
  • time-share salespeople are annoying

QUICK FACTS

Green, Trendy, Views
Sceney
On the beach
Casual Chic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 809 -468–0404

HOTEL DETAILS

234 rooms, 79 club rooms and suites
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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