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LTI Resort Punta Cana Review

Name Change: this resort is now named VIK Arena Blanca: click to see updated review

lti-punta-canaLTI Resort Punta Cana review : The Punta Cana LTI beach resort and Spa is fortunate to be located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic Bavaro Beach; only 25 minutes from the Punta Cana airport. This Caribbean paradise is a 4 star All-Inclusive resort which houses 447 rooms ranging from standard, superior, family suites to executive suites. Although we haven’t personally stayed at this resort we have spent a day visiting and experiencing the amenities LTI beach resort has to offer. At first sight, everything seems and is breath taking! One can’t help but be romanced by the beauty of the ocean and white pristine beach married with the lush tropical landscape that exists throughout the resort grounds.

In addition to its beauty, the resort features four restaurants either a la carte or buffet, four bars that include a swim-up bar and disco, various water sports, a kids club, and a golf course located near by. The resort also offers an exclusive area located within LTI Beach Resort called the Cayena beach club that is only accessible by Cayena beach club members. It consists of 47 junior suites, a living area, free safety deposit box, a mini-bar that includes beer, a fully equipped bathroom with Jacuzzi, and a private pool area and sundeck.

Whether you are traveling with your family, as a couple or on your own; the LTI beach resort promises to provide its clientele with a memorable and exceptional holiday.

Room Amenities

LTI Resort Punta Cana review of the rooms:Since we did not personally spend an over night at the LTI, most of the guests that we spoke to agreed that the rooms were well kept with plenty of room. The beds were average and less can be said about the pillows however, this seems to be standard at most Caribbean resorts. We suggest that if you’re picky about pillows, you might consider stowing your own from home in your suit case. There is a mini-bar in every room that is stocked with sodas and drinking water. You might have to remind the room service to restock from time to time. The bathrooms were clean and supplied with the usual shampoo, liquid soap, and a hair dyer. The one down fall may be the lack of privacy, since some of the bathrooms have a glass door that separates it from the rest of the room. Not such a huge concern if you’re traveling with family.

Restaurants

This resort offers both à la carte and buffet dining. The El Mirado is the resort’s main restaurant which offers many different foods to choose from that are often prepared to suit their clientele’s individual tastes. The El Bucanero, La Tratorria and the La Estrella del Mar are all à la carte restaurants that offer either Italian ,Seafood and International cuisine. The portions are not huge but you’ll definitely be pleased by the presentation and the quality of the food. During the lunch hour, the El Bucanero which is located by the beach prepares hot dogs and french fries followed by a BBQ buffet feast. Remember to book in advance for the à la carte restaurants at the entrance of the El Mirado (the main restaurant) since space is often limited.

Pools


LTI Resort Punta Cana review of the pool:The pool is beautiful and huge. It is separated in two sections and connected by a bridge. What is strikingly beautiful is the tropical landscape that surrounds the pool. There is also a “kiddy pool” section, plenty of available beach towels, lounge chairs and palapas that provide shade and relief from the hot sun. However, you do need to be an early bird to reserve a lounge chair in the shade – same goes for the beach.

Activities & Spa


lti-punta-poolLTI Resort Punta Cana review of activities:There are a ton of land and water activities for everyone to enjoy.


If playing golf in the hot sun is you’re idea of a leisure activity, the LTI will arrange a round of golf at any of the 9 courses available in the area. Other land and beach activities include; tennis, horseback riding, beach volleyball, soccer, dance lessons and aerobics.


You must take advantage of the beauty that the Caribbean ocean has to offer and what better way than snorkeling and scuba diving. There is a reef located in front of the resort that attracts all sorts of colourful underwater life. The usual 2 person kayaks and boogie boards are also available. All the above mentioned water equipment are free for LTI resort vacationers.

Remember to book your complementary half hour catamaran boat ride at the water-sports area; it will surely be a memorable moment.
Parents and children will also enjoy the playground, and babysitting service available upon request.

While you’re staying at the LTI resort remember to take advantage of the Spa treatment they offer. There’s nothing better than a relaxing massage after a hard day spent at the beach, except if you have a sun burn!

 

Tips for the LTI Resort Punta Cana

  • When you arrive (during check-in), remember to ask about booking dinner at the à la carte restaurants. Men don’t forget to pack at least one pair of dress pants since a dress code is often required at the specialty restaurants.
  • Pack some bug repellent and medication you might need since it could become very expensive to purchase at the resort.
  • For the more fussy sleepers, you might want to bring a pillow from home since the resort pillows tend to be flat and less than comfortable.
  • Although there are many lounge chairs available on the beach and by the pool, you may have to wake-up a bit early in order to reserve a chair especially if you want shade or a palapa.

Contact Info for LTI Punta Cana:

Telephone # 1-809-221-6640

Book this resort or check wholesale prices through All Inclusive Resorts Inc.

 

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