We loved the Finest Playa Mujeres (Mexico) so much we went twice! Check out that blog here. We were so excited to hear that they were opening another location in Dominican and looked forward to switching things up a bit since we have never been to the Dominican Republic. Unfortunately due to the global pandemic their grand opening was delayed, but was finally opened in October 2021 and we promptly booked our stay soon after in January 2022.
The main entrance and lobby was beautiful! You can tell that they incorporated "newer" trends in the material selections compared to the Playa Mujeres location.
If you booked a "club" suite then your concierge is behind these doors for all your needs.
A mandatory stop at The Sweet Corner before going to see our room. An all day cafe where you can get coffee, baked goods, yogurts, sandwiches and my kids favourite, ice cream!
*TIP*: Download their app so you can see all the restaurants available and it's menu!
It is the best feeling looking up and seeing palm trees - finally!
The room we booked is the FINEST CLUB IMPERIAL FAMILY SUITE WITH PLUNGE POOL. It is the largest suite available at 2500 sq ft and is located on the 3rd floor with spectacular views of the ocean, beach, and club pool. Prices start around 659/night USD (depending on time of year and flights are not included).
Other than space, views, etc. here are some extras that made this suite worth while:
One private dinner per stay
[Which we used for Leoni's birthday. See reel here. ]
Butler service for luggage unpacking and packing
[ when you got kiddos, this truly helps take that pressure off]
One special jacuzzi decoration per stay
Unlimited access to One Aqua hydrotherapy circuit
[ David and I utilized this A LOT while my parents were with us, and it was fantastic! Since our room came with unlimited access my parents got to go as well. So good for the body! ]
Laundry service of one outfit per person per day
[ Since we were here for a month this was super handy! For reference... 1 pair of underwear was 5 USD otherwise ]
Private airport transfer to and from Punta Cana International Airport
[ We always do this just because with kids you don't want to wait to find a taxi or share the ride - plus when it's private you can request car seats ]
Loved having a living room for the kids to eat whenever we ordered room service!
Now that we're a family of 5 it's great that the kids had their own bathroom + room.
Look how cute the boys room was!
Very spacious and beautiful ensuite, complete with Bvlgari toiletries.
Balcony view from our bedroom:
Loved the plunge pool. When we would have a slow start and room service breakfast, it was great to not feel like you're missing out not being downstairs.
This is the view as you leave the room, open hallway view of the rooms behind our building!
This was Leoni's first trip, and it was great to be able to celebrate her 1st bday away!
Finest Club Pool [the 'Finest Club' is the kid friendly club section of the resort whereas the adults only 'Excellence Club' is on the other side of the resort]:
Love this mama tote bag from Myno&Co! The room comes with a beach bag that you can use, but this one is WAY cuter!
Loved how the Club Pool was right next to the beach so the kids were able to enjoy both!
This was where we would go for breakfast. Info here.
Imagine Kids Club: For more info click here.
These soft play forms were a huge hit!
Indoor age 3+ :
Junior outdoor space:
Tropical Juice Bar was my personal fav! There were so many smoothies available, but they were more than happy to come up with some custom mixes for us to keep it fresh - literally!
Pool beside the smoothie bar! Stunning symmetrical views!
Grabbing a mid day cappuccino from sweet corner and parking here to enjoy the shade!
I love shadows of palm trees almost as much as the palm tree itself!
Can't believe a three, two and one year old! <3
Back to the pool!
This photo gives me all the vacation feels :P
Even with 13 different restaurants, sometimes we liked to keep it casual and get some fresh tacos from the food truck.
This food truck had popcorn + drinks!
I love their love!
The beach was gorgeous. Soft clean sand, no seaweed and tons of space!
The best part was watching them play in the sand by the ocean!
Our double stroller worked as a triple as well! :P
I love our crew so much and can't wait to explore the world together!
Also very thankful to have my parents come with us. Creating memories that will last a lifetime!
Our last sunset!
Evening view from our room!
It is difficult to find beautifully designed resorts that are family friendly. This resort is perfect for families with little kids (that aren't at the Nickelodeon stage). It truly has best of both worlds! Love that the Excellence Resort (adults only) is connected so you can bring the grandparents or even visit their restaurants for date night! Click here to book your stay! If you have any further questions feel free to DM me via. instagram!