We(family of 6)had an amazing stay in the apartement. The place is large, very clean and We had all We needed. The personel are all very helpful and super Nice. It is a bit far to go for shopping etc. but you can take a moto or a taxi. The Beach at the place is great and there are several great trips to take in the Area. We went on a boattrip with a lokal boat owner and if you like to surfe then PLAYA Bonita is the place.
The penthouse was beautiful, modern, clean and the perfect size for our family of four. The view from the terrace and living/dinning room was amazing. The unit was cleaned very well on a daily basis. We felt well taken care of by the concierge, Stephanie, she was always available to help us with anything we needed. The villa had everything we needed, only thing missing was a clothes dryer or drying rack. We had the chef come and cook breakfast and dinner and the food was excellent. We had him come every other day as he cooked enough food to last two days.
The pool and gardens at Bonita Village were beautiful, although, the pool and chairs around the pool could use some cleaning. The beach is very close, just on the other side of the pool, as well as a couple of beach restaurants. We rented ATVs for two days and had so much fun driving around town. The villa is just a short drive to town (you could walk but it was too far for our kids), where you can find great restaurants and anything else you might need. Everyday went to visit a beautiful beach, either in a taxi or ATV, and ate lunch beach side.
Overall, we had a great vacation. We loved villa Ribera Mar and Las Terrenas. We would be very happy to return.
Excellent location on the beach, wonderful flat, first class service. Extremely friendly staff.
30 minutes by foot from town, along a very nice road by the beach.
What you see is what you get.
Expensive, but worth it. We´ll come back.
Let me start by saying I don't usually write reviews, but I feel this one deserve a review.
Also, let me begin by saying thank you to all the people that make our stay unforgettable and always leaving us with the desire of going back. Emma always try to accommodate me with the availability and keeping a constant communication. Stephanie always available for whatever we need and making sure we spent a pleasant vacation. Franco is very attentive and always available if you need him and never upset or angry, always smiling. Maribel and the maintenance crew always making sure that our place is spotless. We always have clean towels, never run out of drinking water, toilet paper or hand/dishwasher soap. Pool always clean and whenever it had tree leaves, Franco will bring the nest and clean it. They have ATV’s available for rent, which is very convenient if have to go out to the town and you don’t want to drive your rental vehicle as the streets are a little narrow in certain areas and that's where the ATV’s comes handy. We use the chef in our first trip to Ribera Mar and it was outstanding, but we decided to go to the supermercado Pola and buy groceries instead. In our first trip we went to Las Palmeras Restaurante and met Rene (Owner), to make the story short this was our second time in Ribera Mar and we ate everyday in Las Palmeras, because we were treated like family and food is delicious. Tell Rene that Carlos send you and that you want to try the “CHUPITOS” and the “CHILLO AL COCO” you will not be disappointed. Don’t get me wrong the cost of the chef is not bad, because he/she will cook 3 meals for you, except you have to buy the food the chef will cook for you. But we love the CHUPITOS!
You should book a ZipLine adventure and you will not regret it.
Security is paramount to me and my family, and Bonita Village is a very secure place. There are armed security guards all around the perimeter of the village from the main gate to the community pool. We felt very secure in the village. Keep in mind that if security guard doesn’t have your name or your visitors on his list, you are not getting inside the village.
To conclude, I would like to see privacy glass and window screen in all the bathrooms, because we stayed on the Duplex and the Penthouse and there was none. Also, update some cooking equipment such as pans, coffee maker and utensils. Maybe a washer and dryer, instead of washer only. Add the TV that was on the Penthouse living room, like it was on our first trip. Wish you will have rental vehicles available as well to make a complete package. Ask community officials to reopen El Catey Airport Plzzzzzzz, so we don’t have to travel from Santo Domingo or Puerto Plata.
IF YOU ARE READING THIS LINE, HOPE YOU HAVE ALREADY BOOK YOUR TRIP TO RIBERA MAR. THANK YOU AND ENJOY YOUR VACATION……...WE ARE GOING BACK SOOOOONNNNNN!!!!!
Very Beautiful! incredible accommodations and the attention was perfect. Although we went on "Semana Santa" and Terrenas was full! Very noisy neighbors. So I recommend to go any other dates if you are looking for a beautiful beach and a calm place. We will definitely visit again!