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- Why Parents Need a Getaway to an Adult All Inclusive
- Hilton La Romana Resort Review
- Premium Benefits at the Hilton La Romana
- My Premium Pool View Room at the Hilton La Romana
- Where to Eat and Drink at the Hilton La Romana
- The Spa at the Hilton La Romana
- Activities at the Hilton La Romana
- Entertainment at the Hilton La Romana
- Convention Center at the Hilton La Romana
- The All Inclusive Family Resort at the Hilton La Romana
- Excursions for the Hilton La Romana
Hey Mom and Dad, you need a time out in the Caribbean. Leave the kids at your brother’s house or at their grandma’s for a few days and escape to an adults-only all-inclusive. The relaxing comes easy and decisions are few. And you know it’s been too long since your last couple’s weekend. Read on for a complete Hilton La Romana Resort review.
Disclosure: The writer was hosted for this trip.
Why Parents Need a Getaway to an Adult All Inclusive
Parenting is exhausting. So the last thing you want to do on getaway is make a ton of decisions. That’s the beauty of an all-inclusive; the decisions are few.
Should I spend the day at the pool or beach? Do both. Where should we ate? Sample all the restaurants.
And without the kids whining, fighting or screaming, finding time to relax is easy. Grab a book and a cocktail and make that your to-do list for a few days. At an adults-only all-inclusive, you won’t find other people’s kids either. So the pools are quiet. The restaurants are quiet. And best part, you won’t have some kid splashing water into your face at the pool.
So buy a cute sundress, get your toes done and head to the Caribbean for a couple’s getaway.
Hilton La Romana Resort Review
Located on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, the Hilton La Romana All-Inclusive Adult Resort underwent a recent renovation. And it’s beautiful. Want to spend the day on a Balinese bed, find one. Always wanted a swim-out room? This resort has them.
Less than an hour from the Punta Cana International Airport, it offers a convenient location. And it’s secluded beachfront means uncrowded views of the Caribbean.
Since it’s close to the coastal town of Bayahibe, enjoy an scenic cruise to Isla Saona, part of the national park. Or stroll the Playa Bayahibe, an eco-beach awarded with a Blue Flag Beach Certification for its environmental, educational and safety standards.
The resort is next to the family side, though it offers its own pools, lobby, and restaurants.
Premium Benefits at the Hilton La Romana
Head to the private lobby for personalized check-in service as well as concierge service. Then a butler will help you to your room, a nice feature since the buildings don’t have elevators.
Premium guests have access to the Premium VIP Lounge. There you’ll find a daily continental breakfast, afternoon snacks and desserts along with an attached bar featuring top shelf liquors.
Noor, the Mediterranean restaurant, serves a sit-down breakfast and lunch. Find it next to the premium pool and spa.
Outside enjoy a private premium courtyard next to building two. Find a private pool along with its own premium swim up bar, featuring premium liquors.
A section of the beach is also roped off for premium guests. Enjoy premium, upgraded towels during your stay as well.
Premium rooms feature bathrobes and slippers for your stay. And a pillow menu is available.
My Premium Pool View Room at the Hilton La Romana
During my stay at the Hilton La Romana, I enjoyed a premium pool view room, overlooking the outdoor pool. With 411-square feet, it’s a comfortable space with contemporary touches along with pops of tropical color.
I entered my guest room from an interior corridor and found amble storage in the reach-in closet, outfitted with an in-room safe.
Next to the entrance, a luxurious bathroom offers amble space for couples. With a separate water closet, double sink vanity and extra large shower, you can enjoy couple time in the bathroom. And yes! There’s a make-up mirror along with a hair dryer.
A rain shower head along with hand-held shower means each get their own hot water. The luxurious finish out includes marble floors throughout the room and in the shower.
The Premium Room at the Hilton La Romana features Crabtree and Evelyn Verbena and Lavender toiletries.
The king-size bed dominates the room, dressed with white linens and a tropical-colored coverlet. Find lots of lighting and USB plugs next to the bed along with free wifi.
A small table with a pair of chairs offers a place to enjoy in-room dining. The full-size dressing mirror provides a dramatic touch. There’s ample storage in the console along with a large flat screen TV.
During a stay, you can enjoy an in-room beverage station, with a coffee maker. In my mini-fridge, I found complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, and juice along with local beer.
Outside each room, I found a furnished balcony or patio, complete with two chairs and a side table. Perfect for morning coffee while the other half sleeps or evening drinks together.
Where to Eat and Drink at the Hilton La Romana
During your stay, enjoy five restaurants along with five bars and lounges for lots of dining options. And enjoy each during your stay, since most restaurants don’t require reservations.
Caoba—Offering a continental menu of international favorites in a popular buffet-style. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in an open-air dining room.
Sakura—Features Pan-Asian cuisine including a sushi bar and a Japanese grill. Sit with other couples and be entertained by your Japanese grill cook. Or order from the standard menu.
Open for dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sakura features air conditioning in the dining room and an evening dress code is required.
Noor—Serves Mediterranean classics in the secluded outdoor dining room. Open for dinner only for all guests.
Mare Grill and Restaurant—Enjoy the bounties of the ocean at this seaside restaurant.
Chinola—A trip to the Dominican Republic isn’t complete without savoring the culinary delights of the Dominica.
Aroma—Take a moment and enjoy barista-made coffee concoctions 24-hours a day at the lobby coffee shop. Also try cookies, baked goods and desserts. Located in the open-air lobby.
18° 68° Lobby Bar—With a selection of domestic and international spirits, wines and beers, celebrate downtime with a drink.
24-Hour Room Service—Enjoy snacks or meals around the clock. Free for Premium guests and a $5 delivery fee for regular guests.
The Spa at the Hilton La Romana
This is a spa that caters to your self-care regime. With a menu of body treatments, carve out some time for a relaxing therapy.
Then enjoy the outdoor hydrotherapy whirlpool bath along with two saunas. Or arrange a seaside massage for your getaway.
The spa features a full-service salon along with an infusion bar.
Activities at the Hilton La Romana
At the resort, enjoy beach volleyball along with a water sports center, with rental equipment. Also find giant chess, dance lessons and ping-pong. Or play a couples game at the tennis courts. And don’t forget the gift shop for last minute essentials.
The Hilton La Romana All-Inclusive Resort offers enrichment classes like Spanish lessons, rum tastings, painting classes. Or compete in a cocktail competition.
Join any number of classes, like yoga, zumba or water aerobics, held across the resort. Or head to the fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment along with fitness classes.
Find golf courses nearby and check in with the concierge for more information.
Entertainment at the Hilton La Romana
Find nightly outdoor stage productions with themed nights. Along with dance and song productions, find a casino and a disco open into the wee hours.
Convention Center at the Hilton La Romana
The Hilton La Romana Convention Center features eight meeting rooms plus a large foyer.
Las Palma Grand Salon offers close to 8,000 feet of space along with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. The convention center features on-site coordinators along with technical support for your event.
The All Inclusive Family Resort at the Hilton La Romana
If the family is in tow, then find the Hilton La Romana All-Inclusive family resort, located adjacent to the adults only side. With a newly renovated space (opens December 2019), it offers a new waterpark along with a separate sand beach area and kids club. This resort offers its own restaurants along with separate lobby.
Excursions for the Hilton La Romana
One of the best features of the Hilton La Romana is it’s next to the Playa Bayahibe, a public beach. And this is where the scenic cruises to Saona Island depart, one of the top activities in DR.
Take an all day cruise aboard a catamaran and take a dip in a shallow swimming area before heading to the national park. Visit Saona Island for a lunch buffet then find a lounger on the beach. Or chase waves at this popular location.
For guests who want to discover the marine life of the Caribbean, then arrange a snorkeling or scuba diving trip. And some outfitters will even perform SCUBA certifications.
This resort was formerly called Dreams La Romana.