Operating under luxury villas, presented as the top-of–the line product brand. Crown Villas is a concept geared towards the very discerning leisure traveler creating a truly rewarding experience, while allowing a service level as comprehensive as guests want it. Crown Villas are located on the untouched northern coast of the Dominican Republic, in the secluded bay of Cofresi Beach, surrounded by mountain ranges, lush tropical vegetation and the sparkling silvery hues of the ocean. Crown Villas offer a unique difference from other luxury travel experiences. They are a collection of private villas and residences offered exclusively for a personal indulgence experience. Each villa offers unique features and services such as private pool, superb beachfront location and dedicated personal staff to pamper you. Lifestyle Hacienda Resorts’ high standards of services and features exceed itself at Crown Villas. Every comfort and luxury has been considered to make a Villa vacation experience the most relaxing, exclusive and unique you have ever enjoyed. • The Resort is located on Cofresi Beach • 10 minutes from downtown Puerto Plata city. • 5 minutes from Ocean World Adventure Park, Casino & 30 minutes from Puerto Plata’s International Airport
All villas are spectacular units providing the easy relaxation of the Caribbean in an opulent and elegant ambiance, sited perfectly atop beautiful green hills or soaring sea cliffs. Facilities are, of course, top-notch including fully air-conditioned suites, exquisite architecture using individually selected materials from throughout the world, deep shady terraces, free-form private swimming pool design, fully equipped game room including satellite TV, DVD and extensive video library and much more. Interior designs reflect the most elegant and classic refinement, including the finest local and imported furnishing and materials, with an array of intimate details to capture the imagination. Each Villa is a unique concept; nevertheless they all feature the following basic attributes: Master bedroom suite and several elegant bedrooms; Living areas with splendid grand living room for entertaining; Formal dining, Al Fresco dining, private dining and Terrace dining areas; Shady terraces with luxurious furnishings for outdoor living and relaxation; Fully equipped kitchens; Satellite or Cable Televisions with DVD/CD and Video/Audio Library; Private Swimming Pool; Spa-Quality Luxurious Padded Pool Chairs and Chaise Lounges; Some villas with luxurious double-width hammocks overlooking the sea; Direct access to the beach; Fringe daily stocked with soft drinks, water and beer; Fully landscaped and maintained garden areas; Fully Trained Staff including Chef de Cuisine, On-Site Concierge, Masseuse, Laundress, Housekeepers, Gardeners & Security. Crown Villa guests are entitled to use all services and facilities in the entire Lifestyle Hacienda Resorts:
Below is a Lifestyle Hacienda Resort Map
All Inclusive Plan
24 hours food and beverage available
All meals (private breakfast in villa, and lunch and dinner available in several restaurants at your choice)
A la Carte dining at 4 specialty restaurants, reservation required, (certain dishes with supplement)
Daytime and late snacks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including beer, spirits, cocktails, house wine with meals, juices and soft drinks available from 4 bars.
Daily activities program
Introductory scuba lesson in pool
Amphitheater with shows
Admission to Disco (drinks not included)
Use of bicycles
Privileged use of all restaurants, bars and facilities at Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa, and Lifestyle Crown Residence Suites.
Shuttle service in resorts
Los Mangos Executive Golf Course: 9 hole green fee or half hour tour clinic per stay.
Admission to Ocean World Adventure Park, Casino & Marina or to Las Vegas style,“Bravissimo Show” one per person per stay for all bookings
Restaurants, Bars, Disco
Casablanca: International Buffet Restaurant
El Zorro: Tex-Mex a la carte
The Blue Lagoon: Seafood and Grill a la carte
Indochine: Asian Fusion a la carte
Bellini-Pizza & Pasta: Italian a la carte
The Beach Club: Snacks on the beach
The Beach Bar
Las Canas Pool Bar
Tropical Lobby Bar
VIP Disco & Lounge
VIP Facilities - access exclusively with our V.I.P package
VIP Gourmet Restaurant
VIP World - pool and international drinks & snacks - wireless hot spot
VIP Beach - international & snacks + Sushi Bar
Activities, Sports & Entertainment
Full daytime activities program including jogging, games, occasional live music
Beach and pool volleyball
Two hard surface tennis courts
Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
Evening entertainment and live shows at the amphitheater
Health & Fitness:
Full Service Metamorphosis Spa
Library, books, games, DVD's at Villa Lounge
Internet access free of charge at Villa Lounge
Exclusive VIP Welcome Party every Sunday
Supervised Kid’s Club open daily from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Daily activities program for children 3 to 12 years old
Optional Services & Facilities
Conference and meeting facilities
Water Sport Center
Ocean World, Adventure Park, Casino & Marina
Golf courses nearby: Los Mangos, Playa Dorada and Playa Grande
Tennis clinics and night play
Metamorphosis Full service Spa
Babysitter services (reservation required)
Logo Shop & Excursion Center
On site medical services 24 hours
Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort and Spa
282 spacious guest rooms divided into 229 Tropical Rooms, most with Ocean Views, and 53Junior Suites. All rooms feature: Air Conditioning; Ceiling fan; Direct Dial telephone; Cable TV; Safe rental; Balcony or terrace; Coffee Maker; Iron and ironing board; Radio-Alarm clock; Private bathroom; Hair dryer; Mini-fridge; Two Queen size beds or one King size bed. Junior Suites have one king size four poster bed, sitting area with sofa bed, additional to above amenities.
General Dominican Republic Information
US and Canadian citizens are required a valid passport along with a valid photo-bearing official document (driver’s license or voter’s registration). Minors may enter with their passport. A tourist card (US$10.00) must be purchased at select Dominican consulates, at airline counters abroad, or at the airport upon arrival. Citizens of other countries should contact their closest Dominican Consulate. Visitors in general should reconfirm travel documentation requirements with the nearest Dominican consulate or tourism office.
The average annual temperature is 77 degrees Fahrenheit with August being the warmest month and January the coolest. Summer temperatures range from 89 to 95 degrees and in the winter, from 75 degrees to 90 degrees. The most usual weather forecast is partly cloudy. Rain showers usually last five to ten minutes.
The country’s privately owned telephone company CODETEL, a Verizon subsidiary, and Tricom provide the Dominican Republic with one of the most sophisticated telecommunications systems in Latin America. France Telecom and Centennial Corporation are the newcomers to the Dominican telecommunications market. Services include international direct dialing, faxing, teleconferencing, electronic mail and videoconferencing. There is direct dial to the Dominican Republic using area code 809.
A doctor is on call at major hotels. These are stocked with medicine for the most common ailments. Ambulances are available, as is air ambulance evacuation. Emergency dental treatment can be provided if needed. Twenty-four hour pharmacies can be found in every major city. For travel health guidelines.
Appliances run on 110 volts/60 cycles, the same as the U.S.
Spanish is the official language. English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. Knowledge of German, Italian and French is becoming more widespread. Traffic signs and most menus in restaurants are in Spanish, although menus in tourist regions tend to be multilingual.
The nation’s population is approximately 8 million inhabitants. Almost 3 million people live in Santo Domingo, the capital city.
Stores, banks and most businesses close on: January 1, New Year’s Day January 6, Epiphany (not a holiday but observed by many companies) January 21, Our Lady of Altagracia Day February 27, Independence Day September 24, Our Lady of Mercedes Day December 25, Christmas Day In the Dominican Republic, the following holidays will be celebrated on the closest Monday to the actual date: January 6, Epiphany January 26, Juan Pablo Duarte’s Birthday May 1, Labor Day August 16, Dominican Restoration Day November 6, Constitution Day
Other holidays Good Friday and Corpus Christi Day do not have fixed dates. Although most stores will remain open all day, note that it is customary among many Dominican businesses to work only half day on Holy Thursday, and December 23rd and 24th in preparation for Christmas festivities. This is important especially when planning a business gathering.
General Information Geography
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola Island, which it shares with Haiti, and is the second largest country in the Caribbean comprising an area of 18,712 square miles (48,484 square kilometers). It is bordered on the North by the Atlantic Ocean, and the South by the Caribbean Sea.
Though the country is 90% Roman Catholic, there are many Christian denominations, including Anglican, Baptist, Evangelical, Seventh Day Adventist, and Mormon. English services are held in some churches of the capital city. Santo Domingo’s synagogue holds a weekly service on Friday evenings at sundown.
Year round the Dominican Republic is on the Atlantic Standard Time. Clocks are one hour ahead of time on the eastern seaboard of the US in the fall-winter and on the same time in the spring-summer. The DR is four hours ahead in regards to GMT time.