Punta Cana 2020

Rose, Linda and Karen were off to Miami and then to Punta Cana. It was nice to be flying again! The planes did not feel crowded or unsafe. There were protocols in place to keep us safe.

The day began with a beautiful sunrise en route to Punta Cana. At the airport, they had the VIP arrival service that sped us through customs and there was no Covid-19 test necessary on arrival. It was great service and they felt so special.

Linda, Karen and Rose arrived in Punta Cana for the start of a great trip with Hyatt Resorts. They stayed at Sanctuary Cap Cana and then moved to Hyatt Zilara for another 3 nights. Thank you to Playa Resorts for the invitation to see these gorgeous properties!

At Sanctuary Cap Cana, the resort was incredible- from the staff who treat them like family to the beautiful room. All they could say was wow. This would be a great property for a honeymoon or a couples getaway, because it is a quieter resort. The rooms come in single and two bedroom villas for more intimate couples- they also come with butlers! The staff was impressive from the time they entered the hotel to when they left.

Linda, Karen and Rose were very impressed with the way the buffet was set up.

These are pictures of The Castle at Sanctuary!

Here are some restaurants that are at the Sanctuary. After doing site inspections and staying at this hotel, it is evident that this property would be an amazing destination for almost any guest! After inspections, they ate at the Blue Marlin for lunch, which was outstanding. The Mahi Mahi was fabulous. Then, they had some time at the pool at Sanctuary.

Linda, Karen and Rose made their way over to the Hyatt Zilara for the next three nights. Zilara is the Adults-only side, and Ziva is the family-friendly side. These images are from Rose’s room. The seal on the door means that this room has been sanitized up to the Covid protocols standards. There was hand sanitizer available everywhere on the property. All three women felt really safe at this resort, and the staff was excellent. From their Butler Enger, to Mayta who checked them in and Ms. Darling showed them to their rooms.

Here are some pictures of the grounds and the room overlooking the swim-out.

How would you like to eat Indian food on a train, dine on Italian food or Teppanyaki or even a buffet? They had it all here at Hyatt Zilara! Top the evening off with a drink at the One Eyed Cat martini bar (they can make any kind of martini!). Then go to the theater show at 9:30 and follow it with Moments sport bar. Guests will never have a dull moment at Zilara.

This was Starship Travel’s Gourmet Experience opening night dinner. Andrea Wright (the VP for Playa Resorts) gave a great presentation! What a night, they were serenaded by a full orchestra and experienced gourmet dining. What a way to start the evening, but then, Playa always makes you feel like a VIP!

Here are pictures of the lounge from checking in at the Ziva. Grisal (Sales Manager for both Playa Resorts) showed Linda, Karen and Rose the rooms, grounds, spa, water park and restaurants at Ziva. Because Ziva is kid-friendly and Zilara is adults-only, the adults staying at the Zilara can go over to the Ziva or vice versa, but no kids can go to the Zilara.

Getting married on the rooftop like this would be a dream! There is a beautiful backdrop at the Hyatt Ziva/Zilara and it is a great venue. Starship Travel can make it happen for you. Or, guests can even renew their vows in a setting like this. If a rooftop is not your cup of tea, they also have gazebos and spaces for weddings on the beach….call 847-394-1155 and Starship can make it happen here at the Hyatt Ziva/Zilara!

Because they had the afternoon off, Linda, Karen and Rose spent some time at the water park. Along the way, they spotted both the teen club and kids club. Canapolis is a great waterpark for younger and older guests alike. If you get hungry after swimming, they have a food truck serving Nachos, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers with french fries, and water and soft drinks. It is fun for the whole family!

This is the finale of their amazing trip. They learned about destination weddings and group travel and saw fabulous properties- the Sanctuary and Hyatt Ziva/Zilara. They felt completely safe while traveling and at the resorts. The staff at both locations were amazing and very friendly. When they say welcome home, guests can truly feel like they are home. Starship Travel can’t wait to send their clients here! 

You are Thanking us as we, Starship Travel (Linda, Karen and Rose), should be thanking you for this fabulous invitation. We have seen some great properties, Sanctuary and Hyatt Ziva/Zilara. Have met some familiar people and made some new friends from neighboring states. We can see why you are #1. From the minute you arrive until the time you leave the staff has made you feel at home. Now I know what they mean when they say “Welcome Home”. It’s sad to leave but I will make sure to send my clients to experience this Paradise. Can’t wait to come back home.