Sivory Punta Cana in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
This boutique destination on the Dominican Republic’s gold coast offers all the amenities of a big resort, but on an intimate scale. Sivoy Punta Cana's secluded beach location gives guests a retreat from reality, but it is nevertheless worldly: the staff serves you champagne upon arrival by helicopter (if you choose), and the wine cellar stocks 200+ vintages. Birds, crabs, turtles and flsh thrive here.
Start your day in the Aquarea complex with a multi-station spa circuit that leads you through the Jacuzzi, steam room, ice fountain, sauna, and bucket and cascade showers. Head down to the beach for your windsurfing lesson, followed by a grilled ahi tuna sandwich from the Blu Bar, served as you lounge in a stone chaise immersed in the warm infinity pool. Stroll on the beach at sunset and return to your room through the meditation gardens. End the day at the Gourmond Restaurant, where you can dine on caviar and vintage Champagne at a table for two in the sand.
Location of Sivory Punta Cana
Nearest Airport: PUJ
Amenities for Sivory Punta Cana
- 25 Suites
- Adults Only
- Private Beach
- Infinity Pool
- Pool Wait Service
- Cigar Lounge
- Wine Cellar
- Afternoon Tea
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Catamaran Excursions
- Wedding Coordinator
Reviews for Sivory Punta Cana
We stayed in the beach villa with private pool. I wans't planning to write a review first but some things changed my mind. Pros - No masstourism, you're alone on the beach which is amazing - Smooth check-in, took only 5 minutes - Great location and far from everything, which we liked - No kids :) - The food the first days - Friendly staff Cons - They have a huge wine cellar, at least that was what I read. During our 7 days stay not once did they offer the wine card. If they would have, we would probably have ordered one bottle every day. This I don't understand. - Fish restaurant was really bad. No music, broken airco which made tons of noise and no atmosphere of any kind. We felt like someone died there. This could be easily solved by re arranging the tables, adding some flowers or decoration. The food wasn't good as well. - Food in other restaurants was sometimes superb, sometimes the opposite. It all depends on the amount of guests. Some days restaurants were closed without letting us know. - Villa's and rooms a bit outdated. - Except for the reception don't expect people to speak english. I had read this before but didn't thought I would be an issue. But almost every day we got the wrong food or drinks when ordering. Funny the first day but frustrating at the end. - Breakfast starts at 7am. We were there around 8h15. It's sad but a lot of times breakfast wasn't ready and no staff was present. We sometimes had to wait until 9 am to actually order a coffee. - On busy days (= more people) there is a nice breakfast buffet. But during the week when it was calm the breakfast was really dissapointing. - There is no local food available. Most of the stuff is imported. I personally like something local when flying the other side of the world. - Fresh juices? Not possible. Only sirop with more sugar than fruit. - The sunbeds in our villa were probably from the 60's. Dirty, broken. Not what you expect when booking a five start resort. - Cockroaches in our villa on multiple days. - Wifi didnt work half of the day. We went to the hotel next door to check our emails. When speaking about this at the end of our stay we would recieve a business card of the owner so we could express our concerns. That never happened. They probably forgot. If it had, I didnt wrote this review. But what frustrates us the most. We checked out and recieved the bill in dollars. Appearently they let us pay in pessos which resulted in a +200 euro difference in our disadvantage. Be aware of this! As of today, they still have blocked the whole sum of our stay on our visa, thats crazy since we already paid. So can't use my visa almost 14 days after our stay. Already mailed about it, but no helpfull answer yet. Conclusion: this resort is overpriced and it lacks feeling of service. We won't come back.
giannividi - Ghent, Belgium
We visited this resort at the end of February, having booked through Voyage Prive. At the time there were lots of mixed reviews about this place, with some people loving it and some hating it and it getting only two stars on various review sites. Since a lot of the old reviews on Trip Advisor have disappeared since the new takeover, it's great to see so many good ones but we had really mixed feelings about the place. The best thing about it is the location, followed closely by some staff members including Yubi, Hector and Sandy, which is why I've given it four stars, but there were lots of things we didn't like. As others have said it takes a really long time to get any food and drink and make yourself understood to some staff members. You really need to try to speak Spanish and we heard and saw other guests of other nationalities struggle with this every day. Also, I am a coeliac and didn't have a great experience there. I had emailed the resort before the holiday and they had assured me they often dealt with gluten free and other special diets. However, despite asking for everything 'sin gluten' at every mealtime, I was consistently given 'regular' toast on my plate with breakfast, in addition to the gluten free and offered the bread basket at every meal for the whole ten days. It was also difficult to order from the menu, as the English translations were sketchy and even if I tried to order something simple translated as poached shrimp, it came served on a bed of couscous, which was not mentioned and obviously no one realised its not gluten free. One morning when the milk curdled in the coffee, I was told it was because it was soy milk, as I was 'sin leche' so it wasn't great and there was no follow through or procedure to help instill confidence. Aside from this, the so called speciality restaurants were not great in our opinion. The Asian is extremely warm, quiet and soulless and the food was not great either. The Gourmand is freezing inside so we sat on the terrace. We waited so long to get something to eat and between each course and the portions were so tiny we left hungry. It was one of the worse meals we have ever had around the world. Also, they are supposed to have a dress code but this wasn't adhered to and some male guests had dinner in denim shorts, t shirts and flip flops. So, we ended up eating at the same main restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner which is not what we had wanted. Having said that, some of the food was very good including the filet steak and salt baked fish, it was just a little repetitive. If there is a buffet there now that sounds like a good addition as there was nothing when we were there and would have been welcome, especially first thing in the morning. The service in general was hit and miss. There was very little beach service until we got to know the bartenders and they looked out for us when they were on duty. Some times we got a turn down, sometimes we didn't. One day we got flowers on the bed and towels folded into swans, other days nothing, there was just no consistency. Same with the morning coffee that is delivered, one day we got nothing and for the last few days there was no milk on the trays (same for everyone) plus pastries I could not eat, yet on the first day there was fruit. It takes forever to get ice, we often waited over an hour and had to call again. As there is no one actually in room service, it is the bartender who has to bring it. Same with food, if someone orders it, the waiter in the restaurant has to disappear to deliver it. The shop stock is very limited and has no essentials, so you'll need to take everything with you, plus dollars for tipping as they seemed to struggle to get change. Regarding the balconies, there is no privacy and the resort remotely controls the balcony lights. As they are consistently on it attracts lots of bugs so we didn't find it comfortable to sit on at night or have breakfast there in the mornings. Some people did so I guess if you don't mind bugs it's okay. The sea is too rough to swim in and despite being covered in Deet every day I got lots of sand fly bites when I sat at the waters edge one day. There are also lots of tiny black insects which bite during the day. It was just too 'dead' in general. Yes, we went to relax and unwind and stay away from noisy resorts but some back ground music would have been nice in the evenings. Sometimes there was music on but when it finished half way through your meal it was just left off and if you are sitting inside in inclement weather all you can hear is the cashier putting the orders through the till. Apart from the waiting staff, housekeeping, the groundsmen and pool attendants all keep their heads down if you pass them and do not make eye contact or say hello. We found this strange compared with other resorts. In addition, housekeeping quite often shout at each other across the resort whilst making up the rooms and if you pass them they ignore you and carry on their conversation. So, I would say make friends with the staff, tip well, try to speak Spanish and they will look after you. They are all very nice people but there needs to be more consistency and structure in place from the management. Overall we didn't have a great experience, there was no upscale vibe here and because of the issues mentioned above would not go back.
Horstlyn - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Four of us were in Punta Cana for a beautiful, fun and action-packed wedding at a larger resort, then moved to the Sivory for a little R&R. The Sivory has a relaxed, small boutique feeling. The property doesn't have too many rooms, and the buildings are separated and offset so that even the second row/non-beachfront rooms still have a nice view to the beach, and the rooms don't feel crowded together. Our room was spacious and comfortable, and the bathroom area was great with an excellent shower. It was easy to completely relax and unwind by the pool or on the beach. But above all, the team working at the hotel made every meal and every trip to the bar something to look forward to. Bladamirlo and Yuberkis were fun and lively day in and day out, and Sandawly was always a delight. I also have to give a huge shout out to Jonathan at the front desk. I accidentally left my iPod in the docking station in the room. When we got back to the States and I realized that I had left it behind, I called the Sivory and Jonathan had it UPSed and back to me within a few days! We really appreciated the overall great attitude, effort and service offered by the whole crew at the Sivory - thank you!
VillaTripleNine - san francisco, ca
Definition of great start here. Simple one of the best in the region. Highly recommend it. The food is incredible, the attentions are unique. The night life is very fun... This is a part of heaven in earth.
There are many things to love about this resort, and the list of pros is long. A few of them: * The staff is exceptionally kind, welcoming, and attentive. We were especially impressed by the extraordinary service we received from Yubelkis Mejia and Romalky EncarnaciĆ³n; if you stay at the Sivory, make sure to seek them out (and tell them Rob and Tatiana say hello!). * The hotel is small and adults-only, and the beautiful property is perfectly designed to maximize privacy. * The beach front is lovely and ample -- much more so than at the competing hotels nearby. In short, we had a wonderful week at the Sivory, and would strongly consider coming again. But there are some cons: * The food is generally pretty mediocre. There are three restaurants, billed as French, Mediterranean, and pan-Asian. The Mediterranean is the best of the three; while the a la carte breakfast is lackluster, the buffet is very good and the lunch menu has a number of tasty options. The veranda at the restaurant is also extremely pleasant. The food at the French restaurant is OK but bland. The pan-Asian restaurant feels like a mausoleum, with windowless walls and a hushed, eerie atmosphere. The food is generally underwhelming. * The pool needs constant cleaning, and while the staff is diligent, there was usually a fair amount of detritus floating in the water. * The windows in the rooms don't open, and our sliding door onto the patio was heavy and unwieldy. As a result we found ourselves stuck using the A/C, unable to enjoy the lovely breeze that comes in off the ocean at night. Of these issues, the first is the only serious one, and the only one that would give us pause before returning. Overall though, we enjoyed our week at the Sivory immensely. Do consider it!
rblair82 - Providence, Rhode Island