Vacation Travel Services
After our several visits to both Puerto Plata and Punta Cana, I came to the conclusion that after working 35 years for a Financial Institution, that
is was time to retire and start another chapter in my life. In those 35 years, I was responsible for creating a great consumer experience. Knowing that
I could transfer those genuine, authentic skills to a different business, we started Serenity Travel Vacations, LLC.
I am eager and excited to assist you with a vacation to the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is a glowing jewel at the heart of the Caribbean and this
is the reason it is an ultimate vacation destination!
We will assist you with planning your Dominican Republic vacation at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club either at Puerto Plata or Punta Cana. We will
assist you with accommodations and location best suited for your vacation. We will do the reservations/confirmations and even assist with excursions.
The only item you have to do is your airport travel, and of course packing.
Also, booking with us, you will receive following:
- Always the same rate, no matter if your booking during the holidays, spring break, or high season.
- Free transportation both from and back to the airport when flying in to POP (Puerto Plata) and PUJ (Punta Cana).
- Free golf cart with a Villa stay.
- Free one day passes to Ocean World Aquatic Park
- Discount on Spa Services
- And much more...
Please note that I can provide accommodations around the world with at least six month lead.
I am eager and excited to assist you with a vacation to the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is a glowing jewel at the heart of the
Caribbean and this is the reason it is an ultimate vacation destination! For more information, please call 253-202-5293 or
See A Couple of Our Special Travel Services
Caribbean Wedding and Honeymoon Vacations
Caribbean Kosher Vacations
Resort Accommodations Fact Sheet PDFs
Please see our PDF brochures below for room type specifications and resort details.
Cofresi Palm Beach and Spa Resort
The Crown Suites
The Crown Villas
The Residence Suites
The Royal Suites
Presidential Suites - Punta Cana
Serenity Travel Vacations Frequently Asked Questions
Is the all-inclusive mandatory?
Yes, please refer to the accommodation section for the specific daily amount per accommodation type. If staying in the Villas, it includes your breakfast being prepared in your Villa daily and served on your veranda or inside eating area. The fridge is stocked daily with water, soda, and beer, the ordering of bottled International liquor, wine, or juices for your pick up at designated area. All you can eat and drink at over 7 V.I.P restaurants (Gold Band), over 11 general restaurants, over 15 V.I.P lite fare and lounges (Gold Bands), and over 12 general lite fare and lounges throughout the resort. Also, there are two resort parties each week.
How does the payment process to work?
Upon reservation confirmation we will email you the resort confirmation along with the rental agreement, if applicable. At that point, 50% of the total rent is due. Payment method is determined on how you booked the vacation via online, Vacation rentals; etc. The final payment is due 30 days prior to arrival.
What payment method does the resort accept for the all-inclusive package, if not paying through Serenity Travel? Any other fees?
Visa, M/C, Discover, American Express, and cash (US Dollars and Pesos). The resort does not add a foreign exchange fee when paying the all inclusive with a credit card, but your credit card company might. You should contact your credit card company before arrival to check. Also, there is a resort fee that is paid directly to the resort upon check in. in the villas the fee is $10 per day, per adult person; children 12 and under half of that. Other accommodations are $5 per day, per adult.
What is the best currency?
American currency is the most convenient. The DR uses Pesos. The Excursion Center does add a foreign exchange fee to credit card charges, so it's better deal to pay with cash. There is a currency exchange center and an ATM on property.
Is the resort safe?
Yes, the resort is a gated community with check points to make sure only registered guests and employees are on the resort grounds. Security personnel can be seen 24 hours a day on the streets keeping an eye on everything.
Do you own a specific villa?
No, there are over 100 villas ranging in size from 3-7 bedrooms with the majority being 3 and 4 bedrooms. With or Chairman Circle Samana Elite membership we have access to all of the Villas and other accommodations year 'round. Villas are assigned upon arrival based on what's available. Please note if a Villa of size is not available, they will assign two Villa's at no extra charge, equally the amount of bedrooms that were requested.
Are cribs provided?
Yes, just let us know if you need a crib and we will forward the request to the resort.
Do we get a golf cart?
Yes, when booking with us, there will be no charge for a golf cart when staying in a Villa. If you happen to get split into 2 Villas you will receive 2 free regular golf carts,. Please note that a golf car is only assigned when renting a Villa. If you are staying in other accommodations, the resort has complimentary shuttle service to transport you around. On the day of your arrival between 3:00PM and 6:00PM the lead passenger (listed on your Confirmation) may pick up your golf cart(s) with a valid Driver's License and a $50 cash refundable deposit, if no damage. The Golf Cart Center is located next to/behind the Tower.
Are there set check in or check out days?
You may check in or out on any day of the week and stay as many nights as you wish.
Are there any areas we are not allowed to go?
You will receive Gold bracelets at no extra charge giving you V.I.P access to many of the areas that other guests won't have because they did not book through a shareholder.
What airports can we fly into?
The nearest airport is Puerto Plata (POP). It's about 30 minutes away and RT transportation is included with your all inclusive. The next closest airport is Santiago (STI) and it's about 1 1/2 hours away. We can arrange transfer for a cost. Please note that the Limo and helicopter transportation is only for members and shareholders.
Where can I get internet access?
There are many Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the resort. Wi-Fi is available at the VIP Pool (where there are also plugs available), at the coffee shop, the Half Shell Oyster Bar, at Anja's Lounge, and on all of the VIP beaches. If you need Wi-Fi in the Villa it is $60/week.
How far is the beach?
The resort is built right on Cofresi beach. The beach is at most a 10 or 15 minute walk from the farthest point on the resort. You're never more than 5 minutes away from any beach area with the golf cart or shuttle.
Is there a washer/dryer in the villa?
There are not any in the villas but there is a laundry service available for a fee.
How do we make restaurant reservations?
Restaurant reservations are made after arriving at the resort. You will be assigned a VIP Service Representative when you arrive that will help you make your restaurant reservations. The restaurant schedule comes out every Saturday, so you can make reservations through Saturday and then on Saturday, make reservations for the following week.
Is there a dress code?
Dinner is a time to dress a little nicer. The VIP restaurants require at least long pants for men. While the other restaurants don't have a dress code, it's common to wear at least a nice pair of jeans. Lunch is casual, but no swimsuits without cover ups or wet clothes are allowed.
Do the villas have safes?
Yes. Each villa has one safe. The resort charges $20 a week or $3 per night for the safe key.
Does the resort provide towels?
Do I have to listen to a sales pitch?
No, it is your decision whether or not to see a presentation of what the resort offers. Many past guests have decided to purchase a vacation membership after seeing what a value Lifestyle Holidays is. If you feel strongly about not learning more about resort membership, here are some tips to avoid ending up in the sales office: If a resort employee offers you a ride, a tour, a free t-shirt or a welcome package just reply with a firm "No, thank you" and walk away.
Is there a medical facility nearby?
There is a medical facility on-site for immediate care.
How do we get our Ocean World passes?
Let the VIP services person know when you'd like to visit Ocean World. They will let you know availability and where to be to pick up your tickets and get your free shuttle.
What about hurricane season?
All of the Caribbean countries can be in the path of hurricanes; however the North Coast of the Dominican Republic is somewhat protected. The most likely reason for this is that the mountains rise right from the coast and create a kind of pressure barrier.