A huge area, 637 rooms, 1,000 beds... The Be Live Hamaca is truly immense. There is much space.
This hotel review is a translation from the French by the agency Traductéo.
The Be Live Hamaca is, without doubt, one of the best hotels in Boca Chica. It enjoys a location slightly away from the village, and has a great beach. Like the Boca Chica Beach and Don Juan, it offers both the pleasures of the beach and of visiting since it is less than 19 miles from the capital and its fabulous colonial zone.
What best characterises this hotel? Its colossal size, scope and number of buildings. With the keys of your room, you are given a map so you don't get lost. That is all there is to say!
It is one of the oldest hotels in the area, and dates back to 1951. Two major renovations, in 1994 and 1996 respectively, accomplished a major overhaul. As a result, despite its dimensions and classification as a hotel-resort and tall L-shaped buildings, the decor is rather tasteful. And there are flowers everywhere. You can find your way around quite easily following the signs in the lobby and along the aisles. Firstly, a first quick visit with the map will help you get orientated. The general cleanliness of the facility is impeccable. Although a large number of the customers are Jamaicans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans (weekends) in the hotel, the personnel speaks French. French is even trained here.
The hotel has 130 standard rooms, 236 superior rooms with a view onto the garden, 171 luxury rooms, also facing the garden, and 101 luxury rooms with a sea view. In total: 637 rooms and 1,066 beds, which can accommodate more than 1,500 people at the same time! You must have figured it out, the hotel is very large. All rooms have air conditioning with independent controls, a fan, satellite TV, a mini-bar and a safe. The standard rooms and the rooms overlooking the garden are located about 985 feet away from the sea, with a small road to cross. In 2004, all bathrooms were repainted and the plumbing fixtures were changed.
The watchword here: choice. And finally, despite the "gigantic" quantities in terms of food, prepared every day, the quality is undeniable. The secret? The number of restaurants arranged in a manner keeping them to a reasonable size. The hotel has, in fact, two buffet restaurants (including the Lima, with a long terrace overlooking the sea) and four thematic restaurants, including a Dominican, Mexican, Italian and also a snack bar open 24/24 hours! Please note: a very nice seafood restaurant, built on stilts, stretching along the beach. In each restaurant, the wine and other national drinks are included with the meals. And as if this were not enough, you will find several bars by the pool side and on the beach. An orchestra plays every Saturday at the beach bar, located in front of the sea.
For sure, the beach is spacious. While it is clean and equipped with all necessary beach facilities (showers, deckchairs, towels, etc.), it has a considerable drawback: due to numerous constructions and land settlements, it has lost everything that makes the charm of a tropical beach. The view onto the new industrial (and tourist) port, Caucedo, is far from exceptional. The bathing area is limited due to few protruding rocks and boats in the area.
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