The hotel is nice...it is under renovation but still wonderful. There is a restaurant on the property and although a little pricey the food is delicious. The swimming pools are beautiful and staff mostly bilingual and helpful. Security is great ! Certainly I would stay again !
We stayed in Block 4 on the 3rd floor with a view of the ocean. The sound of waves were present at all time. It rained two of the days we were there, but that did not stop us from having a really great time. The buffet food was very good and there was a wide selection to choose from at each meal. The individual restaurants, Gourmet and Brazilian, were outstanding, both the food and the service. We went on two tours during our stay, Jasmine Spa and City Tour. The Jasmine Spa was way out in the county and provided a very peaceful setting to receive a hour long massage. The walk around the grounds of the Spa was a great way to experience the surrounding county. We highly recommend going to Jasmine Spa. City Tours was nothing but fun. Manni was our tour guide and he was not only a great guide, but funny and entertaining. He was able to answer all questions and and mad us feel special.
Check in was fast and smooth. Unfortunately it started to rain heavy so we made the best of it and went to the covered part of the beach bar. Then we went back to room to change for dinner. This was when we found our room was leaking in the closet. We called the front desk. Someone came immediately and assessed the situation. He said we couldn't stay there and they helped us over to a new room. The new room was very nice and the location was good.
The food was okay. I am very picky and found something at every meal. Raphael in the dining room was wonderful. Actually it's the employees that make this such a great place. From the front desk to the cleaning ladies to the bartenders and the animation staff they are great. I can n ot say enough good about them.
For the price we were more than impressed
WE LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE HOTEL, THE ONLY THING WE FEEL DISAPPOINTING WAS THE FACT THAT YOU LOOSE ONE FULL DAY OF YOUR VACATION, BASICALLY FORCE TO ATTEND A PRESENTATION TO BUY A MEMBERSHIP.TO COST A FORTUNE. I WAS SO NERVES BECAUSE WE DID NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE SAY NO TO THE OFFER THEY GIVING US.
The Blue JackTar is the fourth resort I have visited in Porta Plata. The other three were rough. Blue JackTar was as smooth as their wonderful pina coladas. Our rooms were clean and comfortable, the beach was beautiful, and the customer service was outstanding. The menu and the food were out of this world. It was a calm, relaxing environment.
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